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The Masterminds and Allies

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Independent Criminals

     Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley) 

     Mr. Freeze (Victor Fries) 

     Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane) 

     Clayface (Matt Hagen) 
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Clayface is a shape-changing supervillain with a monstrous, mud-like appearance.


  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Hagen hoped to cure his illness thanks to the Lazarus Pit... but it turned him into a mud monster instead.
  • Composite Character:
    • Kind of literally. Many of the identities he has taken are people who have become Clayface in the comics. As Roy puts it: "There were too many Clayfaces".
    • Matt Hagen being part of League of Assassins, dating Talia and being submerged in a Lazarus Pit as a punishment are nods to Young Justice tie-in comics to the animated series.
  • The Corruption: Hagen's abilities have more recently become this, with him slipping more and more into a dangerous, reactive state if he doesn't apply intense concentration while maintaining form.
  • Elemental Shapeshifter: Clayface is a walking mountain of mud, and can use his powers for shapeshifting or brute strength.
  • Identity Amnesia: Transforming into so many people has made him difficult to remember who he was.
  • Kavorka Man: He slept with both Al Ghul sisters Talia and Nyssa during his time with the League Of Assassins.
  • Sizeshifter: As a shapeshifter, he can change his size to impersonate smaller people.
  • Shapeshifter Weapon: Can morph his hands into maces, hammers, or other weapons.
  • Technically Naked Shapeshifter: Can form clothing out of his own substance as part of his disguises.
  • Voluntary Shape Shifting: His primary schtick. He can mimic the appearance of anyone.
  • Was Once a Man: Being trapped in a Lazarus Pit for months did cure Hagen's illness, as he wanted it to, but it also mutated him into an inhuman monster.
  • Woman Scorned: Becomes a victim of this from Talia after he uses her to access the Lazarus Pit.
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     Solomon Grundy (Cyrus Gold) 
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Solomon Grundy is a reanimated corpse stemming from a cursed place near Gotham City called Slaughter Swamp.


  • The Brute: In supervillain team-ups he usually plays this role.
  • Dumb Muscle: He's not very bright, but very strong.
  • Energy Absorption: Grundy has also proven to be able to absorb certain forms of energy and manipulate them at will.
  • Feuding Families: His murder over a century ago began a feud between the Gold and Steeplechase families that continues to this day.
  • Healing Factor: Regenerates any injury eventually.
  • Implacable Man: Nothing stops Grundy.
  • Hulk Speak: Grundy can't handle complex sentences.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Falls under "Type V" (Voodoo). He was created by uncontrolled supernatural forces.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Died and was resurrected over a hundred years prior.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He's the ancestor of Gilda Gold and her daughter Duela Dent.
  • Resurrective Immortality: Assuming that you can get past the Nigh-Invulnerability and the Healing Factor and actually put Grundy down, you still haven't won, because he won't stay dead. By the next Monday he'll have crawled out of Slaughter Swamp again and resumed his rampage.
  • Super Strength: Solomon Grundy possesses tremendous strength and stamina, the level of which varies with his different incarnations. Sometimes, he can be held by a group of normal humans.
  • The Undead: He's a zombie.

     Hush (Thomas Elliot) 
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Thomas Elliot is a renowned surgeon and childhood friend of Bruce Wayne. A meticulous planner, Elliot resents the fact that Bruce's father thwarted his plot to murder his parents. Aware of Bruce Wayne's secret identity, and assuming the identity of criminal mastermind Hush, he sets out to destroy Batman.


  • Bandaged Face: Covers his face in bandages.
  • The Dreaded: Even Batman himself is afraid of Hush.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Recognized as having a serious case of this towards Bruce Wayne.
  • Mad Doctor: A skilled surgeon, Hush commonly uses his surgical skills for nefarious purposes, whether torturing others or using surgery to impersonate other people. He also commonly uses medical scalpels as weapons.
  • Uncertain Doom: His fate after being 'relieved' of his duty by Jane Doe is unknown, but it mustn't have been pretty.
  • We Used to Be Friends: From one of Bruce's closest friends to one of his most bitter foes.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Talia al Ghul has Bane kill him and Jane Doe to impersonate Bruce since he was no longer useful.

     Rupert Thorne 
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Rupert Thorne stands as Gotham City's long standing top crime boss. With various "business ventures" being undone by the Batman, he has a steady interest in seeing the Bat take a dirt nap.
  • Can't Catch Up: Poor bastard wants to run a criminal organization against the likes of The Penguin or the Joker.
  • Cigar Chomper: As seen on the picture.
  • Fat Bastard: He is an overweight Corrupt Corporate Executive.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He likes to make himself appear pleasant, but he has never been shown to harbor good intentions.
  • It's Probably Nothing: He dismisses Phosphorus worries that there's something strange in his office, not realizing Batwoman and The Question are hiding in his closet.
  • Mood-Swinger: For all his suave attitude, he loses his temper very easily.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Besides Malcolm Thorne, he's also the older brother of Carl Thorne, who in the comics was the ex-husband of Black Orchid.

     Phosphorus (Alexander Sartorius) 
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Phosphorus is a transparent angry wall of fire. Dr. Alex Sartorius got his powers when a nuclear core went unstable and his body was bathed in hot radioactive phosphorous. Now his body combusts when he is in contact with air.


  • Adaptation Name Change: Rather than Doctor, he simply goes by Phosphorus instead.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: His red suit, which doesn't catch fire.
  • The Dragon: He has become the right hand man of Rupert Thorne.
  • Cassandra Truth: He was concerned something was amiss in Rupert Thorne's office, but his boss dismissed it as paranoia, when in fact Batwoman and The Question were hiding nearby.
  • Composite Character: Phosphorus Rex and Dr. Phosphorus are combined, with the allegiance to the Circus of Strange of Rex and the name and appearance of Dr. Phosphorus.
  • Dem Bones: Looks like a skeleton held together by ectoplasmic energy.
  • Identical Stranger: Because their powers look similar, he can be confused with Blight from 2027.
  • The Needless: While he claims he needs to eat and sleep, Arkham doctors believe he actually doesn't.

     Man-Bat (Dr. Kirk Langstrom) 
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Afflicted with a disease that threatened to leave him deaf, Dr. Kirk Langstrom devised an experimental cure that merged the DNA of humans and bats. After testing it on himself, however, the cure backfired and transformed him into a giant bat-like creature.


  • Adaptation Origin Connection: His work to splice animal DNA served as basis for the mutagen that created the Mutanimals.
  • Bat Out of Hell: He's a Were-Bat.
  • Beast Man: Following his transformation, he becomes a humanoid bat-monster.
  • Bio-Augmentation: Unfortunately, With Great Power Comes Great Insanity.
  • Flight: One of the few advantages he has over his heroic counterpart.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Dr. Langstrom has gotten control of his mutated form several times, becoming an ally of Batman, but always ends up losing control.
  • Heroic Neutral: Even when in control of himself, Langstrom is consistently more interested in protecting his family than other people.
  • Magic Pants: Whenever Dr. Langstrom transforms it rips his shirt to give room for his wings, but his pants are always fine.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Langstrom is fairly harmless, but the Man-Bat is violent, animalistic, and destructive.
  • Tragic Monster: He was just trying to improve his hearing, but ended becoming a monster instead.
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     Anarky (Lonnie Machin) 
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Lonnie Machin is a genius criminal who attempts to subvert the government and establish anarchism, believing it will improve society.


  • Ambiguous Situation: It has been heavily hinted that Anarky is the Joker's son.
  • Black and White Insanity: He has a really quick way to judge who are evil, for example he believes Bruce Wayne owns the city and his parents got killed by karma.
  • Democracy Is Bad: Anarky's made several statements denouncing democracy on the basis that it is compromised and corrupt.
  • Evil Mentor: Served as this for Zhora Mercer.
  • Look What I Can Do Now!: As a child vigilante, Anarky was no physical threat to anybody, so his early activity involved no fighting.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: A creepy white mask to help hide his identity.
  • Motor Mouth: He just seems naturally prone to making speeches lamenting the evils of consumerism.
  • Teens Are Monsters: As Batman learns after apprehending him, he's just a teenager, despite all of his rhetoric involving anarchy and bombing tactics.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He really believes tearing down the government and establishing anarchy would be a good thing. He's also gained a reputation as the protector of Gotham's homeless population.

     Mr. Zsasz (Victor Zsasz) 
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Victor Zsasz is a serial killer with no regard for human life. He carves a mark into his skin for every life he takes, slowly covering his entire body in scars. He's the half-brother of the late Vic Sage.


  • Ax-Crazy: A nihilistic Serial Killer with a love for carving tally marks on his body.
  • Bald of Evil: Completely bald and completely dangerous and insane.
  • Berserk Button: Never call him "Tally Man", that's an entirely different person.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Soooooo many evil scars - one for every victim.
  • Human Notepad: Zsasz keeps a tally of his kills by carving tally marks into his skin.
  • Knife Nut: His signature weapon is a carving knife.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Here he's the half-brother of Vic Sage.
  • Serial Killer: All the carvings indicate he has killed at least 275 people. Gotham police has only been able to pin him 43.
  • The Sociopath: He has no regard for human life, seeing those around him as mindless robots.

     Killer Moth (Drury Walker) 
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Drury Walker, the Killer Moth is the son of Desire of the Endless and brother of Rose Walker a.k.a Em Parker a.k.a Fangirl who has a central theme of moths and criminal terrorist.


  • Action Dad: While only indirectly mentioned, he does have a daughter named Catherine "Kitten" Walker. He's also the father of Jack Walker with his second wife Anna, and of Melanie Walker with his third wife Donna.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the comics he's a normal human, but in Earth 27 he's a child of one of The Endless.
  • Animal Motifs: A decidedly less sinister take on the Macabre Moth Motif.
  • Badass Normal: Even without his suit, he's very capable of fighting thanks to his military training.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: His Charaxes form looks like a monstrous humanoid moth.
  • Cartwright Curse: He has lost all three of his wives; his first wife Candace "Candy" Walker was killed by the Joker during the Cataclysm, his second wife Anna Walker killed herself from a drug overdose, and his third wife Donna Walker died from the McGregor's syndrome.
  • Composite Character: Looks like his most recent iteration with some elements from his Teen Titans incarnation. He's also combined with Jed Paulsen, Rose's brother in the comics. Being the father of Jack and Melanie also makes him a composite of King of Hearts of the Royal Flush Gang, which is the nickname his brother Janosz gave to him.
    • His Charaxes form brings to mind the monstrous moths from the Teen Titans cartoon.
  • Cool Gun: His signature weapon is the Cocoon Gun, which originally fired a foul fog that would adhere to organic substances and solidify. This proved more lethal than intended when a stiff breeze blew residual cocoon spray onto a young boy, suffocating him. Drury reworked the formula and now uses a non-lethal gas similar to Fear Gas to frighten his prey.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: He's half human, half Endless.
  • In the Blood: Like his mother, sister, and half-brother, Drury suffers from mental illness.
  • Love Martyr: Like a moth to a flame, Drury is a sucker for love, especially relationships that he should know won't work out for him. He claims to be cursed in this regard.
  • Parents as People: While he tried to be a good father for his children, the mess of his personal life made it very difficult to be there for them.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Here he's the son of Desire of the Endless and the twin brother of Rose Walker. His stepfather happens to be Professor Pyg, making Janosz Valentin/Son of Pyg, his younger half brother. He's also the father of Jack and Melanie Walker, the Jack and Ten of the Royal Flush Gang from Batman Beyond.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has the names of his three wives tattooed on his right shoulder.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Beneath the suit he's actually rather normal looking.
  • Too Much Information: He doesn't want to hear what his sister Rose and her girlfriend Angie did the previous night.
  • The Unfavorite: He was neglected by his mother and step-father in favor of his siblings, and while he had great relationships with both of them, he always lacked parental support.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Had an affair with Anna while married to his first wife Candy. Candy died before she could find out.

     Nocturna (Natalia Mitternacht) 
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The alabaster seductress of the evening who calls herself Nocturna, is really Natalia Mitternacht. She suffers from a rare "light sensitivity" disease.


  • Black Widow: Has been acquitted of the murders of multiple husbands, although the media, families, and she herself all know she’s a black widow. She's not particularly subtle—she goes from sex, to marriage, to murder with one victim over the course of less than five issues.
  • Charm Person: She casually uses her power to get a free newspaper. Her persuasive voice is explicitly confirmed by both herself and Jason to be unable to do anything against someone’s nature.
  • Composite Character: She's composed with both Nocturnas, Natalia Knight from Pre-Crisis and Natalia Mitternacht from New 52. The former has her connection to Jason Todd, being an astronomer and the latter has her name and is a vampire.
  • Femme Fatalons: Has very long, very sharp fingernails.
  • A Glass of Chianti: Drinks red wine.
  • Lesbian Vampire: Bisexual vampire, technically.
  • Meaningful Name: “Mitternacht” is German for “Midnight”.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: She's invulnerable to most forms of injury (certain exceptions apply). Bullets, blades and blunt objects do little to no damage to a vampire's body.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: With a bite, Nocturna is capable of completely changing someone's behavior, both with their own recollection and by controlling them to be increasingly violent and subsequently forget what they did in that state, as if possessed.
  • The Sociopath: Selfish, manipulative, and sees other people as toys.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'10"/178cm tall.

Gotham's Mobsters

     Carmine Falcone 
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Carmine “The Roman” Falcone was the head of organized crime in Gotham City during the early years of Bruce Wayne’s return to Gotham.


  • Crazy-Prepared: Being the top criminal in the city has led him to make his penthouse office a veritable fortress, complete with bulletproof lockdown shutters on the windows, an arsenal of guns, and a button-activated turret that descends from the ceiling.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Falcone has a dry, sardonic sense of humor.
  • The Don: Of the Falcone crime family.
  • In-Series Nickname: The Roman.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He's Biological father of Selina Kyle/Catwoman.
  • Smug Snake: Believes himself to be the untouchable master of Gotham so the shock when Batman pulls the rug out from under him is extreme.
  • Villain in a White Suit: Has a nice-looking white tuxedo and he once was the most influential mobster in Gotham.

     Sal Maroni 
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Salvatore "Sal" Maroni is the mobster who's known for scarring Harvey Dent which transformed him into Two-Face. Once a rival of Carmine Falcone, now Sal is content to work as his right-hand man and adviser. Their hatred for one another is nothing compared to their hatred for the Masterminds particularly Black Mask, Penguin, Joker, and Two-Face.
  • The Don: Of the Maroni crime family.
  • Enemy Mine: He and Falcone might loathe each other, but they hate the Masterminds far more, so they have entered an alliance to try and oppose them.
  • Evil vs. Evil: He and Falcone oppose the Masterminds, who include Penguin, Black Mask, Great White Shark and the Joker.
  • Faux Affably Evil: If you stay on his good side, he'll play nice and friendly.
  • The Rival: He and Falcone were in constant competition with each other for control over Gotham's underworld until Batman arrived.
  • Self-Made Man: Claims to have begun with nothing, but through hard work, determination, and knowing when to keep his head down, he became a powerful force in Gotham's crime syndicates.

     Scarface and Ventriloquist (Arnold Wesker) 
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One of the most bizarre criminals in Gotham City, the Ventriloquist (real name Arnold Wesker) is a crime lord who directs all orders (and executions) through a wooden dummy named Scarface.


  • Abusive Parents: His father always berated him for being so meek.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: A gangster speaking through a puppet might look pretty stupid, but that's a real gun that Scarface is holding on to.
  • Companion Cube: Scarface is this to Arnold, being a supposedly non-sentient ventriloquist dummy.
  • Demonic Dummy: But not so much Gollum Made Me Do It.
  • Evil Puppeteer: Until it was taken by Peyton Riley, he always had the murderous dummy named Scarface. Part of the fear factor in the Ventriloquist's character is that nobody knows for sure who's really controlling who - some speculate that the Ventriloquist's meek behavior is just a facade for his bloodlust, while some think that Scarface is actually alive, and forcing the Ventriloquist to commit crimes.
  • Name-Face Name: Scarface.
  • Shrinking Violet: Poor old Wesker.

     Sugar and Scarface (Peyton Riley) 
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Scarface is taken up by Peyton Riley, the daughter of an Irish gangster, who had worked with Scarface before and grown to like both him and Wesker. Like Wesker, she believes Scarface to be talking to her, although unlike Wesker, she acknowledges this could be a hallucination.


  • Composite Character: Her being a former member of the Secret Six make her a composite with Shauna Belzer, the New 52 Ventriloquist who was a member of the Secret Six for a time, before betraying the group.
  • Demonic Dummy: But not so much Gollum Made Me Do It.
  • Eye Scream: She was shot and scarred on the right eye, blinding it.
  • Evil Puppeteer: She always carries with her a murderous dummy named Scarface that she took from Arnold Wesker.
  • Legacy Character: She's the second Ventriloquist.
  • Name-Face Name: Scarface.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers her right eye and scarred face.
  • Silly Reason for War: The conflict over possession of Scarface between Riley and Wesker means a gang war over a doll.
  • Woman Scorned: Her driving force is to get revenge on her ex-husband, who wiped out the Riley family.

     Bone (Louis Ferryman) 
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Mob boss who looks to be made out of bones.


     Maxie Zeus (Maximilian Stavropoulos) 
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Maxie Zeus is a Gotham City crimelord who fights Batman on a regular basis. Formerly a history professor, he is mentally ill and built his persona around an obsession with Greek mythology.


  • A God Am I: In this case, he believes himself to be a specific god, the Greek god Zeus.
  • Beard of Evil: Has a full beard and he's one unstable wacko who believes himself a deity.
  • The Chess Master: With his intelligence, he was able to build his gang among the chaos caused by Gotham's super-villains.
  • Composite Character: Maxie Zeus is combined with the Electrocutioner.
  • In-Series Nickname: Electrocutioner.
  • Napoleon Delusion: Believes himself to be the god Zeus.
  • Psycho Electro: He becomes addicted to the asylum's electroshock treatment, which makes him even more insane.

     Eiko Hasigawa 
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     Carlton Duquesne 
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     Snowflame (Ignatius Nevada) 
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A metahuman with a secret past as a former Checkmate operative who gains powers from the use of various intoxicants and narcotics (his favorite being cocaine).

The C-Listers

     Cluemaster (Arthur Brown) 
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Cluemaster was once known as Arthur Brown, a failed game show host who turned to a life of crime, leaving trademark clues as to his actions.


  • Abusive Parents: He's attempting to kill Stephanie after she walked in on him meeting with several of his supervillain friends and commenting that he would have to do better with his next child.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: He has a few chances to kill Stephanie but keeps screwing it up by monologuing or going about it in a complicated manner.
  • Complexity Addiction: Even his daughter thinks the clues he leaves at his crimes are way to complex.
  • Fashion-Victim Villain: In-Universe. His choice of colors for his outfit are given an annoyed Lampshade Hanging by his daughter Stephanie, who notes that no one takes her warnings about him seriously partly because of how bad his outfit is.
  • Hand Cannon: Wields a large revolve.
  • Insistent Terminology: He keeps trying to say that he is not to be called Arthur, but rather Cluemaster. Nobody listens, including his fellow C-list villain friends.
  • Jerkass: Unlike Batman's other villains it's not covered by his charismatic personality.
  • Offing the Offspring: Tries to repeatedly kill Stephanie, but she keeps spoiling his attempts.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: This more than anything else drove him to become a villain he seems to have gotten over it as now he's exploiting his C-List villain status for all its worth.
  • Villainous Friendship: He is friends with fellow C-List villains like Lock-Up, Ratcatcher, Prankster, and Signalman. They routinely get together to play cards and bemoan their low status on the supervillain totem pole.

     Catman (Thomas Blake) 
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     Firefly (Garfield Lynns) 
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Garfield Lynns was a former firefighter pilot and "smokejumper" who was eventually driven insane and became obsessed with flames. Lynss adopted the name of Firefly and became a crazed arsonist.


     Copperhead (Larissa Diaz) 

     Roxy Rocket (Roxanne Sutton) 

     Jane Doe 

Wonderland Gang

     Mad Hatter (Jervis Tetch) 
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Jervis Tetch is obsessed with Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, basing all of his crimes on the novel. Jervis is often seen as a joke-villain but is a serious threat to Batman with his powerful mind-control technology.


  • Alice Allusion: The Mad Hatter is obsessed with finding "his" Alice, who likely isn't much more than a figment of his insane imaginings.
  • Berserk Button: Do not touch his hat.
  • Hypno Trinket: All manner of devices really, though the most common would be some form of hat.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: You'd think that he's completely ineffective in combat. Hoo-boy, would you be wrong.
  • Living Doll Collector: He sometimes kidnaps blonde girls and uses his mind control technology to force them to play at being Alice.
  • Mad Scientist: He personally invented all of his mind control technology.
  • Meaningful Name: "Tetch" is a variation of "touch", as in "touched in the head".
  • More Than Mind Control: Some of Tetch's schemes have become very elaborate through this trope.
  • Nice Hat: The Hatter lives by this trope.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Pretty par for the course for someone trying to fashion their life after a children's book.
  • Reluctant Psycho: As mentioned above, he doesn't enjoy his insanity, he suffers through every second of it.
  • Spot of Tea: Expect the Hatter's tea to always be laced with something.
  • Wicked Cultured: He sure likes his Lewis Carroll's quotes.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Killer Moth wonders why he would be named 'Jervis'. Tetch agrees is uncommon, but it's not like 'Drury' is much better.

     Red Alice (Elizabeth Kane) 
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Alice is Batwoman's long-lost sister thought dead, Elizabeth Kane. Believing herself to be the Alice of Lewis Carroll's famous story, she became the High Madame of the Wonderland Gang.


  • Acquired Poison Immunity: She keeps a razorblade with a powerful hallucinogen/opioid in her mouth as the High Madame. When she uses it on Kate, Kate’s biosigns quickly enter critical range, implying that Alice must have at least some degree of poison immunity to keep it in her cheek at all times.
  • Alice Allusion: Quotes from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass? Check. Using the nom de guerre Alice? Check. Blonde hair, fantasy Victorian-inspired wardrobe? Check. Madness as a major plot point? Check.
  • Break the Cutie: Kate and Jacob remember her as being sweeter than Kate: less prone to confrontation, willing to forgive more than Kate, crying over a dead cat for two days while Kate successfully stifled her emotions.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain of Kate's Abel.
  • Mind Rape: Heavily implied to be the reason she went insane and became Alice.
  • Multicolored Hair: One side is her original red hair, while the other is dyed blonde.
  • Quirky Curls: Half her hair is made up of curls, and she's a very eccentric villainess.

     White Rabbit (Jaina Hudson) 
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Jaina Hudson is a Batman villainess who can split herself into two separate bodies, one of whom is her pathological alter-ego the White Rabbit.


  • Composite Character: Jaina also takes the role of the March Hare.
  • Femme Fatale: Jaina is a skilled seductress who is not above using her physical attractiveness and sexuality to manipulate someone for her own needs.
  • Playboy Bunny: White Rabbit dresses like one.
  • Psychic Powers: Jaina is a powerful psionic capable of tapping into the Odic field and using her aura to convert the Odic energy into psychic energy to perform a variety of paranormal abilities and actions.
    • Psychic Link: Jaina is psychically bonded to her psychic clone. This is a very powerful connection and cannot be blocked by inhibitor collars, but can be blocked by a psionic disruption field. When active, Jaina and the White Rabbit are capable of instant communication and coordination; but only in close quarters. At any significant distance, the connection becomes simplistic and vague.
  • Mixed Ancestry: Her father was a U.S. ambassador and her mother a Bollywood actress.
  • Sensory Overload: When asserting her powers in excess, Jaina can suffer acute migraines which while may hinder her powers, but do not seem to negate them completely. On occasion, Jaina gets migraines without having pressed herself beyond her usual limits.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Both qualify at 5'8"/173cm tall.

Circus of Strange

     Professor Pyg (Lazlo Valentin) 
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A deranged scientist who performs twisted surgeries on his victims to make them into Dollotrons, his idea of perfection. He was the stepfather of Drury Walker and Rose Wilson/Em Parker.


  • From Nobody to Nightmare: He was originally a low level crime boss before he got into hard narcotics and went nuts.
  • Large Ham: Pyg is very much a showman, as befits his circus background, and is given to espousing his dialogue in a most grandiloquent fashion.
  • Mad Doctor: He uses his surgical skills to twist his victims horribly. His minions the Dollotrons were people horribly disfigured by him.
  • Mad Scientist: He is an accomplished scientist and chemist who uses his skills to disfigure his victims. He also has the habit of using power tools to aid in his ghastly surgeries.
  • Malevolent Masked Man: He wears a horrifying pig mask.
  • Mind Rape: His specialty.
  • Pig Man: It's just a mask, but he fits the bill.
  • Related in the Adaptation: He's the stepfather of Rose and Drury Walker.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He likes ham and bacon.

     Killer Croc (Waylon Jones) 
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     Baby Doll (Mary Louise Dahl) 
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An ex-actress turned villain diagnosed with rare medical condition.


  • Badass Adorable: She looks like a child, but is still very dangerous.
  • Can't Grow Up: She can't physically age because of an extremely rare medical condition. She can't age because of a condition she was born with.
  • Creepy Child: Except she isn't an actual child, which just makes her all the creepier.
  • Older Than They Look: Is in her thirties but looks like a little girl.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: It's stated by other characters that even before the breakdown she was fussy and threw fits when she couldn't have her way.

Dollmaker Family

     Dollmaker (Barton Mathis) 
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A Gotham serial killer who creates "dolls" out of the skin and limbs of his victims.


  • Abusive Parents: It's thanks to him his daughter Mathilda is so messed up.
  • Beard of Evil: The goatee certainly adds to his creepiness.
  • Composite Character: Beneath the mask he looks like his incarnation from the Arrowverse combined with his New 52 look.
  • Evil Mentor: Took Anton Schott under his wing, making him kidnap children and teaching him how to turn them into "dolls".
  • Genuine Human Hide: Dollmaker wears a mask made from his father's skin.
  • Serial Killer: He creates "dolls" out of the skin and limbs of his victims.
  • The Sociopath: He’s a violent sadist with absolutely no empathy for anyone or anything.

     Dollhouse (Mathilda Mathis) 
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Once Matilda of the Dollmaker's Family, this killer took up her father's cause, and reinvented herself as Dollhouse, abducting transients and harvesting them for their organs.


Cult of Days

     Calendar Girl (Paige Monroe) 
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A former supermodel who began to lose work as she aged. Obsessed with maintaining her youthful appearance, she underwent cosmetic surgery after cosmetic surgery, and developed a psychosis where she perceived herself as ugly, leading her to don a white mask to hide her features.


     Calendar Man (Julian Day) 
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A serial killer who is fascinated by dates and calendars; even his real name is a pun on the Julian and Gregorian calendars.


  • Bald of Evil: Bald like Luthor and Zsasz and a serial killer.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's very calm and polite when you speak to him. However, hearing about some of his crimes makes you wish you could break some of the other bones in his body.
  • Serial Killer: He kills people according to the date.
  • The Sociopath: Murder is the only thing he seems to have any passion about.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Some of his crimes have this angle.
  • Talkative Loon: He's very chatty.
  • Tattooed Crook: Has abbreviations of the months of the year tattooed around his head.

     Holiday (Gilda Gold) 
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Gilda Gold is a sculptor who was once married to Harvey Dent, the District Attorney of Gotham City who eventually became the criminal Two-Face.
  • Alliterative Name: Gilda Gold.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She's a descendant of Cyrus Gold, who would be reanimated as the zombie Solomon Grundy.
  • Serial Killer: She kills criminals and corrupt officials on holidays, occasionally leaving letters to Calendar Girl at the scenes of the crime.

     Clock King (Templeton Fugate) 
Head of Logistics Division at A.R.G.U.S., Templeton Fugate is secretly the Clock King, a super-villain obsessed with time who uses clock-related gadgetry to commit crimes.
  • Adaptation Name Change: His name is changed from Temple to Templeton.
  • Clock King: He tries to be one, counting seconds and scheduling, but actually doesn't reach the level to qualify.
  • Idiosyncrazy: Clocks and time.
  • Secret Identity: Mostly a figure on the dark web, Clock King has proven to be an elusive figure and even Oracle has been unable to discern his identity.

Sons of Batman

In General
  • Badass Biker: All of them. Which according to Roy he took big influence to Sons of Anarchy with Jean-Paul Valley look a bit like Jax, but the SOBs and SAMCRO have much different ideologies.
  • Face–Heel Turn: The Son of Batman were a Anti-Hero vigilante group led by Dumas and Saint until Joseph Blackfire took over the club in and renamed it as the "Sons of Barbatos".

     Azrael (Jean-Paul Valley) 
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Named after the Angel of Death, Jean-Paul Valley was crafted by the League of Assassins to replace Batman and later a former leader of the Sons of Batman.


  • Batter Up!: While not dressed as Azrael he uses a baseball bat.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments.
  • Dual Wielding: Jean Paul Valley wields two flaming swords.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Raised in a test tube and put through various DNA experimentation in his fetal state, Jean-Paul's physiology allows him enhanced strength, speed and reflexes, and even durability.
  • Good Costume Switch: After becoming the new leader of the Sons of Batman, he changes his red and black outfit for a white and red one.
  • Not Me This Time: When questioned about the new Azrael, he admits he had nothing to do with it.
  • Flaming Sword: His trademark weapons.
  • Omniglot: Thanks to the System, Jean-Paul is able to understand foreign languages.
  • No Social Skills: He suffers from this
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His original Horsemen outfit was red and black. After leaving the League, he switched to a red and white outfit.
  • Split Personality: His Azrael persona is significantly different from his civilian identity of Jean-Paul Valley.
  • Super Strength: The LoA messing with Jean-Paul's biology before he was even born seems to have instilled some degree or superhuman strength and agility. At the end of his own series he was experiencing further developments for unclear reasons, which raised his strength to "twist steel rebar into a pretzel with your bare hands" levels.

     Black Spider (Eric Needham) 
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The gang's Vice president. He tends to use the latest in high tech weaponry such as laser assisted rifles. He is an Olympic level athlete and has trained intensely in many forms of physical combat.


     Hyper-Adapter (Deacon Joseph Blackfire) 
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Joseph Blackfire is the insane leader of the Sons after he usurped Jean-Paul, whose fanatical devotees help him carry out ritualized, Old Testament-like human sacrifices.


  • Back from the Dead: After being decapitated by Jean-Paul, he's brought back by the Anti-Monitor, who still has some use for him.
  • Dark Messiah: Claims his is the only path to salvation from Gotham's coming tribulation.
  • Composite Character: Deacon Blackfire is merged with Apokalips' agent Barbatos to become a new Hyper-Adapter.
  • Magical Native American: He once belonged to a tribe that worshipped Barbatos as a deity, until his tribe realized what he was and sealed him. Blackfire is the only one that remained loyal.
  • Off with His Head!: He's decapitated by Jean-Paul with Azrael's sword. It doesn't stick.

The Court of Owls

     In General 
  • Ancient Conspiracy: Dating back to Pre-Revolution America.
  • Animal Motif: Its members wear owl masks when conducting Court business.
  • The Dreaded: The most powerful force in Gotham, and those who know of them are very aware of how dangerous they are.
  • The Illuminati: They've been manipulating Gotham since olden times.

     Owlman 

     Talon (William Cobb) 
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One of the many assassins of the same name for the Court of Owls, William Cobb was the Talon the Court sent after Bruce Wayne, and Dick Grayson's great-grandfather.


  • Badass Abnormal: The Court of Owls has forged William into a master hand-to-hand combatant. He is able to match Batman blow-for-blow.
  • The Brute: For The Court of Owls.
  • Healing Factor: Due to the synthesized electrum in his blood, William could recover from bodily injuries at a superhuman rate.
  • Identical Grandson: He and his great great-grandson Dick Grayson look so much alike, Dick can impersonate him while undercover in Arkham. They're so similar Deathstroke and Ra's Al Ghul do mistake them for each other.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: A trained knife-thrower, William has an uncanny aim with his knives, able to hit specific arteries and veins even in the midst of combat.
  • Legally Dead: Looks pretty good for someone who died in the late 1880's.
  • Lightning Bruiser: William possesses a degree of enhanced speed, as he was capable of moving out of an elevator and leaving two dead guards in his wake by the time it took Bruce and Lincoln March to turn their heads.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He happens to be Dick Grayson's great great-grandfather.
  • Master Swordsman: William is a highly skilled swordsman.
  • Multi-Melee Master: William, like all Talons, uses an arsenal of bladed weapons on his missions, ranging from his signature throwing knives to full-sized broadswords and axes.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: William possesses a degree of superhuman durability, as he was unfazed by Bruce applying ten times the force it would take to collapse a normal man's windpipe.
  • Ominous Owl: His motif as Talon.

The Black Light Tribe

     Neon (Thomas Chatham) 
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Leader of the Black Light Tribe gang.


  • Angry Black Man: Neon is extremely volatile and prone to bouts hostility and violence, particularly when he's stressed.
  • Badass Normal: He has no powers but he's highly athletic and skilled fighter who is prone to use violence to get what he wants.
  • Canon Immigrant: He was a minor Mook in the Schumacher era. of Batman Films in the 90's.
  • Scars Are Forever: Beneath his body paint he has several scars including a gunshot on his left shoulder, a long cut on his lower back and a circular cut in his right pelvis.
  • Skull for a Head: Neon has his face painted to looked liked a skull.
  • Tattooed Crook: Neon has notable tattoos such as "R.L.D." tattoo on his abdomen, a rose on his left calf and Black Light Tribe on his back.

Children of Arkham

     Lady Arkham 
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The mysterious leader of the terrorist group known as the Children of Arkham.


  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Lady Arkham is not Vicky Vale like the Telltale games. For now its real identity is a mystery.
  • Ambiguous Gender: While they call themselves Lady, the mask and outfit hides their true gender.
  • Black and White Insanity: Adamantly convinced they are justified in their actions.
  • Boom Stick: Fights with a staff that can fire concussive blasts.
  • Canon Immigrant: Originated in the Telltale games.
  • Combat Pragmatist: As good a fighter as Batman is but also has some extra advantage in the form of a staff capable of emitting shockwaves strong enough to send Batman flying a good twenty feet through the air.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Their voice is distorted by their mask, making them sound very deep.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Sports a very intimidating one that resembles a skull.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Genuinely believes that the Children of Arkham are doing the harsh work that is necessary to purge Gotham of corruption.
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