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This page is for all the people involved in the administration of Gotham City, be they involved in politics, lawkeeping, or any other such business.

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[[folder:James Gordon]]
!!Commissioner James "Jim" Gordon (previously Lieutenant, previously Sergeant)
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"There's nothing wise in what [[CorruptCop you do, Flass.]]"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/GaryOldman

Intelligent, thoughtful and a believer in real justice, Jim Gordon is one of the few honest cops in Gotham. These qualities make him a close and valuable ally of Batman. With Batman's help, he rises steadily through the ranks of the GCPD, eventually becoming Commissioner.
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* {{Badass}}: When Bane sends two guys to the hospital to kill you when you're lying injuried in a hospital bed, you qualify. Even more so when Gordon gets the drop on them by shooting them first.
* BadassLongcoat: He wears one more after becoming commissioner, though he wears them before that as well.
* BadassMustache: Much like in the comics.
* BeingGoodSucks: A MotiveRant in ''Rises'' describing to Blake the police force's rules as "shackles" that "let the bad guy get ahead".
* BenevolentBoss: As DaChief he is uncorrupted and working to enforce the law.
* BerserkButton: If you're going to bicker about whose part of the administration is more corrupt, he'd be more than happy to oblige.
-->'''Harvey Dent''': You're sitting down there with scum like Wuertz and Ramirez, and you're talking to... ''[pauses as if he had just remembered something]'' oh yeah, Gordon... I almost had your rookie cold on a racketeering beef!\\
'''Lt. James Gordon''': Don't try to cloud the fact that clearly Maroni's got people in your office, Dent!
* ByTheBookCop: As by the book as you can get in Gotham, anyway.
* TheCommissionerGordon: TropeNamer.
* {{Determinator}}: Does getting shot stop him from opposing Bane? NO.
* [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Harvey?]]: Naturally his reaction when he discovers that Harvey had becomes Two-Face.
* ExactWords: It comes back to bite him in the ass in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', because [[spoiler:the text of his confession about the truth behind Harvey Dent's demise only mentioned that the Batman was charged with murdering Harvey Dent despite the death being an accident caused by a key miscalculation on Batman's part of the force sufficient to subdue him, and that he took the blame for Harvey's crimes, not that Batman agreed to let Gordon charge him with Dent's death in the first place, nor that Gordon only went along with it because he had to prevent the Joker's victory against the Batman-Gordon-Dent triad from being set in stone. When Gordon stumbles upon Bane's lair, Bane naturally acquires the speech papers searching Gordon's pockets, then uses it to justify the mass breakout at the prison.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: In ''Rises'', when [[spoiler:Scarecrow]] gave him the choice of death or exile, and he was surrounded by League of Shadows members, he chose death. Fortunately, [[BigDamnHeroes Batman intervened]].
* FriendOnTheForce: Is this for Batman; especially in ''Batman Begins'' when most of the police do not trust Batman at all.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Unlike Batman, he's got no problems using guns or lethal force.
* GoodParents: Shown to be one for his son in ''The Dark Knight'', which Harvey Dent uses against him by threatening to kill his son if his coin toss tells him to. The problem this leaves is that Gordon's wife left him and took the kids after the events in ''The Dark Knight'' as noted by Foley to the congressman in ''The Dark Knight Rises'', partially for covering up Harvey Dent's crimes. WordOfGod said this was also done to keep his daughter from becoming Batgirl in an attempt to further pacify Christian Bale, who explicitly didn't want Robin the Boy Wonder to appear (though officer John Blake ends up playing a similar role).
* InternalReformist: His target is Gotham PD.
* KnightInSourArmor: See his page quote. He's not an idealist but he's trying to improve Gotham with what he has available.
* {{Megane}}: Gary Oldman rocks those glasses.
* MilesToGoBeforeISleep: He's visibly weary in ''Rises'', but he presses on in trying to save the city yet again when Bane attacks. Relief from the burdens is brought about by eight years of secrets comes only after [[spoiler:the nuke is flown a safe distance over the waters]].
* [[MyCountryRightOrWrong My City, Right or Wrong]]: Everything he does, from working hand-in-hand with corrupt cops like Flass, Wuertz, and Ramirez [[spoiler:([[PunchClockVillain the latter who only joined the mob to help pay her mother's medical bills]])]] to supporting the severely anti-crime Dent Act, he believes is for the good of his people, and he does what he does at a personal cost which is made much more explicit in ''Rises''.
* MyGreatestFailure: Two. [[spoiler: Allowing Rachel and Harvey to be kidnapped by the Joker, and pinning the blame for Two-Face's murders on Batman.]]
* PapaWolf: He jumps into action when [[spoiler:Two-Face]] naps his son.
* ParentalSubstitute: To some of his cops, especially Blake.
* PrideBeforeAFall: Downplayed. He doesn't die, but after succeeding in bringing the Joker in, he is applauded for it by the department, unaware that the Joker wanted to be arrested. Needless to say, this shortly comes to bite him '''hard'''.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In ''Begins'' Bruce calls him a "good cop; one of the few".
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler:Batman reveals his identity to Gordon near the end of ''The Dark Knight Rises''.]]
* SpecsOfAwesome: They certainly don't decrease his badass-ery.
* StoicSpectacles: He keeps his cool at all times except for one notable scene in ''Rises''. However, in ''The Dark Knight'', he lost his cool when arguing to Harvey about Lau on the rooftop of MCU and also him trying his best to keep his cool while [[spoiler:Two-Face held his family hostage at gun point.]]
* ThereAreNoCoincidences: Firmly believes this and picks up the strange events in Rises, and further warns Blake to follow this trope as well. Detectives aren't allowed to believe in coincidences.
* TwoFirstNames: Much like in the comics.
* UnwittingPawn: Practically all his choices in ''The Dark Knight'', from using corrupt cops to putting Lau in the MCU to shipping the convicts across in the ferries (and possibly even Dent's death day anniversary), play right into the Joker's hands and, by proxy, into Bane's hands.
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[[folder:Rachel Dawes]]
!!Rachel Dawes
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Bruce... don't make me your only hope of a normal life."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Katie Holmes & Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal

Bruce's childhood friend turned attorney, Rachel is a crusader for justice on the strictly legal side of the law. [[spoiler: She's eventually murdered by the Joker and his henchpeople.]]
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* AwfulTruth: Rachel leaves a letter with Alfred, shortly before [[spoiler: she dies.]] The letter reveals that Rachel would rather [[spoiler: be with Harvey than Bruce.]] Alfred burns the letter to hide this from Bruce [[spoiler: but admits to what he did in ''Rises'' shortly before leaving Bruce]].
* BrainyBrunette: Rachel is smart, capable and intelligent. She is an attorney.
* CanonForeigner: She doesn't exist in the comics.
* [[ChildhoodFriends Childhood Friend]]: To Bruce. Bruce and Rachel have been friends since Bruce younger years. They remained close throughout their adulthood and eventually, their romantic feelings for each other strengthened and deepened over time.
* DamselInDistress: Once in ''Batman Begins'' and again in ''The Dark Knight''.[[spoiler: The second time doesn't end well.]]
* DamselOutOfDistress: Moreso in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', where she tried to tase a mob thug coming after her in the subway, tased ''Batman'' ([[NoSell to no avail]] due to his insulated armored suit), investigated Crane on her own, tased the Scarecrow, and then was prepared to shoot a fear toxin-addled Victor Zsasz. In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', this was downplayed, but she still [[GroinAttack kicked the Joker in the balls.]]
* FinalSpeech: [[spoiler:Rachel tries to comfort Harvey over a phone line...and then the building she is in explodes.]]
* GroinAttack: Gives SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker one, but SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[TooKinkyToTorture enjoys it]].
* HelloAttorney: She's quite hot, and a lawyer. Do the maths.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:See FinalSpeech.]]
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:For both Wayne and Dent.]]
* LoveInterest: For Bruce in ''Batman Begins'' but Rachel can't fully get over Bruce being Batman and not as she remembered him when they were young. In ''The Dark Knight'', she's moved on and is now Harvey Dent's LoveInterest. [[spoiler: Then she is blown up by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, making Harvey go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge at least partly due to her.]]
* LoveTriangle: Rachel was the object of affection for both Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent in ''The Dark Knight''. Rachel [[spoiler: chooses Harvey over Bruce but is tragically killed before Bruce discovered that Rachel had chosen Dent over him. Alfred keeps the truth from Bruce for eight years, becoming one of the reasons why he turns into a recluse.]]
* NiceGirl: One of the few characters who is idealistic, caring and does not have major psychological problems.
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: To Bruce. Rachel has always loved Bruce (and vice versa) but she didn't start to pursue Bruce romantically until adulthood, although Bruce and Rachel were very close during childhood.
* PluckyGirl: Despite her grim surroundings, she's determined to clean up Gotham.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Bruce. Bruce has loved Rachel since they were children and were close friends since childhood.
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[[folder:Harvey Dent]]
!!Harvey "Two-Face" Dent
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You either die a hero,or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.'' [[labelnote:''As Two-Face"'']]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeDent_3286.JPG[[/labelnote]]]]
->'''Played by:''' Aaron Eckhart

-->''"I make my own luck."''

A high powered district attorney that is trying to help bring down the criminal empire in Gotham. However, a tragic incident caused by the Joker in the middle of the film changes his mindset and causes Harvey to go after those he deems responsible for his misfortune. [[spoiler: While trying to kill Gordon's son, Batman intervenes and causes them all to fall from a building. Batman and Gordon's son are able to hang on, but Harvey is killed outright.]]
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* AbusiveParents: According to the novelization, his father was very abusive towards him. In fact, the [[spoiler:Double-headed]] coin he inherited from his father was the same one his father often used to decide whether to give him a beating or not. [[spoiler: [[ForegoneConclusion As it was actually a double headed coin, it's obvious that he was never given any sense of mercy.]]]]
* TheAce: He's like Bruce+Batman-trauma and scariness.
* AdaptationDyeJob: He's black-haired or brunet in the comics. Aaron Eckhart went blonde.
* AllLovingHero: He's noble, heroic, and has wide spread public support. His campaign slogan is "I believe in Harvey Dent."
* AllThereInTheManual: The novelization expands on why Harvey became who he is: Batman decides to do some sleuthing on Harvey Dent to see whether the DA is as perfect as the public thinks. What he learns is that Harvey was beaten as a child by his abusive father, a former cop who, through his police connections, could avoid being arrested for his domestic violence. This manifests itself in Harvey's hatred of dirty cops like Wuertz and Ramirez.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]] (post-FaceHeelTurn).
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler: No one knows it was Harvey who murdered 4 people (at least 2 of whom died onscreen) and tried to kill a child... until [[TheUnmasquedWorld Bane spills the beans eight years later]] in ''Rises''.]]
* {{Badass}}: He's nowhere near as fight-savvy as most of the other characters, but he definitely has nerves of steel, such as facing a gun-wielding mobster head-on and knocking him out, then using ''himself'' as bait to lure out the Joker. [[spoiler:When he becomes Two-Face, he even willingly causes a car crash after getting a tails for Maroni's driver]].
* BatmanGambit: Waving the WhiteFrag at a press conference in order to lure the Joker into a police trap.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Revenge turns even the nicest person into something they never thought they would ever become.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Deconstructed. Harvey's rigid moral code tends to make him insufferable to work with because he can't handle shades of grey and ''everyone'' in Gotham in Grey, [[spoiler: including him in the end.]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil: However, he wasn't evil until his awful tragedy. At that point he was HairOfGoldHeartOfGold.
* BreakTheBadass: [[spoiler:When he learns that Rachel died.]]
* BrokenAce: To the public, Harvey Dent is the handsome, perfect, legally operating DA. But Harvey is actually disliked by the rest of the police force due to his unrealistically high standards and the level of corruption in Gotham. Even Gordon finds working with Harvey difficult. Batman and Rachel are the only people who like him as both a person and as a colleague. [[spoiler:And, you know, that whole "going insane and becoming Two-Face" thing. That puts a damper on the image a bit.]]
* [[spoiler: CharacterDeath: At the end of the second film.]]
* CombatPragmatist: This short exchange sums it up:
-->'''Two-Face''': (''flips "heads"'') ...You're a lucky man.
-->'''Maroni''': (''smiles'')
-->'''Two-Face''': (''flips again, landing on "tails"'') But he's not.
-->'''Maroni:''' Who?
-->'''Two-Face''': (''fastens seat-belt'') [[WhamLine Your]] [[BoomHeadshot driver]]. ''[shoots the driver in the back of his head through the headrest]''
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: The name "Two-Face" is only mentioned once, as a derogatory nickname given to Harvey ''before'' his transformation.
* DarkSecret: Harvey embodies this trope [[PlayingWithATrope in a way]], [[spoiler:if Gotham ever found out their [[AllLovingHero "White Knight"]] had murdered 4 people (2 onscreen) and tried to kill a child, it could let hundreds of criminals back on the street and destroy the city's spirit. Which is exactly what Bane has in mind.]]
* DarkMessiah: After the Joker's BreakThemByTalking he takes the law into his own hands. His new form of justice is brutal.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:He doesn't die in the comics.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Rachel's death is what causes him to take justice into his own hands.]]
* DeathSeeker: There are some light implications he becomes this after [[spoiler:Rachel's death and his descent into madness.]]
-->'''Two-Face''': You think I want to ''escape'' from this? There ''is'' no escape from this!
** Not to mention how during the stand-off between him, Gordon, and Batman, Harvey has no problem [[spoiler: putting his gun to his own head after he's convinced to point his gun at the three people responsible for Rachel's death and it's strongly implied if the coin had come up the other way, he'd have shot himself without any hesitation.]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:How he dies at the end of the second film.]]
* EvilCounterpart: What Bruce could turn into if he ever lost his grip on sanity.
* EvilFormerFriend: Towards Wayne and Gordon.
* EvilIsVisceral: His burned face.
* EyesAreUnbreakable: He doesn't even have a left eyelid anymore, and yet the eye remains there seemingly unfazed.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: After Rachel dies, he [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge kills four people (at least two of whose deaths were confirmed onscreen)]] and [[MisplacedRetribution nearly kills Gordon's son]] all on the basis of coin flips.]]
* FacialHorror: After an explosion caused by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker burns half his face off.
* FallenHero: After [[spoiler:he loses Rachel, half his face and is visited by Joker in the hospital for [[MindRape a little therapeutic talk]]]].
* FashionableAsymmetry: A dark variant when he goes back for his half-burned suit.
* FourIsDeath: [[spoiler:Of the "five dead, two of them cops", he killed four of them, including the two cops. He was the fifth and final casualty of his rampage.]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric (Shares this with Bane.)
* FreudianExcuse: The reason why he is so determined to root out corruption within the Police Department was because he was beaten as a child by his father; since his father was an ex-cop, the police never did anything about it.
** Further compounded by [[spoiler:Rachel's death and losing half his face.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: At first, before his FaceHeelTurn.
* HeartbrokenBadass: [[spoiler:After Rachel's death]].
* HelloAttorney: Played by Aaron Eckhart, this was inevitable.
* HeroicBSOD: All the scenes in the hospital after he finds out what happened are just him on his bed, staring blankly at the ceiling.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: He {{Foreshadow|ing}}s this with the aforementioned quote above.
* IdealHero: To the point both Batman and Gordon admit that Harvey was the hero Gotham needed, [[spoiler:but once he's broken into a bad guy, they decide to hide such a fact.]]
* [[IAmSpartacus I Am the Batman]]: Did this to save Batman's skin in the middle of the film; was eventually released after they found out he lied.
* IgnoredEpiphany: Batman explains to Harvey at the climax that the Joker picked on him because "he wanted to prove that even someone as good as you could fall." For a brief moment, Harvey has horror flash across his face, as he replies, "And he was right." Then he goes on anyway to try and kill his former PowerTrio by coin toss.
* InternalReformist: He's working inside the Justice Department.
* JadeColoredGlasses: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Rachel's death.]]
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: When he becomes a KnightTemplar his sense of morality gets screwy.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Going after Gordon's family.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: His PistolWhipping of [[spoiler:Anna Ramirez]].
* KnightInShiningArmor: Discussed, as he's referred to as "Gotham's white knight", but ultimately becomes a KnightTemplar after giving in to his desires for revenge.
* LanternJawOfJustice: That square heroic chin.
* LargeHam: Occasionally lapses into this. The picture quote is a good example, but there are other moments.
-->''(Harvey is interrogating one of the Joker's thugs by threatening to shoot him if he doesn't talk)''
-->'''Joker's Thug:''' You wouldn't.
-->'''Harvey:''' (''suddenly screaming'') I WOULDN'T!!

-->''(Batman has just confessed that he's turning himself in so that no more people will get killed by the Joker to flush him out)''
-->'''Harvey:''' You can't. You can't give in. YOU ''CAN'T GIVE IN''!!

-->'''Harvey:''' Who picked up Rachel, Wuertz?
-->'''Wuertz:''' Must have been Maroni's men.
-->'''Harvey:''' SHUT UP!
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Same deal as Ducard. Harvey Dent's transformation into Two-Face is inevitable in every adaptation, but it's still a major revelation about two-thirds into the film.
* LawmanGoneBad: After the Joker is done with him. Mayor Garcia warns him about the fallout of this happening: the 549 mobsters he nailed would walk, and it is subtly hinted that afterwards, Dent would be fired and Mayor Garcia would resign in disgrace.
-->'''Mayor Garcia''': If they get anything on you, those criminals will be back on the streets, followed swiftly by you and me.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Rachel's death is what causes him to become Two-Face.]]
* MisplacedRetribution:
** [[spoiler:Threatens to kill Gordon's son if a coin flip says so.]]
** [[spoiler:To a lesser extent with Maroni where it's never really clear how much he was involved in Rachel's death (we don't see who drove her to the warehouse, but it's implied his own driver, who Dent later kills, wasn't acting on his orders). Of what we see of him, his affiliation with the Joker is very, ''very'' reluctant at best.]]
* NiceGuy: As Harvey Dent he's a charming and affable guy, as long as you don't have to work with him.
* NoHeroToHisValet: He berates Gordon, one of the only honest cops in Gotham, for working with the rest of the corrupt police force even though the only other alternative is Batman.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: His entire M.O. is killing people who have comitted evil, such as when he [[spoiler:shoots Wuertz.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:In ''Rises''.]]
* ThePowerOfLegacy: [[spoiler:Batman takes the blame for Harvey's crimes]] so Gotham can still have a hero who will inspire hope and faith.
--> '''Batman:''' Gotham needs its true hero.
* RevengeBeforeReason: After [[spoiler: Rachel's death]] he forgets all of his noble ambitions and focuses on revenge.
** RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler:And the guy who actually caused her death convinces him to go after the "other responsibles" - first, the corrupt cops. Then, Gordon for supposedly letting her die.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Four people and collateral damage.
* SanitySlippage: Following The Joker's BreakThemByTalking, he decides to take justice into his own hands.
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Owing to his facial scarring, he ended up doing this when holding Gordon's son hostage]].
* SplitPersonality: Averted; unlike other incarnations of the character, this Two-Face doesn't have one. Instead, he becomes more unhinged after Joker's had his fun with him.
* SuddenlyShouting: See LargeHam.
* TragicVillain: His fall from grace is the end result of one tragedy after another until his mind broke.
* TwoFaced / RedRightHand / GoodScarsEvilScars
* VigilanteMan: Runs around killing people connected to [[spoiler: Rachel's death.]]
* VillainByProxyFallacy: [[spoiler:During his rampage post-FaceHeelTurn, he goes around antagonizing the people he felt were culpable in Rachel's death. Including Commissioner Gordon, who was just about to save her had it not been for the building ''literally blowing up in his face''. Jesus Christ, Harvey. Can't you be a ''little'' more forgiving?]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Even after his FaceHeelTurn he's all about fairness but there's no arguing that 'life or die' based on a coin toss is extreme.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Even before the Joker got his hands on him, he had a hard life as he was being abused by his dad and the police secretly treated him like dirt when he finally got his job as DA. THEN the film starts.
* WouldHitAGirl: Knocks out [[spoiler:Anna Ramirez]] with a pistol smack to the face when she [[spoiler:gets a "good" coin toss]].
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:It was pretty obvious that he was thinking of doing this to Gordon's son at the end of ''The Dark Knight'' if the coin toss came up bad.]]
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[[folder:Carl Finch]]
!!Carl Finch
->'''Played by:''' Larry Holden

Harvey Dent's predecessor as Gotham City's District Attorney and Rachel's boss. Though honest, he's aware that the corruption of the city prevents him from successfully going against mob bosses like Falcone.
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* DoggedNiceGuy[=/=]WorkingWithTheEx: Implied to have been in a relationship with her, and that Rachel's the one who broke it off.
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:He's downed by two shots to the back.]]
* LeaveNoWitnesses[=/=]HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:He's shot dead by a member of the League of Shadows infiltrated in the police after finding the missing Wayne Enterprises Microwave Emitter.]]
* KnightInSourArmor: Despite knowing that Falcone is untouchable, he still tries to enforce law and order.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: It's hard to be an honest DA in Gotham but he tries his best nontheless.
* StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler:A genderflip for Rachel.]]
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[[folder:Judge Faden]]
!!Judge Faden
->'''Played by:''' Gerard Murphy

A corrupt Gotham City judge, on Carmine Falcone's payroll.
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* CorruptBureaucrat: A city judge paid for by a mob boss.
* DirtyOldMan: Has a fondness for what appears to be prostitutes.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He seemed somewhat unnerved by Falcone's taunting of Bruce, but never does anything about it.
* FatBastard: He has grown big on Falcone's dirty money.
* KarmaHoudini: He is never seen facing justice for his abuses of power, though it's hinted that he got deposed after Rachel turned in leverage to the D.A.'s office.
* LargeAndInCharge: A fat judge.
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[[folder:Anthony Garcia]]
!!Mayor Anthony Garcia
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Go home, Gordon. The clown'll keep till morning."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/NestorCarbonell

Gotham City's young and cynical mayor. He's targeted for assassination by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''The Dark Knight'', though he survives. However, he is successfully assassinated by Bane in ''The Dark Knight Rises''.
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* CorruptPolitician: Averted. Despite the high levels of corruption in Gotham, the Mayor seems pretty clean if justifiably cynical.
* TheCynic: In a town like Gotham, can you blame him?
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: In ''The Dark Knight Rises'', the mayor is unceremoniously assassinated when the games begin after one of Bane's detonators sets off a bomb in his viewing box
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In ''The Dark Knight'', he approves of Gordon's decisions after the Joker blows up the hospital.
* UltimateAuthorityMayor: He must be if he can do something like the Harvey Dent act. Where's the city council?
* SharpDressedMan: Being Nestor Carbonell, you'd probably be more surprised if he wasn't.
* TemptingFate: Does this a few times. For example, in ''The Dark Knight Rises'', he plans to fire Gordon, given the decorated hero cop who made his name fighting crazed terrorists isn't really necessary in the now-peaceful climate. [[TooDumbToLive He then swaggers into Heinz Field]] to watch the Gotham Rogues play off against the Rapid City Monuments, blowing off reporters asking him about the thousands of cops heading down into the sewers as part of a "[[BlatantLies training exercise]]". As soon as kickoff occurs, Bane and his men set off their detonators, triggering the single most devastating terrorist attack in U.S. history, and one of these charges sets off a blast in the mayor's viewing box that blows him and his aides to pieces.
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[[folder:Janet Surillo]]
!!Judge Janet Surillo
->'''Played by:''' Nydia Rodriguez Terracina

A Gotham City judge who is one of the few people who dare stand up against the mob.
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* DeathByLookingUp: [[spoiler:In a way. She is given an envelope with instructions for where she should drive to, after the Joker was indicating who he was targeting next. She gets to her car and opens her envelope, which only says, "''Up''." This causes her to look directly up, then her [[ExternalCombustion car promptly explodes]].]]
* TheLongList: She reads the list of charges when the criminals are mass-rounded up
* TheJudge: An AmbiguouslyBrown judge in this case, and she's the one sentencing the criminal masses.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The mob can groan all they want; she's going to be a fair judge.
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[[folder:Gillian Loeb]]
!!Commissioner Gillian B Loeb
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"No one takes the law into their own hands in my city. Understand?"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Colin [=MacFarlane=]

The bullheaded and no-nonsense Gotham City Police Commissioner. Loeb is an honest man, but views Batman as a dangerous vigilante. [[spoiler: He is eventually killed by the Joker with a poisoned glass of alcohol.]]
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the books, Loeb's a fairly homely white guy.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the comics, he's a villain. Here, not so much.
* TheAlcoholic: A lot of death threats lead to a lot of alcohol.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: As a result of RaceLift.
* CompositeCharacter: He's Michael Akins with Loeb's name.
* DaChief: Gordon's predecessor as head cop.
* DrinkingOnDuty: It's {{implied}} that his answer to people making death threats is by drinking alcohol on duty. Unfortunately, that answer ends up failing him in that the Joker has arranged to poison his bottle to ensure that the exact opposite reaction happens.
* InNameOnly: Other than preceding Gordon as Commissioner, as noted in "Composite Character", the name (and being at odds with the vigilante Batman) is the only thing he was in common with the comics' Loeb as the comic character was a white, old, CorruptCop, hence resembling Michael Akins more (a young, honest, black cop, hence the aforementioned AdaptationalHeroism and AdaptationalAttractiveness, as well as the below-mention RaceLift).
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He can be pretty snarky and snide to his employees, but he's not a bad guy by any stretch of the imagination. And he's one of the few cops that isn't hopelessly corrupt.
* RaceLift: Loeb was actually a white man in the original comics. Now he's Colin [=MacFarlane=], the opposite skin color.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the few cops who isn't excessively corrupt.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Arnold Flass]]
!!Detective Arnold Flass
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeArnold_8254.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Maybe you'd like to see some excessive force!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Mark Boone Junior

A highly corrupt cop and Gordon's partner. He works on Carmine Falcone's payroll, to the point where he acts as muscle for the mobster.
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* BeardOfEvil: Not very well kept.
* TheBrute: He offers to kill Rachel himself.
* CompositeCharacter: Although he is named after a character from the comics (who is also a corrupt cop), and his personality is about the same, his appearance and manners is more indicative of Harvey Bullock.
* DeadpanSnarker: Comments like "What, they don't like falafel?" come to mind. He doesn't care.
* DirtyCop: This cop is so corrupted he's more like a gangster that puts on a police uniform.
* DirtyCoward: Batman found it easy to make him talk.
* FatSlob: A messy beard, clothing as dirty as he is and a big belly.
* GenreSavvy: He's not bright, but when Batman attacks the scene of one of Falcone's shipments, he tells him to bail immediately and does so himself.
* JabbaTableManners: That falafel goes everywhere.
* {{Jerkass}}: The example under Kick The Dog is implied to be a regular occurence.
* KarmaHoudini: Although marketing material reveals that Flass was suspended after Harvey Dent uncovered his corruption, he still gets to walk free at the end of the day. Then again, anyone who is on the receiving end of an attack from Batman isn't a full Houdini. He also got driven nuts (albeit temporarily) in the film's climax.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He is jumped by the Batman after the below KickTheDog moment. Later, he is driven insane by the hallucinogens he help sell into Gotham.
* KickTheDog: He pickpockets money from a poor falafel vendor, even after the vendor says he has kids to feed. "What, they don't like falafel?"
* PoliceBrutality: He is willing to invoke this, word for word, when someone is being uncooperative.
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[[folder: Gerald Stephens]]
!!Detective Gerard Stephens
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeStephens_894.JPG]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"That's nice."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/KeithSzarabajka

An experienced GCPD detective, Stephens is an honest cop and has a place among Gordon's most trusted.
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* {{Badass}}: An experienced detective only would qualify him but in ''Gotham'' it's all the more impressive.
* BerserkButton: Insulting his dead friends.
* CowboyCop: He roughs up punks that need to be taught manners in order to make them better citizens.
%%* DrowningMySorrows
* {{Expy}}: Has a similar demeanor to Harvey Bullock. Supposedly, the main reason the creators did not simply give him Bullock's name was because they didn't want to confuse viewers with [[OneSteveLimit two major characters named "Harvey"]].
* GenreSavvy: His above quote, but he falls for it anyway because the Joker is ''that'' good. So when the Joker takes him hostage with a shard of glass from a mirror, he's screaming to the others, "It's my own damn fault, just shoot!"
* GoodIsNotSoft: He can be violent when pushed which The Joker uses against him.
* KnightInSourArmor: He's like a knight that doesn't have time for spit and polish idealism because he's too busy putting bad guys away, or teaching them manners.
* TheLancer: {{Implied}} to be it for Gordon as the veteran that is more physical.
* PoliceBrutality: Though [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the guy]] [[KickTheSonOfABitch deserved it]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the few cops who isn't corrupt and will listen to reason.
* TranquilFury: When about to attack The Joker, he still keeps a calm tone to his voice.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Gordon.
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[[folder:Anna Ramirez]]
!!Detective Anna Ramirez
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeRamirez_5227.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You're the reason these men are dead!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Monique Gabriela Curnen

A rookie officer and one of Gordon's most trusted cops. [[spoiler: She later proves to have been corrupted long before the Joker's SadisticChoice, to help with her mother's medical bills. She turns Rachel Dawes over to the Joker's men.]]
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* BadCopIncompetentCop: [[spoiler:Quite possibly on purpose given her corruption]].
* CanonForeigner
* ChekhovsGunman
* DirtyCop: [[spoiler:Mostly because that was the only thing she could do to allow her mom's medical bills to work. It's also foreshadowed earlier with her looking guilty when letting Dent into the car that would hold him hostage.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Renee Montoya, [[spoiler: albeit also a crooked and far less competent version]].
* FairCop: one of Gordon's most trusted cops.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:She became a dirty cop later into the film when it became apparent that if she didn't, her mom's medical bills won't be paid and thus likely result in her death.]]
%%* HotBlooded
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:All she gets in ''The Dark Knight'' for helping Joker's plans is a PistolWhipping from Harvey Two-Face.]]
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler: See FreudianExcuse.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not explained how they are able to cover up Dent's actions while Ramirez is still alive, knowing what she knows and [[spoiler:the lengths she will go for money.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Gives one to Batman. [[spoiler:She does it to cover up for her own responsibility.]] Even though she praised him in ''Batman: Gotham Knights'' (though admittedly [[spoiler:the canon of it is debatable and she didn't appear to be crooked in that particular work]].
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[[folder:Michael Wuertz]]
!!Detective Michael Wuertz
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"The investigation is on-going."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Ron Dean

An older detective and a member of Gordon's Major Crimes Unit. [[spoiler:He later proves to be corrupt, turning Harvey Dent over to the Joker's men, and is subsequently shot in the head by Harvey in a bar.]]
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* BadCopIncompetentCop: He seems incredibly lazy more than anything.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Possibly, given that Dent appears to be aiming that revolver right at his head when we hear the shot.]]
* CanonForeigner: He has no comic counterpart.
* ChekhovsGunman: He's no background character but he looks the part at first.
* DirtyCop: [[spoiler:He works for the Joker.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Harvey Bullock. [[spoiler:Until it's learned that he's crooked and sent Rachel to the mob. He gets killed by Two-Face for it.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:He betrays Harvey, causes his transformation into Two-Face, and is then shot in the head.]]
* KickedUpstairs: He has apparently been promoted to finding Batman's true identity early in the film. Although the "suspects"[[note]]Elvis Presley, Sasquatch, and Abraham Lincoln[[/note]]were completely bogus, implying that Gordon or one of the higher ups ensured he wouldn't bundle any cases.
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[[folder:Murphy]]
!!Detective Murphy
->'''Played by:''' Philip Bulcock

Another of Gordon's detectives.
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* ByTheBookCop: Trying to be honest like Gordon.
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[[folder:John Blake]]
!!Officer[=/=]Detective [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Robin}}]] John Blake
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[[caption-width-right:334:''"Don't you want to know who [[Franchise/{{Batman}} he]] was?"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/JosephGordonLevitt

-->''"When you cleaned up the streets, you've cleaned them good. Pretty soon we'll be chasing down over-due library books."''

A young cop who Gordon takes under his wing, seeing him as representative of the idealism people like him and Batman have lost.
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* AllLovingHero: He's an honest cop without all the baggage of people like Gordon. In one scene he leads children to safety accompanied by a GoodShepherd.
* {{Badass}}: Progressively more so as he takes on mooks and uncovers Bane's operation. [[spoiler: Bruce deemed him badass enough to be his replacement as Batman.]]
* ByTheBookCop: At the beginning of the film. He is displeased when the officers switch from chasing Bane to Batman during the car chase that follows Bane's attack on the Stock Exchange floor, and [[spoiler:extremely angry when it is revealed that Gordon knowingly lied in charging Batman with murder, rather than Batman framing himself]].
* BrokenPedestal: He follows Gordon's instructions to the letter until [[spoiler:it is revealed that Gordon knew Batman was innocent all along. Blake cannot understand why Gordon would pin the blame for five murders on an innocent man, especially Batman, and leaves in anger.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: A variant. [[spoiler:When he discovers that Gordon played a part in protecting Dent's legacy and putting the blame on Batman, he's horrified.]] Later, he grows to understand the complex moral quandary.
* CanonForeigner: [[spoiler:Blake subverts this, just like Miranda Tate does. Appears to be a new character, only for it to turn out he's a {{composite|Character}} of various Robins from the comics.]]
* TheCape: It's {{implied}} that he goes on to be one, due to his frustrations with police procedure throughout the film. [[spoiler:Leading to him becoming Batman's successor at the conclusion.]]
* CassandraTruth: He initially refuses to accept that he will one day find out that the rules can become shackles, mainly because he's too pissed off with [[spoiler:Gordon]] for apparently betraying his own ideals. [[spoiler:It comes back to bite him in the ass when one of Gotham's finest strands him and a BusFullOfInnocents on what could very well have soon become a death trap despite his warnings that the city will be destroyed by the fusion reactor anyway.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Blake is first a [[BlackAndWhiteMorality highly idealistic rookie]] who follows orders even if he doesn't agree with them. After witnessing the shortcomings of the police force after Bane takes over, and participating in the resistance, he acknowledges the validity of more ambiguous morals and pursues crime-fighting beyond the rigid structure of the force [[spoiler:as the next Batman]].
* CompositeCharacter: [[spoiler:Of the first three Robins, Blake has: witnessing his parent's early deaths and a later police background from Dick Grayson, his orphan upbringing and street smarts from Jason Todd, and his impressive detective skills and independent discovery of Batman's secret identity from Tim Drake. Also has shades of [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Terry McGinnis]] due to taking Bruce's place.]]
* CowboyCop: Averted. Everyone calls him one with varying degrees of seriousness, but he does what anyone tells him to.
* DeadpanSnarker: "But sir, what about the ''armed robbers''?"
* {{Deuteragonist}}: He has screen time rivaling Batman and Gordon.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: [[spoiler:[[GenderBlenderName Robin,]]]] poor boy.
* FriendToAllChildren: As an orphan himself he's on great terms with those at St. Swithin's orphanage.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Like Gordon, Blake is willing to use guns and lethal force, even if he clearly doesn't like it. When he ends up shooting the truck driver and the foreman at the cement plant while checking up information on what Bane's plans are, he is [[TheseHandsHaveKilled visibly shaken]] and throws his handgun away in disgust, but he later picks up and is prepared to use a shotgun when he has to go to Gordon's aid. [[spoiler: With the equipment he inherits from Bruce at the end of the movie, he might not have to resort to lethal force so often.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Blake follows orders to chase Batman (whom he know was innocent all along), because Foley tells him to and won't be persuaded otherwise. And possibly because he wants to see Batman.
* HotBlooded: Invoked, but averted. Foley frequently accuses him of being a "hothead" due to his youth and snarkiness (in the bar shootout, after Gordon goes into the sewers and an explosion happens, Foley refuses to send anyone down, only for Blake to protest that Gordon is down there, Foley says, "Someone get this hothead out of here. And where's that DWP guy?"), but Blake thinks logically and never actually disobeys orders despite some protesting.
* TheLancer: To Gordon, a role which he grows out of, and to some extent to Bruce Wayne and Batman. As such, he acts as the main connection to police groundwork and the streets of Gotham in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Robin was an ally of Batman, here.]]
* MythologyGag: His full name, [[spoiler:Robin John Blake. "Robin," of course, is Batman's traditional partner. "John" is the middle name of the first Robin, Richard John "Dick" Grayson. "Blake" rhymes with "Drake," surname of Robin III, Tim Drake.]]
* NervesOfSteel: He advances on policemen who are shooting at his feet to dissuade him, with the additional threat of having the bridge explode beneath him if he doesn't back down.
* NiceGuy: He's one of the few unambiguously good and kind-hearted characters in the series.
* NotSoDifferent: He ends up becoming [[spoiler:what Harvey Dent should've stayed after they both went through similar hard times on separate occasions: a sane man with a sense of [[HonorBeforeReason honor]]]].
* OhCrap: After unintentionally having to shoot the cement truck driver, Blake is leaving a message for Gordon when he notices barrels of motor oil and PSB, which makes him realize that Bane has been pouring explosives-laced concrete around the city. He jumps in his car, and looks at the map he's been using to mark locations Daggett's cement plants have been pouring for underground construction, and you can see an expression of raw horror on his face as he realizes Bane is about to trap the police force in the sewers to get them out of the way.
* OrphansOrdeal: When he was young, Blake's father was shot dead over a gambling debt right in front of him.
* PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler:After Bruce Wayne's [[FakingTheDead death]], Blake is given the tools to take up the mantle of Batman.]]
* TheReliableOne: To both Gordon and Batman. Gordon handpicks him to be his eyes and ears on the street after Gordon is shot and hospitalized trying to escape from Bane's underground lair.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Blake ultimately quits the police force because he sees the institution as being far too limiting for him. [[spoiler: It seems that Batman bequeathed him many of his resources, not the least of which was the Batman mantle, to kick start a career into superheroics.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After seeing both the practical and moral limitations of the police force, he throws his badge off a bridge.
* SecretSecretKeeper: He knew [[spoiler:Bruce was Batman]] from a young age just by meeting him both in and out of costume, and never revealed that fact to anyone but [[spoiler:Bruce]]. Though he does consider revealing it to the people after [[spoiler:Batman moved the fusion reactor out of harm's way]], Gordon convinces him not to, saying, "They know. He was the Batman."
* SupportingLeader: With Gordon out of commission for most of the first 90 minutes of the film (after he is shot multiple times while escaping from Bane's lair), and Batman out of commission for much of the middle part (due to Bane breaking his spine and throwing him in the Pit), Blake handles a lot of the detective work.
* StepfordSmiler: He describes this as a symptom of having undergone the OrphansOrdeal, as a way of appeasing people who don't understand why he hasn't moved on and let go of his anger. [[spoiler:It's one of the reasons how he deduces that Batman is Bruce Wayne, as he saw that Bruce has gone through this as well.]]
* SuperheroOrigin: [[spoiler:He get his in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.]]
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Notice how Blake tosses his pistol away, disgusted, after the truck driver and his colleague at the cement plant try to stab him and he is forced to shoot them.
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: He leaves the police to pursue Good.
* WideEyedIdealist: He ultimately opens up to the weaknesses of the police, but this only inspires him to find a better way to serve the people of Gotham.
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[[folder:Peter Foley]]
!!Deputy Commissioner Peter Foley
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"There's only one police in this town!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Matthew Modine

The aggressive Deputy Commissioner, who jumps at the chance to be the one who arrests Batman for Harvey Dent's death.
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: "What, there's a masked terrorist living in the sewers? Pfft, ''sure.''" Strange sentiments from a man currently tracking down a vigilante who dresses up as a bat, who happens to live in a city which has been attacked over the last ten or so years by; a mask-wearing doctor armed with fear gas, an army of international ninjas, and a psychotic mass-murdering clown. And Foley had to have been serving on the force when those events happened.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Wearing his dress blues to lead the assault on Bane's army.
* CanonForeigner: Foley has no equivalent in the original comics.
* CastingGag: Meta-example. Matthew Modine played Private "Joker" in ''Film/FullMetalJacket''.
* CowardlyLion: Foley loses his bravery during Bane's regime, rebuffing Gordon's pleas to join the rebellion, even with Gordon chewing him out in front of his own wife. [[spoiler:But his courage returns when he sees Bruce's flaming Bat insignia, and the next morning he leads the police's charge in full uniform.]]
* HotBlooded: Zigzagged. First he makes a spur decision to pursue Batman, but later he shows a more cautious side, only to come out anyway.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Foley dismisses Blake as a mere hothead, but proves to be far more zealous, especially in his pursuit of Batman.
* InspectorJavert: His pursuit of a dangerous and repeat offender vigiliante, i.e. Batman.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Zealous, hotheaded, but his targets are vigilantes and bank robbers.
* [[spoiler:LookBothWays]]: [[spoiler:Foley gets run over by Talia's Tumbler.]]
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: At the final battle, Foley delivers this epic one:
-->'''Mercenary on Megaphone:''' Disperse! Disperse or be fired upon!
-->'''Peter Foley:''' There's only one police in this town!
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]: [[spoiler:When he comes out to fight Bane.]]
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Not at first, but later in the film during the climax.
* SmugSnake: When he's dealing with Batman. Like when the cops think they've trapped him in an alleyway:
-->'''Peter Foley:''' Like a rat in a trap, gentlemen! ''[The Bat starts up]''
-->'''Kelly:''' You might have the wrong animal there, sir!
* TookALevelInBadass: For the finale. It's implied Foley just lost it over the years. Gordon helps him find it again.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Gordon.
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[[folder:Byron Gilly]]
!!Congressman Byron Gilly
->'''Played by:''' Brett Cullen

A Congressman who tries to pick up Selina Kyle, and gets picked up by her instead.
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* AllThereInTheManual: In the film, he's mostly referred to as 'the Congressman' which is also what he's known as in the credits. In the novelisation, his full name is given as 'Byron Gilly'.
%%* DirtyOldMan
* SleazyPolitician: Cheating on his wife for one.
%%* {{Slimeball}}:
* YourCheatingHeart: He is supposed to be married, and yet Selina Kyle seduces him and uses him as the "date" she takes to her meeting at the bar with Stryver, and then uses him to trick Stryver into calling a SWAT team.
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[[folder:James Gordon]]
!!Commissioner James "Jim" Gordon (previously Lieutenant, previously Sergeant)
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeGordon_9544.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"There's nothing wise in what [[CorruptCop you do, Flass.]]"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/GaryOldman

Intelligent, thoughtful and a believer in real justice, Jim Gordon is one of the few honest cops in Gotham. These qualities make him a close and valuable ally of Batman. With Batman's help, he rises steadily through the ranks of the GCPD, eventually becoming Commissioner.
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* {{Badass}}: When Bane sends two guys to the hospital to kill you when you're lying injuried in a hospital bed, you qualify. Even more so when Gordon gets the drop on them by shooting them first.
* BadassLongcoat: He wears one more after becoming commissioner, though he wears them before that as well.
* BadassMustache: Much like in the comics.
* BeingGoodSucks: A MotiveRant in ''Rises'' describing to Blake the police force's rules as "shackles" that "let the bad guy get ahead".
* BenevolentBoss: As DaChief he is uncorrupted and working to enforce the law.
* BerserkButton: If you're going to bicker about whose part of the administration is more corrupt, he'd be more than happy to oblige.
-->'''Harvey Dent''': You're sitting down there with scum like Wuertz and Ramirez, and you're talking to... ''[pauses as if he had just remembered something]'' oh yeah, Gordon... I almost had your rookie cold on a racketeering beef!\\
'''Lt. James Gordon''': Don't try to cloud the fact that clearly Maroni's got people in your office, Dent!
* ByTheBookCop: As by the book as you can get in Gotham, anyway.
* TheCommissionerGordon: TropeNamer.
* {{Determinator}}: Does getting shot stop him from opposing Bane? NO.
* [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Harvey?]]: Naturally his reaction when he discovers that Harvey had becomes Two-Face.
* ExactWords: It comes back to bite him in the ass in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', because [[spoiler:the text of his confession about the truth behind Harvey Dent's demise only mentioned that the Batman was charged with murdering Harvey Dent despite the death being an accident caused by a key miscalculation on Batman's part of the force sufficient to subdue him, and that he took the blame for Harvey's crimes, not that Batman agreed to let Gordon charge him with Dent's death in the first place, nor that Gordon only went along with it because he had to prevent the Joker's victory against the Batman-Gordon-Dent triad from being set in stone. When Gordon stumbles upon Bane's lair, Bane naturally acquires the speech papers searching Gordon's pockets, then uses it to justify the mass breakout at the prison.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: In ''Rises'', when [[spoiler:Scarecrow]] gave him the choice of death or exile, and he was surrounded by League of Shadows members, he chose death. Fortunately, [[BigDamnHeroes Batman intervened]].
* FriendOnTheForce: Is this for Batman; especially in ''Batman Begins'' when most of the police do not trust Batman at all.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Unlike Batman, he's got no problems using guns or lethal force.
* GoodParents: Shown to be one for his son in ''The Dark Knight'', which Harvey Dent uses against him by threatening to kill his son if his coin toss tells him to. The problem this leaves is that Gordon's wife left him and took the kids after the events in ''The Dark Knight'' as noted by Foley to the congressman in ''The Dark Knight Rises'', partially for covering up Harvey Dent's crimes. WordOfGod said this was also done to keep his daughter from becoming Batgirl in an attempt to further pacify Christian Bale, who explicitly didn't want Robin the Boy Wonder to appear (though officer John Blake ends up playing a similar role).
* InternalReformist: His target is Gotham PD.
* KnightInSourArmor: See his page quote. He's not an idealist but he's trying to improve Gotham with what he has available.
* {{Megane}}: Gary Oldman rocks those glasses.
* MilesToGoBeforeISleep: He's visibly weary in ''Rises'', but he presses on in trying to save the city yet again when Bane attacks. Relief from the burdens is brought about by eight years of secrets comes only after [[spoiler:the nuke is flown a safe distance over the waters]].
* [[MyCountryRightOrWrong My City, Right or Wrong]]: Everything he does, from working hand-in-hand with corrupt cops like Flass, Wuertz, and Ramirez [[spoiler:([[PunchClockVillain the latter who only joined the mob to help pay her mother's medical bills]])]] to supporting the severely anti-crime Dent Act, he believes is for the good of his people, and he does what he does at a personal cost which is made much more explicit in ''Rises''.
* MyGreatestFailure: Two. [[spoiler: Allowing Rachel and Harvey to be kidnapped by the Joker, and pinning the blame for Two-Face's murders on Batman.]]
* PapaWolf: He jumps into action when [[spoiler:Two-Face]] naps his son.
* ParentalSubstitute: To some of his cops, especially Blake.
* PrideBeforeAFall: Downplayed. He doesn't die, but after succeeding in bringing the Joker in, he is applauded for it by the department, unaware that the Joker wanted to be arrested. Needless to say, this shortly comes to bite him '''hard'''.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In ''Begins'' Bruce calls him a "good cop; one of the few".
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler:Batman reveals his identity to Gordon near the end of ''The Dark Knight Rises''.]]
* SpecsOfAwesome: They certainly don't decrease his badass-ery.
* StoicSpectacles: He keeps his cool at all times except for one notable scene in ''Rises''. However, in ''The Dark Knight'', he lost his cool when arguing to Harvey about Lau on the rooftop of MCU and also him trying his best to keep his cool while [[spoiler:Two-Face held his family hostage at gun point.]]
* ThereAreNoCoincidences: Firmly believes this and picks up the strange events in Rises, and further warns Blake to follow this trope as well. Detectives aren't allowed to believe in coincidences.
* TwoFirstNames: Much like in the comics.
* UnwittingPawn: Practically all his choices in ''The Dark Knight'', from using corrupt cops to putting Lau in the MCU to shipping the convicts across in the ferries (and possibly even Dent's death day anniversary), play right into the Joker's hands and, by proxy, into Bane's hands.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rachel Dawes]]
!!Rachel Dawes
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Bruce... don't make me your only hope of a normal life."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Katie Holmes & Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal

Bruce's childhood friend turned attorney, Rachel is a crusader for justice on the strictly legal side of the law. [[spoiler: She's eventually murdered by the Joker and his henchpeople.]]
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* AwfulTruth: Rachel leaves a letter with Alfred, shortly before [[spoiler: she dies.]] The letter reveals that Rachel would rather [[spoiler: be with Harvey than Bruce.]] Alfred burns the letter to hide this from Bruce [[spoiler: but admits to what he did in ''Rises'' shortly before leaving Bruce]].
* BrainyBrunette: Rachel is smart, capable and intelligent. She is an attorney.
* CanonForeigner: She doesn't exist in the comics.
* [[ChildhoodFriends Childhood Friend]]: To Bruce. Bruce and Rachel have been friends since Bruce younger years. They remained close throughout their adulthood and eventually, their romantic feelings for each other strengthened and deepened over time.
* DamselInDistress: Once in ''Batman Begins'' and again in ''The Dark Knight''.[[spoiler: The second time doesn't end well.]]
* DamselOutOfDistress: Moreso in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', where she tried to tase a mob thug coming after her in the subway, tased ''Batman'' ([[NoSell to no avail]] due to his insulated armored suit), investigated Crane on her own, tased the Scarecrow, and then was prepared to shoot a fear toxin-addled Victor Zsasz. In ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', this was downplayed, but she still [[GroinAttack kicked the Joker in the balls.]]
* FinalSpeech: [[spoiler:Rachel tries to comfort Harvey over a phone line...and then the building she is in explodes.]]
* GroinAttack: Gives SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker one, but SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[TooKinkyToTorture enjoys it]].
* HelloAttorney: She's quite hot, and a lawyer. Do the maths.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:See FinalSpeech.]]
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:For both Wayne and Dent.]]
* LoveInterest: For Bruce in ''Batman Begins'' but Rachel can't fully get over Bruce being Batman and not as she remembered him when they were young. In ''The Dark Knight'', she's moved on and is now Harvey Dent's LoveInterest. [[spoiler: Then she is blown up by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, making Harvey go on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge at least partly due to her.]]
* LoveTriangle: Rachel was the object of affection for both Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent in ''The Dark Knight''. Rachel [[spoiler: chooses Harvey over Bruce but is tragically killed before Bruce discovered that Rachel had chosen Dent over him. Alfred keeps the truth from Bruce for eight years, becoming one of the reasons why he turns into a recluse.]]
* NiceGirl: One of the few characters who is idealistic, caring and does not have major psychological problems.
* PatientChildhoodLoveInterest: To Bruce. Rachel has always loved Bruce (and vice versa) but she didn't start to pursue Bruce romantically until adulthood, although Bruce and Rachel were very close during childhood.
* PluckyGirl: Despite her grim surroundings, she's determined to clean up Gotham.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: To Bruce. Bruce has loved Rachel since they were children and were close friends since childhood.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harvey Dent]]
!!Harvey "Two-Face" Dent
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You either die a hero,or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.'' [[labelnote:''As Two-Face"'']]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeDent_3286.JPG[[/labelnote]]]]
->'''Played by:''' Aaron Eckhart

-->''"I make my own luck."''

A high powered district attorney that is trying to help bring down the criminal empire in Gotham. However, a tragic incident caused by the Joker in the middle of the film changes his mindset and causes Harvey to go after those he deems responsible for his misfortune. [[spoiler: While trying to kill Gordon's son, Batman intervenes and causes them all to fall from a building. Batman and Gordon's son are able to hang on, but Harvey is killed outright.]]
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* AbusiveParents: According to the novelization, his father was very abusive towards him. In fact, the [[spoiler:Double-headed]] coin he inherited from his father was the same one his father often used to decide whether to give him a beating or not. [[spoiler: [[ForegoneConclusion As it was actually a double headed coin, it's obvious that he was never given any sense of mercy.]]]]
* TheAce: He's like Bruce+Batman-trauma and scariness.
* AdaptationDyeJob: He's black-haired or brunet in the comics. Aaron Eckhart went blonde.
* AllLovingHero: He's noble, heroic, and has wide spread public support. His campaign slogan is "I believe in Harvey Dent."
* AllThereInTheManual: The novelization expands on why Harvey became who he is: Batman decides to do some sleuthing on Harvey Dent to see whether the DA is as perfect as the public thinks. What he learns is that Harvey was beaten as a child by his abusive father, a former cop who, through his police connections, could avoid being arrested for his domestic violence. This manifests itself in Harvey's hatred of dirty cops like Wuertz and Ramirez.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]] (post-FaceHeelTurn).
* AwfulTruth: [[spoiler: No one knows it was Harvey who murdered 4 people (at least 2 of whom died onscreen) and tried to kill a child... until [[TheUnmasquedWorld Bane spills the beans eight years later]] in ''Rises''.]]
* {{Badass}}: He's nowhere near as fight-savvy as most of the other characters, but he definitely has nerves of steel, such as facing a gun-wielding mobster head-on and knocking him out, then using ''himself'' as bait to lure out the Joker. [[spoiler:When he becomes Two-Face, he even willingly causes a car crash after getting a tails for Maroni's driver]].
* BatmanGambit: Waving the WhiteFrag at a press conference in order to lure the Joker into a police trap.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Revenge turns even the nicest person into something they never thought they would ever become.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Deconstructed. Harvey's rigid moral code tends to make him insufferable to work with because he can't handle shades of grey and ''everyone'' in Gotham in Grey, [[spoiler: including him in the end.]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil: However, he wasn't evil until his awful tragedy. At that point he was HairOfGoldHeartOfGold.
* BreakTheBadass: [[spoiler:When he learns that Rachel died.]]
* BrokenAce: To the public, Harvey Dent is the handsome, perfect, legally operating DA. But Harvey is actually disliked by the rest of the police force due to his unrealistically high standards and the level of corruption in Gotham. Even Gordon finds working with Harvey difficult. Batman and Rachel are the only people who like him as both a person and as a colleague. [[spoiler:And, you know, that whole "going insane and becoming Two-Face" thing. That puts a damper on the image a bit.]]
* [[spoiler: CharacterDeath: At the end of the second film.]]
* CombatPragmatist: This short exchange sums it up:
-->'''Two-Face''': (''flips "heads"'') ...You're a lucky man.
-->'''Maroni''': (''smiles'')
-->'''Two-Face''': (''flips again, landing on "tails"'') But he's not.
-->'''Maroni:''' Who?
-->'''Two-Face''': (''fastens seat-belt'') [[WhamLine Your]] [[BoomHeadshot driver]]. ''[shoots the driver in the back of his head through the headrest]''
* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: The name "Two-Face" is only mentioned once, as a derogatory nickname given to Harvey ''before'' his transformation.
* DarkSecret: Harvey embodies this trope [[PlayingWithATrope in a way]], [[spoiler:if Gotham ever found out their [[AllLovingHero "White Knight"]] had murdered 4 people (2 onscreen) and tried to kill a child, it could let hundreds of criminals back on the street and destroy the city's spirit. Which is exactly what Bane has in mind.]]
* DarkMessiah: After the Joker's BreakThemByTalking he takes the law into his own hands. His new form of justice is brutal.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:He doesn't die in the comics.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Rachel's death is what causes him to take justice into his own hands.]]
* DeathSeeker: There are some light implications he becomes this after [[spoiler:Rachel's death and his descent into madness.]]
-->'''Two-Face''': You think I want to ''escape'' from this? There ''is'' no escape from this!
** Not to mention how during the stand-off between him, Gordon, and Batman, Harvey has no problem [[spoiler: putting his gun to his own head after he's convinced to point his gun at the three people responsible for Rachel's death and it's strongly implied if the coin had come up the other way, he'd have shot himself without any hesitation.]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: In ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:How he dies at the end of the second film.]]
* EvilCounterpart: What Bruce could turn into if he ever lost his grip on sanity.
* EvilFormerFriend: Towards Wayne and Gordon.
* EvilIsVisceral: His burned face.
* EyesAreUnbreakable: He doesn't even have a left eyelid anymore, and yet the eye remains there seemingly unfazed.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: After Rachel dies, he [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge kills four people (at least two of whose deaths were confirmed onscreen)]] and [[MisplacedRetribution nearly kills Gordon's son]] all on the basis of coin flips.]]
* FacialHorror: After an explosion caused by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker burns half his face off.
* FallenHero: After [[spoiler:he loses Rachel, half his face and is visited by Joker in the hospital for [[MindRape a little therapeutic talk]]]].
* FashionableAsymmetry: A dark variant when he goes back for his half-burned suit.
* FourIsDeath: [[spoiler:Of the "five dead, two of them cops", he killed four of them, including the two cops. He was the fifth and final casualty of his rampage.]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric (Shares this with Bane.)
* FreudianExcuse: The reason why he is so determined to root out corruption within the Police Department was because he was beaten as a child by his father; since his father was an ex-cop, the police never did anything about it.
** Further compounded by [[spoiler:Rachel's death and losing half his face.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: At first, before his FaceHeelTurn.
* HeartbrokenBadass: [[spoiler:After Rachel's death]].
* HelloAttorney: Played by Aaron Eckhart, this was inevitable.
* HeroicBSOD: All the scenes in the hospital after he finds out what happened are just him on his bed, staring blankly at the ceiling.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: He {{Foreshadow|ing}}s this with the aforementioned quote above.
* IdealHero: To the point both Batman and Gordon admit that Harvey was the hero Gotham needed, [[spoiler:but once he's broken into a bad guy, they decide to hide such a fact.]]
* [[IAmSpartacus I Am the Batman]]: Did this to save Batman's skin in the middle of the film; was eventually released after they found out he lied.
* IgnoredEpiphany: Batman explains to Harvey at the climax that the Joker picked on him because "he wanted to prove that even someone as good as you could fall." For a brief moment, Harvey has horror flash across his face, as he replies, "And he was right." Then he goes on anyway to try and kill his former PowerTrio by coin toss.
* InternalReformist: He's working inside the Justice Department.
* JadeColoredGlasses: [[spoiler:Courtesy of Rachel's death.]]
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: When he becomes a KnightTemplar his sense of morality gets screwy.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Going after Gordon's family.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: His PistolWhipping of [[spoiler:Anna Ramirez]].
* KnightInShiningArmor: Discussed, as he's referred to as "Gotham's white knight", but ultimately becomes a KnightTemplar after giving in to his desires for revenge.
* LanternJawOfJustice: That square heroic chin.
* LargeHam: Occasionally lapses into this. The picture quote is a good example, but there are other moments.
-->''(Harvey is interrogating one of the Joker's thugs by threatening to shoot him if he doesn't talk)''
-->'''Joker's Thug:''' You wouldn't.
-->'''Harvey:''' (''suddenly screaming'') I WOULDN'T!!

-->''(Batman has just confessed that he's turning himself in so that no more people will get killed by the Joker to flush him out)''
-->'''Harvey:''' You can't. You can't give in. YOU ''CAN'T GIVE IN''!!

-->'''Harvey:''' Who picked up Rachel, Wuertz?
-->'''Wuertz:''' Must have been Maroni's men.
-->'''Harvey:''' SHUT UP!
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Same deal as Ducard. Harvey Dent's transformation into Two-Face is inevitable in every adaptation, but it's still a major revelation about two-thirds into the film.
* LawmanGoneBad: After the Joker is done with him. Mayor Garcia warns him about the fallout of this happening: the 549 mobsters he nailed would walk, and it is subtly hinted that afterwards, Dent would be fired and Mayor Garcia would resign in disgrace.
-->'''Mayor Garcia''': If they get anything on you, those criminals will be back on the streets, followed swiftly by you and me.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:Rachel's death is what causes him to become Two-Face.]]
* MisplacedRetribution:
** [[spoiler:Threatens to kill Gordon's son if a coin flip says so.]]
** [[spoiler:To a lesser extent with Maroni where it's never really clear how much he was involved in Rachel's death (we don't see who drove her to the warehouse, but it's implied his own driver, who Dent later kills, wasn't acting on his orders). Of what we see of him, his affiliation with the Joker is very, ''very'' reluctant at best.]]
* NiceGuy: As Harvey Dent he's a charming and affable guy, as long as you don't have to work with him.
* NoHeroToHisValet: He berates Gordon, one of the only honest cops in Gotham, for working with the rest of the corrupt police force even though the only other alternative is Batman.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: His entire M.O. is killing people who have comitted evil, such as when he [[spoiler:shoots Wuertz.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:In ''Rises''.]]
* ThePowerOfLegacy: [[spoiler:Batman takes the blame for Harvey's crimes]] so Gotham can still have a hero who will inspire hope and faith.
--> '''Batman:''' Gotham needs its true hero.
* RevengeBeforeReason: After [[spoiler: Rachel's death]] he forgets all of his noble ambitions and focuses on revenge.
** RevengeByProxy: [[spoiler:And the guy who actually caused her death convinces him to go after the "other responsibles" - first, the corrupt cops. Then, Gordon for supposedly letting her die.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Four people and collateral damage.
* SanitySlippage: Following The Joker's BreakThemByTalking, he decides to take justice into his own hands.
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Owing to his facial scarring, he ended up doing this when holding Gordon's son hostage]].
* SplitPersonality: Averted; unlike other incarnations of the character, this Two-Face doesn't have one. Instead, he becomes more unhinged after Joker's had his fun with him.
* SuddenlyShouting: See LargeHam.
* TragicVillain: His fall from grace is the end result of one tragedy after another until his mind broke.
* TwoFaced / RedRightHand / GoodScarsEvilScars
* VigilanteMan: Runs around killing people connected to [[spoiler: Rachel's death.]]
* VillainByProxyFallacy: [[spoiler:During his rampage post-FaceHeelTurn, he goes around antagonizing the people he felt were culpable in Rachel's death. Including Commissioner Gordon, who was just about to save her had it not been for the building ''literally blowing up in his face''. Jesus Christ, Harvey. Can't you be a ''little'' more forgiving?]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Even after his FaceHeelTurn he's all about fairness but there's no arguing that 'life or die' based on a coin toss is extreme.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Even before the Joker got his hands on him, he had a hard life as he was being abused by his dad and the police secretly treated him like dirt when he finally got his job as DA. THEN the film starts.
* WouldHitAGirl: Knocks out [[spoiler:Anna Ramirez]] with a pistol smack to the face when she [[spoiler:gets a "good" coin toss]].
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:It was pretty obvious that he was thinking of doing this to Gordon's son at the end of ''The Dark Knight'' if the coin toss came up bad.]]
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[[folder:Carl Finch]]
!!Carl Finch
->'''Played by:''' Larry Holden

Harvey Dent's predecessor as Gotham City's District Attorney and Rachel's boss. Though honest, he's aware that the corruption of the city prevents him from successfully going against mob bosses like Falcone.
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* DoggedNiceGuy[=/=]WorkingWithTheEx: Implied to have been in a relationship with her, and that Rachel's the one who broke it off.
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:He's downed by two shots to the back.]]
* LeaveNoWitnesses[=/=]HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:He's shot dead by a member of the League of Shadows infiltrated in the police after finding the missing Wayne Enterprises Microwave Emitter.]]
* KnightInSourArmor: Despite knowing that Falcone is untouchable, he still tries to enforce law and order.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: It's hard to be an honest DA in Gotham but he tries his best nontheless.
* StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler:A genderflip for Rachel.]]
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[[folder:Judge Faden]]
!!Judge Faden
->'''Played by:''' Gerard Murphy

A corrupt Gotham City judge, on Carmine Falcone's payroll.
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* CorruptBureaucrat: A city judge paid for by a mob boss.
* DirtyOldMan: Has a fondness for what appears to be prostitutes.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He seemed somewhat unnerved by Falcone's taunting of Bruce, but never does anything about it.
* FatBastard: He has grown big on Falcone's dirty money.
* KarmaHoudini: He is never seen facing justice for his abuses of power, though it's hinted that he got deposed after Rachel turned in leverage to the D.A.'s office.
* LargeAndInCharge: A fat judge.
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[[folder:Anthony Garcia]]
!!Mayor Anthony Garcia
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/garcia_anthony_7034.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Go home, Gordon. The clown'll keep till morning."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/NestorCarbonell

Gotham City's young and cynical mayor. He's targeted for assassination by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''The Dark Knight'', though he survives. However, he is successfully assassinated by Bane in ''The Dark Knight Rises''.
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* CorruptPolitician: Averted. Despite the high levels of corruption in Gotham, the Mayor seems pretty clean if justifiably cynical.
* TheCynic: In a town like Gotham, can you blame him?
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: In ''The Dark Knight Rises'', the mayor is unceremoniously assassinated when the games begin after one of Bane's detonators sets off a bomb in his viewing box
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In ''The Dark Knight'', he approves of Gordon's decisions after the Joker blows up the hospital.
* UltimateAuthorityMayor: He must be if he can do something like the Harvey Dent act. Where's the city council?
* SharpDressedMan: Being Nestor Carbonell, you'd probably be more surprised if he wasn't.
* TemptingFate: Does this a few times. For example, in ''The Dark Knight Rises'', he plans to fire Gordon, given the decorated hero cop who made his name fighting crazed terrorists isn't really necessary in the now-peaceful climate. [[TooDumbToLive He then swaggers into Heinz Field]] to watch the Gotham Rogues play off against the Rapid City Monuments, blowing off reporters asking him about the thousands of cops heading down into the sewers as part of a "[[BlatantLies training exercise]]". As soon as kickoff occurs, Bane and his men set off their detonators, triggering the single most devastating terrorist attack in U.S. history, and one of these charges sets off a blast in the mayor's viewing box that blows him and his aides to pieces.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Janet Surillo]]
!!Judge Janet Surillo
->'''Played by:''' Nydia Rodriguez Terracina

A Gotham City judge who is one of the few people who dare stand up against the mob.
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* DeathByLookingUp: [[spoiler:In a way. She is given an envelope with instructions for where she should drive to, after the Joker was indicating who he was targeting next. She gets to her car and opens her envelope, which only says, "''Up''." This causes her to look directly up, then her [[ExternalCombustion car promptly explodes]].]]
* TheLongList: She reads the list of charges when the criminals are mass-rounded up
* TheJudge: An AmbiguouslyBrown judge in this case, and she's the one sentencing the criminal masses.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The mob can groan all they want; she's going to be a fair judge.
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[[folder:Gillian Loeb]]
!!Commissioner Gillian B Loeb
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"No one takes the law into their own hands in my city. Understand?"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Colin [=MacFarlane=]

The bullheaded and no-nonsense Gotham City Police Commissioner. Loeb is an honest man, but views Batman as a dangerous vigilante. [[spoiler: He is eventually killed by the Joker with a poisoned glass of alcohol.]]
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the books, Loeb's a fairly homely white guy.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In the comics, he's a villain. Here, not so much.
* TheAlcoholic: A lot of death threats lead to a lot of alcohol.
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: As a result of RaceLift.
* CompositeCharacter: He's Michael Akins with Loeb's name.
* DaChief: Gordon's predecessor as head cop.
* DrinkingOnDuty: It's {{implied}} that his answer to people making death threats is by drinking alcohol on duty. Unfortunately, that answer ends up failing him in that the Joker has arranged to poison his bottle to ensure that the exact opposite reaction happens.
* InNameOnly: Other than preceding Gordon as Commissioner, as noted in "Composite Character", the name (and being at odds with the vigilante Batman) is the only thing he was in common with the comics' Loeb as the comic character was a white, old, CorruptCop, hence resembling Michael Akins more (a young, honest, black cop, hence the aforementioned AdaptationalHeroism and AdaptationalAttractiveness, as well as the below-mention RaceLift).
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He can be pretty snarky and snide to his employees, but he's not a bad guy by any stretch of the imagination. And he's one of the few cops that isn't hopelessly corrupt.
* RaceLift: Loeb was actually a white man in the original comics. Now he's Colin [=MacFarlane=], the opposite skin color.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the few cops who isn't excessively corrupt.
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[[folder:Arnold Flass]]
!!Detective Arnold Flass
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Maybe you'd like to see some excessive force!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Mark Boone Junior

A highly corrupt cop and Gordon's partner. He works on Carmine Falcone's payroll, to the point where he acts as muscle for the mobster.
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* BeardOfEvil: Not very well kept.
* TheBrute: He offers to kill Rachel himself.
* CompositeCharacter: Although he is named after a character from the comics (who is also a corrupt cop), and his personality is about the same, his appearance and manners is more indicative of Harvey Bullock.
* DeadpanSnarker: Comments like "What, they don't like falafel?" come to mind. He doesn't care.
* DirtyCop: This cop is so corrupted he's more like a gangster that puts on a police uniform.
* DirtyCoward: Batman found it easy to make him talk.
* FatSlob: A messy beard, clothing as dirty as he is and a big belly.
* GenreSavvy: He's not bright, but when Batman attacks the scene of one of Falcone's shipments, he tells him to bail immediately and does so himself.
* JabbaTableManners: That falafel goes everywhere.
* {{Jerkass}}: The example under Kick The Dog is implied to be a regular occurence.
* KarmaHoudini: Although marketing material reveals that Flass was suspended after Harvey Dent uncovered his corruption, he still gets to walk free at the end of the day. Then again, anyone who is on the receiving end of an attack from Batman isn't a full Houdini. He also got driven nuts (albeit temporarily) in the film's climax.
* LaserGuidedKarma: He is jumped by the Batman after the below KickTheDog moment. Later, he is driven insane by the hallucinogens he help sell into Gotham.
* KickTheDog: He pickpockets money from a poor falafel vendor, even after the vendor says he has kids to feed. "What, they don't like falafel?"
* PoliceBrutality: He is willing to invoke this, word for word, when someone is being uncooperative.
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[[folder: Gerald Stephens]]
!!Detective Gerard Stephens
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"That's nice."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/KeithSzarabajka

An experienced GCPD detective, Stephens is an honest cop and has a place among Gordon's most trusted.
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* {{Badass}}: An experienced detective only would qualify him but in ''Gotham'' it's all the more impressive.
* BerserkButton: Insulting his dead friends.
* CowboyCop: He roughs up punks that need to be taught manners in order to make them better citizens.
%%* DrowningMySorrows
* {{Expy}}: Has a similar demeanor to Harvey Bullock. Supposedly, the main reason the creators did not simply give him Bullock's name was because they didn't want to confuse viewers with [[OneSteveLimit two major characters named "Harvey"]].
* GenreSavvy: His above quote, but he falls for it anyway because the Joker is ''that'' good. So when the Joker takes him hostage with a shard of glass from a mirror, he's screaming to the others, "It's my own damn fault, just shoot!"
* GoodIsNotSoft: He can be violent when pushed which The Joker uses against him.
* KnightInSourArmor: He's like a knight that doesn't have time for spit and polish idealism because he's too busy putting bad guys away, or teaching them manners.
* TheLancer: {{Implied}} to be it for Gordon as the veteran that is more physical.
* PoliceBrutality: Though [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the guy]] [[KickTheSonOfABitch deserved it]].
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: One of the few cops who isn't corrupt and will listen to reason.
* TranquilFury: When about to attack The Joker, he still keeps a calm tone to his voice.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Gordon.
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[[folder:Anna Ramirez]]
!!Detective Anna Ramirez
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeRamirez_5227.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You're the reason these men are dead!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Monique Gabriela Curnen

A rookie officer and one of Gordon's most trusted cops. [[spoiler: She later proves to have been corrupted long before the Joker's SadisticChoice, to help with her mother's medical bills. She turns Rachel Dawes over to the Joker's men.]]
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* BadCopIncompetentCop: [[spoiler:Quite possibly on purpose given her corruption]].
* CanonForeigner
* ChekhovsGunman
* DirtyCop: [[spoiler:Mostly because that was the only thing she could do to allow her mom's medical bills to work. It's also foreshadowed earlier with her looking guilty when letting Dent into the car that would hold him hostage.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Renee Montoya, [[spoiler: albeit also a crooked and far less competent version]].
* FairCop: one of Gordon's most trusted cops.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:She became a dirty cop later into the film when it became apparent that if she didn't, her mom's medical bills won't be paid and thus likely result in her death.]]
%%* HotBlooded
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:All she gets in ''The Dark Knight'' for helping Joker's plans is a PistolWhipping from Harvey Two-Face.]]
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler: See FreudianExcuse.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not explained how they are able to cover up Dent's actions while Ramirez is still alive, knowing what she knows and [[spoiler:the lengths she will go for money.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Gives one to Batman. [[spoiler:She does it to cover up for her own responsibility.]] Even though she praised him in ''Batman: Gotham Knights'' (though admittedly [[spoiler:the canon of it is debatable and she didn't appear to be crooked in that particular work]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Michael Wuertz]]
!!Detective Michael Wuertz
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeWuertz_7726.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"The investigation is on-going."'']]
->'''Played by:''' Ron Dean

An older detective and a member of Gordon's Major Crimes Unit. [[spoiler:He later proves to be corrupt, turning Harvey Dent over to the Joker's men, and is subsequently shot in the head by Harvey in a bar.]]
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* BadCopIncompetentCop: He seems incredibly lazy more than anything.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Possibly, given that Dent appears to be aiming that revolver right at his head when we hear the shot.]]
* CanonForeigner: He has no comic counterpart.
* ChekhovsGunman: He's no background character but he looks the part at first.
* DirtyCop: [[spoiler:He works for the Joker.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Harvey Bullock. [[spoiler:Until it's learned that he's crooked and sent Rachel to the mob. He gets killed by Two-Face for it.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:He betrays Harvey, causes his transformation into Two-Face, and is then shot in the head.]]
* KickedUpstairs: He has apparently been promoted to finding Batman's true identity early in the film. Although the "suspects"[[note]]Elvis Presley, Sasquatch, and Abraham Lincoln[[/note]]were completely bogus, implying that Gordon or one of the higher ups ensured he wouldn't bundle any cases.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Murphy]]
!!Detective Murphy
->'''Played by:''' Philip Bulcock

Another of Gordon's detectives.
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* ByTheBookCop: Trying to be honest like Gordon.
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[[folder:John Blake]]
!!Officer[=/=]Detective [[spoiler:ComicBook/{{Robin}}]] John Blake
[[quoteright:334:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Blake_9091.png]]
[[caption-width-right:334:''"Don't you want to know who [[Franchise/{{Batman}} he]] was?"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Creator/JosephGordonLevitt

-->''"When you cleaned up the streets, you've cleaned them good. Pretty soon we'll be chasing down over-due library books."''

A young cop who Gordon takes under his wing, seeing him as representative of the idealism people like him and Batman have lost.
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* AllLovingHero: He's an honest cop without all the baggage of people like Gordon. In one scene he leads children to safety accompanied by a GoodShepherd.
* {{Badass}}: Progressively more so as he takes on mooks and uncovers Bane's operation. [[spoiler: Bruce deemed him badass enough to be his replacement as Batman.]]
* ByTheBookCop: At the beginning of the film. He is displeased when the officers switch from chasing Bane to Batman during the car chase that follows Bane's attack on the Stock Exchange floor, and [[spoiler:extremely angry when it is revealed that Gordon knowingly lied in charging Batman with murder, rather than Batman framing himself]].
* BrokenPedestal: He follows Gordon's instructions to the letter until [[spoiler:it is revealed that Gordon knew Batman was innocent all along. Blake cannot understand why Gordon would pin the blame for five murders on an innocent man, especially Batman, and leaves in anger.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: A variant. [[spoiler:When he discovers that Gordon played a part in protecting Dent's legacy and putting the blame on Batman, he's horrified.]] Later, he grows to understand the complex moral quandary.
* CanonForeigner: [[spoiler:Blake subverts this, just like Miranda Tate does. Appears to be a new character, only for it to turn out he's a {{composite|Character}} of various Robins from the comics.]]
* TheCape: It's {{implied}} that he goes on to be one, due to his frustrations with police procedure throughout the film. [[spoiler:Leading to him becoming Batman's successor at the conclusion.]]
* CassandraTruth: He initially refuses to accept that he will one day find out that the rules can become shackles, mainly because he's too pissed off with [[spoiler:Gordon]] for apparently betraying his own ideals. [[spoiler:It comes back to bite him in the ass when one of Gotham's finest strands him and a BusFullOfInnocents on what could very well have soon become a death trap despite his warnings that the city will be destroyed by the fusion reactor anyway.]]
* CharacterDevelopment: Blake is first a [[BlackAndWhiteMorality highly idealistic rookie]] who follows orders even if he doesn't agree with them. After witnessing the shortcomings of the police force after Bane takes over, and participating in the resistance, he acknowledges the validity of more ambiguous morals and pursues crime-fighting beyond the rigid structure of the force [[spoiler:as the next Batman]].
* CompositeCharacter: [[spoiler:Of the first three Robins, Blake has: witnessing his parent's early deaths and a later police background from Dick Grayson, his orphan upbringing and street smarts from Jason Todd, and his impressive detective skills and independent discovery of Batman's secret identity from Tim Drake. Also has shades of [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Terry McGinnis]] due to taking Bruce's place.]]
* CowboyCop: Averted. Everyone calls him one with varying degrees of seriousness, but he does what anyone tells him to.
* DeadpanSnarker: "But sir, what about the ''armed robbers''?"
* {{Deuteragonist}}: He has screen time rivaling Batman and Gordon.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: [[spoiler:[[GenderBlenderName Robin,]]]] poor boy.
* FriendToAllChildren: As an orphan himself he's on great terms with those at St. Swithin's orphanage.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Like Gordon, Blake is willing to use guns and lethal force, even if he clearly doesn't like it. When he ends up shooting the truck driver and the foreman at the cement plant while checking up information on what Bane's plans are, he is [[TheseHandsHaveKilled visibly shaken]] and throws his handgun away in disgust, but he later picks up and is prepared to use a shotgun when he has to go to Gordon's aid. [[spoiler: With the equipment he inherits from Bruce at the end of the movie, he might not have to resort to lethal force so often.]]
* HonorBeforeReason: Blake follows orders to chase Batman (whom he know was innocent all along), because Foley tells him to and won't be persuaded otherwise. And possibly because he wants to see Batman.
* HotBlooded: Invoked, but averted. Foley frequently accuses him of being a "hothead" due to his youth and snarkiness (in the bar shootout, after Gordon goes into the sewers and an explosion happens, Foley refuses to send anyone down, only for Blake to protest that Gordon is down there, Foley says, "Someone get this hothead out of here. And where's that DWP guy?"), but Blake thinks logically and never actually disobeys orders despite some protesting.
* TheLancer: To Gordon, a role which he grows out of, and to some extent to Bruce Wayne and Batman. As such, he acts as the main connection to police groundwork and the streets of Gotham in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Robin was an ally of Batman, here.]]
* MythologyGag: His full name, [[spoiler:Robin John Blake. "Robin," of course, is Batman's traditional partner. "John" is the middle name of the first Robin, Richard John "Dick" Grayson. "Blake" rhymes with "Drake," surname of Robin III, Tim Drake.]]
* NervesOfSteel: He advances on policemen who are shooting at his feet to dissuade him, with the additional threat of having the bridge explode beneath him if he doesn't back down.
* NiceGuy: He's one of the few unambiguously good and kind-hearted characters in the series.
* NotSoDifferent: He ends up becoming [[spoiler:what Harvey Dent should've stayed after they both went through similar hard times on separate occasions: a sane man with a sense of [[HonorBeforeReason honor]]]].
* OhCrap: After unintentionally having to shoot the cement truck driver, Blake is leaving a message for Gordon when he notices barrels of motor oil and PSB, which makes him realize that Bane has been pouring explosives-laced concrete around the city. He jumps in his car, and looks at the map he's been using to mark locations Daggett's cement plants have been pouring for underground construction, and you can see an expression of raw horror on his face as he realizes Bane is about to trap the police force in the sewers to get them out of the way.
* OrphansOrdeal: When he was young, Blake's father was shot dead over a gambling debt right in front of him.
* PassingTheTorch: [[spoiler:After Bruce Wayne's [[FakingTheDead death]], Blake is given the tools to take up the mantle of Batman.]]
* TheReliableOne: To both Gordon and Batman. Gordon handpicks him to be his eyes and ears on the street after Gordon is shot and hospitalized trying to escape from Bane's underground lair.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Blake ultimately quits the police force because he sees the institution as being far too limiting for him. [[spoiler: It seems that Batman bequeathed him many of his resources, not the least of which was the Batman mantle, to kick start a career into superheroics.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After seeing both the practical and moral limitations of the police force, he throws his badge off a bridge.
* SecretSecretKeeper: He knew [[spoiler:Bruce was Batman]] from a young age just by meeting him both in and out of costume, and never revealed that fact to anyone but [[spoiler:Bruce]]. Though he does consider revealing it to the people after [[spoiler:Batman moved the fusion reactor out of harm's way]], Gordon convinces him not to, saying, "They know. He was the Batman."
* SupportingLeader: With Gordon out of commission for most of the first 90 minutes of the film (after he is shot multiple times while escaping from Bane's lair), and Batman out of commission for much of the middle part (due to Bane breaking his spine and throwing him in the Pit), Blake handles a lot of the detective work.
* StepfordSmiler: He describes this as a symptom of having undergone the OrphansOrdeal, as a way of appeasing people who don't understand why he hasn't moved on and let go of his anger. [[spoiler:It's one of the reasons how he deduces that Batman is Bruce Wayne, as he saw that Bruce has gone through this as well.]]
* SuperheroOrigin: [[spoiler:He get his in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.]]
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Notice how Blake tosses his pistol away, disgusted, after the truck driver and his colleague at the cement plant try to stab him and he is forced to shoot them.
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: He leaves the police to pursue Good.
* WideEyedIdealist: He ultimately opens up to the weaknesses of the police, but this only inspires him to find a better way to serve the people of Gotham.
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[[folder:Peter Foley]]
!!Deputy Commissioner Peter Foley
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"There's only one police in this town!"'']]
->'''Played by:''' Matthew Modine

The aggressive Deputy Commissioner, who jumps at the chance to be the one who arrests Batman for Harvey Dent's death.
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: "What, there's a masked terrorist living in the sewers? Pfft, ''sure.''" Strange sentiments from a man currently tracking down a vigilante who dresses up as a bat, who happens to live in a city which has been attacked over the last ten or so years by; a mask-wearing doctor armed with fear gas, an army of international ninjas, and a psychotic mass-murdering clown. And Foley had to have been serving on the force when those events happened.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Wearing his dress blues to lead the assault on Bane's army.
* CanonForeigner: Foley has no equivalent in the original comics.
* CastingGag: Meta-example. Matthew Modine played Private "Joker" in ''Film/FullMetalJacket''.
* CowardlyLion: Foley loses his bravery during Bane's regime, rebuffing Gordon's pleas to join the rebellion, even with Gordon chewing him out in front of his own wife. [[spoiler:But his courage returns when he sees Bruce's flaming Bat insignia, and the next morning he leads the police's charge in full uniform.]]
* HotBlooded: Zigzagged. First he makes a spur decision to pursue Batman, but later he shows a more cautious side, only to come out anyway.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Foley dismisses Blake as a mere hothead, but proves to be far more zealous, especially in his pursuit of Batman.
* InspectorJavert: His pursuit of a dangerous and repeat offender vigiliante, i.e. Batman.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Zealous, hotheaded, but his targets are vigilantes and bank robbers.
* [[spoiler:LookBothWays]]: [[spoiler:Foley gets run over by Talia's Tumbler.]]
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: At the final battle, Foley delivers this epic one:
-->'''Mercenary on Megaphone:''' Disperse! Disperse or be fired upon!
-->'''Peter Foley:''' There's only one police in this town!
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]: [[spoiler:When he comes out to fight Bane.]]
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Not at first, but later in the film during the climax.
* SmugSnake: When he's dealing with Batman. Like when the cops think they've trapped him in an alleyway:
-->'''Peter Foley:''' Like a rat in a trap, gentlemen! ''[The Bat starts up]''
-->'''Kelly:''' You might have the wrong animal there, sir!
* TookALevelInBadass: For the finale. It's implied Foley just lost it over the years. Gordon helps him find it again.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Gordon.
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[[folder:Byron Gilly]]
!!Congressman Byron Gilly
->'''Played by:''' Brett Cullen

A Congressman who tries to pick up Selina Kyle, and gets picked up by her instead.
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* AllThereInTheManual: In the film, he's mostly referred to as 'the Congressman' which is also what he's known as in the credits. In the novelisation, his full name is given as 'Byron Gilly'.
%%* DirtyOldMan
* SleazyPolitician: Cheating on his wife for one.
%%* {{Slimeball}}:
* YourCheatingHeart: He is supposed to be married, and yet Selina Kyle seduces him and uses him as the "date" she takes to her meeting at the bar with Stryver, and then uses him to trick Stryver into calling a SWAT team.
[[/folder]]
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19th Jan '15 9:24:22 PM TitoMosquito
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* InNameOnly: Other than preceding Gordon as Commissioner, as noted in "Composite Character", the name is the only thing he was in commom with the comics' Loeb as the comic character was a white, old, CorruptCop, hence resembling Michael Akins more (a young, honest, black cop, hence the aforementioned AdaptationalHeroism and AdaptationalAttractiveness, as well as the below-mention RaceLift).

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* InNameOnly: Other than preceding Gordon as Commissioner, as noted in "Composite Character", the name (and being at odds with the vigilante Batman) is the only thing he was in commom common with the comics' Loeb as the comic character was a white, old, CorruptCop, hence resembling Michael Akins more (a young, honest, black cop, hence the aforementioned AdaptationalHeroism and AdaptationalAttractiveness, as well as the below-mention RaceLift).
9th Jan '15 6:38:31 AM case
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* SuddenlyShouting: See LargeHam.
25th Nov '14 3:34:18 PM AdelePotter
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22nd Nov '14 7:09:31 PM Anicomicgeek
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* InNameOnly: Other than preceding Gordon as Commissioner, as noted in "Composite Character", the name is the only thing he was in commom with the comics' Loeb as the comic character was a white, old, CorruptCop, hence resembling Michael Akins (a young, honest, black cop, hence the aforementioned AdaptationalHeroism and AdaptationalAttractiveness, as well as the below-mention RaceLift).

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* InNameOnly: Other than preceding Gordon as Commissioner, as noted in "Composite Character", the name is the only thing he was in commom with the comics' Loeb as the comic character was a white, old, CorruptCop, hence resembling Michael Akins more (a young, honest, black cop, hence the aforementioned AdaptationalHeroism and AdaptationalAttractiveness, as well as the below-mention RaceLift).
22nd Nov '14 7:04:39 PM Anicomicgeek
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* InNameOnly: Other than preceding Gordon as Commissioner, as noted in "Composite Character", the name is the only thing he was in commom with the comics' Loeb as the comic character was a white, old, CorruptCop, hence resembling Michael Akins (a young, honest, black cop, hence the afroementioned AdaptationalHeroism and AdaptationalAttractiveness, as well as the below-mention RaceLift).

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* InNameOnly: Other than preceding Gordon as Commissioner, as noted in "Composite Character", the name is the only thing he was in commom with the comics' Loeb as the comic character was a white, old, CorruptCop, hence resembling Michael Akins (a young, honest, black cop, hence the afroementioned aforementioned AdaptationalHeroism and AdaptationalAttractiveness, as well as the below-mention RaceLift).
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->''"I don't get political points for being [[TheIdealist an idealist]]; I have to do the best with what I have."''



* [[spoiler: SecretKeeper: Batman reveals his identity to Gordon near the end of ''The Dark Knight Rises''.]]

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* [[spoiler: SecretKeeper: Batman [[spoiler:Batman reveals his identity to Gordon near the end of ''The Dark Knight Rises''.]]



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->''"Harvey, you're Gotham's D.A. If you're not getting shot at, you're not doing your job."''



* [[spoiler: FinalSpeech: Rachel tries to comfort Harvey over a phone line...and then the building she is in explodes.]]

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* [[spoiler: FinalSpeech: Rachel [[spoiler:Rachel tries to comfort Harvey over a phone line...and then the building she is in explodes.]]



* [[spoiler: KilledMidSentence: See FinalSpeech.]]
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: For both Wayne and Dent.]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledMidSentence: See [[spoiler:See FinalSpeech.]]
* [[spoiler:TheLostLenore: For TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:For both Wayne and Dent.]]



[[folder:Harvey Dent]]

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* DarkSecret: Harvey embodies this trope [[PlayingWithATrope in a way]], [[spoiler: if Gotham ever found out their [[AllLovingHero "White Knight"]] had murdered 4 people (2 onscreen) and tried to kill a child, it could let hundreds of criminals back on the street and destroy the city's spirit. Which is exactly what Bane has in mind.]]

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* DarkSecret: Harvey embodies this trope [[PlayingWithATrope in a way]], [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if Gotham ever found out their [[AllLovingHero "White Knight"]] had murdered 4 people (2 onscreen) and tried to kill a child, it could let hundreds of criminals back on the street and destroy the city's spirit. Which is exactly what Bane has in mind.]]



* [[spoiler:DeathByAdaptation: He doesn't die in the comics.]]

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* [[spoiler:DeathByAdaptation: He DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:He doesn't die in the comics.]]



* DeathSeeker: There are some light implications he becomes this after [[spoiler: Rachel's death and his descent into madness.]]

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* DeathSeeker: There are some light implications he becomes this after [[spoiler: Rachel's [[spoiler:Rachel's death and his descent into madness.]]



* [[spoiler:DisneyVillainDeath: How he dies at the end of the second film.]]

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* [[spoiler:DisneyVillainDeath: How DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:How he dies at the end of the second film.]]



* [[spoiler: HeartbrokenBadass: After Rachel's death]].

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* [[spoiler: HeartbrokenBadass: After [[spoiler:After Rachel's death]].



* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter: In ''Rises''.]]
* [[spoiler: ThePowerOfLegacy: Batman takes the blame for Harvey's crimes]] so Gotham can still have a hero who will inspire hope and faith.

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* [[spoiler:PosthumousCharacter: In PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:In ''Rises''.]]
* [[spoiler: ThePowerOfLegacy: Batman [[spoiler:Batman takes the blame for Harvey's crimes]] so Gotham can still have a hero who will inspire hope and faith.



* [[spoiler:WouldHurtAChild: It was pretty obvious that he was thinking of doing this to Gordon's son at the end of ''The Dark Knight'' if the coin toss came up bad.]]

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* [[spoiler:WouldHurtAChild: It WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:It was pretty obvious that he was thinking of doing this to Gordon's son at the end of ''The Dark Knight'' if the coin toss came up bad.]]



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->''"Falcone has half the city bought and paid for."''



* [[spoiler:InTheBack: He's downed by two shots to the back.]]
* [[spoiler:LeaveNoWitnesses[=/=]HeKnowsTooMuch: He's shot dead by a member of the League of Shadows infiltrated in the police after finding the missing Wayne Enterprises Microwave Emitter.]]

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* [[spoiler:InTheBack: He's InTheBack: [[spoiler:He's downed by two shots to the back.]]
* [[spoiler:LeaveNoWitnesses[=/=]HeKnowsTooMuch: He's LeaveNoWitnesses[=/=]HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler:He's shot dead by a member of the League of Shadows infiltrated in the police after finding the missing Wayne Enterprises Microwave Emitter.]]



* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge: A genderflip for Rachel.]]

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* [[spoiler:StuffedInTheFridge: A StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler:A genderflip for Rachel.]]



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->''"Are you up to it? You better be. They get anything back on you, those criminals will be back on the streets...followed swiftly by you and me."''



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* [[spoiler:DeathByLookingUp: In a way. She is given an envelope with instructions for where she should drive to, after the Joker was indicating who he was targeting next. She gets to her car and opens her envelope, which only says, "''Up''." This causes her to look directly up, then her [[ExternalCombustion car promptly explodes]].]]

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* [[spoiler:DeathByLookingUp: In DeathByLookingUp: [[spoiler:In a way. She is given an envelope with instructions for where she should drive to, after the Joker was indicating who he was targeting next. She gets to her car and opens her envelope, which only says, "''Up''." This causes her to look directly up, then her [[ExternalCombustion car promptly explodes]].]]



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->''"Don't suppose you want a taste? I just keep offering, thinking maybe some day you'll get wise."''

-->'''Played by:''' Mark Boone Junior

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->''"Don't suppose you want a taste? I just keep offering, thinking maybe some day you'll get wise."''

-->'''Played
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->''"I'm a twenty-year man. I can tell the difference between punks who need a little lesson in manners, and the freaks like [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker you]] [[TooKinkyToTorture who'd just enjoy it]]."''



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->''"He can't resist showing us his face."''



* [[spoiler: DirtyCop: Mostly because that was the only thing she could do to allow her mom's medical bills to work. It's also foreshadowed earlier with her looking guilty when letting Dent into the car that would hold him hostage.]]

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* [[spoiler: DirtyCop: Mostly [[spoiler:Mostly because that was the only thing she could do to allow her mom's medical bills to work. It's also foreshadowed earlier with her looking guilty when letting Dent into the car that would hold him hostage.]]



* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: She became a dirty cop later into the film when it became apparent that if she didn't, her mom's medical bills won't be paid and thus likely result in her death.]]

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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She became a dirty cop later into the film when it became apparent that if she didn't, her mom's medical bills won't be paid and thus likely result in her death.]]



* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: [[spoiler:All she gets in ''The Dark Knight'' for helping Joker's plans is a PistolWhipping from Harvey Two-Face.]]

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* [[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]]: KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:All she gets in ''The Dark Knight'' for helping Joker's plans is a PistolWhipping from Harvey Two-Face.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not explained how they are able to cover up Dent's actions while Ramirez is still alive, knowing what she knows and [[spoiler: the lengths she will go for money.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's not explained how they are able to cover up Dent's actions while Ramirez is still alive, knowing what she knows and [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the lengths she will go for money.]]



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->''"It's my day off."''



* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot: Possibly, given that Dent appears to be aiming that revolver right at his head when we hear the shot.]]

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* [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot: Possibly, BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Possibly, given that Dent appears to be aiming that revolver right at his head when we hear the shot.]]



* [[spoiler:DirtyCop: He works for the Joker.]]

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* [[spoiler:DirtyCop: He DirtyCop: [[spoiler:He works for the Joker.]]



* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath: He betrays Harvey, causes his transformation into Two-Face, and is then shot in the head.]]

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* [[spoiler: KarmicDeath: He [[spoiler:He betrays Harvey, causes his transformation into Two-Face, and is then shot in the head.]]






Another of Gordon's detectives

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[[folder:John Blake]]

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->''"When you cleaned up the streets, you've cleaned them good. Pretty soon we'll be chasing down over-due library books."''

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->''"When -->''"When you cleaned up the streets, you've cleaned them good. Pretty soon we'll be chasing down over-due library books."''



* [[spoiler:CompositeCharacter: Of the first three Robins, Blake has: witnessing his parent's early deaths and a later police background from Dick Grayson, his orphan upbringing and street smarts from Jason Todd, and his impressive detective skills and independent discovery of Batman's secret identity from Tim Drake. Also has shades of [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Terry McGinnis]] due to taking Bruce's place.]]

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* [[spoiler:CompositeCharacter: Of CompositeCharacter: [[spoiler:Of the first three Robins, Blake has: witnessing his parent's early deaths and a later police background from Dick Grayson, his orphan upbringing and street smarts from Jason Todd, and his impressive detective skills and independent discovery of Batman's secret identity from Tim Drake. Also has shades of [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond Terry McGinnis]] due to taking Bruce's place.]]



* [[spoiler:MeaningfulName: Robin was an ally of Batman, here.]]

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* [[spoiler:MeaningfulName: Robin MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:Robin was an ally of Batman, here.]]



* [[spoiler: PassingTheTorch: After Bruce Wayne's [[FakingTheDead death]], Blake is given the tools to take up the mantle of Batman.]]

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* [[spoiler: PassingTheTorch: After [[spoiler:After Bruce Wayne's [[FakingTheDead death]], Blake is given the tools to take up the mantle of Batman.]]



* [[spoiler:SecretSecretKeeper]]: He knew [[spoiler:Bruce was Batman]] from a young age just by meeting him both in and out of costume, and never revealed that fact to anyone but [[spoiler:Bruce]]. Though he does consider revealing it to the people after [[spoiler:Batman moved the fusion reactor out of harm's way]], Gordon convinces him not to, saying, "They know. He was the Batman."

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* [[spoiler:SecretSecretKeeper]]: SecretSecretKeeper: He knew [[spoiler:Bruce was Batman]] from a young age just by meeting him both in and out of costume, and never revealed that fact to anyone but [[spoiler:Bruce]]. Though he does consider revealing it to the people after [[spoiler:Batman moved the fusion reactor out of harm's way]], Gordon convinces him not to, saying, "They know. He was the Batman."



* [[spoiler:SuperheroOrigin: He get his in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.]]

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* [[spoiler:SuperheroOrigin: He SuperheroOrigin: [[spoiler:He get his in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises''.]]



->''"I'm gonna do what Jim Gordon never could. I'm going to take down the Batman."''



1st Nov '14 11:48:30 PM redandready45
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* LaserGuidedKarma: He is jumped by the Batman after the below KickTheDog moment. Later, he is driven insane by the hallucinogens he help sell into Gotham.
13th Oct '14 2:34:21 PM Tuckerscreator
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* IgnoredEpiphany: For a briefest moment, batman explained to harvey that the Joker picked on him because, " he wanted to prove that even someone as good as you could fall." For a brief moment, you see a look of horror on his face, as he replies, "And he was right." Then he goes on to try and kill his former PowerTrio by coin toss.

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* IgnoredEpiphany: For a briefest moment, batman explained Batman explains to harvey Harvey at the climax that the Joker picked on him because, " he because "he wanted to prove that even someone as good as you could fall." For a brief moment, you see a look of Harvey has horror on flash across his face, as he replies, "And he was right." Then he goes on anyway to try and kill his former PowerTrio by coin toss.
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