Gotham City, or Gotham, is a fictional city appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, best known as the home of Batman. The city was first identified as Batman's place of residence in Batman #4 and has since been the primary setting of stories featuring the character. Gotham City is traditionally depicted as being located in the state of New Jersey. Over the years, Gotham's look and atmosphere has been influenced by cities such as New York City and Chicago. Locations used as inspiration or filming locations for Gotham City in the live-action Batman films and television series have included Chicago, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York City. Writer Bill Finger, on the naming of the city and the reason for changing Batman's locale from New York City to a fictional city, said, "Originally I was going to call Gotham City'Civic City.' I tried'Capital City,' then'Coast City.' I flipped through the New York City phone book and spotted the name'Gotham Jewelers' and said,'That's it,' Gotham City.
We didn't call it New York because we wanted anybody in any city to identify with it.""Gotham" was a nickname for New York City that became popular in the nineteenth century. Irving took the name from the village of Gotham, England: a place inhabited, according to folklore, by fools; the village's name derives from Old English gāt'goat' and hām "home" "homestead where goats are kept," and is pronounced GOHT-əm, like the word goat. The Joker refers to this etymology in Detective Comics #880, in which he tells Batman that the word means "a safe place for goats." In contrast, "Gotham" as used for New York has a different pronunciation by analogy to other words spelled with "th" and is pronounced as GOTH-əm, like the word Goth. Gotham City, like other cities in the DC Universe, has varied in its portrayals over the decades, but the city's location is traditionally depicted as being in the state of New Jersey. In Amazing World of DC Comics #14, publisher Mark Gruenwald discusses the history of the Justice League and indicates that Gotham City is located in New Jersey.
In the World’s Greatest Super Heroes comic strip, a map is shown placing Gotham City in New Jersey and Metropolis in Delaware. World's Finest Comics #259 confirms that Gotham is in New Jersey. New Adventures of Superboy #22 and the 1990 Atlas of the DC Universe both show maps of Gotham City in New Jersey and Metropolis in Delaware. Detective Comics # 503 includes several references suggesting. A location on the Jersey Shore is described as "twenty miles north of Gotham", Robin and Batgirl drive from a "secret New Jersey airfield" to Gotham City and drive on the "Hudson County Highway". Batman: Shadow of the Bat, Annual #1 further establishes that Gotham City is in New Jersey. Sal E. Jordan's driver's license in the comic shows his address as "72 Faxcol Dr Gotham City, NJ 12345"; the 2016 film Suicide Squad reveals Gotham City to be in the state of New Jersey within the DC Extended Universe. Gotham City is the home of Batman, just as Metropolis is home to Superman, the two heroes work together in both cities.
In comic book depictions, the exact distance between Gotham and Metropolis has varied over the years, with the cities being within driving distance of each other. In more recent decades, the two cities are portrayed as twin cities on opposite sides of the Delaware Bay, with Gotham in New Jersey and Metropolis in Delaware; the Atlas of the DC Universe from the 1990s places Metropolis in Delaware and Gotham City in New Jersey. During the Bronze Age of Comic Books, the Metro-Narrows Bridge was depicted as the main route connecting the twin cities of Metropolis and Gotham City, it has been described as being the longest suspension bridge in the world. A map appeared in The New Adventures of Superboy #22, that showed Smallville within driving distance of both Metropolis and Gotham City. A map of the United States in The Secret Files & Origins Guide to the DC Universe 2000 #1 depicts Metropolis and Gotham City as being somewhere in the Tri-state Area alongside Blüdhaven. Within the DC Extended Universe, the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice depicts Gotham City as being located across a bay from Metropolis.
In Swamp Thing #53, Alan Moore wrote a fictional history for Gotham City that other writers have followed. According to Moore's tale, a Norwegian mercenary, Captain Jon Logerquist, founded Gotham City in 1635 and the British took it over—a story that parallels the founding of New York by the Dutch and takeover by the British. During the American Revolutionary War, Gotham City was the site of a major battle; this was detailed in Rick Veitch's Swamp Thing #85 featuring Tomahawk. Rumors held it to be the site of various occult rites; the 2011 comic book series Batman: Gates of Gotham details a history of Gotham City in which Alan Wayne, Theodore Cobblepot, Edward Elliot, are considered the founding fathers of Gotham. In 1881 they constructed three bridges called the Gates of Gotham, each bearing one of their last names. Edward Elliot became jealou
Gotham (TV series)
Gotham is an American crime drama television series developed by Bruno Heller and based on characters published by DC Comics and appearing in the Batman franchise those of James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. Danny Cannon directed the pilot, he is an executive producer along with Heller; the series stars Ben McKenzie as the young James Gordon. It premiered on Fox on September 22, 2014. In May 2018, Fox renewed the series for a fifth and final season of 12 episodes, which premiered on January 3, 2019, with its final episode scheduled to air on April 25, 2019; the series' creators intended to focus only on Gordon's early days with the Gotham City Police Department, but they subsequently included the Bruce Wayne character and the origin stories of several Batman villains, including Penguin, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Mr. Freeze, Hugo Strange, Solomon Grundy. In the first season, James Gordon, a new recruit in the Gotham City Police Department, is paired with veteran detective Harvey Bullock to solve the murders of Thomas and Martha Wayne.
The Waynes' young son, Bruce, is now in the care of butler Alfred Pennyworth. At the GCPD, Gordon is aided by captain Sarah Essen, detectives Renee Montoya and Crispus Allen, forensic scientist Edward Nygma, district attorney Harvey Dent. Whilst attempting to solve other crimes in the city, he encounters gang member Oswald Cobblepot, street orphans Selina Kyle and Ivy Pepper, medical professional Leslie Thompkins. After his fiancé Barbara Kean turns to a life of crime, Gordon begins a relationship with Leslie, he must avert a brewing gang war between Gotham's crime families, which pits him against crime lords Carmine Falcone, Salvatore Maroni, Fish Mooney. In the second season, Gordon works to bring down criminal mastermind Theo Galavan, who plans to take over Gotham as its new mayor and exact revenge against the Wayne Family with his sister Tabitha. After Galavan's death, Gordon begins investigating Arkham Asylum's enigmatic chief psychiatrist Hugo Strange, who conducts a series of unorthodox experiments in the underground Indian Hill facility secretly owned by Wayne Enterprises and controlled by the Court of Owls.
Strange revives Theo Galavan as the vigilante Azrael, transforms Victor Fries into Mr. Freeze, morphs Bridgit Pike into Firefly. With the aid of Bruce and Lucius Fox, Gordon is able to shut down Strange's Indian Hill facility, though its experimental subjects manage to escape into Gotham City. In the third season taking place six months Gordon has become a bounty hunter and works to track down the Indian Hill escapees. While attempting to reconcile with Leslie, Gordon is pitted against Carmine Falcone's son Mario Calvi, he encounters psychotic hypnotist Jervis Tetch, who has infected GCPD Captain Nathaniel Barnes with a virus, transforming him into a deranged vigilante known as the Executioner. Meanwhile, Nygma adopts the persona of the Riddler and becomes a rival to Cobblepot in the criminal underworld. After being reinstated into the GCPD, Gordon discovers that the Court of Owls' benefactor is Ra's al Ghul, the immortal leader of the League of Shadows who seeks to train Bruce into becoming his heir.
In the fourth season and Bullock continue to solve crimes in Gotham City. Although Jerome is killed, he manages to drive his twin brother Jeremiah Valeska insane by exposing him to Crane's chemicals. Jeremiah and Ra's al Ghul manage to render Gotham City an evacuated No Man's Land. In the fifth and final season and his allies work to restore order in Gotham City after it is cut-off from the rest of the world and all of the major criminals have each claimed their own territory in the desolate city. Jeremiah attempts to cement his "bond" with Bruce by reenacting the night of his parents' deaths. Leslie returns and marries Gordon. Politician Theresa Walker sends the military group Delta Force, led by Gordon's old army companion Eduardo Dorrance, to help the GCPD in their war against the overwhelming criminal populace. After transforming a mortally-wounded Dorrance into the superhuman Bane, Walker reveals herself as Ra's al Ghul's daughter, who seeks to force the government into destroying Gotham using Special Order 386 as part of her vendetta against Bruce and Barbara for the death of her father.
Ben McKenzie as James Gordon – In September 2013, it was reported that Fox was developing a TV series centred on James Gordon's early days as a police detective and the origin stories of various Batman villains. In February 2014, McKenzie was cast as the lead character; when describing his character in an interview, McKenzie stated that Gordon "is a honest man. The last honest man in a city full of crooked people. He's not an anti-hero, he's a true hero – but he will have to compromise." Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock – In early 2014, it was announced that Logue
Tim Drake is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics in association with the superhero Batman. Created by Marv Wolfman and Pat Broderick, he first appeared in Batman #436 as the third character to assume the role of Batman's vigilante partner Robin. Following the events in Batman: Battle for the Cowl in 2009, Drake adopted the alias of Red Robin; as of 2019, Tim has returned to his original Robin persona in the Wonder Comics relaunch of Young Justice. As a young boy, Drake was in the audience the night Dick Grayson's parents were murdered and managed to discover the identities of Batman and the original Robin through their exploits. After the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd, witnessing Batman spiral into darkness, Tim was convinced that he should train to become the third Robin; the character has been featured in various adaptations, including the animated television series The New Batman Adventures, Young Justice: Invasion, the video game series Batman: Arkham.
In 2011, Tim Drake was ranked 32nd in IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Heroes. Tim Drake was named after Tim Burton, director of the then-upcoming 1989 film, introduced in 1989's Batman: Year Three and his origin detailed in Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying, in which he first introduced himself to Dick Grayson and impressed the former Robin with his skills; this led to Grayson and Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's butler, to support Tim's request to be Batman's new partner. Not wanting to make the same mistake as he did with Jason Todd, Batman had Tim endure an intensive period of training, never given to his predecessors. After Tim rescues Batman from Scarecrow, he proves his capability and becomes Robin. Batman editor Dennis O'Neil hoped that Grayson's approval of Drake would ease reader acceptance of him. Evidently, this approach was successful with the character being so accepted by readers that, after three successful miniseries, the character had his own 183-issue series from 1993 through 2009. Mike Mullins on Newsarama has stated: Throughout, the character of Robin has been captured showing him to step up to greater and greater challenges.
Robin is a character, driven to do what he views as right. He knows he is living up to a legacy left by Dick Grayson and strives to not disappoint Bruce Wayne, Batman. Tim is a more natural detective than previous Robins and is talented with computers, which allows him to stand in his own unique spotlight. Unlike his predecessors, Tim is not the most proficient combatant and has had to work on his fighting technique, taking up the bo staff to give him an edge that Batman does not need. Tim always seeks to analyze a problem and to outthink his opponent but has shown the ability to win a fight when necessary; as Robin, the character has been featured prominently in the Young Justice and 2003 Teen Titans series. As of June 2009, he took on the new identity of Red Robin, starring in yet another series by the same name. Tim Drake is the son of Jack Drake and Janet Drake, coming from the same social class as Bruce Wayne; when he was a young child, he visited the circus for the first time with his parents.
The Drakes asked the Flying Graysons for a photo together, resulting in a momentary bond between Tim and Dick Grayson as they met for the first time. By the age of nine, Drake had deduced the identities of Batman and Robin as Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson after witnessing a gymnastic move by Robin that he saw Grayson display in the Flying Graysons. Inspired by the heroes' exploits, Tim trained himself in martial arts, detective skills, scholastics to better himself both physically and intellectually; when Tim reached the age of thirteen, he saw that Batman had grown reckless and violent following the second Robin's murder by the Joker. After his mother's death and his father's paralysis, Drake decided to intervene and Batman enlisted him as the third Robin. Before joining Batman as the third Robin, Tim Drake was given a modern redesign of the Robin costume and sent to train abroad with numerous experts to refine his martial arts; when Bruce Wayne retires after Knightfall, Robin goes solo to defend Gotham City.
Robin would go on to co-star with other teenaged superheroes in Young Justice and Teen Titans. He made guest appearances in other DC comic books such as Nightwing and Azrael. Following the deaths of his father in Identity Crisis, his best friend Superboy in Infinite Crisis, the presumed death of his girlfriend Stephanie Brown in Batman: War Games, Drake was relocated to Blüdhaven, the city where his brother Nightwing fights crime, for a period of time in order to escape the "ghosts" of Gotham City and to stay close to his stepmother Dana Winters, admitted into a Blüdhaven clinic after going into psychological shock over Jack Drake's murder at the hands of Captain Boomerang. Tim Drake was given another redesign of the Robin costume with a red and black color scheme; the colors are those in tribute to Superboy after he dies in battle. Once Dick takes over the role of Batman after Bruce's apparent death in Batman R. I. P. and Final Crisis, Dick gives it to Damian Wayne. Tim, still believing that his mentor is still alive, assumes the identity of Red Robin and leaves Gotham City to go on a worldwide search for Wayne.
Red Robin, launched in late 2009, depicted Tim Drake's search to find evidence that Bruce Wayne was still alive after cutting himself off from the rest of the Bat Family. He was approached by Ra's al Ghul's assassins who were interested in finding out what happened to Batman. At the same time, Tamara "Tam
A vigilante is a civilian or organization acting in a law enforcement capacity without legal authority. "Vigilante justice" is rationalized by the belief that proper legal forms of criminal punishment are either nonexistent, insufficient, or inefficient. Vigilantes see the government as ineffective in enforcing the law. Persons alleged to be escaping the law or above the law are sometimes the victims of vigilantism. Vigilante conduct involves varied degrees of violence. Vigilantes could assault targets verbally and/or physically, damage and/or vandalize property, or murder individuals. In a number of cases, vigilantism has involved targets with mistaken identities. In Britain in the early 2000s, there were reports of vandalism and verbal abuse towards people wrongly accused of being pedophiles, following the murder of Sarah Payne. In Guyana in 2008, Hardel Haynes was beaten to death by a mob. In South Africa, since the year 2002, there has been an increase in vigilantism against the mining sector in response to perceived failures in the mitigation of acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand Goldfields and Mpumalanga Coalfields.
Vigilantism and the vigilante ethos existed long before the word vigilante was introduced into the English language. There are conceptual and psychological parallels between the Dark Age and medieval aristocratic custom of private war or vendetta and the modern vigilante philosophy. Elements of the concept of vigilantism can be found in the Biblical account in Genesis 34 of the abduction and rape of Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, in the Canaanite city of Shechem by the eponymous son of the ruler, the violent reaction of her brothers Simeon and Levi, who slew all of the males of the city in revenge, rescued their sister and plundered Shechem; when Jacob protested that their actions might bring trouble upon him and his family, the brothers replied "Should he treat our sister as a harlot?" In 2 Samuel 13, Absalom kills Amnon after King David, their father, fails to punish Amnon for raping Tamar, their sister. Recourse to personal vengeance and dueling was considered a class privilege of the sword-bearing aristocracy before the formation of the modern centralized liberal-bureaucratic nation-state.
In addition, sociologists have posited a complex legal and ethical interrelationship between vigilante acts and rebellion and tyrannicide. In the Western literary and cultural tradition, characteristics of vigilantism have been vested in folkloric heroes and legendary outlaws. Vigilantism in literature and legend is connected to the fundamental issues of dissatisfied morality, the failures of authority and the ethical adequacy of legitimate governance. During medieval times, punishment of felons was sometimes exercised by such secret societies as the courts of the Vehm, a type of early vigilante organization, which became powerful in Westphalian Germany during the 15th century. Formally-defined vigilantism arose in the early American colonies. Established the mid-18th century, for instance, the Regulator movement of American colonial times was composed of citizen volunteers of the frontier who opposed official misconduct and extrajudicially punished banditry as well as protected colonists from indigenous Americans' enforcement of border control.
After the founding of the United States, a citizens arrest became known as a procedure, based in common law and protected by the United States Constitution, where an amateur authority figure or normal citizen arrests a fugitive. The exact circumstances under which this type of arrest, sometimes referred to as a detention, can be made varies from state to state. In India, vigilante refers to. Vigilantism is referred to as "mob justice", it is caused by perception of corruption and delays in the judicial system. As boom-towns, or mining towns in California because of the Gold Rush, started appearing towards the 1850s, vigilantes started taking justice into their own hands because these towns did not have any established forms of government; these people would assault accused thieves and murderers. When they assaulted these thieves, they would give it to the accuser. Other than reports and newspapers, there are not many records of vigilantes. Few names or groups are known. In the United States, vigilante groups arose in poorly governed frontier areas where criminals preyed upon the citizenry with impunity.
The death of Joseph Smith, Jr. on June 27, 1844, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. In 1851, the San Francisco Vigilance Movement sought to eliminate crime perpetrated by the "Hounds", many who were members of gangs in New York that had come as soldiers during the Mexican–American War, an element of this movement focused on immigrants like the Sydney Ducks former convicts from Australia. Los Angeles and the bordering counties experienced outbursts of vigilantism from the early 1850s as many of the criminals driven out of San Francisco and the Gold Country expanded into the less-populated "Cow Counties" of Southern California, making the city and nearby countryside a dangerous place for many years. In Bleeding Kansas during the run-up to the American Civil War, the Sacking of Lawre
DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher. It is the publishing unit of DC Entertainment, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. since 1967. DC Comics is one of the largest and oldest American comic book companies, produces material featuring numerous culturally iconic heroic characters including: Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern,Aquaman,Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Hawkman and Supergirl. Most of their material takes place in the fictional DC Universe, which features teams such as the Justice League, the Justice Society of America, the Suicide Squad, the Teen Titans, well-known villains such as The Joker, Lex Luthor, Darkseid, Brainiac, Black Adam, Ra's al Ghul and Deathstroke; the company has published non-DC Universe-related material, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, many titles under their alternative imprint Vertigo. The initials "DC" came from the company's popular series Detective Comics, which featured Batman's debut and subsequently became part of the company's name.
In Manhattan at 432 Fourth Avenue, the DC Comics offices have been located at 480 and 575 Lexington Avenue. DC had its headquarters at 1700 Broadway, Midtown Manhattan, New York City, but it was announced in October 2013 that DC Entertainment would relocate its headquarters from New York to Burbank, California in April 2015. Random House distributes DC Comics' books to the bookstore market, while Diamond Comic Distributors supplies the comics shop specialty market. DC Comics and its longtime major competitor Marvel Comics together shared 70% of the American comic book market in 2017. Entrepreneur Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson founded National Allied Publications in autumn 1934; the company debuted with the tabloid-sized New Fun: The Big Comic Magazine #1 with a cover date of February 1935. The company's second title, New Comics #1, appeared in a size close to what would become comic books' standard during the period fans and historians call the Golden Age of Comic Books, with larger dimensions than today's.
That title evolved into Adventure Comics, which continued through issue #503 in 1983, becoming one of the longest-running comic-book series. In 2009 DC revived Adventure Comics with its original numbering. In 1935, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the future creators of Superman, created Doctor Occult, the earliest DC Comics character to still be in the DC Universe. Wheeler-Nicholson's third and final title, Detective Comics, advertised with a cover illustration dated December 1936 premiered three months late with a March 1937 cover date; the themed anthology series would become a sensation with the introduction of Batman in issue #27. By however, Wheeler-Nicholson had gone. In 1937, in debt to printing-plant owner and magazine distributor Harry Donenfeld—who published pulp magazines and operated as a principal in the magazine distributorship Independent News—Wheeler-Nicholson had to take Donenfeld on as a partner in order to publish Detective Comics #1. Detective Comics, Inc. was formed, with Wheeler-Nicholson and Jack S. Liebowitz, Donenfeld's accountant, listed as owners.
Major Wheeler-Nicholson remained for a year, but cash-flow problems continued, he was forced out. Shortly afterwards, Detective Comics, Inc. purchased the remains of National Allied known as Nicholson Publishing, at a bankruptcy auction. Detective Comics, Inc. soon launched a fourth title, Action Comics, the premiere of which introduced Superman. Action Comics #1, the first comic book to feature the new character archetype—soon known as "superheroes"—proved a sales hit; the company introduced such other popular characters as the Sandman and Batman. On February 22, 2010, a copy of Action Comics #1 sold at an auction from an anonymous seller to an anonymous buyer for $1 million, besting the $317,000 record for a comic book set by a different copy, in lesser condition, the previous year. National Allied Publications soon merged with Detective Comics, Inc. forming National Comics Publications on September 30, 1946. National Comics Publications absorbed an affiliated concern, Max Gaines' and Liebowitz' All-American Publications.
In the same year Gaines let Liebowitz buy him out, kept only Picture Stories from the Bible as the foundation of his own new company, EC Comics. At that point, "Liebowitz promptly orchestrated the merger of All-American and Detective Comics into National Comics... Next he took charge of organizing National Comics, Independent News, their affiliated firms into a single corporate entity, National Periodical Publications". National Periodical Publications became publicly traded on the stock market in 1961. Despite the official names "National Comics" and "National Periodical Publications", the company began branding itself as "Superman-DC" as early as 1940, the company became known colloquially as DC Comics for years before the official adoption of that name in 1977; the company began to move aggressively against what it saw as copyright-violating imitations from other companies, such as Fox Comics' Wonder Man, which Fox started as a copy of Superman. This extended to DC suing Fawcett Comics over Captain Marvel, at the time comics' top-selling character.
Faced with declining sales and the prospect of bankruptcy if it lost, Fawcett capitulated in 1953 and ceased publishing comics. Years Fawcett sold the rights for Captain Marvel to DC—which in 1972 revived Captain Marvel in the new title Shazam
Batman: No Man's Land
"Batman: No Man’s Land" is an American comic book crossover storyline that ran for all of 1999 through the Batman comic book titles published by DC Comics. The story architecture for "No Man's Land" and the outline of all the Batman continuity titles for 1999 were written by cartoonist Jordan B. Gorfinkel; the lead-up story began with the "Cataclysm" story arc, which described a major earthquake hitting Gotham City. This was followed by the storylines "Aftershocks" and "Road to No Man's Land" which resulted in the U. S. government evacuating Gotham and abandoning and isolating those who chose to remain in the city. "No Man’s Land" covered, in detail, a period in the lives of the residents of the city, explaining all events from the time of isolation, until its time of re-opening and the beginning of rebuilding. The main storyline ran through the monthly Batman titles Detective Comics, Batman: Shadow of the Bat, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight with other spin-offs serving as tie-ins. In all, "No Man's Land" encompassed 80 regular monthly issues, 4 specials, the Batman: Harley Quinn graphic novel, which introduced Harley Quinn to the DC Universe.
The storyline is divided into several arcs. A part of the story would continue from one Batman title and to the next Batman title that would come the following week, much the same format used in the Superman comics for that time. Unlike the Superman comics, where a creative team is maintained for one monthly title, the same creative team is maintained for the duration of the story arc; the core storyline was collected as trade paperbacks in five volumes. However, because of the large number of issues that were devoted to "No Man's Land", only 40 of them made it into the original collections. DC has since released a new collection of "No Man's Land" that includes issues uncollected. A novelization of the story line was written by Greg Rucka and released as hardcover in January 2000. Gotham City suffers the results of a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in the Cataclysm storyline. In response, the US government declares Gotham a "no man's land," destroys all bridges leading to the island and sets up a military blockade to prevent people from entering or exiting.
Gangs and various supervillains Batman had battled over the years swiftly carve up the city. The city's police's commissioner, James Gordon, several members of his department, who dub their gang the Blue Boys stay behind to protect civilians. Oracle and Huntress end up on the inside. Bruce Wayne fails. Gordon and his men wait for Batman's return, but he disappears for months, leading the police to believe that he has abandoned Gotham. A bitterly disappointed Gordon denounces Batman and refuses to speak his name. Huntress attempts fashioning a Batman costume, she soon discovers that criminals fear her more as Batman than they do as Huntress and succeeds in holding territory of her own. When Batman returns, he allows her to continue to use the costume. However, when she fails to hold off Two-Face and his army of men and loses Batman's territory, she abandons the costume. Batman and the police work separately to reclaim Gotham, piece by piece, by battling and subduing the gang leaders and marking the reclaimed territory with graffiti.
However, a schism erupts between Gordon and SWAT Lieutenant William "Billy" Pettit, whose militaristic, take-no-prisoners methods shock and outrage Gordon. Various subplots emerge through the battles. Poison Ivy takes up residence in Robinson Park, Batman — after helping her defeat Clayface's attempts to control the park and thus Gotham's fresh fruit supply — allows her to remain there as long as she cares for various orphans who had retreated to the park, as well as distributing food to the rest of the city. In addition, Victor Zsasz claimed a territory in Gotham City while Mr. Freeze did the same thing where he competed against Gearhead whose armless and legless body was being carried around by the thuggish Tommy Mangles. Superman visits the city to restore some degree of order, but realizes that the city's current state of anarchy and'might-makes-right' requires a greater effort than the'quick-fix' he had been expecting and departs, he returns as Clark Kent to visit Batman and advise locals on how to improve their burgeoning agriculture.
A simultaneous story in JLA reveals that the Justice League keeps an eye on Gotham during this time by preventing various villains from claiming the territory for themselves. Robin's father, discovers that his son is in Gotham, believing Tim entered the city for some sort of dare, petitions the government for a search and rescue for Tim which inadvertently attracts media attention and further public support for the city's revival. Gordon allies himself with Two-Face to reclaim vital territory, but Two-Face betrays the alliance to claim a greater amount of land for himself. Two-Face hires David Cain to kill Gordon, but his mute daughter Cassandra, who has become one of Oracle’s agents, thwarts Cain. Cassandra becomes the second Batgirl to help clean up No Man's Land. Two-Face kidnaps Gordon and puts him on trial for breaking the alliance. Police officer Renee Montoya reaches out to Two-Face's Harvey Dent persona, whose defense leads to Gordon's acquittal. While cross-examining himself, Dent concludes that Two-Face had blackmailed Gordon into the alliance.
Through the efforts of Lucius Fox, Batman succeeds in getting the attention of Lex Luthor, who arrives in Gotham with plans to rebu
Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian-American actress known for portraying Inara Serra in the series Firefly and the follow-up film Serenity, Adria in the series Stargate SG-1 and the follow-up film Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Anna in the 2009 version of the series V, Vanessa in the superhero comedy film Deadpool and its sequel Deadpool 2 and Jessica Brody in the Showtime series Homeland, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013. She portrays Dr. Leslie Thompkins in the Fox series Gotham. Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro, the daughter of actress Vera Setta and Fernando Baccarin, a journalist, she is of Italian descent. Her name, "Morena", means "brown skinned" or "dark haired" in several languages, including Portuguese and Italian; when she was seven, she moved with her family to Greenwich Village, New York, as her father was transferred to work as an editor at Globo TV's headquarters. Baccarin attended Public School 41 and New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies, where she and her future Homeland co-star Claire Danes were classmates.
She attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts before she entered the theater program at the Juilliard School, where she was in the Drama Division's Group 29. Baccarin landed her first film role in the improvised fashion-world comedy Perfume; this was followed by a lead role in Way Off Broadway. She served as Natalie Portman's understudy in the Central Park production of The Seagull; the science-fiction drama Firefly as Inara Serra was Baccarin's first television series, she reprised her role in the 2005 film Serenity. In February 2005, Baccarin provided the voice for Black Canary in multiple episodes of the animated series Justice League Unlimited, she guest starred in three episodes of the television series The O. C. in 2006. Baccarin appeared in the unaired pilot episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, playing a transgender woman Carmen, it was announced in April 2006 that Baccarin would be playing the adult version of recurring villain Adria in the tenth season of Stargate SG-1.
She first appeared in season 10 episode "Counterstrike" as adult Adria. Baccarin reprised her role in the movie Stargate: The Ark of Truth. In May 2009, Baccarin made her Off-Broadway debut in Theresa Rebeck's television satire Our House at Playwrights Horizons in New York City, she landed the lead role of Anna, the leader of the alien Visitors, in ABC's 2009–2011 series V, a remake of the 1984 series. In May 2011, shortly following the airing of the show's second-season finale, it was announced that the show would not return for a third season; that same month, Baccarin joined the cast of the Showtime television drama Homeland, for which she received praise for her role as the conflicted wife of a former prisoner of war. On July 18, 2013, she was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 2013 Primetime Emmy awards for her performance. Baccarin appeared alongside Melissa McCarthy in the 2015 action-comedy Spy as agent Karen Walker. In 2016, Baccarin appeared alongside Ryan Reynolds in the hit movie Deadpool as Vanessa Carlysle.
She reprised her role in the 2018 sequel Deadpool 2. In 2015, Baccarin began a leading role as Dr. Leslie Thompkins in the hit Fox show Gotham. Baccarin married American film producer and director Austin Chick in November 2011, their son was born in October 2013. Chick filed for divorce in July 2015. On March 18, 2016, Baccarin and Chick's divorce became official. In September 2015, Baccarin said that after her divorce was finalized, she planned to marry her Gotham co-star, Ben McKenzie, adding that she was pregnant with their child. Baccarin and McKenzie both had roles on The O. C; the couple have a daughter, born in March 2016. Baccarin and McKenzie announced their engagement in November 2016, they were married in Brooklyn, New York, on June 2, 2017. Morena Baccarin on IMDb Morena Baccarin on Twitter "Morena Baccarin interview". TheSciFiWorld.net. April 13, 2007