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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 treats members of the Bat-Family.
The daughter of John Zatara, Zatanna is a powerful magician who casts spells by speaking backwards and works as both a stage performer and a member of the Justice League of America (presently Justice League Dark).
The wooden dummy known as Scarface "rules" over much of Gotham City's underworld in conjunction with his "underling", the Ventriloquist. Though most have accepted Scarface to merely be a conduit for the Ventriloquist's alternate personality, many signs have hinted that the dummy is in fact alive.
A crooked financier who pleaded insanity to escape a prison sentence, Warren White was sent to Arkham Asylum where he was scarred, mutilated, and gradually driven insane by the other inmates.
At the age of nine, Timothy Drake cleverly deduced the identities of Batman and Robin. Four years later, after the death of Jason Todd, Tim convinced Batman that he should be the new Robin. He would later become leader of Young Justice.
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.
Giovanni "John" Zatara was an Italian illusionist with powerful magic cast by uttering the effect backwards, first appearing in Action Comics #1. He is also the father of renowned magician and Justice League member Zatanna. He was killed during a botched séance involving John Constantine.
Malcolm Duncan was the wielder of the Gabriel Horn and has been a member of the Teen Titans. For a time he served as the New Guardian and as a member of the Doom Patrol with his wife Bumblebee.
Member of the Terrible Trio. The Trio were recurrent foes of Batman and Robin for years.
A new Ventriloquist appeared after the first's death. Taking the role of the gangster's moll, Scarface's behavior toward her is in fact a manifestation of her own split personality.
A Gotham City gangster who always appears to be half asleep
Gangster in Gotham City.
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