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.
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.
Catwoman, the costumed alias persona of Selina Kyle, is a cat burglar with an on-again, off-again, romantic relationship with Batman. She is shown as a woman who is very strong-willed, independent and morally dubious.
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.
Lady Shiva is most likely the deadliest assassin in the DC Universe. Shiva has trained Batman and has also trained the third Robin, Tim Drake. Shiva's daughter, Cassandra Cain, would later become the second Batgirl.
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.
Utilizing a fear-inducing gas known as fear toxin, Jonathan Crane preys upon the people of Gotham City as the villainous Scarecrow.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
He was a businessman, archeologist and the father of Tim Drake, who was the third Robin and currently Red Robin. He was killed by Captain Boomerang.
Drury Walker, the Killer Moth, is the original "anti-batman" who has a central theme of moths. Killer Moth is usually depicted as a joke villain but has posed an actual threat on several occasions.
Vicki is a reporter for the Gotham Gazette, whose job it is to report on the Batman. She was frequently romantically attracted to Batman (and Bruce Wayne on occasion), and repeatedly suspected they were the same person. She eventually proved this hypothesis in the Bruce Wayne: Road Home story.
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. Eventually resigning from the role, he is now Red Robin, leader of the Teen Titans.
The first person to don the identity of "Anarky," Lonnie Machin, is The Joker's biological son. He possesses a genius-level intellect, and is particularly skilled at computer hacking. Anarky is also an adept martial artist, brilliant inventor, gifted strategist, and tireless crusader against authoritarianism.
King Snake was a former British soldier, smuggler, mercenary, terrorist, and the father of Bane.
Lazy and overweight, Tweedledee has no fighting skill whatever. Along with his cousin, Tweedledum, his danger comes from his cunning and ruthless strategic thinking. Tweedledee and his cousin often work alongside the Mad Hatter, wreaking havoc in Gotham City
She is the right hand of King Snake, and the new leader of the Ghost Dragons, a Chinese gang comprised of younger members.
He was a young Chinese martial artist, He lived with his grandfather, Rahul Lama at his dojo in Paris and helped him train Tim Drake a.k.a. Robin in the martial arts.
Former by-the-book Lieutenant of Gotham P.D., currently a defense attorney.
He kidnapped both of Tim Drakes parents during a trip to Haiti and demanded a ransom from their company. When Batman intervened he killed Tim's mother and put his father in a coma before dying in a fire.
He was the leader of the Ghost Dragons but was killed by King Snake.
Tanka was a member of the Ghost Dragons he battles Robin on the streets of Kowloon in Hong Kong and tells him where King Snakes is delivered the plague to wipe out the population of Hong Kong.
He was a businessman who worked for King Snake as his chief lieutenant but die when Robin made his gun backfire and the resulting explosion kill's him.
He was an undercover DEA agent who was investigating the Ghost Dragons and King Snake.
Henri Ducard is an expert manhunter and deadly killer from France. He was one of Bruce Wayne's old mentors from when he traveled the world in his younger days.
Legs was a crippled Vietnam war veteran who encountered Batman several times. He was often an ally of Lonnie Machin (Anarky).
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