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Bruce Wayne/Batman
"To those who would hurt the innocent, I give you one warning: Beware my wrath."
Voiced by: Anthony Ruivivar Foreign VAs 

Bruce Wayne: Industrialist and philanthropist by day, masked crime-fighter at night. For those who would prey on the innocent... beware the Batman.

  • Berserk Button: In "Monsters," when it gets personal for Batman when he learns about the attacks on Old Gotham (which is where his parents were killed) and barely restrained himself when he learns Sapphire was behind the attacks and after she dares asks him about Rex that she still loves, Batman nearly loses his temper towards her as though asking about her ex-lover Rex was an insult to him just after she heartlessly admitted to organizing an attack on the murder site of Bruce's own loved ones.
  • Catchphrase: "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 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 great fighter and a Great Detective.
  • Great Detective: This incarnation of Batman is more focused on his detective skills than other incarnations.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Following Alfred's leave of absence, he starts to go down this route when he became more risk-taking and brooding, until his Heel Realization after nearly beating Killer Croc to death.
  • 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.
  • Sociopathic Hero: When Batman grows to become more risk-taking and brooding, he even starts to show Lack of Empathy towards criminals, even those with some redeeming qualities such as Sapphire Stagg, however, following his Heel Realization after unleashing a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on Killer Croc, he averts this by retaining his empathy and morality and calling out Deathstroke in the final episode for not having empathy like himself.
  • 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.
    • An example would be at the end of "Monsters," when Batman shows No Sympathy towards Sapphire, who expresses her love and concern for Rex after condescendingly admitting to be behind the Old Gotham attacks. Although it may have something to do with not wanting to show vulnerability towards criminals, possibly after his experience trying to show sympathy towards Magpie that drops his guard and nearly get him (and later Katana) killed. However, Old Gotham was also the site of Bruce's parents' murders, so Batman on a personal level doesn't take too lightly on the one responsible for trying to desecrate that area vital to him.
  • 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 

Alfred Pennyworth
Voiced by: JB Blanc Foreign VAs 

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.

  • Adaptational Badass: This show plays up Alfred's MI6 background and is active in helping train Bruce and even helps in the fields at times himself.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Tatsu gives him "Major" as one.
  • The Atoner: Why he leaves after "Reckoning".
  • Badass in Distress: When he gets captured by Prof. Pyg and Mr. Toad.
  • 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.
  • 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?
    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.
  • 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.
  • Retired Badass: There are constant mentions to his MI6 past.
  • 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.


Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana
"This job just got interesting."
Voiced by: Sumalee Montano Foreign VAs 

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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Though not as much, unlike other major female characters like Magpie or Lady Shiva, but several episodes feature a closeup of Katana's rear.
  • 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.
  • Not So Stoic: When Batman reveals his identity to her and Alfred revealing that he's working with him.
  • 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.
  • 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.



Voiced by: JB Blanc Foreign VAs 

Batman's advanced computer that controls all of his gadgets and devices.

  • Deadpan Snarker: It is ambiguous whether it is genuinely snarky or if it is just too literal-minded.
  • 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.


    James Gordon 

Lieutenant/Commissioner James Gordon
"Batman is not a hero. No one who takes the law into their own hands is."
Voiced by: Kurtwood Smith Foreign VAs 

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.

  • The Commissioner Gordon: Surprisingly subverted, considering he's anti-Batman. At least until "Allies", when he finally starts playing this trope straight. Then literally in "Nexus", after Ra's bumped off the old commissioner.
  • 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 eight, 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 "Allies", he finally decides to start working with Batman after he saves Barbara and takes the blame for letting Whale run.
  • Hero Antagonist: Not anymore after Batman saves Barbara.
  • Love-Obstructing Parents: 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: He will do anything to keep his daughter safe.
  • 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 "Allies", he's no longer the antagonist and is actively working with Batman.
  • Turn in Your Badge: Quits in disgust after a deranged Dent forces Mayor Hull to declare martial law and turn the SCU and SWAT teams into Anti-Batman kill squads.


Barbara Gordon/Oracle
Voiced by: Tara Strong Foreign VAs 

The daughter of Jim Gordon, who wants to meet Batman. After her computer hacking skills save Gotham City from the black out, she helps Batman and Katana directly and takes the codename "Oracle".

  • Abled in the Adaptation: In the comics, Barbara taking up the identity of Oracle was due to wanting to continue to help out after the Joker paralyzed her. Here, she's still able-bodied.
  • Ascended Fangirl: Started as as a big time fangirl, to working for him as Oracle.
  • Clark Kenting: Only uses one of Katana's masks to conceal her identity from Metamorpho and Man-Bat in "Alone".
  • 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.
  • Bespectacled Cutie: A sweet, cute and attractive girl who wants to look out for people.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When she was held hostage by Milo Match in "Allies".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Younger and Hipper: In the comics, Barbara became Oracle as an adult. Here, she's still a teenager.


Rex Mason/Metamorpho
Voiced by: Adam Baldwin Foreign VAs 

A security guard at Stagg Enterprises who got exposed to toxic gas that transformed his body leading him to become Metamorpho. 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 as he was more of a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds, 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.
  • Unknown Rival: His former lover Sapphire Stagg, as revealed in "Monsters".


Kirk Langstrom/Man-Bat

Voiced by: Robin Atkin Downes Foreign VAs 

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.
  • Professor Guinea Pig: Subverted. Unlike many incarnations, he doesn't experiment on himself willingly. Pyg and Toad alter his serum and then force him at gun point to inject himself with it.
  • Super Serum: How he became Man-Bat


Paul Kirk/Manhunter

Voiced by: Xander Berkeley Foreign VAs 

An old friend of Thomas Wayne who was secretly a costumed government spy.

  • Badass Normal: He is an impressive athlete, fighter, and spy, despite having no powers. Both the government and The Council see him as an asset because of this.
  • Disappeared Dad: To Ava. He was captured and cryogenically frozen for twenty years, leading Ava to believe her father disappeared during a hunting incident.
  • Great White Hunter: Posed as one publicly to cover up his activities as the government spy Manhunter.
  • Hero of Another Story: His conflict against The Council sets him up as one. His episode even ends with him going on a quest to take down the remaining Manhunter clones.
  • 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 cryogenic suspension have left him looking as young as the day he disappeared.

    Dr. Jason Burr 

Dr. Jason Burr
Voiced by: Matthew Lillard Foreign VAs 

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 and the twin brother of the first, Jeffrey Burr.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Tatsu at first, though he actually manages to endear himself to her.
  • 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.
  • Manchild: 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: A scientist who wears glasses.

    Ava Kirk 

Ava Kirk

Voiced by: Tisha T Banker Foreign VAs 

A childhood friend of Bruce Wayne that sets up a clinic in Gotham. She becomes a target when The Council wants to use her against her father, Paul Kirk AKA Manhunter.

  • Canon Foreigner: Paul Kirk never had a daughter in the comics.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Was friends with Bruce when they were kids, and they start a relationship after she comes back to Gotham.

    Jason Todd 

Jason Todd

A young street urchin who gets mixed up with the Bat. He appears in the comic only.

  • Last Episode, New Character: He appears in the last issue of the Beware the Batman tie-in comic.
  • Mythology Gag: He wears a very similar outfit to Jason in the source material.
  • No Name Given: His name is never said, though it's obvious by his appearance and his background that he's supposed to be Jason Todd, who is usually Batman's second Robin in most continuities.
  • The Quiet One: He doesn't say much.


League of Assassins

    Ra's al Ghul 

Ra's al Ghul
"I have often wondered what it feels like to lose."
Voiced by: Lance Reddick Foreign VAs 

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 Jerkass: 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.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: He's heavily involved in both Alfred and Katana's origins. Causing the death of Edogawa Yamashiro has Alfred retiring to become a butler to the Waynes and puts Katana towards her path to finding the Soultaker Sword.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In comics and other media, Ra's sees Batman as a potential successor for his empire and has even used his daughter's love for him to entice him. He has no interest in giving the keys to his kingdom to anyone else, so he sees Batman as more a minor nuisance than a potential ally.
  • Adapted Out: Unless there were plans for her had the show continued, his daughter Talia, a notable Love Interest for Batman and the mother of his son Damian, is unmentioned.
  • 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.
  • Arc Villain: For the first half of the season, Ra's and the League are the main threat to Gotham, culminating in his return.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The leader of the League of Assassins and the only one that can outfight Batman and Katana.
  • 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: After being revived, he uses the Ion Cortex to plunge all of Gotham into darkness, and has captured Batman.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Ra's and the League of Assassins may be the greater threat in terms of scope, but Anarky is causing his own havoc in the midst of it all.
  • 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: An evil elderly man hinted to have lived much longer.
  • Graceful Loser: Batman thwarting his plans prompts him to compliment Bats and say that he always wondered what it was like to lose.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: His invasion of Gotham causes Alfred to leave, Harvey Dent to become District Attorney, and Barbara Gordon to become more involved in crime fighting, all important plots in the second half of the season.
  • 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 

Lady Shiva
"The flower you picked has wonderful petals. I wonder if the same is true of her soul."
Voiced by: Finola Hughes Foreign VAs 

A mysterious and highly dangerous martial artist with a position of authority in the League of Assassins.

  • Adaptational Wimp: She is a better fighter than everyone on the show except Batman, who defeats her relatively easily when they fight. In the comics however, Shiva is one of the very few people who is flat-out better than Batman and regularly mops the floor with him.
  • Affably Evil: She's quite polite to her enemies.
  • Badass Normal: Just like Batman, it's all skill.
  • 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.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: What she promises to put Silver Monkey through.
  • Combat Stilettos: And they slow her down not one bit.
  • 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.
  • Glass Cannon: While she can fight quite evenly with Batman she goes down quickly once he gets a hit or two on her.
  • The Faceless: We only hear her voice in "Safe".
  • Ms. Fanservice: She sports a tight, midriff-bearing outfit.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: 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: She is incredibly tall.
  • 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 

Silver Monkey
"Surrender now, and I will grant you both quick deaths."
Voiced by: James Remar Foreign VAs 

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


"Don't struggle... I have your mind, I have control."
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 weapons, 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: The voices of the people he speaks through grow deeper and more digitized.
  • 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: He is very skinny.
  • 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: His green tendrils emit this color.
  • The Speechless: Played with. Cypher can talk, but only through his controlled victims.
  • Synchronization: He feels whatever his brainwashed victims feel.
  • Wall Crawl: His preferred method of travel.

Gotham Underworld


"It's a sort of random action that makes me the better player. You, the black king representing order, and I, the white king - well, I'm Anarky!"
Voiced by: Wallace Langham Foreign VAs 

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. This Anarky is a self proclaimed sociopath and aimless terrorist that acts as a stand-in for the Joker.
  • Age Lift: Anarky was introduced in the comics as a 12 year old boy and is usually depicted as a teenager in most portrayals. This Anarky appears to be at least around the same age as Batman, if not older.
  • Anarchy Is Chaos: Unlike the comics version, this one seems to equate anarchy with chaos.
  • Ax-Crazy: If this exchange is anything to go by:
    Lady Shiva: You would strike a bargain with the League of Assassins? Are you mad?
    Anarky: Without question!
  • 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.
  • Baddie Flattery: He genuinely admires Batman.
  • Big Bad: Described as such by the creators, Anarky occupies the role of Batman's Arch-Enemy instead of the Joker in this series.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": As seen in the above image.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: By his own admission, describing himself as an agent of chaos, and the polar opposite of Batman.
  • 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.
  • Composite Character: He's named Anarky, but his villainy, obsession with causing chaos, white Color Motif, and his initial obsession with being noticed by Batman are traits more often associated with The Joker. He is even responsible for corrupting Harvey Dent like one particular Joker is known for.
  • The Corrupter: To Harvey Dent. While Dent was never a nice guy to begin with, he at least didn't use illegal methods to bring down Batman. Anarky quickly changed all of that and even egged on his behavior as Two-Face.
  • Deal with the Devil: Offers one to Harvey Dent in "Monsters". He accepts.
  • 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.
    Batman: You hired Deathstroke and he turned on you.
    Anarky: [chuckles] Psychopaths, just can't trust 'em. You think I'd know that by now, but I'm a sucker for crazy!
  • Evil Counterpart: To Batman, made to be the Dark Knight's antithesis. While Batman is a hero who dresses in black, Anarky is a terrorist who dresses in white. While Batman tries to maintain order, Anarky embraces chaos.
  • Expressive Mask: Wears a mask under his hood.
  • Expy:
  • Faux Affably Evil: Anarky will be such a nice guy to you, while he has your life threatened as well.
  • 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.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Even when Batman doesn't find him to be a Worthy Opponent, he still knows Anarky is still one of his most dangerous enemies to date, who without much resources, nearly wiped out all of Gotham using a lethal plague that would zombify the entire population, his frame-up for Batman started the first of many of Batman's risky decisions, and slowly corrupted Harvey Dent to become the villainous Two-Face and had hired Deathstroke to terrorize Gotham to destroy Batman, and in the tie-in comics, nearly plunged Gotham into chaos. Even with guys like Ra's al Ghul and Deathstroke, Anarky is easily the series' vilest villain.
  • 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 Behind the Man: Is this to Deathstroke in "Hero" and Harvey Dent from "Monsters" to "Alone". Deathstroke is quick to cut ties with Anarky when their agendas start to conflict with one another, but he was the one who hired him in the first place. He's a more straight example to Dent, as he pushed him into using illegal means of capturing Batman, and even groomed his descent into Two-Face.
    Anarky: Didn't you realize I could kill you [Dent] as easily as I created you?
  • Manipulative Bastard: As seen when he pits Batman and Lady Shiva against each other.
  • Practically Joker: Anarky was re-imagined as an analogue for the Joker, who never appeared in the series. Specifically, he shares the most in common with the version from The Dark Knight, being a nihilistic, gleefully insane agent of chaos with a brightly-colored ensemble and a voice like that of Heath Ledger.
  • 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.
  • Smug Snake: Mostly restricted to his first appearance. Anarky had a bit of a fragile ego, and was angered by Batman brushing him off. In all subsequent appearances he retains a calm disposition to everything.
  • The Sociopath: A manipulative terrorist with zero regard for others certainly makes him qualify.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: In contrast to Batman, his voice is remarkably mellow.
  • Took a Level in Badass: His fighting prowess and schemes actually seems to improve in following episodes.
    • In "Sacrifice", he curb stomps three 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.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Batman disregards his tests as easy and only views him as another lunatic in a costume, he gets frustrated over not being seen as Batman's polar opposite and an intellectual equal. He grows out of it in "Sacrifice", though.
    Anarky: 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".

    Tobias Whale 

Tobias Whale
"I'm a gambler, Batman. And as any good gambler knows, you got to play the odds. And baby, you got some long odds."
Voiced by: Michael Leon Wooley Foreign VAs 

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.
  • The Don: The most powerful mob boss in Gotham.
  • 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 Sounds Deep: Not surprising, considering that his voice actor had previously voiced Darkseid.
  • Fat Bastard: One of the more overweight characters in the series.
  • 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?".
  • Leitmotif: A jazzy guitar tune.
  • Mr. Exposition: Fulfills this role in "Animals" as he provides information to Batman on Blackgate, Killer Croc, and Matatoa.
  • 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.
    • Although in "Games" he does make the correct observation that Humpty Dumpty will kill everyone rather than let them go even if they win his game.
  • Verbal Tic: He likes ending his sentences with "baby" when speaking to someone.
  • Villainous Gold Tooth: He's a prominent mob boss who controls the gangsters of Gotham City and has golden teeth.


Slade Wilson/Deathstroke/Dane Lisslow
"I couldn't allow Dent to kill you, but now you and I will face our destiny together."
Voiced by: Robin Atkin Downes Foreign VAs 

An internationally renowned assassin and mercenary, hired by Anarky and Harvey Dent to defeat Batman. However, there's more to him that it seems.

  • Abled in the Adaptation: While he still loses his eye, he has both eyes when he first fights Batman. In other continuities, Slade already lost his right eye before he starts clashing with superheroes.
  • Arc Villain: For the last quarter of the series. He remains under his Dane Lisslow alias for most of it, until the final few episodes as his agenda starts taking shape.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Anarky and Harvey Dent, but he quickly breaks away from them as soon as their agendas no longer align. He still remains a threat in his own right and edges out as the Final Boss of the season.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Becomes part of this after breaking way from Anarky and Dent. They all want to destroy Batman, but have completely different goals and are at odds.
  • The Chessmaster: His plan to eliminate Batman was in the works long before his debut episode.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: As a CIA agent, he was heavily implied to have indulged in torturing people. In fact, Alfred’s breaking point with Slade's brutality came when Slade tried to beat a confession out of an unarmed man during an interrogation.
  • Color-Coded Secret Identity: He wears an orange shirt and a black coat as Dane Lisslow.
  • 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.
  • Composite Character: His name, arsenal, and costume are all based upon the character of the same name, while his hatred and envy of Bruce Wayne are traits more often seen in Thomas Elliot, aka Hush.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Unlike Ra's Al Ghul, who has an organization and a goal to conquer Gotham, Deathstroke is a solo mercenary with his own, personal goals. He's also more tied to Bruce and Alfred instead of Tatsu, essentially targeting Batman because he's jealous of him for having Alfred's favor.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Singles out Katana, then puts her on the receiving end of a Game-Breaking Injury.
  • 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 (2003) version of him.
    • Also of Bane from the original Knightfall story arc. They're both powerful fighters and brilliant tacticians presented as evil equals of Batman, and they both outwit Batman and infiltrate his Batcave.
  • 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.
  • Identity Amnesia: His final fate is to have his memories be erased completely and dumped on the street.
  • 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.
  • Lack of Empathy: He doesn't care whose lives get gunned down during his jobs, so long as it gets him closer to his goals. It's also the reason Alfred disowned him as his apprentice.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: There’s something extremely karmic about somebody who uses disguises to ruin other people’s lives be left with no identity of his own.
  • Mad Bomber: Pretty stoic himself, but very liberal with the use of explosives.
  • Mask of Sanity: While in disguise as Dane Lisslow, he manages to come off as a Badass Normal professional who befriends Bruce Wayne, hold down a steady job in an important position, and present himself as a Reasonable Authority Figure, especially compared to his boss Harvey Dent. It is all an act, and he is truly a murderous madman hell bent on irrational revenge.
  • Master of Disguise: He isn't restricted to just one mask.
  • Never My Fault: Blames Alfred for ruining his life, ignoring the fact that his own brutality and recklessness while working for the CIA did that for him.
  • 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.
  • A Pupil of Mine Until He Turned to Evil: He used to be Alfred's protege, but he became so reckless and ruthless that Alfred had his superiors fire him, at which point Slade tried to kill Alfred and fled.
  • Revenge by Proxy: He orchestrates an elaborate plan to destroy Batmans reputation and kill him by way of "killing" Bruce Wayne, but his actual target is Alfred, who got him fired from the CIA for being too violent, then accidentally got a bounty put on his head by asking the wrong people too many questions about him. From his point of view, Alfred ruined his life twice over, so he's going to do the same back to him by killing his other "son" Bruce.
  • 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.
  • Significant Anagram: Dane Lisslow is an anagram of Slade Wilson, as Batman later realizes.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Implied. Alfred says that Slade became increasingly brutal and reckless in the time they worked together, and Slade lost any ethics or morals he had when he tried to murder Alfred for getting him fired.

    Professor Pyg 

Professor Pyg
Voiced by: Brian George Foreign VAs 

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

  • Abled in the Adaptation: In the comics, Professor Pyg is one of the few enemies of Batman to actually meet the legal qualifications for being declared insane instead of merely the subject of Hollywood Psychology. While eccentric, this Pyg is more clear-headed.
  • 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.
  • Adaptation Origin Connection: He's responsible for Kirk Langstrom becoming Man-Bat, instead of an experiment gone wrong.
  • Adaptational Badass: He's not afraid to go one on one with Bats.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the comics he kidnapped people and would experiment on them to make him what he considered "pefect", which was turning them into genderless dolls that functioned as his henchmen. This depiction is an eco-terrorist who sets out to protect animals from those who have wronged them. While still not a saint by any means, his motivations are 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 was never stated in the show, but a magazine revealed that his real name, like in the comics, is Lazlo Valentin.
  • 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.
    Professor Pyg: (after Ra's Al Ghul strikes Mister Toad) That was regrettable.
  • Deadly Doctor: His weapons are modified outdated medical equipment, and his knowledge of practicing medicine (and lack thereof) means that any attempt he makes to operate on someone will lead to unnecessary mutilation.
  • 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".
  • Leitmotif: Not as prominent as Anarky's, but he and Mr. Toad are usually accompanied by banjo and cimbalom, that creates a tune reminiscent of the Victorian era they style themselves after (think the music from the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movie).
  • 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.
  • Pet the Dog: He seems to seriously care for Mr. Toad.
  • Pig Man: It's just a mask, but he fits the bill.
  • Quintessential British Gentleman: To the point where he's probably doing it intentionally, like Anarky's chess motif in his first appearance.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue Oni to Toad's Red Oni. He's much more restrained, although he still does enjoy causing harm.
  • 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.
  • Starter Villain: He's a more recent villain introduced in the comics, fittingly making him the first villain in a series focusing on lesser known enemies of Batman.
  • 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.

    Mr. Toad 

Mr. Toad
Voiced by: Udo Kier Foreign VAs 

The assistant to Professor Pyg.

  • Adaptational Badass: Toad in the comics could only slip out of tricky situations. Here, he can jump high, knows Cane Fu, and has a supersonic croak that can throw people around.
  • Adaptational Nationality: Played with. He has a Cockney accent in the comics, but is voiced by a German actor here. And yet, he's modelled after an African giant toad!
  • And Now You Must Marry Me: "Doppleganger", Pyg's plan is not only to create an army of human-animal hybrids, but also to turn a woman into a wife for Toad. At first it's a random woman, but when Katana allows her to escape, he settles for her.
  • Animal Wrongs Group: Professor Pyg and Mr. Toad are Well-Intentioned Eco-Terrorists that care for wildlife.
  • Ascended Extra: Barely counts as one of Batman's foes in the comics where he was promptly killed off.
  • Ax-Crazy: Has shades of this, what with enjoying methods of causing harm to people.
  • Battle Chauffeur: He serves as a chauffeur and a lackey for Professor Pyg.
  • Cartoon Bomb: Likes chucking these at people.
  • The Dragon: To Professor Pyg.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Like his boss Professor Pyg, Mr. Toad genuinely cares about nature and wildlife, but he's also a lot more Ax-Crazy than his boss and takes greater enjoyment in hurting others.
  • Frog Men: A mutant African giant toad man.
  • Glass Cannon: His croak is often powerful enough to send people flying. But a single kick is usually enough to incapacitate him.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Professor Pyg and Mr. Toad capture several billionaires and businessmen for this reason.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: He has a supersonic croak that can send people flying and shatter glass.
  • Mutant: Appears to be a mutant frog or something.
  • The Napoleon: He's one of the shortest characters in the show, and he's rather violent and quick-tempered.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: See Ax-Crazy above.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red irises with yellow sclera.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red Oni to Pyg's Blue Oni. He's more quick to anger, although he still keeps a veneer of politeness.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: His comic counterpart only lasted two issues before being murdered by The Joker.
  • Thememobile: Drives a car straight out of The Wind in the Willows.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He's less in the "well-intentioned" department than Pyg, but he does seem to care about nature and wildlife.
  • Wicked Cultured: Less so than Professor Pyg, but still wickedly cultured.


Margaret Sorrow/Magpie
"Are you afraid that if you embrace the dark, and only the dark, you might begin to like it? That you might become free?"
Voiced by: Grey DeLisle Foreign VAs 

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: 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.
  • Almost Kiss: When she has Batman strapped to an operating table, she leans in to kiss him but is interrupted when they hear Ravencroft screaming from another room. It is subverted moments later when she successfully kisses Batman goodbye.
  • Anti-Villain: She started off as a basically good person with kleptomania, but the treatment they gave her (which she volunteered for in hopes of being cured) ends up shattering her mind, and eventually erases her good persona entirely. Even after that, the Magpie persona is largely sympathetic, as beyond her compulsion to steal she mostly just wants to be loved; it's her complete lack of impulse control and her own emotions that makes her a villain. Even Batman feels sorry for her, and of course because it's that kind of show his attempt to help her only makes things worse, which left Batman no choice, but come to the realization that she an outright irredeemable lost cause (especially when her attempt on Katana's life in "Attraction", prompts him to drop any he had sympathy for Magpie, despite him saying he really do not want to hurt her after saving Katana's life and before defeating her once more), not to mention a bad influence on him. See Tragic Villain below.
  • 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.
  • Ax-Crazy: Expect this from a psychopath with a dissociative identity disorder. Even moreso in "Attraction," when she attempts to kill Katana by burying her alive in a grave.
  • Beyond Redemption: After trying to bury Katana alive in "Attraction," Batman loses all sympathy for her and viewed her as a total unrepentant lost cause.
  • Catchphrase: "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.
  • Corrupted Character Copy: She's the show's version of Catwoman, including her being mentally unstable like the Michelle Pfeiffer take. However, it's because of that mental instability that Batman doesn't see her as an equally damaged individual, but an unpredictable menace. He's also not at all flattered by her interests, causing her unrequited attraction for Batman to make her an obsessed stalker.
  • 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" Remark 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.
  • Evil Wears Black: It's all she wears aside from her wig.
  • Expy: Her obsessive, unreciprocated Mad Love for Batman makes her the Dark Knight's own Harley Quinn.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kiss Diss: While flirting with Batman during their second encounter, she presses herself against him while saying how they should be friends because of how much they have in common and slowly leans towards him for a kiss, closing her eyes and puckering up. But Batman bluntly tells her that's not going to happen before shoving her away.
  • 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: Magpie was originally somewhat sexually designed in her original '80s design, but to update her appearance, the show's designers drew on fashion runway models and contemporary pop stars, specifically Lady Gaga, for her new appearance. As the only female antagonist identified early on, she's far more sexual than Katana. In fact, she's more sexual than most depictions of Catwoman.
  • 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 Good with Rejection: Gets more violent when Batman rejects her advances.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She looks a bit like Lady Gaga.
  • Orgasmic Combat: Along with a risqué outfit, her fight scenes with Batman and Katana almost gives her an arousing effect on her, evidenced by her crazed, ecstasy-filled laughs when she evades from Batman in a chase scene in "Secrets" and when she ambushes Katana with Curare in "Attraction" as well as a orgasmic sigh with her first fight with Katana (which seemingly to Magpie, it is as if this fight appears to be Girl on Girl Is Hot in her eyes) in "Attraction."
  • Poisonous Person: Her Wolverine Claws are tipped with Curare.
  • Psychotic Smirk: She mostly sports this, as seen in the image above and sometimes it becomes a Slasher Smile (which she uses more frequently in "Attraction," showing how much her sanity has worsen since her last appearance).
  • Red Herring: At first, it seems like Professor Ravencroft might be Magpie. In reality however, it's really Cassie, the Professor's secretary.
  • Ret-Canon: Her appearance here inspired her redesign in DC Rebirth.
  • 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?
  • "Take That!" Kiss: After multiple attempts of trying to share a kiss with Batman, she successfully steals a kiss from him while she has him strapped to an operating table and about to erase his memories, framing it as a goodbye kiss.
    Magpie: I'd say "it's been a pleasure", but you won't remember I said it. So... (leans in and gently kisses Batman on the lips)
  • 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 Assumption: 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.

    Daedalus Boch & Junkyard Dog 

Daedalus Boch and Junkyard Dog
Daedalus Boch voiced by: Arif S Kinchen Foreign VAs 
Junkyard Dog voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui Foreign VAs 

A couple of vandals that are "sponsored" in their destructive art by Anarky.

  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the comics, Daedalus Boch was a demon-worshiping murderer who used the blood of his victims in his paint. Here, he just seems to be a petty vandal. He also doesn't kill Junkyard Dog to unleash demons like he did in the comics.
  • 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".
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: Boch is never referred as Doodlebug.
  • 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. In the comics, his real name is Tucker Long.
  • 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.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Daedalus Boch doesn't kill Junkyard Dog.
  • Totally Radical: Daedalus's street lingo.

    Humpty Dumpty 

Humphry Dumpler/Humpty Dumpty
"All the king's horses and all the king's men can't put Humphry Dumpler back together again."
Voiced by: Matt L. Jones Foreign VAs 

A former bank accountant under the employ of Tobias Whale. He was set to testify against him, until 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 surprisingly 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: 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's broken, but that doesn't make him 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: In keeping with his "egg" motif, he has a completely bald head, making him look entirely round. The "evil" is questionable in his first appearance, but as described below, he went completely villainous in "Games" and never looked back.
  • Characterization Marches On: His debut appearance 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 appearance 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.
  • Criminal Mind Games: With an emphasis on the "Games" (to the point where his second episode has that title). In his initial appearance, he describes his actions of kidnapping the people he holds responsible for his madness as a gigantic game of toy soldiers; in "Games," he creates a mansion full of riddles and traps and challenges his victims to solve his puzzles before fatal consequences kick in. It ties into his Psychopathic Man Child characterization: he genuinely views his enemies as opposing players in a game, and he's prone to anger if anyone breaks the rules he sets.
  • 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 Croskey 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.
  • Good with Numbers: To the point where Tobias Whale brought him on as the mob's personal accountant. Batman even describes him as a mathematical genius. During his Motive Rant, he tearfully cries that all he really wants to do is go back to "playing with his numbers, and his toys."
  • Graceful Loser: After Batman defeats him the first time and he escapes, Humpty deactivates the bomb suits that he trapped people inside.
    Batman: He lost the battle and he's walking away honorably, but something tells me the war is far from over.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Humphrey tried to do this, but it went terribly wrong. He was originally an accountant who worked for Tobias Whale, and he tried to do a genuinely good thing by agreeing to testify against the mobster and bring down his criminal empire. Unfortunately, Whale found out and attacked, which drove Humphrey insane and led him into villainy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: In "Broken," he sobs that all he wants to do is "go back to play with my numbers and my toys"—what he did before he got swept up in Gordon and Whale's mob war. Unfortuantely, Humpty also knows that both he and the situation are too far gone for that. As he puts it, "All the king's horses, and all the king's men, can't put Humphrey Dumpler back together again..."
  • 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 basically left him as a big, super-intelligent 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 have been found deceased under 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.
  • Trapped in Villainy: In his first appearance, he feels this way—he never wanted to get involved with the mob, and when he tried to do the right thing and testify against Whale, he nearly died from a bomb attack. That attack shattered his mind and left him unable to return to the life he had before. As Batman confronts him, Dumpty cries "I can't go back! I can't go back!"
  • 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 the Dark Knight 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.

    Phosphorus Rex 

Milo Match/Phosphorus Rex
Voiced by: Greg Ellis Foreign VAs 

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

  • Alliterative Name: Milo Match.
  • Amoral Attorney: He's a crime lord's lawyer who doubles as a supervillain. Hard to get more amoral than that.
  • Ascended Extra: His comics counterpart had no character to speak of and was basically a superpowered mook for Professor Pyg.
  • The Dragon: To Tobias Whale.
    • Dragon-in-Chief: He's loyal to his boss, but is clearly more dangerous than him.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: Fittingly for a man with fire powers, he has red hair that ignites when he's using his abilities.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: An evil man that can control fire.
  • Evil Redhead: He is a redhead when he is not powered up.
  • Fireballs: Can throw these along with firing full jets of flame.
  • Flaming Hair: Gains this when he's using his fire powers.
  • Meaningful Name: Milo Match.
  • Playing with Fire: He has fire powers.
  • Power Echoes: His voice gains a distinct echo when he activates his powers.
  • Pyromaniac: He clearly enjoys himself when using his fire powers.
  • Smug Snake: It's hard to come across as an effective planner when your every step gets mocked by a teenage girl. Though in his defense, he's smart enough not to give into her taunts and make himself look even worse.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: His last name is Match and he has fire powers.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He blasts and later punches Magpie in the villain fight to get Batman in "Reckoning."
  • Wreathed in Flames: Once he starts using his powers.

    The Ghosts 

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 determine their gender. Barbara lampshades it:
    Match: Gentlemen, ladies...
    Barbara: I think they're all guys.
  • 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 Key 

The Key

Voiced by: JB Blanc Foreign VAs 

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

  • Even Evil Has Standards: Disturbed by Batman's beatdown of Killer Croc in "Animal"
  • Living MacGuffin: In "Animal". He stole a code that could access any database online and kept it in his head, making him a target for Batman and Killer Croc.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Can throw keys with extreme accuracy.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears twice and doesn't take too much screentime. However, his second appearance reveals that he was hired by Deathstroke to create the fake identity of Dane Lisslow, which allowed Slade to proceed with his elaborate revenge plan that drives the plot of the second story arc.
  • Technopath: His hands can transform to interface with computers.

    The Penguin Man 

Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin Man

Voiced by: N/A

A notorious criminal that is pursued by Harvey Dent's Special Crimes Unit. He has yet to encounter Batman or Katana.

  • Animal Motifs: His body shape and clothing makes him look like a penguin. To the point where Harvey Dent questions whether he is a penguin or just looks like one.
  • Fat Bastard: According to his police sketch.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: His sketch can only be clearly seen if the scene is paused right before Dent stands up with a gun in his hands.
  • The Ghost: His police sketch is seen in "Animal" and is mentioned by Dent, a news report and newspaper headline. However, he never appears in the series.
  • Sinister Schnoz: His beak-like nose that makes him resemble a penguin.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Averted, as one of the news reports outs Oswald as the Penguin Man.
  • Wicked Cultured: His sketch has him wearing his fancy suit, top hat, and monocle.

    Killer Croc 

Killer Croc
"Bat is mighty tasty. Who knew?"
Voiced by: Wade Williams Foreign VAs 

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.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Played with. This incarnation of Croc lacks his usual Tragic Villain depiction or his Freudian Excuse. That said, he’s far more affable than most versions of Croc.
  • 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.
  • Composite Character: Croc here is a mix of his characterization in his early appearances and The Batman as a highly intelligent criminal mastermind and his modern characterization of being a deranged cannibal who has since become more beast than man.
  • 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.
  • Expy: Technically, of himself from The Batman cartoon. Who was also an Expy of Leatherhead from the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) cartoon.
  • Fangs Are Evil: He has sharp teeth, and is a ruthless criminal heavily implied to upindulge in cannibalism.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: According to Tobias Whale, Croc started out as a nobody who slowly crawled his way into power to become Blackgate's resident capo.
  • 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. Also claims Batman "tastes like chicken" after biting him.
  • 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: A crocodile-human hybrid who is highly intelligent and vicious, who is heavily implied to have a predilection for cannibalism.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: 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.
  • Wicked Cultured: He introduces himself in a very polite manner and is seen carving out wood figures with his sharp claws.



A psychotic Blackgate Penitentiary inmate that is recruited by Killer Croc to fight Batman.

  • Adaptational Villainy: While Matatoa in the comics was still a villain, he only absorbed the souls of his enemies to remain immortal. In here, he has no magic ability and allegedly cuts off the hearts of others and devours them.
  • Adaptational Wimp: He's known as "The Undefeated Warrior" in the comics, while in here, he's a slightly tougher mook and a warm-up foe before Killer Croc.
  • Ax-Crazy: Definitely insane and uses a pair of large blades.
  • Darker and Edgier: Unlike Pyg, he is darker and more violent than in the comics, at least according to Tobias Whale's exposition.
  • Demoted to Extra: While a very obscure villain to begin with, he had his own story arc. In this show, he is mostly a glorified mook.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: He is a fighter that wears dreadlocks.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: According to Whale, he eats the hearts of his victims since he believes it will make him immortal.
  • Licking the Blade: He doesn't actually lick it, but he makes a gesture with his blade and his tongue that evokes it.
  • Maniac Tongue: He shows it off to taunt Batman before their fight.
  • Meaningful Name: His name means "fearless" in Maori. Fittingly enough, he shows no fear as he charges at Batman before being beaten.
  • Race Lift: In the comics, he was a white man who lived among the Maori and picked up many of their customs and abilities. In this show, he's stated to be a straight up Maori warrior.
  • Tattooed Crook: He has Maori tribal tattoos.

Other Antagonists

    Harvey Dent 

Harvey Dent
Harvey Dent
Voiced by: Christopher McDonald Foreign VAs 

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.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: He starts out as opposing vigilantes and other "costumed freaks", but by the end of the series he has become another "freak" himself, Two-Face.
  • Bandaged Face: After being caught in an explosion and hospitalized.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With Anarky and Deathstroke for the second half of the series. His methods of bringing down Batman make him just as much a threat to the caped crusader as the villains.
    • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Anarky, starting in "Monsters". He betrays Anarky in the finale as Two-Face.
  • Character Development: After being scarred by an explosion, he goes from a hotheaded and egotistical Inspector Javert to a cold, psychotic, and calculating madman.
  • The Corruptible: To Anarky, who talks him into an alliance and participating in more and more unethical behavior. It’s implied that his Two-Face personality has corrupted him even further.
  • Deal with the Devil: Offered one by Anarky, and eventually takes him up on it in "Hero". It doesn't exactly work in his favor.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: His name is shown in the news ticker in "Attraction".
  • Evil Counterpart: To Jim Gordon. Both antagonize Batman early on for breaking the law. Though Gordon has a genuine respect of the law and eventually becomes one of Batman's most valued allies, Dent only hounds him for political reasons, developing a genuine hatred of him and becoming a deranged villain in the process.
  • Faux Affably Evil: As Two-Face, he’s soft-spoken and attempts to be friendly to his enemies while making thinly-veiled death threats.
  • Foreshadowing: He is seen walking in a profile during a news interview in "Monsters", which results in one side of his face being hidden most of the time, hinting at his eventual scarring.
  • From Bad to Worse: Unlike usual media adaptations where Harvey's transformation into Two-Face is a Face–Heel Turn like in the comics, due to the Adaptational Villainy makeover this incarnation of the Harvey Dent persona is given, it can be considered this.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Though "good" is arguably pushing it.
  • Hero Antagonist: Takes this role from Gordon, though to call him a "hero" would be stretch. He slips out of this as he grows more villainous toward the end of the series.
  • 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".
  • Implied Death Threat: After becoming Two-Face, he tends to threaten his enemies by implying he will kill them if they do not cooperate with him while never explicitly stating it and trying to keep them at ease.
  • Jerkass: At best, he's an egotistical jerk more concerned with PR than doing the right thing, which is a far cry from most portrayals of Dent, who were usually depicted as Batman's ally in the beginning. By the end of the series, he's fully descended into madness and is implied to have embraced his villainous Two-Face persona.
  • 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.
  • The Jekyll Is a Jerk: Harvey Dent here is a selfish, blustering, amoral Corrupt Politician from the get-go, orchestrating a manhunt against Batman to gain more votes and allies with Anarky and Deathstroke to kill Batman. When he's disfigured, he develops a Split Personality that is far more calculating and rational, but even more ruthless and willing to break the law.
  • Karma Houdini: Played with. His plans to become mayor have failed and his career is ruined, but by this point he’s so far gone he doesn’t care, and he’s last seen announcing to Gordon that he has new “plans” for Gotham while unraveling his bandages, having fully transformed into Two-Face.
  • 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.
  • Never My Fault: Dent never holds himself responsible for his political career tanking due to his obsessive witch hunt of Batman and he becomes too consumed with revenge as Two-Face to remember that his own recklessness got him caught in the explosion in the first place.
  • 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 being caught in an explosion that scars half of his face.
  • 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.
  • Slowly Slipping Into Evil: He starts out as a Jerkass who generally adheres to the laws, but slowly becomes more and more unethical over the course of the series, even engaging in an alliance with Anarky. After being scarred by an explosion, he snaps completely and by the end of the series, he has completely embraced being Two-Face.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: After becoming Two-Face, he speaks in a perpetually calm voice, even while making Implied Death Threats and trying to murder people.
  • Split Personality: Towards the end of the series, it’s heavily implied he’s developed a split personality, and it’s confirmed in the series finale by his dialogue when he attacks Anarky.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: It's heavily implied the Two-Face personality took over Harvey completely, at least by the series finale, though Two-Face’s dialogue suggests that Harvey willingly allowed this to happen.
  • 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, contrasting 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, though there is concept art of his scarred face.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After being caught in an explosion, his sanity degrades and he develops a Split Personality. Ironically, this actually makes him far calmer, as well as far more dangerous.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: As Two-Face, he turns on Anarky in "Alone" after Batman's supposed death. He no longer sees reason to keep Anarky around with the "demise" of their mutual enemy.
    Anarky: I'm disappointed in you, Harvey. I thought we were cohorts, collaborators, partners!
    Two-Face: Two's a partnership. Three's a liability.

    Dane Lisslow 

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.
  • Canon Character All Along: His name turns out to be an alias for this series' incarnation of Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke.
  • 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.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Seems like a fine enough guy, and only falls into a villainous role thanks to being associated with Harvey Dent. Turns out he's actually much, much worse than Dent though.
  • Significant Anagram: Dane Lisslow is an anagram for Slade Wilson, a.k.a. Deathstroke.
  • Significant Double Casting: The reason he and Deathstroke share a voice actor is because he is Deathstroke.
  • 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.
  • Walking Spoiler: While he's initially presented as Harvey Dent's right-hand man, this is revealed to be a forged identity. His name is a Significant Anagram for Slade Wilson... AKA Deathstroke.

    Simon Stagg 

Simon Stagg
"Sapphire was bred for better. If you really loved her, you would've understood that."
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett Foreign VAs 

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.
  • Boyfriend-Blocking Dad: He's so against his daughter dating Rex Mason that he's willing to use him as a guinea pig for his project.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass: Not the nicest guy around, to say the least.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Dr. Bethanie Ravencroft 

Dr. Bethanie Ravencroft
Voiced by: Cree Summer Foreign VAs 

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.

Other Characters

    Michael Holt 

Michael Holt

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.

  • Adaptational Wimp: Even before becoming Mister Terrific, he was disciplined in several martial arts. In here, Holt is portrayed as a helpless victim.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: His mode of business hasn't been disclosed, though he seems far more legitimate than Stagg.
  • Nice Guy: Especially in comparison to fellow victim Simon Stagg.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Averted. After Alfred broke his ankle saving him and Simon Stagg, he doesn't abandon him, unlike Stagg was going to do, and he helps Alfred out from the oil rig.


Voiced by: JB Blanc Foreign VAs 

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.

  • Adaptational Heroism: He is rather nice and childlike, while in the comics, he was a violent bully.

    Sapphire Stagg 

Sapphire Stagg
Voiced by: Emmanuelle Chriqui Foreign VAs 

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 and is an unrepentant Jerkass too unlike the usual Sapphire.
  • Beyond Redemption: After the revelation in "Monsters," Batman completely stops viewing her as a Innocent Bystander she seemed to be in "Toxic" and treats her no different from all the other criminals (especially after pressing his Berserk Button by trying to desecrate where the Waynes were murdered) and absolutely unworthy of having Rex Mason back in her life.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In "Monsters," based on the tone of Batman's response and the response itself after Sapphire expresses how she still loves Rex even after just smugly admitting to be behind the plot to tear down Old Gotham, Batman possibly now view her as this and only lied that Rex is dead and repeated his threat to her to have her arrested to not buy into her act as he saw it as and that he's not going to be fooled by any more of criminals' sympathies that would lower his guard.
  • Broken Pedestal: In "Toxic", Batman views and treats her as Rex's lover who expresses her concerns for him, however, in "Monsters", any sympathy and pity Batman had for her is diminished as he now views her with disdain as just another Corrupt Corporate Executive upon discovering her criminal plan. Even when Sapphire express how she still loves 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.
  • Cruel Mercy: In "Monsters," Batman lets her off the hook for masterminding the attack on Old Gotham, but sternly lied to her that Rex is dead and vindictively repeats his threat to have her arrested for her to repent for what she's done.
  • 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.
  • Derailing Love Interests: For Rex Mason, by first in "Toxic," she tell Rex that she could not love him past his transformation into Metamorpho, then in "Monsters," the Ship Sinking continues as the Rex/Sapphire ship takes another hit when it's revealed she was the culprit who had been organizing attacks against Old Gotham and Batman, who acts as the Shipping Torpedo upon being disgusted at the revelation, lies to Sapphire that Rex is dead as in reality, Batman thinks the Sapphire Rex knew and loved is the one who died in between her last and latest appearances.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Her plan in "Monsters" was to run residents out by sending thugs to scare them so she could buy up the land cheap. However, because the thugs she sent wore Powered Armor, it severely limited the pool of suspects that had the resources necessary to back them.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: She still loves Rex even though she's now a capitalist monster (which Batman does not approve nor believe), 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".
  • Jerkass: Towards Batman in "Monsters" once he discovers her plan.
  • 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.
  • Morality Chain: Apparently, Rex Mason was this for Sapphire, however, after Rex's suicide attempt at the end of "Toxic" and Sapphire thinking he's dead, even though he's really not, nothing stopped her from becoming the next Corrupt Corporate Executive in "Monsters".
  • 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".
  • Sudden Sequel Heel Syndrome: In "Monsters," without any explanation, she is downright villainous in contrast to her debut appearance in the show.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In "Monsters", when she starts becoming like her father.
  • Unknown Rival: For Metamorpho as of "Monsters".
  • Villain with Good Publicity: It seems, as she still runs Stagg Industries after undergoing Karma Houdini at the end of "Monsters."

    Mayor Grange 

Mayor Marion Grange

Voiced by: C.C.H. Pounder Foreign VAs 

The mayor of Gotham City.

  • Black Boss Lady: An African American woman who is the mayor of Gotham.
  • 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 a voice actress. 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.