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Gotham City is the sister city of Metropolis across the bay, and it is considered one of the most dangerous and criminally corrupt cities in the world. However, there are folks like the Wayne family, companies like Wayne Enterprises, the Gotham City Police Department, and other civilians that make Gotham City shine even through the darkest of nights.
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Wayne Household

    Bruce Wayne / Batman 
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    Alfred Pennyworth 

Alfred Pennyworth

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"Even you've got too old to die young. Not for lack of trying."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Wayne Enterprises

Played by: Jeremy Irons

Dubbed by: Germán Fabregat (Latin-American Spanish) | Tetsuo Kanao (Japanese) | Bernard Tiphaine (European French) | Jacques Lavallée (Canadian French)

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice | Justice League | Zack Snyder's Justice League

"That's how it starts. The fever, the rage, the feeling of powerlessness that turns good men... cruel."

Bruce Wayne's loyal attendant.


  • Adaptational Attractiveness: The most slick looking middle-aged-to-elder live action version of the character (the Pennyworth Alfred is also good looking, albeit much younger). It helps that in many versions the character is balding while this one has good amount of hair on his head. With a tad more grooming he'd practically be a Silver Fox.
  • Adaptational Badass: This version of Alfred is much more hands-on than his predecessors, helping Bruce build, improve and repair his suits and a number of his gadgets, and operating the Batwing. In fact, this version takes after the version in Batman: Earth One in that he was originally a bodyguard for the Waynes, not their butler as in other versions.
  • Age Lift: Jeremy Irons is the right age to play Alfred when Bruce is starting his career as Batman, but in the context of the movie, he could almost pass for an older brother, which is supported by the flashback to Thomas and Martha's funeral depicting him in his mid 20s-early 30s while Bruce was 9.
  • Badass Baritone: Thanks to Jeremy Irons' distinctive deep voice.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Easily the snarkiest live-action Alfred to date. He is a gold mine of sarcasms, especially when he sees his master taking a very wrong path in life.
  • Double Take: Does one in Zack Snyder's Justice League when Bruce brings the rest of the league to the batcave.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He and Bruce built the Batcave. He also helped Bruce conceive and build the vehicles, powered armor and gadgets and is shown maintaining/repairing them. In Zack Snyder's Justice League, he even manages to reverse-engineer Kryptonian tech to create energy-absorbing gauntlets for his master, which comes in handy against Parademon blaster fire and even Superman's Eye Beams.
  • Ignored Expert: He knows exactly how foolish, dangerous and self-destructive Bruce's mission against Clark is and tells him such but is ignored.
  • I Want Grandkids: Even if he isn't Batman's real father, as a Parental Substitute, he does want Batman to eventually retire, find love and keep the Wayne family going. He seems to have accepted that this will never happen.
    Alfred: Go upstairs and socialize. Some young lady from Metropolis will make you honest. Uh uh, In your dreams, Alfred..." (drinks)
  • The Jeeves: Has been described as Bruce Wayne's loyal butler, best friend, and mentor. Interestingly enough, his role is compared more to a bodyguard than a servant in order to keep in line with the Adaptational Badass treatment of the character.
  • Meaningful Name: He is a loyal servant to the Waynes for decades, so he's definitely worth whatever the sum of his salary is.
  • Mission Control: He helps control the Batwing which gives reconnaissance info, which he then feeds to Batman, and remote-controls it when Batman has to jump in the field.
  • Mr. Fixit: He maintains and repairs Bruce's equipment and vehicles.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Even though he disagrees with Batman, he is too loyal to walk away from him, and reluctantly helps him in his plan to kill Superman.
  • Old Retainer: He is in service of the Wayne family since at least the birth of Bruce.
  • Older and Wiser: He truly is a voice of reason to Bruce during the whole of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, especially when it comes to assessing if Superman is a real threat or not. But Bruce wants none of it and moves forward with his plan to kill the Man of Steel.
  • Only Sane Man: He regularly tries to keep Bruce from going off the deep end in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Unfortunately, his wise advice is ignored for most of the film.
  • Parental Substitute: He is one of sorts for Bruce since the death of his parents, what with I Want Grand Kids above.
  • Retired Badass: Word of God says he's originally a SAS special forces soldier, then bodyguard for the Wayne family during his youth. In his elder years, he clearly now serves Bruce as a butler, Mission Control and Mr. Fixit.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Introduced to the DCEU in its second film entry.
  • Servile Snarker: As ever, he doesn't hesitate to speak his mind around Master Bruce.
    Alfred: Even you've grown too old to die young; though not for lack of trying.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Most versions of Alfred show him wearing traditional butler attire, but this version of Alfred's shown to have an eye for sophisticated suits and dress coats.
  • Shipper on Deck: By Justice League, he is a mild shipper of Bruce/Diana because she's the only woman that he regularly spends time with, and he thinks Bruce is interested in more than her "skill set".
  • Squee!: Alfred reacts with shock at the Flying Fox's arrival at Wayne Lake after his and Bruce's failures to get it operational. He did not until that point realize that Cyborg had revived it and flew it there until it arrived.
    Cyborg: It wanted to fly.
  • Stoic Spectacles: This version of Alfred sports eye wear.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Stands 6'2 and is one of the most well-known Servile Snarkers in media.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: By the time of Zack Snyder's Justice League, Alfred is visibly giddy every time the energy-dissipating gauntlets that he built for Batman work. Throughout the movie, he's in a much more chipper mood than he was in Batman v Superman, at one point happily humming to himself while he poured himself a glass of whiskey, and teaching Diana/Wonder Woman the proper way to make tea.
  • Voice with an Internet Connection: He assists Batman at distance from the Batcave, giving him reconnaissance information and the like.
  • Waistcoat of Style: Instead of the usual butler garb, this iteration of Alfred is usually seen in a waistcoat.

    Robin 
See Other Superheroes for his character page.

    Thomas Wayne 

Thomas Wayne

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Wayne Enterprises

Played by: Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Dubbed by: Mauricio Pérez (Latin-American Spanish) | Haruo Yamagishi (Japanese) | Lionel Tua (European French)

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

"Martha..."

Bruce Wayne's father. He was murdered by Joe Chill in 1981 along with his wife Martha.


    Martha Wayne 

Martha Wayne (née Kane)

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Wayne Enterprises

Played by: Lauren Cohan

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Bruce Wayne's mother. She was murdered by Joe Chill in 1981 along with her husband Thomas.


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Wayne Enterprises

    Wayne Enterprises 

Wayne Enterprises

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A conglomerate founded by the Wayne family in the 1800s and headed by Bruce Wayne in present-day.


  • Early-Bird Cameo: A Wayne Enterprises logo can be seen in Man of Steel on the satellite that gets wrecked by Zod and Superman in space, although it should be noted it's the Wayne logo from The Dark Knight Trilogy. The company formally appeared in the DC Extended Universe in the next film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with a new logo design.
  • Family Business: The company is owned by the Wayne family since its creation by hunters/pelts traders in the early 19th century.
  • Mega-Corp: The leading company in Gotham City and one of the biggest in the country, with such diversified activities as aerospace, technologies, chemicals, finances (with a branch in Metropolis most notably), food, shipping, steel and philanthropy. Not as huge and powerful as LexCorp, but still sizeable and, in the end, more ethical. Wayne Enterprises is also established worldwide in countries such as France, as shown in Wonder Woman when a Wayne-branded security truck delivers the original 1918 group photo to Diana Prince at the Louvre museum in Paris.

    Van Criss 

Dr. Van Criss

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Wayne Enterprises

Played by: Matt Baram

Dubbed by:

Appearances: Suicide Squad

A chief scientist working at Van Criss Laboratories, a scientific branch of Wayne Enterprises. He created the nano-bombs that Amanda Waller implanted into the necks of the Task Force X (Suicide Squad) members.


  • Explosive Leash: He is the inventor of the nano-bombs Amanda Waller orders to inject into the neck of the Suicide Squad criminals.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Joker injects Van Criss with the same type of nano-bomb created by the latter.
  • I Have Your Wife: The Joker threatens to kill his wife (who's held hostage) if he doesn't help freeing Harley Quinn. His wife ordered him to give up his own life for hers.
  • Kidnapped Scientist: Joker kidnaps him in order to deactivate the nano-bomb Harley has in her neck.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He doesn't get much characterization before his death in the crash of the Joker's helicopter. He doesn't talk much (if any) in the film.

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Gotham City Police Department

    Commissioner Gordon 

Commissioner James "Jim" Gordon

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"How many of you are there?"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Gotham City Police Department

Played by: J. K. Simmons

Dubbed by: Humberto Solórzano (Latin-American Spanish) | Jean Barney (European French) | Pierre Chagnon (Canadian French)

Appearances: Justice League | Zack Snyder's Justice League

"It's good to see you playing well with others again."

The Police Commissioner of Gotham City.


  • Badass Mustache: Sports a thick mustache, just like his comic book counterpart.
  • The Commissioner Gordon: The character is the Trope Namer. He is Batman's chief ally at the GCPD.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's not afraid to snark at Batman, what with the "It's good to see you playing well with others again" remark.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a fedora when on the job.
  • Older and Wiser: He wisely points out to the younger Detective Crispus Allen that Batman has never kidnapped anyone in twenty years of crimefighting when the former starts suspecting the bat vigilante since people who witnessed the kidnappings in Metropolis and Gotham city described the kidnappers as "vampires" and "giant bats" (those were Parademons actually).
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The incorruptible police commissioner of Gotham City, and a trustworthy ally of the Justice League who doesn't believe for one second that Batman is behind the kidnappings.
  • Two First Names: Per a DC Comics habit. Gordon is commonly used as a male given name.
  • Unfazed Everyman: When he goes to the roof to meet Batman, he has no reaction when Batman shows up in the company of an amazon and a speedster. When Cyborg shows up, Barry is slightly freaked out, still no reaction from Gordon.

    Crispus Allen 

Detective Crispus Allen

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"The world's gone crazy Jim. Maybe he did too."

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Gotham City Police Department

Played by: Kobna Holdbrook-Smith

Dubbed by: Jean-Baptiste Anoumon (European French)

Appearances: Justice League | Zack Snyder's Justice League

"Eight kidnappings, six in Metropolis, two here. All the picks work for S.T.A.R. Labs."

Commissioner Gordon's aide, working on a case involving multiple kidnappings in Gotham City and Metropolis. It doesn't take long for Allen to suspect Batman given the way people describe the kidnappers as "giant bats" (Parademons, actually) but Gordon quickly and wisely dismisses this.


  • Abled in the Adaptation: The comics Allen is shown wearing glasses. Here, much like in Gotham, this Allen doesn't.
  • Adaptation Deviation: In regards to his hair. The comics version of Crispus Allen is bald with a goatee, whereas this one is the inverse, with a head full of hair and clean-shaven.
  • Mr. Exposition: Provides informations about several kidnappings in Metropolis and Gotham City to Jim Gordon, pointing out that all of the abducted people work for S.T.A.R. labs and were kidnapped by creatures witnesses described as "flying vampires" or "giant bats with huge fangs", and that a child who was too scared to talk drew one. Wonder Woman identifies them as Parademons when Gordon meets the Justice League.
  • Mythology Gag: Crispus Allen is a prominent character in the Gotham Central comics, in which he works for the Major Crimes Unit to solve kidnapping cases.
  • Number Two: The second highest-ranking officer at the GCPD.

    Renee Montoya 
See Birds of Prey for her character page.

    Captain Erickson 

Captain Patrick Erickson

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Gotham City Police Department

Played by: Steven Williams

Appearances: Birds of Prey

Renee Montoya's superior at the GCPD.


  • Da Chief: Montoya's superior. He gets tired of Montoya's seemingly fruitless investigations on Roman Sionis, and eventually has her turn in her badge only because of her Cowboy Cop antics led to the escape of a valuable witness and Harley Quinn.
  • Glory Hound: He stole Montoya's credit for a bust in the past, years old allowing him to rise to the rank of Captain. He continued to do so, after Sionis had been killed.
  • Police Are Useless: Montoya is the only one at the GCPD to figure out what's going on with Roman Sionis, and the only one to step in action against him, whereas her boss just dismisses her investigations.

    Ellen Yee 

Ellen Yee

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Affiliation(s): Gotham City Police Department

Played by: Ali Wong

Appearances: Birds of Prey

A district attorney and Renee Montoya's ex.


  • Age-Gap Romance: 37-year-old Ali Wong plays the ex-girlfriend of a character played by 55-year-old Rosie Perez.
  • Canon Immigrant: New to the story, as most of Renee's canon partners require too much exposition to fit neatly into the plot.
  • Casting Gag: Comedian Ali Wong is cast in a film where the lead character used to dress like a jester.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: More conventionally feminine in comparison to Renee.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Renee's red. It's implied Renee's hot-headed methods doomed their relationship.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: It's clear that neither Ellen nor Renee have completely put their history behind them, as they have a mild tiff after a meeting.

Other Gotham City residents

    Harley Quinn 

    Victor Stone / Cyborg 
See Justice League for his character page.

    Silas Stone 
See Smallville and Metropolis for his character page.

    Kahina Ziri 

Kahina Ziri

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"He answers to no one. Not even to God!"

Species: Human

Citizenship: Nairomian

Affiliation(s): LexCorp

Played by: Wunmi Mosaku

Dubbed by: Rosalba Sotelo (Latin-American Spanish) | Megumi Okada (Japanese)

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

A Nairomian woman who's interviewed by Senator June Finch as a witness of the massacre that happened in her native country at the beginning of Batman v Superman, and blames Superman for it at both the senate subcommittee and in the media. The Extended Cut reveals that she has settled in Gotham City and that she has been blackmailed by Lex Luthor into falsely testifying against Superman.


  • Blackmail: Lex Luthor blackmails her into falsely testifying against Superman for the massacre committed by Anatoli Knyazev and his Private Military Contractors, threatening to kill her parents.
  • Bulungi: She comes from the fictional African desert nation of Nairomi. The name is most likely inspired by Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya.
  • Doomed Hometown: The Private Military Contractors led by Anatoli Knyazev kill all the men of her village (which was also warchief/terrorist Amajagh's base) and burn it down, including the corpses. Since Superman showed up on the site, she travels to the USA and accuses him publicly.
  • Must Make Amends: In the Ultimate Edition cut, she decides to tell the truth to Senator Finch. Which basically signs her death warrant.
  • She Knows Too Much: After Kahina reveals the truth to Senator Finch, Knyazev kills her by shoving her on the way of an incoming train in the subway, tying up one loose end for Luthor.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Luthor has her killed after she testified against Superman. Doubles as She Knows Too Much, as it also happens after she revealed the truth to Finch.

    Adriana Santos 

Adriana Santos

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"A man like that, words don't stop him. Know what stops him? A fist!"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Played by: Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel

Dubbed by: Cathy Diraison (European French)

Appearances: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition cut only)

"One man decides who lives. How is that justice?!"

The girlfriendnote  of criminal Cesar Santos. Clark wants to interview her as she leaves Gotham Central with her son after her boyfriend has been arrested following an encounter with Batman that left him branded with the Bat Sign.


  • Undying Loyalty: She's in a relationship with a human trafficker and had a son with him. She knows what he did but still cares about him.
  • Violence Is the Only Option: When Clark tries to interview her, she basically tells him violence is the only way to stop the Batman.
    Clark: Talk to me. I hope we'll change it...
    Adriana: With what? Your pen? A man like that, words don't stop him... Know what stops him? A fist!

    Zoe Lawton 

Zoe Lawton

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"Daddy, I know you do bad things. Don't worry, I still love you!"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Played by: Shailyn Pierre-Dixon

Dubbed by: Rio Sasaki (Japanese) | Frédérique Ambroise-Laplante (Canadian French)

Appearances: Suicide Squad

The beloved 11 year old daughter of Floyd Lawton (a.k.a. Deadshot).


  • Daddy's Girl: Deadshot really loves her, and she loves him back, most heartbreakingly seen when Batman comes to arrest him in front of her.
  • Heroic Bystander: She decides to put herself between Batman and her dad so no shot will be fired and no one will be hurt.
  • Human Shield: She stands directly between Deadshot and Batman to prevent her father from firing his gun.
  • Innocent Bystander: She's walking with her father when Batman ambushes him.
  • Missing Mom: Deadshot divorced from his wife. Zoe's mother is mentioned but never seen in Suicide Squad.
  • Morality Pet: To Deadshot. While he may not like it, he'll always do the right thing as long as she's around.
  • Nice Girl: She's good at school, she has seemingly no bratty traits and she loves her dad despite his profession.
  • Parental Issues: Her mother told her that her dad is a Professional Killer, she was confronting him about this just before Batman showed up to arrest him.
  • Race Lift: She is mixed Caucasian/Hispanic in the comics. Here, she's black just like her similarly race lifted father.
  • Teen Genius: She's very good at school. Deadshot wants to keep this going, even insisting to have her go to one of the Ivy League universities as part of his conditions to join Task Force X. He even asks to "white-people that thing" in case she gets bad grades.

    Sal 

"Sal"

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Played by: Bruno Oliver

Appearances: Birds of Prey

A cornerstore chef who makes egg sandwiches which Harley Quinn loves to eat.


  • Because You Were Nice to Me: After spending the early part of the movie killing and maiming anyone in sight, Harley treats Sal with utmost courtesy purely because she loves his sandwiches.
  • Foil: To Doc, who also makes fast food that Harley eats. Sal does Western food, while Doc does Asian food. Sal's cooking is considered so good Harley has to remind him to go easy on the hot sauce, while Doc's requires extra chili because Harley can't stand his cooking. Sal doesn't mind when Harley is short a few cents, while Doc sold Harley out.
  • Greasy Spoon: Works for an establishment with this vibe, and the breakfast sandwiches he makes fit the kind of menu items found at these places.
  • Nice Guy: He gets on well with Harley and doesn't complain when she short-changes him.
  • Only Known By His Nickname: Harley doesn't bother mentioning his full name in her narration.
  • Supreme Chef: Harley sees him as one.
  • The Voiceless: Doesn't appear onscreen long enough to let out more than a cheerful tongue-click.

    Doc 

"Doc"

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"Lotus-flower, you have to get upstairs before someone sees. Everyone's looking for you. And you!"

Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Played by: Dana Lee

Appearances: Birds of Prey

"我認識所有人,除了你" (I know everyone, it seems, except you)

A street food restaurant owner Harley Quinn rents an apartment to.


  • Asian Store-Owner: Street food restaurant rather than "store". Fits the bill otherwise.
  • Broken Pedestal: Harley was genuinely friendly to him and thought she could trust him, but it turns out he ratted her out to Sionis' bounty hunters for money to open a new, more prestigious restaurant. She's quite broken by this.
  • Cranky Landlord: Surprisingly averted. He has no beef with Harley, but he still rats her out for money.
  • Every Man Has His Price: Harley thought she could trust him, but the prospect of opening a new restaurant far from the hellhole his current one is situated in was stronger and he ratted her out.
  • Karma Houdini: Sells out Harley to Sionis, and is unpunished for his actions.
  • Lethal Chef: Downplayed. According to Harley, his Mongolian beef dish tastes so bad that it needs extra-hot sauce to be a tolerable meal. It becomes a Brick Joke with Huntress, but we never find out from her or anyone else if it actually tastes that horrible. And this is Harley Quinn we're talking about; earlier on in the movie, it's established that her Trademark Favorite Food is an egg-and-cheese sandwich that often comes with expired cheese and the cook's strands of hair.
  • Nothing Personal: After he sells Harley out, he tells her that it was "just business" before leaving.
  • Only Known By His Nickname: Like with Sal, Harley doesn't bother mentioning his full name in her narration. It's even harder to guess his name, because at least "Sal" is usually the diminutive of "Salvatore", whereas "Doc" is not a diminutive.

    Linda Reed 

Linda J. Reed

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Species: Human

Citizenship: American

Played by: C. Amanda Maud

Appearances: Zack Snyder's Justice League

A kind single mother who works as a waitress and has great troubles to make ends meet. Victor Stone/Cyborg notices her when discovering his powers as he hacks into the Internet, surveillance cameras and her bank account, and decides to help her.


  • Dead End Job: She works as a waitress, and she doesn't earn enough to pay her rent and gets expelled as a result, finding out that her petty landlord has changed the locks to the apartment without warning her beforeheand.
  • Nice Girl: Victor sees how humble and a good parent she is when using his abilities to peep into surveillance cameras, and decides to help her without being seen.
  • Struggling Single Mother: She has two children, and struggles financially.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: When Cyborg notices Linda, and upon seeing her humbleness, kindness and suffering, he hacks into her bank account to drop $100,000 in it much to her surprise, making that sudden influx of money look like a contest prize.

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