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This page is for characters from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy who don't fit anywhere else.

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Citizens for Batman

    In General 
A group of vigilantes inspired by Batman.
  • All There in the Manual: Their name is only revealed in Why So Serious?.
  • Heroic Wannabe: They want to be just like Batman, but both their willingness to use lethal force and their comparative lack of a budget means that they're nowhere near as impressive or morally upright as the real deal.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Averted. Unlike Batman, they're entirely willing to use lethal force and kill several of Scarecrow and the Chechen's men in cold blood.



Appears in: The Dark Knight

The man who approached ex-GCPD Brian Douglas, and invited him to join the Batmen.


Brian Douglas

Played by: Andy Luther

Appears in: Why So Serious? | The Dark Knight

"What gives you the right? What's the difference between you and me?"

An ex-cop Batman Impersonator who tried to capture the Chechen and the Scarecrow.

  • All There in the Manual: The ARG and the novelization reveal that Brian's an ex-cop.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: The ARG reveals he while he was initially a big fan of Batman, even running a website dedicated to his heroics, he was strictly against others doing vigilantism. However being held back in the police department and seeing the city fall into further despair leads him to join up with the other Batman copycats who all have no problem using lethal force. This is the exact opposite of what Batman stands for.
  • Cheap Costume: Wears a store-bought Batman mask, and hockey pads as protection. The Caped Crusader is not impressed.
    Brian: What's the difference between you and me!?
    Batman: I'm not wearing hockey pads!
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: The Joker grafts a smile on his face with a knife, chokes him to death with a noose, and then hangs his corpse right outside the mayor's window to send a message that the mob isn't Gotham's worst nightmare anymore.
  • Deathly Unmasking: Unmasked on camera by the Joker, who then gleefully tortures him to death offscreen... before stringing the poor bastard up in front of city hall.
  • Defiant to the End: He tries, but is clearly out of his league with the terrifying madman who has him prisoner.
  • Glasgow Grin: The Joker gives him one of these.
  • Heroic Wannabe: He views Batman as an inspiration, subsequently dressing up with the other copycats and trying to put a halt to crime.
  • Loony Fan: Downplayed. He's not mentally ill or obsessive, but he's clearly missed the point of what Batman's trying to do and lacks his morals.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Averted, Brian and the other copycats carry shotguns.

Other Characters


Natascha Patrenko
"How could you want to raise children in a city like this?"

Played by: Beatrice Rosen

Appears in: The Dark Knight

The prima ballerina of a Russian company.

  • Ballet: The Prima Ballerina of a Russian Ballet Troupe.
  • Hidden Depths: At first, she appears to be Bruce's latest piece of arm candy to help him play up his image as a careless playboy. However, she proceeds to engage in an intelligent debate with Harvey and Rachel about Batman and she holds passionate views about vigilantism.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Justified because she's suntanning on a yacht.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Just look at her! She stands at five-foot-nine, and is an incredibly gorgeous ballerina.


Mike Engel
"I'm Mike Engel for Gotham Tonight."

Played by: Anthony Michael Hall

Appears in: Why So Serious? | The Dark Knight

The Gotham City news host of Gotham Tonight.

  • Ascended Extra: Aside from a small role in the film, he was more or less expanded in the viral campaign for The Dark Knight, having interviews with notable people like Harvey Dent on his show.
  • Bound and Gagged: By the Joker, but he and his camera crew, plus a few other people, are dressed up as the Joker's clowns in a Disguised Hostage Gambit. The Joker does this with other hostages as well at the top of the Trump Tower to trick the SWAT teams, but this trick fails on Batman due to Batman unmasking Engel first and realizing those dressed as clowns are hostages.
  • Character Catchphrase: The above quote.
  • Deadline News: Forced at one point to read commands to Gotham by The Joker. Subverted, as he survives the experience.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Although he's the host of his news show, he does report from the ground.
  • Mouth of the Joker: Engel delivers the Joker's threats after being taken hostage following the hospital explosion. That includes the maniacal laughter that the Joker wrote down verbatim on the cue cards:
    Mike Engel: "I'm Mike Engel for Gotham Tonight. What does it take to make you people join in? You failed to kill the lawyer. I've got to get you off the bench..."
    The Joker: Bench...
    Mike Engel: "And into the game."
    The Joker:
    Mike Engel: "Come nightfall, this city is mine..."
    The Joker: Mine...
    Mike Engel: "... and anyone left here plays by my rules."
    The Joker: ...rules.
    Mike Engel: "If you don't want to be in the game... get out now."
    The Joker: ...get out now.
    Mike Engel: "But the bridge and tunnel crowd are sure in for a surprise. Ha ha ha ha."



Played by: Juno Temple

Voiced by: Melissa Gedeón (Latin-American Spanish), Mutsumi Tamura (Japanese)

Appears in: The Dark Knight Rises

A close friend of Selina Kyle.

  • The Ditz: She isn't exactly stupid, but she either ignores or is unaware of the seriously bad aspects of Bane's 'rule'. Nor does she seem to be a very good thief.
  • Dumb Blonde: She's a blonde ditz.
  • Expy: Of Holly Robinson.
  • Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Implied to be this, but she's not exactly all that pure herself.
  • Morality Pet: For Selina, though she's also a partner in crime - Jen steals a guy's wallet, and then Selina kicks his ass out while discreetly lifting his watch.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She disappears before the climax of the third movie and isn't mentioned again.


Dr. Leonid Pavel
"Dr. Leonid Pavel, nuclear physicist."

Played by: Alon Aboutboul

Appears in: The Dark Knight Rises

"Nothing! I said nothing!"

A Russian nuclear scientist Bane has kidnapped.

  • Butt-Monkey: Kidnapped, coerced, necksnapped in front of a crowd.
  • Neck Snap: Bane does this to him.
  • Reluctant Mad Scientist: Dr. Pavel wants nothing to do with Bane, attempting to make a deal with the CIA instead. Bane eventually threatens Pavel's children to gain the doctor's cooperation.
  • Two First Names: Leonid Pavel; which is which?
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Bane uses him to convert the reactor into a bomb, then breaks his neck at the football stadium.

    Bill Wilson 

Bill Wilson
"Was getting caught part of your plan?"

Played by: Aidan Gillen

Appears in: The Dark Knight Rises

"Dr. Pavel, I'm CIA."

A CIA agent tracking down Bane.

  • Adaptational Heroism: He's essentially Deathstroke the Terminator as a heroic, if brutal (not to mention rather vainglorious), CIA agent.
  • All There in the Manual: His name, Bill Wilson, was only revealed in the novelization.
  • Asshole Victim: Given his treatment of prisoners, even if they are evil, his own death is less likely to be mourned.
  • Badass Boast: "The flight plan I just filed with the Agency lists me, my men, Dr. Pavel here, but only one of you! First one to talk gets to stay on my aircraft!"
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The Little Guy to Bane's Big Guy.
  • Death by Adaptation: He gets killed when the plane crashes in the film. By that point in the novel, he's already dead thanks to Bane breaking his neck.
  • Glory Hound: The novel suggests he's one.
  • Good Is Not Nice: This role is just a minor break from the type of characters Gillen portrayed in Game of Thrones and The Wire; though he's undeniably with the good guys, his methods are rather brutal, and he's a Smug Snake.
  • In Name Only: Though it's easy to miss since he goes unnamed in the movie and his nickname was only revealed in the Alternate Reality Game, he's also known as Bill "Slade" Wilson, who DC fans will immediately recognize as classic supervillain Deathstroke, the Terminator.
  • Large Ham: On the plane, he tends to yell his lines.
  • Neck Snap: In the novelization, Bane snaps his neck. While handcuffed and hanging upside-down by his feet.
  • Oh, Crap!: His look when Bane boasts his plan includes crashing the plane with no survivors.
  • Smug Snake: He's too confident about his prisoners and his plane.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Wilson apparently doesn't believe that getting caught really was part of Bane's plan... in spite of the fact that he has quite obviously been double-crossed by the guy who handed over prisoners he said worked for Bane, without mentioning that one of them was Bane.

    Captain Jones 

Captain Jones

Played by: Daniel Sunjata

Appears in: The Dark Knight Rises

"I'll die before I talk."

An officer in the US Special Forces who managed to sneak into Gotham after Bane's take over as part of a plan to defeat Bane and his forces.

  • Face Death with Dignity: His most memorable line is calmly telling Bane that he'll die before telling Bane anything.
  • Sacrificial Lion: His main purpose is to give the good guys a brief Hope Spot and then immediately get killed to show that only the efforts of the main characters can save Gotham.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: He and his men manage to infiltrate Gotham, get past Bane's guard, start coordinating a plan with Gordon... and then all get slaughtered by Bane before they can accomplish anything because of Miranda/Talia's betrayal.
  • The Stoic: The man is not big on showing emotion. He's always calm and collected.
  • Undying Loyalty: To his country and his comrades. Already shot, helpless, and about to be murdered by Bane, he still refuses to even consider betraying the things he believes in.
  • You Shall Not Pass!: Downplayed, but he and his men try to give Blake, Gordon, and company time to escape.

Alternative Title(s): The Dark Knight Saga Other Characters