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.
One of the most enigmatic beings in the universe, the Phantom Stranger only appears when events of great magnitudes necessitate his direct involvement. Mysterious and all knowing, at one with the cosmos.
John Constantine, the Hellblazer, is a working-class magician, occult detective and a golden-tongued con man. He is well-known for his scathing wit, endless cynicism, ruthless cunning and constant chain smoking. A roguish counterculture anti-hero, Constantine is also a strident humanist driven by a heartfelt desire to defend mankind from the forces of evil.
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.
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.
After being murdered by the League of Assassins during a performance, circus acrobat Boston Brand was turned into a ghost by the Hindu goddess Rama Kushna. Becoming the superhero Deadman, Boston must aid the people he possesses to avoid eternity in Hell. He is currently part of Justice League Dark.
Botanist Alec Holland became the avatar of the Green, known as the Swamp Thing, following his death in a swamp as a result of a horrific accident. With the ability to control any form of plant life, Swamp Thing uses his powers to protect both the human and the plant worlds.
Abby is the niece of Anton Arcane, former wife of Matthew Cable (now known as Dream's raven Matthew) and was wife of the Swamp Thing and mother of Tefé Holland.
In the new 52, she is the still the niece of Anton, but no longer Swamp Thing's wife.
Preston Payne is the 3rd Clayface to fight Batman.
Dr. Jason Woodrue is the Floronic Man, a plant/human hybrid and super-villain who wishes to eradicate all animal life. In some versions, he is responsible for the creation of Poison Ivy. He is an enemy of The Atom and Swamp Thing.
Linda Holland was born Linda Olsen Ridge some time in the late 1940s. She was likely a direct descendant of Damian Ridge and his wife, also named Linda Olsen Ridge. She would later become the wife of Alec Holland, the human template for the Swamp Thing.
Matt Cable was a government officer assigned to protect Alec Holland in Louisiana before he turned into the Swamp Thing. He eventually married Abby Arcane but was later left in a coma when her evil uncle Anton Arcane possessed his body. When his life support was shut off, Matthew died, but was resurrected as the raven companion for Morpheus, King of Dreams.
Lex Luthor, Superman's arch-nemesis, is one of the most brilliant men alive, whose hatred of "interfering aliens" pushes him down the path of a sociopath. Known for his "ends justifies the means" approach to life, his single-minded and often brutal focus puts him at odds with The Man of Steel. Luthor is arguably DC Comics' most iconic villain.
A naturalist who first encounters Swamp Thing when he takes a trip to Gotham after Swamp Thing has allowed nature to reclaim the land.
She is a journalist in The Swamp Thing series. She helped The Swamp Thing escape from the Sunderland corporation. She later was manipulated by her husband Dennis into fearing doing most things.
Man who feels guilty for his actions revolving around toxic waste.
Wallace's radioactive wife.
Once a great scientist, Alec Holland died in a remote swamp, where the original Swamp Thing rose from the water with his memories, believing it was Holland. Now, Holland has returned to the world of the living, and has truly become the Swamp Thing, a warrior and protector of swamps around the world.
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