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* NotSoDifferent: She lies to Gordon's girlfriend to try to break up their relationship, a tactic used by Renee earlier in the season.

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* NotSoDifferent: NotSoDifferent:
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She lies to Gordon's girlfriend to try to break up their relationship, a tactic used by Renee earlier in the season.


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* ObfuscatingInsanity: She's blatantly off her rocker in season 3, but she's still a very intelligent woman when her synapses are firing properly - best seen in the season 3 opener where she easily works out Butch being behind the gang attack on the Sirens Club.


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* TheStarscream: To Penguin in season 3 - she fancies that Gotham needs a queen, and helps Ed destroy Penguin's empire in order to become undisputed ruler of the city.

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** BackForTheDead: ...[[spoiler:where he's killed off for good by a combination of Barbara and Bruce]].
* BadassInCharge: The supreme leader of the League of Shadows, the greatest order of assassins in the world. When he's not [[spoiler:actively trying to get Bruce to kill him]], he's one of the series' most formidable combatants.


* CanonForeigner: The Mad Hatter never had a sister in the comics. Though in ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', he was obsessed with his secretary, named Alice.

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* CanonForeigner: The Mad Hatter never had a sister in the comics. Though in ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', he was obsessed with his secretary, named Alice.


* CanonForeigner: The Mad Hatter never had a sister in the comics.

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* CanonForeigner: The Mad Hatter never had a sister in the comics. Though in ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', he was obsessed with his secretary, named Alice.


* ForegoneConclusion: Subverted. In the comics, she's Commissioner Jim Gordon's wife and Batgirl's mother and namesake. As she is a murderous psychopath in this continuity, it's unlikely that that will come to pass. [[spoiler:But then played partially straight, courtesy of a HazyFeelTurn in the final season and the birth of her and Jim's child after a one-night stand.]]

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* ForegoneConclusion: Subverted. In the comics, she's Commissioner Jim Gordon's wife and Batgirl's mother and namesake. As she is a murderous psychopath in this continuity, it's unlikely that that will come to pass. [[spoiler:But then played partially straight, courtesy of a HazyFeelTurn in the final season and the birth of her and Jim's child after a one-night stand.]] But they still never marry]].

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* CloudCuckooLander: Sometimes in season 2 and 3. Very much not played for laughs.
-->'''Barbara:''' Jim. I had a dream about you the other night. You were in this horrible accident, and you lost both of your legs, and then I had to push you around in a giant baby carriage.
-->'''Gordon:''' [[SarcasmMode ...good seeing you, Barbara]].

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* AmicableExes: [[spoiler:With Gordon, somehow, in the finale.]]


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Has been the source of a lot of grief for Gordon.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Has been the source of a lot of grief for Gordon.Gordon, most notably her singlehandedly ruining his and Bullock's CowboyCop attempt to take down Falcone.


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* TookALevelInKindness: She's still ruthless and will kill at the drop of a hat in season 4, but the influence of Ra's sees her both attempting to genuinely reconcile with Tabitha and taking Selina under her wing, both of which succeed after she relents to Tabby's pressure and saves both their lives from the gang Selina was stealing from. Even later in the season, after [[spoiler:becoming the Demon's Head causes her ego to hit new heights]], she willingly gives it all up to save Tabitha from Ra's - something that never would have happened a season prior.


* ArchEnemy: Aside from Jerome ([[spoiler: and later Jeremiah]]), Ra's is one of Bruce Wayne's most personal adversaries. He's also the only one to make him [[spoiler: break his [[ThouShaltNotKill no killing rule]].]]
* ArcVillain: Of the last two episodes of the third season, as well as [[spoiler:the last few episodes of season 4, alongsinde Jeremiah]].

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* ArchEnemy: Aside from Jerome ([[spoiler: and ([[spoiler:and later Jeremiah]]), Ra's is one of Bruce Wayne's most personal adversaries. He's also the only one to make him [[spoiler: break his [[ThouShaltNotKill no killing rule]].]]
* ArcVillain: Of the last two episodes of the third season, as well as [[spoiler:the last few episodes of season 4, alongsinde alongside Jeremiah]].


* BadassDecay: She's originally Galavan's [[TheDragon Dragon]], and one of the most formidable martial characters on the show up to that point. Subsequent story arcs demoted her to the love interest of Butch and Barbara, and even to DamselInDistress when [[spoiler:Ra's threatens her life to get the power of the Demon's Head back]].


* TheBadGuyWins: Early in Season 4, [[spoiler:it's revealed that he wants Bruce to kill him. And he does.]]

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* TheBadGuyWins: TheBadGuyWins:
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Early in Season 4, [[spoiler:it's revealed that he wants Bruce to kill him. And he does.]]]]
** While he [[spoiler:dies (again) at the end of season 4, the finale shows Bruce does eventually become the Dark Knight of Gotham, just as he'd seen in his vision]].

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* AdaptationalBadass: Her comic counterpart is essentially just a harmless civilian. Here, she's one of the most dangerous women in Gotham.


** [[spoiler: She's not gonna give up her baby to Gordon and Lee.]] Though see the AdultFear entry for her reasoning on this one.

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* ShipperOnDeck: In the finale is one to the now ten-years older Bruce and Selina.


* KarmaHoudini: The most punishment she gets for her killing spree is being put in a coma. After waking up, she is set free, faces no legal repercussions, and is apparently forgiven by everyone except Jim and Lee.
** KarmaHoudiniWarranty: However, she ends up electrocuted to death by Tabitha when Barbara eventually turns on her. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope But then she comes back...]]]]

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* KarmaHoudini: KarmaHoudini:
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The most punishment she gets for her killing spree is being put in a coma. After waking up, she is set free, faces no legal repercussions, and is apparently forgiven by everyone except Jim and Lee.
** KarmaHoudiniWarranty: However,
Lee. [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty However]], she ends up electrocuted to death by Tabitha when Barbara eventually turns on her. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope But [[spoiler:But then she comes back...]]]]]]
** After the ten-year time skip in the finale she's somehow become one of the largest real-estate developers in Gotham, a hell of an achievement for someone with her history.

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