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.
"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" So, with a mocking laugh, says Kent Allard, the mysterious vigilante of pulp magazine legend known as The Shadow.
The Stag is a title passed down through the lineage of Cain, the first murderer. The most recent bearers of the title clashed with Batman and the Shadow while fulfilling the Stag's ancient quest to create a portal to Shamba-La by using a mystic dagger to kill 5,040 of the world's best people.
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.
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's Shadow's love interest.
The Shadow saved Harry from trying to commit suicide.
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.
Waylon Jones was born with a genetic mutation giving him a reptile's skin, sharp claws, and teeth; due to genetic atavism. Croc became a circus wrestler who would rise to conquer the Gotham Mob racket only then to become one of Batman's most physically imposing rogues.
Utilizing a fear-inducing gas known as fear toxin, Jonathan Crane preys upon the people of Gotham City as the villainous Scarecrow.
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.
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. A female crime lord, named Peyton Riley, has also assumed the alias after Wesker's death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
She was a cleptomaniac, serial killer, jewel thief and the first villain Batman and Superman teamed-up together on the New Earth.
Hellhound is an attack-dog trainer and a skilled martial artist.
The original Wrath, whose true identity was never revealed, was one of the world's greatest hitmen. He plagued Gotham for weeks, killing cops everyday to avenge the deaths of his criminal parents who had perished in a shootout with a rookie Jim Gordon decades in the past. Fascinated with the Batman, he mimicked the hero's costume, fighting style and methodology.
Investigative reporter Charlotte River's criminal sister.
A brilliant botanical biochemist, Pamela Isley is a fervent eco-terrorist out to save the world's plant life by any means necessary. She often finds herself at odds with Batman, though they have, on occasion, fought on the same side.
The Crimson Fox was the identity for twins Vivian and Constance D'Aramis. They emulated Batman and became Le Renarde Rousee, or the Crimson Fox to avenge their parents death.
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.
A former GCPD detective, Renee became the new Question after the death of Vic Sage.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins is a Pacifist doctor operating out of the toughest part of Gotham's criminal slums. She was a colleague of Thomas Wayne and a close friend to the Wayne family.
Formerly the D.A. of Gotham City, Harvey Dent was an ally of Batman and Commissioner Gordon until he had acid thrown onto the left side of his face by a mob boss, scarring him for life. The incident drove Harvey insane and he became Two-Face, obsessed with chance and always carrying a double-headed coin, which he flips to determine his every decision.
Oliver Queen was a spoiled, thrill-seeking playboy, until he was left stranded on a deserted island for several years. There, he trained to become a master archer in order to survive. After his return home, he used his new-found skills and his wealth to became the costumed vigilante known as Green Arrow.
The Woman in Red is a Golden Age Heroine, she is also the first female "masked" crime fighter in the comics.
The Woman in Red is Police Detective Peggy Allen.
Maxie Zeus was an ordinary human and a gang leader who believed he was the direct descendant of Zeus, the king of the gods. He would create the New Olympians and was a one time lover of the Harpy.
The Whip is a Golden Age hero. Rodrigo “Rod” Gaynor became the Whip to protect the helpless and fight injustice.
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