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- Commissioner Gordon
- Mainstream Universe, 2011-present
- Powers and Abilities
Mainstream Universe, 2011-present
James Worthington “ Jim ” Gordon
Reading: James Gordon (Prime Earth)
( daughter ) ·
( son ) Barbara Eileen Gordon (ex-wife) · Barbara Gordon (daughter) · James Gordon, Jr. (son)
Gotham City Police Department ·
United States Marine Corps,
Chicago Police Department
Formerly Batman Incorporated
Base Of Operations
Police Commissioner Detective · Former Criminal
Bill Finger · Bob Kane
|Batgirl Vol 4 #1
- This is our city. And when Hell is unleashed, we don’t run and hide, we stand up. And there’s a symbol, a symbol we all know stands for what we can do. What we are capable of. Tonight needs more than just one hero. It needs a city. It needs all of us. Tonight we need to do what he does for us every night. Tonight, we all need to be Batman.
- — Jim Gordon src
James Worthington “Jim” Gordon was the commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department, before being replaced by Harvey Bullock for a brief menstruation, and is an ally to Batman. He is the father of Barbara Gordon and James Gordon Jr., and he is the ex-husband of Barbara Eileen. He finally retired, taking a character as a individual investigator.
When Gordon was fourteen, he broke his femur while jumping a fence to escape a truant military officer. [ 1 ] Chicago-born James Gordon was a former Marine [ 2 ] and military officer in the Gotham City Police Department. Gordon and his spouse Dan Corrigan were sent to pick up a young male child named Bruce Wayne, who had skipped school to watch a movie. With Bruce in the police car, Gordon received a detached impinge coating from a local shopkeeper, not realizing it had been a bribe. Figuring out his error late that night, Jim returned to the patronize to find a group of corrupt police officers and petit larceny criminals betting on dog fights, with Corrigan, his collaborator, leading the bets. Gordon threatened to turn all of them in but was forced to back down when Corrigan, in answer, threatened Gordon ‘s daughter. After leaving the workshop defeated, Gordon heard two gunshots down a nearby bowling alley and was the beginning officer to arrive at the crime scene where Bruce Wayne ‘s parents were murdered. [ 3 ] finally, Gordon transferred to the Chicago Police Department. He and his family lived there for some prison term before returning to Gotham .
When the mysterious vigilante known as the “ Batman “ started to appear in Gotham, Gordon, nowadays a lieutenant, reacquainted himself with Wayne, alone to discover that the world held a stew against him, believing Gordon was angstrom corrupt as everyone else on the patrol coerce. later, Lieutenant Gordon, investigating the crimes of the Red Hood Gang, was tipped away to the crowd ‘s plans by Wayne, rushing into apprehend the criminals at Ace Chemical Processing Plant. Discovering Batman there, Gordon attempted to put the vigilante under halt, but Batman escaped. Gordon, sympathetic to Batman ‘s lawsuit, ordered his men to apprehend the real criminals – the Red Hood Gang – alternatively .
With the Red Hood Gang stopped, the Riddler finally stepped into the foreground and enacted his design for “ the Zero class ”. Challenging Batman and forcing Gotham into a blackout merely hours before a major hurricane, Gordon attempted to organize the police storm, despite enemy from its bribe commissioner Gillian Loeb. With Loeb apparently killed as Riddler ‘s plan continually escalated, Gordon took an even more managerial stead as he worked immediately aboard Batman to take Gotham bet on from the Riddler ‘s control. After Nygma was last defeated by the two heroes ‘ teamwork, Gordon had the Bat-Signal installed on the roof of GCPD Headquarters. In the original New 52 continuity, Jim Gordon was then immediately advanced to the role of commissioner following the conclusion of the Zero Year; however, following subsequent continuity changes, Jim Gordon remains Captain as late as the Joker’s debut. [ 4 ]
subsequently Adventures with Batman
Years after, Jim worked with Batman to investigate the mystery of the Joker having his face cut off. Gordon was then captured by the villain Dollmaker as revenge for him killing his father many years ago. He was rescued by Batman before Dollmaker had a chance to kill him. [ 5 ] After Batman dove into an probe into the mysterious Court of Owls, the organization unleashed their assassin Talon army on Gotham to purge the city of those deemed despicable ; Gordon and the patrol department were pushed to their limits to save as many civilians as they could. The commissioner, having ignored the Court ‘s threats to hold back the patrol, was targeted by a Talon but was thankfully saved by Batgirl. [ 6 ] In prison term, the Court was defeated, and the city was reclaimed by the Bats. [ 7 ] A year having passed since the disappearance of the Joker, Gordon was attacked by the clown in GCPD Headquarters when the Joker came to retrieve his sever confront bark from police lock-up. Gordon was former hospitalized after it became apparent the Joker had poisoned his possessions with Joker gas. [ 8 ] Gordon finally recovered but was profoundly scarred by the villain. When the Crime Syndicate obviously killed the Justice League and condoned all criminals to walk exempt, Gordon found himself catch in the middle of a war between villains in Gotham City. Later called “ the Arkham War “, Gordon was forced to survive on the streets as a refugee when the freaks of Arkham and Blackgate fought each other for control of the city. Though he attempted to be a bomber when he could, Gordon was no equal for the war until Batman finally returned and took back the city from the villains.
After a mysterious benefactor began a yearlong design against Batman, Gordon became one of the first pawn ‘s in the grand scheme. Commissioner Gordon, after chasing Professor Pyg and his cronies into a Gotham metro place, ordered one of the thugs to lower his accelerator, despite the condemnable claim not to have one. Taking the shot at the criminal ‘s weapon, the bullet train phased right through the weapon and hit a vital transformer behind it, causing two gearing cars to collide and kill a group of civilians inside. Upon reviewing the security tapes, it was revealed there actually was no gun, and Gordon was arrested and sent to Blackgate Penitentiary for the innocent deaths he had unintentionally caused. While in Blackgate, Gordon was reunited with his estrange son who volunteered to help his father break, but Jim refused his extend. [ 9 ] Soon after, mob bos rivals Carmine Falcone and the Penguin were captured and besides sent to Blackgate and continued their gang war in the prison, causing a major orgy. In the chaos, Gordon worked to save as many prison guards as he could and learned that his cellmate Leo was actually the former crime foreman Rex “ the Lion ” Calabrese. With the probe into the plot against Batman intensify, Batman and his allies found attest to suggest that Gordon had been framed for the deaths and that he was brainwashed into thinking there was truly a grease-gun. The modern commissioner Jason Bard, secretly a pawn in the real villain ‘s diagram, destroyed the evidence that would clear Gordon.
Near the conclusion of his class in imprisonment, Gordon found himself caught in another riot orchestrated by the Penguin, but, this time, the criminal made Gordon the prime aim. Saved only by Det. Harvey Bullock and Jason Bard, who had a transfer of heart, the three escaped into the streets of Gotham as the city went up in flames – the yearlong diagram had reached its climax, and Gordon organized all the civilians he could in support of Batman as the hero faced the originator behind everything .
With the city back to normal, Jim Gordon was restored to his true place as patrol commissioner but was immediately surprised by the knowledgeability of the Joker ‘s endgame. The Joker, having returned to Gotham intending to last kill Batman, surprised Gordon in his apartment, but the commissioner managed to shoot him several times before he could get excessively close. Though he thought he had last killed the Joker, Dionesium in the clown ‘s bloodstream caused him to survive and plunge an ax into Gordon ‘s chest, simultaneously infecting him with Joker Venom. Jokerized Gordon attempted to kill Batman but was subdued by Julia Pennyworth long adequate for them to escape. In their final confrontation, Batman and the Joker killed each in the caves beneath Gotham and the remaining Bat family managed to spread the cure to Joker ‘s toxin throughout Gotham, healing Gordon .
In the wake of Batman ‘s apparent end against the Joker, plans for a new Batman were discussed, with Powers International laying the foundation for a Batman-inspired task force. Their first gear candidate chosen to model the program was Jim Gordon, who was initially hesitant to fill Batman ‘s shoes but finally agreed. Going through acute government train and getting surgical muscle implants, Gordon was given the first model of the new Batman robot-armor, which he nicknamed “ Rookie ”, and took to the streets as the newly Batman. [ 10 ] By complete chance, he finds Bruce Wayne and informs him he has taken up the reigns as Batman .
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As Gordon hears respective different reports about Bruce Wayne being found dead throughout Gotham, he works with Batman to figure out that a Batman from an alternate dark population ( known as The Batman Who Laughs ) is the one creditworthy. Tracking him down, Gordon seeks avail from his alienated son James Jr. ; however, another night version of Batman arrives and introduces himself as The Grim Knight. Knowing that Gordon is needed for The Batman Who Laughs to activate the ‘Last Laugh ‘ protocol, the Grim Knight knocks Gordon unconscious and takes him to Laughs ‘ lair underneath Gotham. Gordon learns that The Batman Who Laughs wishes to potentially recruit him as an ally alone for Gordon to strongly rebuke his offer. After the Batman Who Laughs leaves, the Grim Knight releases Gordon in holy order to hunt him within the catacomb and kill him. Learning that the Grim Knight has brought respective ‘hounds ‘ for the hunt, Gordon flees only to be cursorily overrun by several Dark Robins ; he is promote horrified to learn from the Grim Knight that these Robins are Jokerized versions of his son James, brought in from early universes. He momentarily is able to escape from the Grim Knight and meets back up with James and Batman. Learning that Batman has been infected by the Batman Who Laughs, Gordon and James are tasked to protect the Batcave from the Grim Knight, who is on his way. With each one donning a Batsuit, they briefly get the jump on the Grim Knight. however, the Grim Knight uses Gordon ‘s own words against him and apparently rock James Jr. to his side. As he is strangled by the dark Batman, Gordon notices a phial of toxin poured into the water and the Grim Knight begins to drown him in the water ; taking several gulps of the poison water, Gordon is saved by James stabbing the Grim Knight repeatedly in the shoulder and back. Gordon consoles his son and affirms that he loves him. however, due to being subjected to a modest dose of the toxin, Gordon lento begins to exhibit traits similar to The Batman Who Laughs .
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approximately a year passes after the Batman Who Laughs is imprisoned within the Hall of Justice and Gordon is able to maintain his work, fooling Batman into thinking he was not subjected to the toxin. As Batman works with Superman to figure out what the overall plan of The Batman Who Laughs is, Gordon is able to establish liaison with four early heroes the villain was able to infect equally well : Shazam, Donna Troy, Hawkman and The Blue Beetle. During one of these sojourns, he gains access to his honest-to-god ‘Rookie ‘ courtship of armor and programs it to view Batman as a hostile. As Batman manages to track down Gordon from a clue left by the Batman Who Laughs, Gordon gives up his facade and mocks Batman for being right under his intrude the unharmed time. Belittling the Caped Crusader for all the cops who died throughout the years because of him, Gordon activates Rookie but is stopped from killing Batman due to Superman arriving and blocking the bullets. After mocking Batman for Superman figuring out he was infected, both Gordon and Rookie are defeated and taken to the Fortress of Solitude. Gordon is able to escape confinement and works with Hawkman and Donna Troy to beat back Superman and Batman. He then signals to Blue Beetle and triggers the destroy Rookie armor to attachment with him. After Superman is saved by the actions of Supergirl ( with her becoming infect alternatively of Superman ), Gordon notes that The Batman Who Laughs ‘ design was slenderly altered due to the change, but it ultimately does not matter : with all six becoming infected, they can now move on to the next degree of the plan.
Powers and Abilities
- Batsuit (Formerly): During his period as Batman, Gordon used a black and yellow version of Batman’s suit.
- Invisibility: Gordon’s batsuit possessed digital camouflage capable of making him invisible.
- cub (Formerly): During his period as Batman, Gordon was given a powered suit that he called Rookie, this suit was capable of superhuman feats and following simple orders in order to fight beside Gordon.
- Superhuman Strength
- Superhuman Durability
- Weaponry: Rookie possessed rocket launchers on his shoulders.
- Enhanced Vision: Rookie possessed X-Ray vision.
- Jim is right-handed.
- At the time he became Batman, Jim was 46 years old.
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