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Characters: Beware the Batman
A list of characters in Beware the Batman.

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    Heroes 

Batman (Bruce Wayne)

Voiced by: Anthony Ruivivar

Bruce Wayne: Industrialist and philanthropist by day, masked crime-fighter at night. For those who would prey on the innocent... beware the Batman.
  • Adorkable: In episodes 6 and 7, with regards to his budding romance with Dr. Ravencroft.
  • Anti-Hero: Comes with the territory. This Batman, however, is more of a Pragmatic Hero than a Knight in Sour Armor like the previous animated incarnations.
  • Badass: Naturally. This version of Batman is a bit more fallible and less skilled in combat than other interpretations, but more than makes up for it with brilliant detective skills. And even then, he's still more than competent in combat.
  • Batman Gambit: His preferred modus operandi. Up to Eleven in this particular incarnation.
  • Bruce Wayne Held Hostage: In "Family".
    • Attempted by Pyg and Toad in "Hunted", but they nab Alfred instead.
  • Catch Phrase: "Interesting"
    • In "Nexus", he finally gets to say the classic Batman catchphrase. You know the one.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: He gets hit with a door to a bank vault, which dislocates his shoulder... and he just pops said shoulder back into place while barely changing his facial expression. He then proceeds to go about beating the crap out of the thugs he was fighting with only a minor look of discomfort on his face. In Episode 10, Sacrifice, he and Katana jump off a multi-story building and land on their feet, barely breaking stride.
  • Comic Book Fantasy Casting: Vocally resembles a mix of Steve Blum and Kevin Conroy.
  • The Cowl: Yet another "comes with the territory" trope..
  • Crazy-Prepared: He wouldn't be Batman if he wasn't this.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Yet another "comes with the territory" trope.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He wears an all-black costume, but is a hero nonetheless.
  • Dating Catwoman: Averted in regards to his relationship with Magpie. His gestures of kindness to her in "Attraction" was because he wanted her to be treated fairly. She ended up getting the wrong idea and became fixated on him because she thought Batman was expressing this trope.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Almost enough of one to match Alfred. His quips while fighting villains are almost reminiscent of a much drier and more serious Spider-Man.
  • Distressed Dude: In episode 2, courtesy of Magpie.
  • Does Not Like Guns: Yet another "comes with the territory" trope.
  • Enemy Mine: With Simon Stagg in "Toxic". Justified, because he was using Stagg as bait to lure Metamorpho to his company to cure him.
  • Genius Bruiser: A Badass and a Great Detective.
  • Great Detective: This incarnation of Batman is more focused on his detective skills than other incarnations.
  • The Hero: A play on the trope. We, the audience, see Batman/Bruce Wayne as the hero of this story but Bruce himself considers Gordon, the honest and By-the-Book Cop to be the hero while he himself is Vigilante Man.
    These are the roles we play.
  • Hyper Awareness: Shows that he has this in episode 11 and claims that it's always on.
  • Hypocritical Humor: For a guy who's rather secretive, he doesn't like secrets being kept from him. Lampshaded by Alfred.
  • Morality Chain: In an interesting role-reversal, he's this to Katana.
  • The Needless: He lives on nutrition shakes and three hours of daily sleep and is working on methods of getting by with still less.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: He remains stone-cold serious as Magpie attempts to distract him, and as alert as ever.
  • Parental Abandonment: Yet another "comes with the territory" trope because once again... HIS PARENTS ARE DEEAAAAAAAD!!!
  • Pragmatic Hero: He has ideals that he is unwilling to compromise, but he's also willing to make sacrifices and manipulate people.
  • Sherlock Scan: Performs a flawless one on Tatsu and another later in the same episode in Ravencroft's office.
  • The Snark Knight: Not as much as Katana, but close.
  • Socially-Awkward Hero: Specifically regarding his interest in the opposite sex. He's charismatic and suave when it comes to interacting with people on a professional level, but he's a giant dork when it comes to romance.
  • The Stoic: As per usual.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Katana notes that ever since Alfred's departure, he's been taking bigger and bigger risks and has been more brooding than before.
  • Troubled, but Cute: This version even moreso than most.
  • The Unreveal: Bruce Wayne is Batman. What a shocker, right? Well, to Tatsu in episode 7, it is.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Receives one from Tatsu when he reveals that he's been using her to turn the League of Assassins against each other. Tatsu calls him out for getting Bruce Wayne killed, Dr. Ravencroft's soul removed from her, and Lady Shiva obtaining the Soultaker Sword.
    • She calls him out again in "Nexus", when his plan to clear himself from the assassination attempt on Mayor Grange involves kidnapping Harvey Dent and drawing out Anarky, as he wouldn't expect such an unexpected move from him. This barely works, as they nearly get killed by Anarky's explosives, nearly pits Gordon and Batman against each other, and fuels Dent's hatred of Batman.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He doesn't hold back against Magpie. They lampshade this.

Alfred Pennyworth

Voiced by: JB Blanc

A former member of MI6, the British Secret Service, he took a job as a butler and bodyguard for Dr. Thomas Wayne and his family after he retired. After his employers were murdered, Alfred raise their orphaned son, Bruce. As Bruce grew, Alfred trained him in criminology, computer hacking, forensics, and martial arts, preparing Bruce for his future as Batman. Alfred helps Bruce by tracking down leads and examine evidence from the Batcave while Bruce worked in the field. During his time in the MI6, his partner died in a "car accident" and he became the godfather to his daughter, Tatsu Yamashiro.


  • Affectionate Nickname: Tatsu gives him "Major" as one.
  • The Atoner: Why he leaves after "Reckoning".
  • Badass: This version of Alfred most of all.
  • Bald of Awesome: In contrast to most versions of Alfred, who're just balding.
  • Battle Butler: More so than most other versions of Alfred, who only break out the asswhooping when the situation calls for it; this Alfred takes a direct approach to making sure that Batman's on the ball.
  • Cold War: Mentioned by Alfred himself to be the conflict he fought in.
  • Could Say It But: In "Allies", he indirectly tells Tatsu that she can go help Batman after Batman told her to stay behind thinking she's not ready yet.
    Tatsu: This is stupid. We should be out there backing him up. Doesn't it bother you to sit here? You're trained for this. Why does he think he could do it himself?
    Alfred: Actions, not words, get the job done. Understand?
    (beat)
    Tatsu: Perfectly.
  • Deadpan Snarker: As always, Alfred's at the top of his game in this department.
  • Expy: Of Paul Moses.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: As the above image shows.
  • Majorly Awesome: Tatsu calls him "Major", indicating he holds (or once held) this rank, possibly in MI6.
  • Mission Control: Is this for Batman.
  • Morality Chain: To Bruce AND Batman. More evident once he departs after the black out
  • More Dakka: He seems to enjoy using big guns.
  • Nice Guy: As usual, he's very proper and polite, if rather snarky.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a stylish bowler hat in promotional art and the full opening, and in the show itself starting with "Safe".
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: His attempts to amend things with Slade Wilson after the blackout lead to the former's career as an assassin ruined and being left for dead, giving him both new motivation to get his revenge on Alfred and revealing his new status and current location in Gotham City.
  • Parental Substitute: Hinted to be one for Bruce, as per usual. Possibly for Katana as well, to a lesser extent.
  • Put on a Bus: After the events of "Reckoning", Alfred leaves Wayne Manor to amend the things he done in the past, but he promises if he's needed he'll be there.
  • Shotguns Are Just Better: Briefly wields one against Silver Monkey in "Safe".
  • The Unreveal: Alfred knows that Bruce Wayne is Batman. What a shocker, right? Well, to Tatsu in episode 7, it is.
  • You Killed My Father: He killed Tatsu's father after Ra's forced him to turn traitor, though she later learns that her father in fact let himself be killed by Alfred rather than kill him as ordered.

Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro)

Voiced by: Sumalee Montano

A former member of the C.I.A. who infiltrated the League of Assassins under the name "Katana". After seeing how dangerous the the sword was, she decided to steal the Soultaker Sword and fake her death, seeing how it was too dangerous even in the hands of the C.I.A. When she was young, her father died in a "car accident". His partner, Alfred Pennyworth, became her godfather. Alfred contacted her to become a personal bodyguard and driver of Bruce Wayne which she accepted.
  • Anti-Hero: She's arrogant, quick to anger, and distrustful of Batman, yet has a strong sense of justice and a fairly good head on her shoulders.
  • Action Girl: As might be expected.
  • Arrogant Kung Fu Girl: Slightly. Though courteous in general, she clearly thinks less of people who don't measure up to her standards of toughness, referring to Bruce Wayne as a "marshmallow" and regarding the seemingly cushy lifestyle of Wayne Manor with obvious, if very polite, disdain.
  • Badass
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Batman in "Family".
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Alfred brings her in to help protect Bruce Wayne.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: She easily jumps from the floor to a chandelier from practically a standing start. In Episode 10, Sacrifice, she and Batman jump off a multi-story building and land on their feet, barely breaking stride.
  • CIA: She used to be part of it to investigate Ra's al Ghul, but she instead discovered the Soultaker Sword, stole it, and went into hiding.
  • Clark Kenting: The only difference between her civilian clothes and her superhero outfit is a meagre Domino Mask.
  • Combat Stilettos: Particularly jarring when she spars with a barefooted Bruce in "Control", though they're strictly Combat High-Heeled Boots.
  • Comic Book Fantasy Casting: Tatsu sounds and looks quite similar to Kelly Hu here, albeit with a non-American accent.
  • Cool Sword: The Soultaker Sword, a green sword with calligraphy on the blade that can suck the soul from a person. It appears to be made of one piece of jade, hilt and all, yet is sharp enough to cut through other swords. She loses it to Lady Shiva in "Family".
  • Dark Action Girl: A rare heroic example. She's definitely a mite more on the morally grey side than the more traditional Batman sidekicks, especially considering that she isn't afraid to kill.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was orphaned at a young age and was in the military and CIA, which weren't exactly cakewalks, but the capper was that she worked undercover for the League Of Assassins.
    • Even worse still, she faked her own death and went into hiding in order to keep the Soultaker Sword from falling into the wrong hands.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Emphasis on the deadpan part. She seems to have learned a thing or two from Alfred.
  • Death Glare: She seems to have one every time Dr. Burr tries to get closer to her.
  • Defector from Decadence: She faked her own death to leave the League of Assassins.
  • Domino Mask: What she chooses to wear when she becomes Batman's partner.
  • Fragile Speedster: Comparatively speaking. She seems to be faster and more agile than Batman and Silver Monkey, but not as capable of taking punishment.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Former CIA, former League of Assassins. Pretty much comes with the territory that she's willing to do things that Batman isn't.
  • Good Is Not Soft: If she's forced to get in a fight, she won't hold back. One of the assassins would've learned this the hard way had Batman not intervened. Though this becomes less of an issue as she undergoes Batman's traning. In episode 17, she even calls Batman out when he seemingly killed Metamorpho.
  • Hates Being Touched: She shows signs of this when Dr. Burr hugs her after she saved him.
  • Hellbent For Leather: She wears a leather jacket.
  • Hidden Depths: Turns out she enjoys playing video games.
  • Hypocrite: Silver Monkey accuses her of being this when she calls him for using hidden claws that he had previously considered "dishonorable weapons". He claims she has no room to be making any judgements on honor, seeing that she stole the Soultaker Sword and ran away from the League of Assassins. In truth, she never had any loyalty to the League to begin with because she was a mole for the C.I.A.
  • Irony: She thinks of Batman as a lunatic and yet she is unknowingly working for him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's abrasive, but is still on the side of good.
  • Katanas Are Just Better/They Call Him Sword: She's called Katana. She also uses katanas after the League of Assassins reclaim the Soultaker Sword.
  • The Lancer: To Bats.
  • The Mole: She was actually a mole the C.I.A. planted in the League of Assassins.
  • Morality Chain: Batman is hers.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Her name's Katana, but the Soultaker Sword is straight and double-edged. Justified as her codename was given to her before she stole the the sword. After she loses the Soultaker Sword, she uses katanas instead and thus her name is no longer non indicative.
  • The Snark Knight: Odds are that she's inherited it from Alfred.
  • The Stoic: Almost as much as Batman himself, which is really saying something.
    • Not So Stoic: When Batman reveals his identity to her and Alfred revealing that he's working with him.
  • Sweet Tooth: "Instinct" reveals that she likes ice cream.
  • Troubled, but Cute: See Dark and Troubled Past.
  • Tsundere: Type A towards Jason.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She gives this to Batman after revealing that he's been using her to turn the League of Assassins against each other. She calls him out for getting Bruce Wayne killed, Dr. Ravencroft's soul removed from her body, and Lady Shiva obtaining the Soultaker Sword.
    • She calls him out again in Nexus when his plan to clear himself from the assassination attempt on Mayor Grange involves kidnapping Harvey Dent and drawing out Anarky, as he wouldn't expect such an unexpected move from him. This barely works, as they nearly get killed by Anarky's explosives, nearly pits Gordon and Batman against each other, and fuels Dent's hatred of Batman.
    • And yet again in Monsters when Batman seemingly kills Metamorpho while attempting to prevent his escape.

Batcomputer

Voiced by: JB Blanc


  • Deadpan Snarker
  • It Has Been an Honor: When Batman has to break through the manor security, the computer and him have an exchange similar to this:
    Batcomputer: Be careful, Batman.
    Batman: Thank you. Goodbye for now, computer.
  • Literal-Minded: When asked where Humpty Dumpty's last address was, it says "A wall".
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: In "Alone", Deathstroke mutes him when stealing the Batmobile just in time for the final battle.

    League of Assassins 

Ra's al Ghul

Voiced by: Lance Reddick

The leader of the League of Assassins. Tatsu Yamashiro was sent to infiltrate the League of Assassins to investigate him. Little is known about him at this time.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Sort of. His actual motivations are unclear, but he doesn't seem to have the Well-Intentioned Extremist goals of his comic counterpart. On the other hand, he seems hellbent on focusing on Gotham only, so the rest of the world doesn't have to deal with genocidal plots.
  • Affably Evil: Acts very polite despite his ruthlessness, and even compliments Batman despite outright dominating him in their fight.
  • Always Someone Better: He's got Batman's number in hand-to-hand combat. Batman even admits he can't beat him.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking
  • Badass: His fight with Batman ends decisively in his favor.
    • Badass Grandpa
    • Badass Normal: Much like Batman, it's all skill.
    • Badass Boast: When threatened with the Soultaker Sword, he calmly boasts that even if Batman did take his soul, the League would get the sword back eventually and his soul would be restored.
  • Beard of Evil
  • Big Bad: Of the League of Assassins.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: After being revived, he uses the Ion Cortex to plunge all of Gotham into darkness, and has captured Batman.
  • Carnival of Killers: Arranges one in "Reckoning" with Batman's previously beaten, jailed enemies.
  • The Corrupter: Attempts to be this for Tatsu, trying to convince her to kill Alfred for letting her father die.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: His first fight with Batman ends decisively in his favor, and his second fight nearly ends the same way until Batman reveals he was stalling.
  • Dragged Off to Hell: In spirit if not necessarily literally. Batman defeats him by freeing the trapped souls of his enemies from the Soultaker. The vengeful spirits proceed to drag down a deep elevator shaft.
  • Evil Old Folks
  • Graceful Loser: Batman thwarting his plans prompts him to compliment Bats and say that he always wondered what it was like to lose.
  • Human Popsicle: He's in some sort of cryogenic suspension when we first see him.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His appearance marks Batman's first major defeat in the series and nearly brings Gotham to its knees. And the rammifications of his actions have lasting effects on Batman's team and on Gotham.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Beyond his fights with Batman and personally approaching the villains in "Reckoning", he mostly sits on a chair, having the League do most of the dirty work for him.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Some of his dialogue points to this.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers this to Batman a few times.
  • Worthy Opponent: Even though he's Batman's better in combat, he still considers Batman this.

Lady Shiva

Voiced by: Finola Hughes

A mysterious and highly dangerous martial artist with a position of authority in the League of Assassins.
  • Affably Evil: She's quite polite to her enemies.
  • Badass
  • Bad Boss: Not above threatening her men with death if they fail.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: She manages to thwart Silver Monkey's planned takeover and reclaim the Soultaker Sword.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Beauty Mark: Below her right eye.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: What she promises to put Silver Monkey through.
  • Combat Stilettos: And they slow her down not one bit.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: She was already aware of Silver Monkey's betrayal.
  • Dark Action Girl
  • The Dragon: Appears to be this for Ra's al Ghul.
  • The Dreaded: As she puts it.
    Lady Shiva: (To Silver Monkey, after his henchman refuse to attack her) I'm afraid they fear me more than they fear you, old friend.
  • Evil Brit: Seems to have a British accent.
  • Gainaxing: Subtle, but noticeable.
  • The Faceless: We only hear her voice in "Safe".
  • Not So Different: Pulls this on Katana in "Sacrifice" stating that while Batman is a noble hero, at her core, Katana is a cold-blodded killer like her. Batman quickly shuts her up. and Katana later proves her wrong.
  • Race Lift: She appears to be South Asian like her namesake, as opposed to Chinese like she is in the comics.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives an epic one to Silver Monkey.
    Lady Shiva: While you may possess the unique skillset necessary to lead the League of Assassins, your bid to displace me was always doomed because of two simple, unavoidable truths: Nothing happens in the league without me knowing it, and... you are not me.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Her voice is remarkably mellow even as she sucks out Ravencroft's soul and promises to torture Silver Monkey for his betrayal.
  • Statuesque Stunner
  • The Voice: She had yet to make a physical appearance until "Family".
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's never made clear what happened to her after the episode Reckoning

Silver Monkey

Voiced by: James Remar

An assassin working for the League of Assassins. Has some sort of past with Katana.


Cypher

Voiced by: N/A

A cybernetic mercenary with mind-control powers hired by the League of Assassins to steal the secrets of the Ion Cortex from Jason Burr's mind.

  • Adaptational Badass: His comics incarnation was a regular guy who was merely an accomplished hypnotist. Here, he's a superpowered cyborg.
  • Ascended Extra: The writers had to confirm he was canon.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Cypher might not have been able to steal the secrets of the Ion Cortex, but Jason still remains under his control.
  • Combat Tentacles: His Weapon of Choice, and they're strong enough to casually toss a full grown person like a ragdoll.
  • Control Freak: Subtley implied to be this. Cypher works best when he's in complete control of a situation, but when something happens that takes away that control, he panics and is forced to improvise, something he's not good at doing. Lampshaded by Batman.
    Batman: How does it feel to have someone else in control?
  • Creepy Monotone: How he talks. Also extends to anyone under his control.
  • Cool Helmet
  • Cyborg: By his own admission.
    Cypher: A machine? No, I'm a man just like you, only upgraded. You should try it. It's a rush.
  • Demonic Possession: His Mind Control works like this.
  • Evil Laugh: On occasion. And when he gives one, it's terrifying.
  • Evil Sounds Deep
  • Highly-Visible Ninja: Considering parts of his armor glow, one has to wonder how he manages to slip by unnoticed.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Batman defeats him by jamming his tendrils into the back of his skull, electrocuting him severely.
  • In Name Only: Cypher's by far the most altered character to appear in the show, having very little in common with the obscure original villain beyond being an assassin with a propensity for mind control - and even so, the kind of mind control is entirely different (the original was an assassin known for using a Compelling Voice to lure targets into traps). If not for Word Of God claiming that none of the villains in the show are original characters, he might even be considered a Canon Foreigner.
  • Lean and Mean
  • Long-Range Fighter: Prefers to let his brainwashed victims fight for him.
  • Mind Control: He can control minds by attaching his tentacles at the base of the skull. He can only control up to two people at once, though.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: Anyone under his control will have Green Eyes like him.
  • People Puppets: He uses his tentacles to control his victims like marionettes and can speak through them.
  • Powered Armor
  • Robotic Psychopath: As Batman puts it.
    Batman: They've never sent a psychotic machine before.
  • Sickly Green Glow
  • Synchronization: He feels whatever his brainwashed victims feel.
  • The Voiceless: Played with. Cypher can talk, but only through his controlled victims.
  • Wall Crawl: His preferred method of travel.

     Gotham Underworld 

Professor Pyg

Voiced by: Brian George

An ecoterrorist who intends to hunt down and eliminate the main investors in a land deal that had destroyed a wetlands animal preserve.


  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: That bonesaw would have to be, seeing as how he can cut clean through metal pipes in a single swing and bury it in concrete.
  • Adaptational Badass: He's not afraid to go one on one with Bats.
  • Adaptational Heroism: While still not a saint by any means, his motivations are somewhat more sympathetic than the comics version, he's very polite, and seems to care for his subordinate, Mr. Toad.
  • Affably Evil: He's rather polite and makes it an issue when Mr. Toad incorrectly calls Batman "Batguy", on the grounds that they should respect their enemies. He also shows concern for Mr. Toad's eyesight. He even freely gives medical advice to his enemies, though the level of "helpfulness" in his advice tends to vary, like him believing he had to amputate Alfred's broken ankle.
  • All There in the Manual: His real name has not been given in the show thus far, but a magazine revealed that his real name, like in the comics, is Lazlo Velentin.
  • Animal Wrongs Group: Professor Pyg and Mr. Toad are Well-Intentioned Eco-Terrorists that care for wildlife.
  • Bag of Holding: Pyg's bag is capable of holding his blunderbuss.
  • Bald of Evil: He's shown to be completely bald when seen anywhere else other than face on.
  • Berserk Button: Depsite his refined mannerism, harming Mister Toad is a good way to get on his bad side.
  • Deadly Doctor: His weapons are modified outdated medical equipment.
  • Evil Brit: Speaks in a British accent.
  • Fat Bastard: Though it's possible that it could also be muscle.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Professor Pyg and Mr. Toad capture several billionaires and business men for this reason.
  • Irony: Seems to like this mindset, as he hunts the people who he feels were destroying nature (with a particular type of rifle and even a blowdart) in a fashion he feels befits their "crime".
  • Lighter and Softer: Considering how dark Pyg's debut arc was, it's only natural it was toned down for a show on a channel aimed at pre-teens. The show's portrayal of Professor Pyg is a well-mannered criminal genius instead of the deranged sadist that he is in the comics.note 
    • Despite this, Pyg is still one of the darker villains seen thus far, attacking Batman with a bone saw in his first appearance, with his second appearance containing a reference to Saw.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Despite his large size, he proves to be a nimble combatant.
  • Mad Doctor: Professor Pyg uses bonesaws and scalpels, and shows medical knowledge. His attire, these weapons, and his eagerness to amputate Alfred's injured leg suggest that he draws influence from the superstitious and ineffective doctors of old — the type who'd break out the leeches and bloodletting blades over the most minor of ailments.
  • Mad Scientist: In "Doppelganger", he alters Kirk Langstrom's serum to turn him into Man-Bat and tries to replicate it to turn others into human/animal hybrids.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: Despite being Lighter and Softer in comparison to his comicbook counterpart, he still wears a Nightmare Fuel-inducing pig mask.
  • Mythology Gag: Professor Pyg's primary weapons are a bonesaw and scalpels, a reference to the fact that he often performs (completely insane and horrifying) surgery in the comics.
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: To the point where he's probably doing it intentionally, like Anarky's chess motif in his first appearance.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: A commercial for the show splices his dialog to make him talk like this, but he doesn't really do it on the show itself.
  • Pet the Dog: He seems to seriously care for Mr. Toad.
  • Pig Man: It's just a mask, but he fits the bill.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With Mister Toad.
  • Weapon of Choice: His bonesaw seems to be his favorite tool to use. In "Instinct", he even briefly considered using it on his second victim before going with his blunderbuss.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Wants to protect nature at all costs. This doesn't stop him from deriving enjoyment from it, like giving people what he feels is ironic comeuppance.
  • Wicked Cultured: He dresses in a fine suit and talks with a sense of high culture.
  • The Wind in the Willows: While his original theme from the comic books comes from a perversion of Pygmalion, his incarnation in this show draws reference instead from The Wind in the Willows.

Mr. Toad

Voiced by: Udo Kier

The assistant to Professor Pyg.


Simon Stagg

Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

The owner and CEO of Stagg Enterprises and the father of Sapphire Stagg.


  • Bad Boss: When he sees that his security team failed to stop Metamorpho, he fires them.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He acts all nice and understanding towards Sapphire's decision to be with Rex when she's around, but the truth comes out when Batman shows her the video of him gassing Rex.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Bruce mentions that Stagg's been part of many more shady dealings in business.
  • Dirty Coward: Was going to offer double the amount of money Michael Holt was going to offer to Professor Pyg if he only let him out and was willing to keep quiet about what Professor Pyg will do to Holt and Alfred.
  • Enemy Mine: With Batman in "Toxic". Justified, because Batman was using him as bait to lure Metamorpho to his company to cure him.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Had he not mutated Rex into Metamorpho, he wouldn't have been thrown into a series of events that discredited him. In "Allies", it's revealed that his actions got him arrested.
  • Horned Hairdo
  • Jerkass: Not the nicest guy around, to say the least.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Pyg and Toad try to kill him over something fairly mundane (for a businessman like him), rather than all the other malicious stuff he does.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: See Hoist by His Own Petard.
  • Not Me This Time: When military powered armor is being used to run people out of old Gotham, Batman pegs Simon as the only man with the resources and motive. Simon counters that it's too overt for him and mocks Batman for being misled. Turns out it's actually his daughter.
  • Overprotective Dad: He's so against his daughter dating Rex Mason that he's willing to use him as a guinea pig for his project.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Batman basically ruins Stagg's life, though he had it coming.
  • Relationship Sabotage: He does this to Rex and Sapphire, which ends badly for them and himself.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: He's traditionally a Metamorpho villain.
  • Smug Snake
  • Ungrateful Bastard:
    • In "Hunted", after Alfred broke his ankle saving him and Michael Holt, he was willing to abandon him and he doesn't even thank Batman for rescuing him, but scolds him for almost getting them killed.
    • In "Toxic", he tries to pin the blame for Metamorpho's transformation on Batman after Batman saved him from Rex.
  • White Hair, Black Heart
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: He actually tries to pull one of these in "Toxic", making it sound like he was just an innocent victim and it was all Batman's fault. Too bad he didn't count on Batman finding the video footage he deleted and already sending it to the police.

Magpie (Margaret Sorrow)

Voiced by: Grey DeLisle

A thief with a tragic secret and a love for all things shiny.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Batman. She is by no means hideous, but her love of committing crimes and psychotic tendencies don't win her Batman's affections.
  • Adaptational Badass: This Magpie is capable of giving Bats a decent fight.
  • Adaptation Distillation: Magpie of the comics was a clearly disturbed woman with extreme kleptomania who, while capable of putting together highly dangerous trinkets to replace the things she stole, quickly fell apart and came across as pitiable. The Magpie seen here is clearly able to hold her own against Batman and, while disturbed and in love with shiny things, has yet to break down and go on full-blown rants about wanting them.
    • Adaptation Expansion: However, her origin story here is both rather complex and pretty screwed up, and it's also expanded on more than it ever was in the comics. Because of this, she's still quite pitiable, and she still retains her obsessive love of pretty, shiny things.
  • Adaptation Name Change: From Margaret Pye to Margaret Sorrow.
  • Anti-Villain
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Like her avian namesake, Magpie doesn't really care how much the things she steals are worth, she only cares that they're pretty and shiny. Unlike other examples of this trope, it's not Played for Laughs and is outright frightening.
  • Bare Your Midriff: As seen in the image.
  • Broken Bird: Get it?
  • Catch Phrase: "Shiny, shiny," when she sees something she wants.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: No human could replicate half the things she does normally, much less in thigh high dominatrix heels.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She's quite clearly off her rocker.
  • Collared by Fashion: Her feathery shoulderpads are attached to the sides of it.
  • Collector of the Strange: She cares less about the actual value or practicality of the things she steals than how shiny they are.
  • Composite Character: Imagine Catwoman, but with the crazy adorableness of Harley Quinn.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's more than capable of holding her own against Batman.
  • Dark Is Evil: She even lampshades it during her Not So Different speech with Batman.
    Magpie: What is it that scares the Batman? Are you afraid that if you embrace the dark and only the dark you might begin to like it? That you might become free? Is that what you want to understand? What it felt like when they buried Margaret Sorrow? That moment when I stepped completely into one side of myself? Well, I'll give you a little hint: It was a rush! You should try it sometime.
  • Dating Catwoman: She wants this with Batman, but it's a No Sell on his part.
  • Detached Sleeves
  • Evil Wears Black
  • Expy: Appears to be the show's version of Catwoman. Deconstructed in "Attraction", where her unrequited attraction for Batman results in her becoming an obsessed stalker.
  • Feel No Pain: A side-effect of the Heel-Face Brainwashing left her unable to feel pain.
  • Femme Fatalons: Which she also uses as Wolverine Claws in combat.
  • Flowers for Algernon Syndrome: Quite tragically - criminal Margaret Sorrow volunteered to have her mind altered so that she could become a better person... and it worked for a time. However, her personality not only started to revert over time, it did so in a fractured, disjointed way - only the very worst parts of her personality returned, unable to recall wanting to change. Ironically, this turned Magpie into something even worse than before.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Something shared with the comics. Originally, Magpie would steal valuable objects and leave behind booby-trapped copies capable of maiming and killing when triggered. Here, she's capable of reverse-engineering a device that could alter a person's memories and personality.
  • Gainaxing: Subtle, but it's there.
  • Heel-Face Brainwashing: Her origin is that she was a former criminal who volunteered for one of these. It worked for a time, but she eventually developed a villainous Split Personality and other mental issues.
  • Identity Amnesia: Invoked by Margaret Sorrow and the doctors who experimented on her and thus played very straight as "Cassie" - though a bit less cut and dry as Magpie, who is a twisted remnant of her old self.
  • Mad Love: Her infatuation for Batman is disturbingly similar to the one Harley Quinn has for Joker.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Incredibly agile, can take a lot of punishment, and can fight evenly with Batman.
  • Made of Iron: She takes full advantage of her inability to feel pain. Taking that into account, some of her stunts are downright superhuman, such as falling several stories onto a car and getting back up again with no apparent injuries.
  • Meaningful Name: Her last name is Sorrow, which is a reference to an old nursery rhyme about magpies.
  • Mood-Swinger: Magpie can go from cheerful to angry in a split second. Clearly shown when she kicks Batman angrily, only to apologize afterwards. Unlike most examples, this makes her outright terrifying as there is literally no way of telling what comment will set her off on a homicidal rage.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Never My Fault: Zig-zagged; She blames the doctors who put her through the procedure that got rid of her memories, when in fact she volunteered for the procedure herself. The process made her forget that she had, and lead to the unintentional side-effects making her crazy.
  • Not So Different: Presses this several times with Batman.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She looks a bit like Lady Gaga.
  • Poisonous Person: Her Wolverine Claws are tipped with Curare.
  • Red Herring: At first, it seems like Professor Ravencroft might be Magpie. In reality however, it's really Cassie, the Professor's secretary.
  • She-Fu: Magpie's fighting style consists almost entirely of high kicks and acrobatic flips.
  • Split Personality: In this case portrayed accurately. And by the episode "Attraction", the Magpie persona has taken over completely.
  • Stalker Shrine: In prison, she kept a collection of Batman's pictures.
  • Stalker with a Crush: In "Attraction", towards Batman.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Pulls one on Batman of all people while he's staking out Professor Ravencroft's office, knocking him out with his own handcuffs.
  • Stripperiffic: She wears nothing but a corset, panties, and thigh-high leather boots. It's even mocked by Katana.
    Katana: I mean, really? Neck feathers with a boussie? Kinda trashy, don't you think?
  • That Man Is Dead: "Margaret Sorrow is gone. There is only Magpie now."
  • Tragic Villain: A kleptomaniac who genuinely wanted to reform and underwent memory alteration to do so only to become something even worse than before.
  • Villainous BSOD: At the very end when Batman exposes who she really is.
  • Wolverine Claws: How she utilizes her Femme Fatalons in battle.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: She's a thief with silver hair, though it's actually a wig.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Thinks her relationship with Batman is the same as the iconic Batman and Catwoman relationship. It isn't.
  • Yandere: Towards Batman in "Attraction" after he talks to her regularly at Blackgate.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She wears thigh-high leather boots.

Anarky

Voiced by: Wallace Langham

A man who fashions himself as an agent of chaos, bringing pure and unbridled freedom no matter the cost.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His costume's red and gold in the comics, but it's nearly pure white here.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Anarky in the comics is an Anti-Villain with good intentions who can sometimes be as heroic as the protagonists he battles. Here, he's a shameless Card-Carrying Villain.
  • Affably Evil: His first scene has him compliment two vandals on their creativity.
  • Anarchy Is Chaos: Unlike the comics version, this one seems to equate anarchy with chaos.
  • Badass: As seen in his debut episode, he's good enough to give Batman a good hand-to-hand fight.
    • Badass Bookworm: His intelligence is what really makes him dangerous
    • Badass Normal: Like Batman, he has no superpowers. Not that it makes him any less dangerous.
    • Took a Level in Badass: His fighting prowess and schemes actually seems to improve in following episodes.
      • In "Sacrifice", he curb stomps 3 assasins to steal Ra's Al Ghul's corpse and manages to manipulate both Batman and Lady Shiva into nearly starting a plague across Gotham.
      • In "Nexus", he seems to give Batman a harder time in battle and is able to fight both him and Katana to a standstill. That's not even mentioning his plan kidnap Harvey Dent and use him to blow up one of the parks in Gotham.
  • Baddie Flattery: He genuinely admires Batman.
  • Big Bad: As described by the creators.
  • Brought To You By The Letter "A": As seen in the above image.
  • Card-Carrying Villain
  • Characterization Marches On: Later appearances downplay his obsession with Chess Motifs and being considered a Worthy Opponent to Batman, instead emphasizing his planner qualities. Additionally, instead of being upset that Batman doesn't consider him Big Bad material, he seems amused by it and aims to remind Batman that he's still dangerous even if he's not a Worthy Opponent.
  • The Chessmaster: He goes to some lengths to invoke this idea in his first appearance, to the point where his Chess Motifs can feel a little excessive. He even lampshades it. The motifs get dropped by his subsequent appearances, though he remains a Chess Master.
  • Comic Book Fantasy Casting: Wallace Langham seems to be channeling Neil Patrick Harris mixed with a bit of Heath Ledger.
  • Deal with the Devil: Offers one to Harvey Dent.
  • Eviler Than Thou: He is at one point on the receiving end of this by Deathstroke's hands. Doesn't make him a bit less smug.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Batman.
  • Expressive Mask/Latex Perfection: Wears a mask under his hood.
  • Expy: The parallels between him and The Dark Knight Saga's Joker are too obvious to ignore.
    • He's also very similar to Nemesis, thanks to his white suit and use of gadgets. Both were basically created to be the anti-Batman.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Though compared to Batman, the stuff he builds is designed to kill.
  • Graceful Loser:
    • In "Sacrifice", when even after his plan fails, he gives Lady Shiva the refrigerated corpse of Ra's al Ghul.
    • In the final episode, "Alone", he's seen trying to figure his next move against Batman and Katana, represented by a chessboard... But then knocks his chess piece over, and figures that he might as well start over, realizing that he's been defeated, not even angry about it.
  • I Gave My Word: In "Sacrifice", he made a deal with Lady Shiva where he would Ra's al Ghul's body in exchange for her taking part in his plan to cause a viral outbreak. He pretty clearly expected her to die in the outbreak, but despite her surviving and the outbreak failing, he still kept his word in the end.
  • In the Hood: In the comics, he wears some kind of hat with a wide brim, but he wears a hood in the show.
  • Leitmotif: Accompanied by a sinister and aristocratic violin riff.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Deliberately sets up Batman and Lady Shiva to fight over releasing a deadly plague on Gotham.
  • Light Is Not Good: His white costume contrasts his villainous nature.
  • Mad Bomber: His role in "Nexus".
  • Made of Iron: Had to be to survive a thirty foot drop onto cold, harsh steel.
  • Man in White: Changed from red in the comics to provide a contrast to Batman's Dark Is Not Evil.
  • Manipulative Bastard: As seen when he pits Batman and Lady Shiva against each other.
  • Noble Demon/Pragmatic Villainy: Even though Lady Shiva failed to cause the outbreak, he still returns the frozen Ra's al Ghul to her unharmed. Given she lost a couple men in the exchange and could have died, it may have been for the equally pragmatic reason of keeping her from going after him.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He shows definite hints of it, particularly when he seems about to throw a tantrum when Batman sees him as just another nutcase in a costume and not his diametric opposite like Anarky wants.
  • Simple Staff: Wields one during a fight with Batman.
  • Smug Snake: His biggest weakness. Anarky's by no means stupid, but he gives himself too much credit. Toned down after his first appearance.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: In contrast to Batman, his voice is remarkably mellow.
  • Villainous Breakdown: "Do you have any idea what an honor it is to be my opponent? It's a really big deal!!"
  • Whole Costume Reference: Visually, he seems to take a few cues from Moon Knight and The Spectre.
  • Worthy Opponent: Thinks of Batman as one.
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz: He spells his name with a "k".

Daedalus Boch & Junkyard Dog

Voiced by: Arif S. Kinchen (Daedalus) and Carlos Alazraqui (Junkyard Dog)


  • Ascended Extra: They're two of Batman's very lesser known villains from the comics. They first appeared in Arkham Asylum: Living Hell. And the two appeared for a short while in "Secrets".
  • Chekhov's Gunman: They appear in "Secrets" as two taggers Batman scares off while spying on Dr. Ravencroft before making a proper debut in "Tests".
  • Fat and Skinny: Daedalus is the skinny, Junkyard Dog is the fat.
  • Never My Fault: Junkyard Dog seems to figure it out at the end of "Tests", but they seem to have persecution complexes, assuming that whenever they get arrested they're being "silenced by The Man", as opposed to the obvious reason of them being breaking and entering vandals.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Daedalus sounds a lot like Samuel L. Jackson.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Junkyard Dog. At least we presume.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: When Junkyard Dog points out that the reason that the reason their art is rejected may be due to it not being that good, Daedalus tells him to shut up.
  • Those Two Guys
  • Totally Radical: Daedalus's street lingo.

Humpty Dumpty (Humphry Dumpler)

Voiced by: Matt L. Jones

A former bank accountant under the employ of Tobias Whale. He was set to testify against him, but an attempt on his life by Tobias unhinged him, causing him to drop out of the Witness Protection Program and go into hiding. Years later, he returned to take revenge on Tobias and Jim Gordon.
  • Acrofatic: Humpty is surprisngly fast for his size, having escaped Batman three times in his debut episode. Twice while carrying someone. And his second episode had him capture Batman, Katana, Mayor Grange, Commissioner Gordon, and Tobias Whale without them knowing.
  • Actually a Doombot/Ridiculously Human Robot: Uses one to distract Batman and retreat.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Though he's still a sympathetic Anti-Villain, he's far more dangerous and vindictive as opposed to his comic book counterpart, who preferred to avoid any conflict and be left alone.
  • Affably Evil: After his plans fall apart and he's forced to retreat, he expresses seemingly genuine remorse for his actions and even deactivates the bomb suits. Batman sums him up best.
    Batman: Humpty may be broken, but he's not pure evil.
    • Faux Affably Evil: Becomes this in his second appearance as his politeness is slightly less sincere than before and his sociopathic traits are more prominent.
  • Anti-Villain: His motivation is understandable, but his methods are just plain wrong. Unfortunately, by his second appearance, he's devolved into a complete villain.
  • Ax-Crazy: An attempt on his life when he was a witness in a case really scrambled his mind.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Characterization Marches On: His debut appearence portrayed him as an Anti-Villain who though extreme in his methods, displayed genuine remorse for his actions and even released his captives in a show of good sportmanship. His second appearence downplays his sympathetic traits in favor of playing up his more sociopathic traits and sadism.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Had to have this to be able to escape Batman while carrying Tobias Whale, who is every bit as big as he is.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • While Tobias Whale and Icepick Joe are Asshole Victims, Jim Gordon's completely innocent and was merely trying to help him.
    • He arranges a sadistic game in "Games" to punish Batman, Katana, Jim Gordon, Mayor Grange, and Tobias Whale for sending an innocent man to jail for smuggling weapons. Of the five, all but Tobias Whale are guilty only of negligence in either prosecuting the man or having some involvement in the events that lead to his arrest, while Whale used him as a patsy.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: In "Games", he genuinely believed he was doing Ernie Crospy a favor when he kidnapped Batman, Katana, Jim Gordon, Mayor Grange, and Tobias Whale to punish them for sending him to jail for a crime he didn't commit and is annoyed when Ernie refuses to kill them like he wanted.
  • Evil Genius: He's good with numbers, and is quite the Gadgeteer Genius.
  • Evil Laugh: For an Anti-Villain, he's very good at them, to say the least, given how downright creepy they sound.
  • Expy: His second episode "Games" cements him as one for The Riddler, with not a small hint of Jigsaw.
  • Fat Bastard: Though he's not much of a bastard...
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Had to be to build those robots.
  • Genius Bruiser: Subverted. Humpty is a skilled chessmaster, an equally skilled Gadgeteer Genius, and is quite strong physically, but he's not a very effective fighter. Which is why he prefers to keep his distance and retreats if things don't go his way.
  • Giggling Villain: When he kidnaps Gordon. It's downright disturbing.
  • Graceful Loser: After Batman defeats him and escapes, he deactivates the bomb suits that he trapped people inside.
    Batman: He lost the battle and he's walking away honorably.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In "Games", Humpty lands on his tiled floors when he tries to attack Batman, causing the tiles to give way and letting him fall.
  • Hypocrite: He tries to punish Batman, Katana, Jim Gordon, Mayor Grange, and Tobias Whale in "Games" for sending an innocent man to jail, most of whom had barely anything to do with it, seeing him as a kindred spirit whose life was ruined by them. Batman points out that Humpty himself was also complicit, having known the truth of the affair but kept quiet because he was working for Whale at the time. Humpty responds by trying to blow them all up with a cannon.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: You can't really feel sorry for some of his victims like Tobias and Icepick Joe.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Not at a personal level like Deathstroke or a city-wide level like Ra's Al Ghul, but being one of the few non-League of Assassins villains with no comedic traits makes episodes involving him more serious than normal. With the episode "Games" making him more terrifying than before.
  • Knight Templar: Sees himself as this in "Games" wanting to help a man who was committed for a crime he didn't commit.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Knows full well to retreat if the odds are against him.
  • Leitmotif: A 18th century patriotic song-esque one. It sounds like a demented version of Rule Britannia.
  • Mood-Swinger: As a demonstration of his broken psyche, Humpty Dumpty zig-zags between tearful remorse and psychotic joy when confronted by Batman.
  • Moral Myopia: In "Games" he thought he was helping Ernie by kidnapping those responsible for sending him to jail for a crime that he didn't commit and placing them in his deathtraps, never mind the fact that he also kidnapped Ernie against his will and tried to get him to commit murder. Also, see Never My Fault below.
  • Never My Fault: He's angry at Gordon and Whale for "dragging him into their war", but he was already involved. He was Whale's accountant and fully admits to knowing about Whale's criminal activities, but somehow believed that he wasn't at fault in any way.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Zigzagged in "Games". He was going for this trope with Ernie, but his methods involved kidnapping, deathtraps, mind games and convincing Ernie to kill five mostly innocent people as the fix. But at the end of "Games" Tobias Whale is arrested for framing Ernie via a confession with Jim Gordon right in the room; while helping solve Humpty's murder mystery set up.
  • Oh, Crap: When he realizes he's just landed on his tiles as they give way and let him fall.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: A dark variation. The attempt on his life has left him basically as a big, superintelligent child in a grown man's body who loves to play games with people. Too bad his "games" are downright sadistic.
  • Revenge: His primary motivation.
    • Revenge by Proxy: Subverted. It looks like he's about to kidnap Barbara in an attempt at this, but he uses her as a distraction to knock Jim out and kidnap him.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Uses this to describe his plans (fittingly, since he takes his name from a famous rhyme). He drops this trait in his second appearance.
  • Sadist: The episode "Games" all but cements him as one. He's gone from trapping people in explosive metal suits to placing them in Jigsaw-esque deathtraps. Hell, it could be argued that his motive in the episode was just an excuse for him to kill Batman and the others.
  • Self-Made Orphan: His grandmother is mentioned to be deceased from suspicious circumstances. In the comics, she was abusive, so he took her apart to "fix" her.
  • Slasher Smile: His default expression and he's disturbingly effective at these, as the picture would attest to.
  • The Sociopath: His second appearance turns him into one. His desire for revenge has so twisted his mind that he can't feel any empathy towards others.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: A huge, egg-shaped man named Humphry Dumpler? Kids have probably been teasing him with that name since grade school.
  • Tragic Villain: A kind-hearted naive man thrust into a war that wasn't his and subsequently driven insane by it.
  • The Unfought: So far, he's the first villain that Batman hasn't engaged in hand-to-hand combat in the series. Subverted in his second appearance, where he tries to fight Batman only to be easily defeated. He's then captured and sent to Blackgate.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Whenever Batman foils his plans.
  • Vocal Dissonance: The dude is an adult, but his voice sounds like that of a five-year old's. If anything, it makes him even creepier.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: It's very difficult not to feel some degree of sympathy for him. Especially when his plans fall apart. He sounds so sad and unwell and even expresses seemingly genuine remorse for his actions. He clearly needs psychiatric help.
  • Worthy Opponent: He calls Batman "The most fun he's had in years." In fact, in his second appearance, while he gives everyone else cards to help them solve the clues in his game, he gives Batman a blank card because he knows Batman will solve the mystery without help.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: During his attack on Gordon's home, it looks like he's about to kidnap Barbara as a Revenge by Proxy, but he merely knocks Jim out and takes him, leaving her unharmed.

Tobias Whale

Voiced by: Michael-Leon Wooley

A prominent mob boss who controls the gangsters of Gotham City.


  • Accidental Public Confession: In "Games" Tobias unwittingly implicates himself in front of Police Commissioner Jim Gordon, leading to his arrest at the end of the episode.
  • Animal Motifs: Tobias has creases on his chin that resemble a baleen whale's gular grooves.
  • Bald of Evil
  • The Don
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the comic preview as a weapons supplier to Anarky.
  • Enemy Mine: With Batman in "Reckoning" to take control of the city from Ra's al Ghul but betrays him once he realizes that the odds are not in his favor.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He was disturbed by Batman aggressively beating down Killer Croc.
  • Evil Albino: He's an African American with albinism who happens to be a mob boss.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Not surprising, considering that his voice actor had previously voiced Darkseid.
  • Fat Bastard
  • Faux Affably Evil: He acts very cordial when Batman comes to question him, but not before unleashing his guards on him in the same cordial tone.
  • Giggling Villain: He has a very distinct, dismissive-sounding chuckle that he frequently makes when addressing his enemies. Combined with his wide, toothy grin, one almost expects the next word out of his mouth to be, "Problem?".
  • Gold Tooth
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Considering that he's the reason for Humpty Dumpty's Start of Darkness and subsequent descent into villainy, he pretty much deserves Humpty's wrath.
  • Leitmotif: A jazzy guitar tune.
  • Pragmatic Villain: He doesn't try to capture Batman with the other villains. Instead, he waits for Batman to take them out, offers to work with him, then turns on him at the last moment.
  • Rogues-Gallery Transplant: He's traditionally a Black Lightning villain.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Leaves Batman and Gordon to Humpty Dumpty after Batman saves him. He tries it again in "Games", but that was slightly less well thought out.
  • Verbal Tic: He likes ending his sentences with "baby" when speaking to someone.

Phosphorus Rex (Milo Match)

Voiced by: Greg Ellis

A pyrokinetic supervillain in Tobias Whale's employ. He serves as Whale's lawyer and chief enforcer.

The Ghosts

A gang of small-time criminals who used to work in the Cauldron. The Cauldron was an industrial park that became a "no man's land" after it went bankrupt after the Gotham financial crisis. Since the people there have nowhere else to go, they settled in the Cauldron.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Since every members' face is covered with bandages, it's hard to tell their gender. Barbara lampshades it:
    Match: Gentlemen, ladies...
    Barbara: I think they're all guys.
  • Bandaged Face
  • Batter Up: Some of them wield baseball bats.
  • In the Hood: Most of the members wear hoods while a few of them don't.
  • Machete Mayhem: Several of them can be seen wielding machetes.
  • Meaningful Name: They're called the "Ghosts" because they were what Gotham was like in the past during the financial crisis. As Alfred stated, they're "the ghosts of Gotham City's past".
  • The Voiceless: Besides grunting during fight scenes, none of the members talk.

The Key

Voiced by: JB Blanc

A human lockpick, able to pick any lock or hack any electronic device.

Killer Croc

Voiced by: Wade Williams

A giant hybrid of a crocodile and a human, Killer Croc rules over the prisoners of Blackgate. Not much is known about Killer Croc, but he is very street smart and a completely brutal combatant.
  • Achilles' Heel: Croc's hide is extremely tough, but it only covers his extremities: back, forearms, etc. His stomach, underarms and face are all much softer and thus vulnerable to attack.
  • Affably Evil: Is almost polite to Batman, but still forces Batman to fight him.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Zigzagged in "Choices". On one hand, he could have easily killed both Batman and Katana instead of leaving them to get hit by a train while trapped in concrete. On the other, rather than just leaving them there and assuming it would work, he hung around and tried to actively derail any attempt at rescuing them. If Batman didn't have both Oracle and Alfred looking out for him, it would have worked.
  • Expy: Technically, of himself from The Batman cartoon. Who was also an Expy of Leatherhead from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1987 cartoon.
  • Genius Bruiser: Compared to how he usually is portrayed, this incarnation of Croc is notably smarter and more cunning; when Batman first met him, he was ruling the criminal community in Blackgate, and was able to take over the whole prison in a matter of hours. In his second appearance, he tricks Batman and Katana into chasing him, then leads them straight into a concrete trap in the middle of some subway tracks.
  • Fangs Are Evil
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Half crocodile, half human obviously.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Killer Croc traps Batman and Katana in concrete in the middle of subway tracks and leaves them to be run over by a train. Batman defeats him by pushing him into the path of an oncoming train, knocking him out.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Threatens to eat Barbara once he catches her, and does not appear to be joking.
  • Mighty Glacier: Not as fast as Batman, but his tough hide lets him tank attacks until he can grab his opponent.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile
  • Not So Different: A small moment, but it's there.
    Batman: I'm going to enjoy hurting you.
    Croc: See? You're fitting in already.
  • Ragin' Cajun: Not as big on the "ragin'" part, however.

Deathstroke (Slade Wilson/Dane Lisslow)

  • A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: He used to be Alfred's protege.
  • Badass
  • Big Bad: For the second half of the season.
  • The Chessmaster: His plan to eliminate Batman was in the works long before his debut episode.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Not quite on Batman's level in combat, but he makes up for it by using guns and bombs to level the playing field.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Singles out Katana, then puts her on the receiving end of a Game-Breaking Injury.
  • Disney Villain Death: Drops himself to his apparent death to spite Batman, though the cloud cover obscures his landing. "Epitaph" has someone else claim he's still alive, but it's somewhat unreliable given the Sequel Hook.
  • Driven by Envy: Part of his motivation for why he's trying to kill Batman and Alfred, seeing the latter as having replaced him with the former.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Batman. His upbringing is quite similar, having been trained by Alfred as a protege and successor, but the reason Alfred chose Bruce over Slade is because, while both are abrasive, Slade doesn't have any empathy.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Harvey Dent learns too late that when Deathstroke is hired to do a job, he does that job, no matter what it takes.
  • Expy: Of himself, in a way. More specifically, the incredibly cunning Teen Titans version of him.
  • Eye Scream: During the battle in the Batcave, Deathstroke accidentally shoots a C4 pack which leaves him with an injury that pretty much has his right eye blown off and room for his iconic eyepatch to show up.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He may not be a city-wide threat like Ra's al Ghul, but as a personal nemesis to Batman, he now stands second to none. He destroys Batman's reputation, forces Bruce Wayne to fake his death after a public assassination, utterly desecrates Wayne manor, steals the Batmobile, takes over the Batcave, and causes Harvey Dent's transformation into Two-Face.
  • Mad Bomber: Pretty stoic himself, but very liberal with the use of explosives.
  • Master of Disguise: He isn't restricted to just one mask.
  • Nothing Personal: He uses a bomb to pretty badly injure Katana, but insists it's nothing personal since he needs her out of the way for later.
  • Obviously Evil: What possessed Harvey Dent to hire a mercenary who calls himself Deathstroke and pass him off as a hero is beyond anyone's comprehension.
  • Psycho for Hire: He takes Harvey Dent hostage to lure Batman into a confrontation, despite Harvey being the one employing him.
  • Sadistic Choice: Tries to force Batman into either killing him or letting Dent die. When Batman foils this by saving Dent without killing him, Deathstroke drops himself to his apparent death just to spite Batman.

    Other 

Lieutenant/Commissioner James Gordon

Voiced by: Kurtwood Smith

A lieutenant at the Gotham police department. Unlike most incarnations, he starts off as very anti-Batman, believing that he's a lawbreaker just like the villains he fights. However, he isn't unreasonable and is willing to work with Batman in a pinch. After being credited with ending Gotham's black out and the police commissioner being killed, Gordon is promoted to commissioner.
  • Badass
  • By-the-Book Cop: At first.
  • The Commissioner Gordon: Surprisingly subverted, considering he's anti-Batman. At least until episode 8, when he finally starts playing this trope straight. Then literally in "Nexus", after Ra's bumped off the old one.
  • Cool Old Guy: More like Cool Middle-Aged Guy in this incarnation.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Usually when he's talking to Batman.
  • Enemy Mine: Willing to work with Batman if he has to.
    • By episode 8, they're no longer enemies.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Acknowledges that he has the same goal as Batman, but doesn't support him at first because he believes he's breaking the law.
  • Heel-Face Turn: In episode 8, he finally decides to start working with Batman after he saves Barbara and takes the blame for letting Whale run.
  • Hero Antagonist: Not anymore.
  • Overprotective Dad: When Barbara goes on a date, he grills the boy about any criminal misconduct, then has a pair of off-duty detectives follow them.
  • Papa Wolf
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Not at first, but he comes around.
  • Sherlock Scan: Applied when investigating a crime scene to track down Batman.
  • Sympathetic Inspector Antagonist: He's a good cop and works with Batman if he has to, but he considers him a threat to the city and expresses a strong desire to put him in prison.
    • As of episode 8, he's no longer the antagonist and is actively working with Batman.

Michael Holt

Voiced by: Gary Anthony Williams

An industrialist who was targeted by Prof. Pyg and Mister Toad for participating in a shady land deal that destroyed a protected wetlands.

In the comics, Michael Holt is the civilian identity of the second Mister Terrific. Whether he will take on his superhero identity in Beware the Batman remains to be seen.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: His mode of business hasn't been disclosed, though he seems far more legitimate than Stagg.
  • Nice Guy
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Averted, after Alfred broke his ankle saving him and Simon Stagg, he wasn't going to abandon him unlike Stagg was going to do and he helps Alfred out from the oil rig.

Oracle (Barbara Gordon)

Voiced by: Tara Strong

The daughter of Jim Gordon, who wants to meet Batman. Her computer hacking skills helped in taking down the Ion Cortex and saving Gotham from the black out, and takes the moniker of "Oracle".
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Choices" follows her double life as she tries to save Batman and Katana from Killer Croc while going on a date at the same time.
  • Adorkable
  • Clark Kenting: Only uses one of Katana's masks to conceal her identity from Metamorpho and Man-Bat in "Alone".
  • Deadpan Snarker: When she was held hostage by Milo Match in "Allies".
  • Domino Mask: Wears one in "Alone".
  • Fangirl: She really, really wants to meet Batman. After he saves her in "Allies", she immediately starts asking him questions about his gadgets and his suit's material.
  • Genre Savvy: In "Allies", she points out to Milo Match that trusting another bad guy, the Ghosts, is a big mistake and that they'll bail on him at the first sign of trouble.
    • In "Reckoning", she points out to her father than the League of Assassins ninja will most likely capture them as hostages rather than outright kill them.
  • Hollywood Hacking: How she saved the city in "Darkness" and "Reckoning". Resorts to this once she becomes Oracle.
  • Kid Detective: Or at least wants to be one, from her dialogue with her father.
  • Knowledge Broker: Acts as one as Oracle, feeding the heroes police information thanks to her father's job.
  • Meganekko
  • Role Reprisal: This is the fourth time Tara Strong's voiced Barbara, though it's the first time she's voiced Barbara as Oracle.

Dr. Bethanie Ravencroft

Voiced by: Cree Summer

A psychotherapist who Bruce investigates on suspicion of being Magpie. She was a psychotherapist at Blackgate Penitentiary and one of the people who experimented on criminals.

Lunkhead

Voiced by: JB Blanc

A reformed criminal who Batman had beaten into a coma that lasted for two months. He was part of a therapy program in Blackgate Penitentiary alongside Margaret Sorrow.


Dr. Jason Burr

Voiced by: Matthew Lillard

The physicist who invented the Ion Cortex that would help the world's power. He's been targeted by the League of Assassin's for his invention. He has an obvious crush on Tatsu.

In the comics, Jason Burr is the civilian name of the second Kobra. Whether he will take on his supervillain identity in Beware the Batman remains to be seen.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Tatsu at first, though he actually manages to endear himself to her.
  • Adorkable
  • Amazon Chaser: He becomes instantly attracted to Tatsu after seeing her fight.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Inverted, he had a crush on Tatsu before she became his bodyguard.
  • Demonic Possession: It looks like Cypher's still in there even after he's separated from him.
  • Empty Shell: Another victim of the Soultaker Sword in "Fall".
  • Evil Genius: For the League of Assassins.
  • Man Child: He's seen playing with a toy motorcycle like a kid.
  • The Mole: Debatable on how much of one he is, but he's helping Lady Shiva by completing the Ion Cortex.
  • Not That Kind of Doctor: Inverted when Alfred has to inform him that he's not, in fact, a medical doctor. He remains undaunted in giving Katana aid, despite the obvious fact that his help's neither wanted or actually useful.
    Burr: Give me room, I'm a doctor!
    Alfred: Wait! Are you a medical doctor?
    Burr: I am tonight.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses

Metamorpho (Rex Mason)

Voiced by: Adam Baldwin

A security guard at Stagg Enterprises who got exposed to toxic gas that transformed his body. He's also dating Sapphire Stagg, the daughter of Simon Stagg.


  • Back for the Finale: He is summoned in "Alone" to assist in the final battle against Deathstroke.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: He can shapeshift his arms into simple weapons.
  • Breath Weapon: After absorbing Batman's cattle prods, he's able to discharge the energy as a single blast from his mouth.
  • Driven to Suicide: He tragically attempts this at the end after being turned down by Sapphire by smashing the ventilation system and transforming into a gas, causing himself to be sucked out. It doesn't work; he's shown to be still alive at the end.
  • Heel-Face Turn: He wasn't very villainous in the first place, but he cements himself as a hero in "Monsters".
  • Hulk Speak: At first, anyway. He becomes more coherent as he gains control over his powers, losing the Hulk Speak entirely by the end.
  • The Juggernaut: Beyond being too strong for Batman to directly fight, he's also proved immune to nearly everything Batman uses on him.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Remarkably agile despite his size and very strong.
  • Love Hurts: See Driven to Suicide.
  • Made Of Air: He can shift from solid to gaseous at will.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: He's bulletproof and pretty much immune to physical harm. Electricity seems to be his old weakness.
  • The Noseless: While he can make his nose reappear, he's usually seen without it.
  • Revenge: Once Batman tells him the truth about Simon Stagg, he plans to get revenge on him.
  • Secret Relationship: Averted; he and Sapphire kept their relationship a secret, but her father knew about it from watching the security footage.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Generally sticks to maces and blades.
  • Tragic Monster: In his origin story.
    • Starts to actively avoid this fate in his following appearance by ceasing to wallow in misery and starting to help others in need.

Sapphire Stagg

Voiced by: Emmanuelle Chriqui

The daughter of Simon Stagg and who's dating Rex Mason.


  • Adaptational Villainy: The total opposite of her father in terms of personality and morals in the comics, Sapphire here is very much following in Simon's corrupt footsteps.
  • Blondes Are Evil
  • Broken Pedestal: In "Toxic", Batman views and treats her as Rex's lover who expresses her concerns for him, however, in "Monsters", Batman now views her with disdain as just another Corrupt Corporate Executive upon discovering her criminal plan. Even when Sapphire express how she still love Rex and express concern for him, Batman shows no sympathy and instead lies to her about Rex being dead and concludes his talk with her by threatening to have her arrested like her father if she continues with her corrupt schemes.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Has taken over this role following her father's arrest.
  • Daddy's Girl: She believes that her father would accept her relationship with Rex Mason and that her father would never harm him. But this all changes when she learns that truth.
    Batman: Like father, like daughter.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: She dates Rex Mason, a security guard to her father's company. Simon wanted her to be with someone better than a security guard.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She still loves Rex even though she's now a capitalist monster, and it's implied her actions are motivated by the desire to get her father out of jail.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Her personality revised from a concerned lover of Rex Mason in "Toxic" to that of a Smug Snake Corrupt Corporate Executive terrorizing defenseless citizens to buy the land for profit in "Monsters".
  • Karma Houdini: Gets away with basically organizing terrorist acts in "Monsters", with Batman simply letting her off with a warning.
  • Love Hurts: When she tells Rex that she can't see past his transformation to love him, he commits suicide by turning into gas and getting sucked into the ventilation system right in front of her. But what they don't know is that he survived.
  • Rich Bitch: Her Smug Snake attitude and despicable actions against Old Gotham in "Monsters" would qualify her to be this.
  • Secret Relationship: Averted; she and Rex kept their relationship a secret; but her father knew about it from watching the security footage.
  • Smug Snake: Towards Batman in "Monsters" once he discovers her plan.
  • Start of Darkness: In "Monsters".
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In "Monsters", when she starts becoming like her father.

Mayor Marion Grange

Voiced by CCH Pounder

The mayor of Gotham City.


  • Black Boss Lady
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Mentioned in a news ticker in "Attraction" and a voiceless cameo in "Darkness" before being formally introduced in "Nexus".
  • Expy: Of Amanda Waller. They even share voice actors. Her character model is nearly identical to the one used in Justice League.
  • Heroic BSOD: The events of "Games" are a bit much for her, so she takes a leave of absence. This eventually led her to resign from being mayor in "Hero".
  • Iron Lady: Still maintains her authoritative tone after an attempt on her life.
    • Subverted in "Games", where she is the one that panics the most in Humpty's "game", to the point of ditching Batman, Katana, and Gordon to their deaths, then ultimately resigning in "Hero".
  • Race Lift: From a Caucasian woman in the comics to an African-American one.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She's against Harvey Dent's obsessive witch hunt on Batman and only funds his Special Crime Unit to "give him a higher rope to hang himself from", knowing that if she doesn't, Gotham would likely choose him as the next mayor instead of re-electing her, and it would only give Dent even more power to put on his witch hunt.

Harvey Dent

Harvey Dent
Two-Face

The new, overzealous District Attorney after the black-out six months ago. Harvey Dent wants to solve Gotham City's "cape and mask crisis" through his Special Crimes Unit, and targets Batman and Katana as part of the problem.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Surprising, considering the character fated to be Two-Face, but most versions of Harvey portray him as a generally-good character with a dark side and/or split personality he keeps suppressed until the incident that causes him to completely transform into Two-Face. This Harvey, however, is a full-on Jerkass from the first second he's introduced — belligerent, self-absorbed, power-hungry, and glory-seeking.
  • Ambiguously Brown
  • Bandaged Face: After being caught in an explosion and hospitalized.
  • Deal with the Devil: Offered one by Anarky, and eventually takes him up on it in "Hero". Doesn't exactly pan out.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His name is shown in the news ticker in "Attraction".
  • Good Is Not Nice: Though "good" is arguably pushing it.
  • Hero Antagonist: Takes this role from Gordon.
  • Hypocrite: For someone so willing to discredit Batman and other costumed freaks as well as say he helps enforce the laws, being willing to team up with Anarky is a little eyebrow-raising. Batman calls him on it in "Hero".
  • Jerkass: Compared to other portrayals.
  • Inspector Javert: He's thoroughly convinced Batman is the bad guy, to the point that he refuses to believe Batman isn't responsible for basically every act of vigilantism he comes across.
  • It's All About Me: In particular, during Bruce Wayne's "funeral" in "Epitaph", where he spins the event around him and is worried over being targeted by the fake Batman, instead of the other people also being attacked.
  • Lawful Stupid: Tries to have Batman shot by a SWAT team while he is trying to de-activate several bombs, arguing that a bomb-squad should do it instead.
  • Royal "We": He averted this in "Twist" but begins talking this way in "Alone" after he believes Batman has died. It's a sign of his Two-Face personality emerging.
  • Sanity Slippage: Happens to him throughout "Twist" and "Alone" after the incident.
  • Slave to PR: The only reason he allows Gordon's troops to break up the prison riot in "Animal" is due to how he'd look in front of the press.
    • In "Doppleganger", he confesses he hunts down Batman to sell his image as having no tolerance towards costumed freaks. He doesn't care what happens to him or any vigilante if he becomes the new mayor.
  • That Man Is Dead: Declares himself "a new man" after being caught in the incident in "Epitaph".
  • Tranquil Fury: He pursues his enemies with this after he is "changed" by the explosion. Contrasts his hot-tempered personality as Harvey.
  • Two-Faced: Heavily implied to have gained his iconic appearance in "Epitaph", where he's caught in a massive explosion and taken away by the SCU, face conspicuously hidden from view.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Still hounds Batman and Katana after they save him from Anarky's bombs.
  • The Unreveal: Thanks to the shows untimely cancellation, his actual Two Face appearance is never seen under the bandages.

Dane Lisslow

Click here to see his other identity (spoiler) 

Harvey's second-in-command in the Special Crimes Unit. He and Wayne become fast friends through their appreciation of martial arts. For more info, see Deathstroke.

  • Badass Normal: Bruce praises him as being nearly as skilled as himself.
  • The Dragon: Harvey Dent's.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In "Monsters" and "Animal", before being formally introduced in "Doppelganger".
  • Expy: Looks a little like Race Bannon, doesn't he?
  • False Flag Operation: He dresses as Batman to ruin Batman's reputation, starting with the assassination of Bruce Wayne.
  • Foreshadowing: In his Batman disguise, his belt clearly doesn't match Batmans own. So whose belt does it look like? Deathstroke's.
  • I Have Your Wife: Deathstroke kidnaps his son to force his cooperation, but Barbara later discovers that Dane Lisslow is a forged identity.
  • Taking You with Me: He straps a bandolier of grenades to himself and tries to blow Batman up. He ends up only taking out himself... maybe.
  • Significant Anagram: Dane Lisslow is an anagram for Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke.
  • Walking Spoiler

Man-Bat (Kirk Langstrom)

Formerly Dr. Kirk Langstrom, his research was perverted by Professor Pyg to create an army of animal hybrids, with himself as the first victim.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Most incarnations of Man-Bat are either a Mad Scientist or a Tragic Monster with no control over his bat form. This one was turned against his will, fight Batman only in his first appearance due to being Brainwashed and Crazy (courtesy of Professor Pyg and Mr Toad), and is otherwise a very nice guy who has no trouble controlling his bat form.
  • Back for the Finale: He is summoned in "Alone" to assist in the final battle against Deathstroke.
  • Bat out of Hell: Per the name.
  • Mind-Control Device: Pyg and Toad control him through a time-release injector containing a serum which makes him obey the first voice he hears.
  • Super Serum: How he became Man-Bat

Manhunter (Paul Kirk)

Voiced by: Xander Berkeley

  • Badass: He's able to fight Batman one-on-one. His clones are even tougher, on account of practically being robots.
  • Great White Hunter: Posed as one publicly to cover up his activities as the government spy Manhunter.
  • Send in the Clones: He is used as the template for an army of inorganic clones with all his abilities.
  • Slave Mooks: The Manhunter clones are controlled through a chip in their neck.
  • Older Than They Look: Twenty years of cyrogenic suspension have left him looking as young as the day he disappeared.

Ava Kirk

Voiced by: Tisha T. Banker

  • Childhood Friend Romance: Was friends with Bruce when they were kids, and they start a relationship after she comes back.


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