Bruce Wayne, who witnessed the murder of his billionaire parents as a child, swore to avenge their deaths. He trained extensively to achieve mental and physical perfection, mastering martial arts, detective skills, and criminal psychology. Costumed as a bat to prey on the fears of criminals, and utilizing a high-tech arsenal, he became the legendary Batman.
The head of Arkham Asylum and recently he has been operating secretly as Black Mask, until he was captured and thrown into his own Asylum.
As the first Robin, Dick Grayson was the most famous sidekick in all of fiction. As he ventured forth on his own, he formed the Teen Titans and became their leader. When the boy became a man, he became the independent hero known as Nightwing.
The Joker, Clown Prince of Crime, is Batman's arch-nemesis. An agent of chaos known for his malicious plots, wacky gadgets and insidious smile, he has caused Batman more suffering than any other villain he has ever faced. His origin, name, and true motivations remain a mystery.
A philanthropist and gifted surgeon, Thomas Wayne is the late father of Bruce Wayne and CEO of Wayne Industries.
Martha Wayne is the wife of the late Dr. Thomas Wayne and the mother of Bruce Wayne.
After his wife became terminally ill, Dr. Victor Fries devoted his life to saving her and used cryogenics to freeze her to get time to find a cure. After being attacked by his boss Ferris Boyle and exposed to some of his chemicals, Fries could only survive in sub-zero temperatures and built a special suit to keep himself alive, becoming Mr Freeze.
Edward Nigma is a villain obsessed with riddles, puzzles, and brain teasers, who took the alias of the Riddler to commit crimes. Riddler frequently tries to outsmart Gotham's hero Batman, but is always defeated by the Dark Knight.
James Gordon is one of Batman's first supporters, helping him fight against crime and corruption in Gotham City. He eventually rose to the rank of Commissioner in the Gotham City Police Department, and continues to be one of Batman's greatest allies.
Harvey Bullock was once a corrupt GCPD cop, until he turned over a new leaf and made a conscious effort to be an honest lawman. He is now one of Jim Gordon's most trusted officers.
Basil Karlo was an actor who upon discovering that a remake of one of his classic horror movies was being made went insane and began killing the cast and crew, wearing the mask of the film's villain Clayface, until stopped by Batman. Initially having no superpowers, Karlo joined with a group of other "Clayfaces" and stole their combined powers, allowing him to shapeshift into any forms he wants.
Damian Wayne is the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul. Trained by the League of Assassins all his life, Damian joined his father’s side in the war against crime by becoming the fifth Robin.
A rookie Gotham police officer.
Harleen Quinzel was a psychiatric resident at Arkham Asylum, where she met the incarcerated Joker. Falling in love with her patient, she conspired to break him out of prison and eventually became his lover and loyal sidekick, Harley Quinn.
Lucius Fox is the current CEO and President of Wayne Enterprises and a sought after businessman all over the corporate world. He is a skilled engineer and has designed many of Batman's gadgets and vehicles.
Intelligent, rich and sophisticated; Oswald Cobblepot puts up a gentlemanly front, but behind closed doors he is the angered, power hungry criminal known as The Penguin. He shows flashes of compassion sometimes, but he is dominated by a desire to be respected and to control those around him.
Formerly the head of the Metropolis Special Crimes Unit, Maggie Sawyer is currently the newest Commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department and ex-fiancee of the current Batwoman.
Alfred Pennyworth is Bruce Wayne's loyal father figure and butler. Alfred raised Bruce (and later Dick Grayson) after the death of the Waynes. A former British secret agent, Alfred is a skilled surgeon who often fixes members of the Bat-Family.
One of Batman's most recurrent enemies, Jervis Tetch (A.K.A. The Mad Hatter) is obsessed with Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, basing all of his crimes on the novel. Jervis is often depicted as a joke-villain but is a serious threat to Batman with his powerful mind-control technology.
Movie star and former fiancee to Bruce Wayne, his first Golden Age love interest. She was also a target of Clayface (Basil Karlo).
Amadeus created the infamous Arkham Asylum out of his family estate, and eventually became an inmate himself.
Originally created for the Batman animated series, Nora Fries was the cryogenically frozen wife of Mr. Freeze. His obsession to find a cure for her illness turned him to a life of crime. She also briefly became a supervillain named Lazara. In the New 52, she is Nora Fields and was frozen in 1943 before becoming the obsession of Victor Fries in the present.
Bud is one of Harley Quinn's two hyenas.
This character is one half of Harley's pets. He's a hyena. His laugh is slightly lower than his brother's, Bud. He is loyal to Harley Quinn.
A member of the Court of Owls who claims to be Bruce Wayne's younger brother Thomas Wayne Jr. who was supposedly killed in utero due to a car crash.
The first inmate of Arkham Asylum.
Crime editor at the Gotham Gazette who originally broke the story on the Joker, later writing a book on the subject.
One of the many doctors in Arkham Asylum.
Former foreign correspondent at the Gotham Gazette who reentered the city after the Zero Year and was driven insane by the Joker's attempts to be his best friend.
The matriarch of Gotham's Powers family who recruits James Gordon into donning a Powers Industry-made Batman suit following Bruce Wayne's apparent death at the hands of the Joker and Powers' acquisition of the defunct Wayne Enterprises.
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