""Crime Wave in Gotham." Other breaking news, "Water... wet.""
Perry White to Clark Kent[src]

Gotham City is the birthplace and residence of the fearsome vigilante Batman. It is a large bustling city located on the eastern seaboard of the USA, in the federated state of New Jersey, only across the bay from its sister city, Metropolis, Delaware in the District of Metropolis.

Always a literal cesspool filled with criminals, corruption, pollution and vermin infestations, Gotham is considered by some to be the most dangerous and criminally corrupt city in the world. By day, an attractive and alluring tourist location, while by night, every decent persons' worst nightmare.



Founded centuries ago in 1635 by a Norwegian mercenary, Gotham City grew to become one of the world's leading economic hubs and a center for history, technology and the arts.[1]


In 1932, the Ellsworth Building opened in the city's Diamond District. It was described as the "darling of the Diamond District", praised for it art deco design.[2]


In the 1970s, Gotham experienced a period of extreme civil unrest and gang wars. These conflicts forced the businesses in the city's famed Clocktower to exit.[2]

Murder of the Waynes

In 1981, eminent philanthropists Thomas and Martha Wayne were murdered by mugger Joe Chill after watching The Mask of Zorro at the Aragon Theatre. The crime left their only son Bruce the last remaining member of the Wayne Family, who witnessed the murder of both of his parents at just 9 years old.[3]

Legend of the Batman

In the mid-1990s, a vigilante known as "The Batman" waged a one-man war on crime. Armed with a prototype high-tech armored suit, numerous gadgets and a custom combat vehicle, the vigilante went on to take down both the Falcone and Maroni crime families, as well as other extremely formidable criminals, ranging from the flamboyant psychopaths Joker and Harley Quinn, to the mercenary Deadshot, and cannibalistic metahuman Killer Croc.[4]

Duel at Gotham Port

To Be Added

Battle against Doomsday

To Be Added


Gotham City map

Map of downtown Gotham.

Gotham City is comprised of six different sections: Amusement Mile, Burnley Harbor (AKA Little Bohemia), Chinatown, Diamond District, Little Odessa, and Port Adams.[5]




Gotham Organized Crime


Currently in Gotham

Formerly in Gotham

Unseen Inhabitants

The following is a list of Gotham inhabitants who have not appeared on screen.

Deceased Gotham inhabitants


Note: Some Visitors end up becoming inhabitants of Gotham after spending an extensive amount of time within the city. This includes "foreign" i.e. Lex Luthor; villains who are incarcerated in either Blackgate or Arkham.

Currently in Gotham


u This individual will come to Gotham at some point in future content

Formerly in Gotham


No symbol indicator This individual was born and/or grew up in Gotham 

º This individual came to Gotham and remained there, either by making it their home, as part of a mission, or having been incarcerated 

†: This individual is deceased  

^ This individual left Gotham willingly 

i This individual left Gotham unwillingly

x This individual came to Gotham unwillingly 

u This individual will come to Gotham at some point in future content

  • The current status and/or whereabouts of this individual are unknown



  1. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City). United States: Time Out. p. 8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis (Gotham City). United States: Time Out. p. 33.
  3. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  4. Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis
  5. Gotham City - Turkish Airlines

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