Characters: The Dark Knight Trilogy Other Characters
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Played by: Will Friedle (voice in Batman: Gotham Knight)The man who approached ex-GCPD Brian Douglas, and invited him to join the Batmen.
Played by: Andy LutherAn ex-cop Batman Impersonator who tried to capture the Chechen and the Scarecrow.
"What gives you the right? What's the difference between you and me?"
- All There in the Manual: According to the novelization He's a former cop.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: The Joker delivers his Character Death in a typicl gruesome fashion.
- Glasgow Grin: The Joker gives him one of these.
- Heroic Wannabe: He views Batman as an inspiration, subsequently dressing up with the other copycats and trying to put a halt to crime.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Averted, Brian and the other copycats carry shotguns.
Played by: Beatrice RosenThe prima ballerina of a Russian company.
- Ballet: The Prima Ballerina of a Russian Ballet Troupe.
- Hidden Depths: At first, she appears to be Bruce's latest piece of arm candy to help him play up his image as a careless playboy. However, she proceeds to engage in an intelligent debate with Harvey and Rachel about Batman and she holds passionate views about vigilantism.
- Ms. Fanservice: Justified because she's suntanning in a yacht.
- Statuesque Stunner: Just look at her! She stands at five-foot-nine, and is an incredibly gorgeous ballerina.
Played by: Anthony Michael HallThe Gotham City news host of Gotham Tonight.
- Ascended Extra: Aside from a small role in the film, he was more or less expanded in the viral campaign for The Dark Knight, having interviews with notable people like Harvey Dent on his show.
- Bound and Gagged: By the Joker, but he and his camera crew, plus a few other people, are dressed up as the Joker's clowns in a Disguised Hostage Gambit. The Joker does this with other hostages as well at the top of the Trump Tower to trick the SWAT teams, but this trick fails on Batman due to Batman unmasking Engel first and realizing those dressed as clowns are hostages.
- Catchphrase: The above quote.
- Deadline News: Forced at one point to read commands to Gotham by The Joker. Subverted, as he survives the experience.
- Intrepid Reporter: Although he's the host of his news show, he does report from the ground.
- Mouth of the Joker: Engel delivers the Joker's threats after being taken hostage following the hospital explosion. That includes the maniacal laughter that the Joker wrote down verbatim on the cue cards:Mike Engel: "I'm Mike Engel for Gotham Tonight. What does it take to make you people join in? You failed to kill the lawyer. I've got to get you off the bench..."The Joker: Bench...Mike Engel: "And into the game."The Joker: ...game.Mike Engel: "Come nightfall, this city is mine..."The Joker: Mine...Mike Engel: "... and anyone left here plays by my rules."The Joker: ...rules.Mike Engel: "If you don't want to be in the game... get out now.The Joker: ...get out nowMike Engel: "But the bridge and tunnel crowd are sure in for a surprise. Ha ha ha ha."
Played by: Juno TempleA close friend of Selina Kyle.
- The Ditz: She isn't exactly stupid, but she either ignores or is unaware of the seriously bad aspects of Bane's 'rule'. Nor does she seem to be a very good thief.
- Expy: Of Holly Robinson.
- Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Implied to be this, but she's not exactly all that pure herself.
- Morality Pet: For Selina, though she's also a partner in crime - Jen steals a guy's wallet, and then Selina kicks his ass out while discreetly lifting his wallet.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She disappears before the climax of the third movie and isn't mentioned again.
Dr. Leonid Pavel
Played by: Alon Aboutboul
"Nothing! I said nothing!"A Russian nuclear scientist Bane has kidnapped.
- Butt Monkey: Kidnapped, coerced, necksnapped in front of a crowd.
- Character Death: His death means that no one can disarm the nuclear bomb because no one else knows how this kind of bomb works.
- Fake Russian: Alon Aboutboul is an Israeli of Algerian/Egyptian extraction.
- Neck Snap: Bane does this to him.
- Reluctant Mad Scientist: Dr. Pavel wants nothing to do with Bane, attempting to make a deal with the CIA instead. Bane eventually threatens Pavel's children to gain the doctor's cooperation.
- Two First Names: Leonid Pavel; which is which?
- Translation Correction: As having two first names is an extremely rare phenomenon for Russian names, Dr. Pavel was given the more realistic surname "Pavlov" in the Russian dub (although, as it turns out, Russian people with the surname "Pavel" actually exist). Due to the existence of a Dr. Ivan Pavlov in reality, this might have made it sound like Hollywood resorted to the Famous-Named Foreigner trope once again.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Bane uses him to convert the reactor into a bomb, then breaks his neck at the football stadium.
Played by: Aidan GillenA CIA agent tracking down Bane.
"Dr. Pavel, I'm CIA."
- All There in the Manual: His name, Bill Wilson, was only revealed in the novelization.
- Asshole Victim: Given his treatment of prisoners, even if they are evil, his own death is less likely to be mourned.
- Badass Boast: "The flight plan I just filed with the Agency lists me, my men, Dr. Pavel here, but only one of you! First one to talk gets to stay on my aircraft!"
- Character Death: In the plane crash.
- Famous Last Words: "Well, congratulations! You got yourself caught! Now what's the next step of your master plan?"
- Glory Hound: The novel suggests he's one.
- Good Is Not Nice/Good Is Not Soft: This role is just a minor break from the type of characters Gillen portrayed in Game of Thrones and The Wire; though he's undeniably with the good guys, his methods are rather brutal, and he's a Smug Snake.
- I Am the Noun: "Dr. Pavel, I'm CIA."
- In Name Only: Though it's easy to miss since he goes unnamed in the movie and his nickname was only revealed in the Alternate Reality Game, he's also known as Bill "Slade" Wilson, who DC fans will immediately recognize as classic supervillain Deathstroke, the Terminator.
- Large Ham: On the plane, he tends to yell his lines.
- Oh Crap!: His look when Bane boasts his plan includes crashing the plane with no survivors.
- Power Stance: His iconic pose in front of the plane.
- Smug Snake: He's too confident about his prisoners and his plane.
- Too Dumb to Live: Wilson apparently doesn't believe that getting caught really was part of Bane's plan... in spite of the fact that he has quite obviously been double-crossed by the guy who handed over prisoners he said worked for Bane, without mentioning that one of them was Bane.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: He believes himself to be the heroic interrogator of very bad men. He's truly a Red Shirt.
Plated by: Daniel SunjataAn officer in the US Special Forces who managed to sneak into Gotham after Bane's take over as part of a plan to defeat Bane and his forces.
"I'll die before I talk."
- Face Death with Dignity: His most memorable line is calmly telling Bane that he'll die before telling Bane anything.
- Sacrificial Lion
- Shaggy Dog Story: He and his men manage to infiltrate Gotham, get past Bane's guard, start coordinating a plan with Gordon... and then all get slaughtered by Bane before they can accomplish anything because of Miranda/Talia's betrayal.
- The Stoic
- Undying Loyalty
- You Shall Not Pass: Downplayed, but he and his men try to give Blake, Gordon, and company time to escape.