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"Come on. You think he fights criminals for twenty years here, and then he goes to Metropolis and kidnaps eight people?"
―James Gordon defends Batman[src]

Commissioner James "Jim" Gordon is the commissioner of Gotham City Police Department, and a long-time ally of the costumed vigilante Bruce Wayne, known as Batman.


Early life

Gordon served in the United States Marine Corps.[1]before rising through the ranks of the Gotham City Police Department, becoming its commissioner, although he was advised by his mother to study in a dental school instead of the Police Academy.[2]

Alliance with Batman

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Gordon after capturing Killer Croc.

"Come on. You think he fights criminals for twenty years here, and then he goes to Metropolis and kidnaps eight people?"
―James Gordon[src]

When the vigilante Batman first began his one-man crusade against crime, Commissioner Gordon would promptly form an alliance with him, having a Bat-Signal made to summon Batman. Times later he also meet Robin.[2] At some point he managed to capture and arrest Killer Croc.[3]

Disappearances in Gotham

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At GCPD, things seem a little tense, but other officers walk by like it's a normal day where a cop has to be physical with the prisoner. Gordon sees it and his name is called. Turning around, a female officer gives him his messages. Crispus Allen approaches him after she walks away. They take a walk and Gordon jokes saying that he doesn't "have to see the sky to know it's a full moon." Crispus says that "half of Gotham's reality-challenged community showed up, saying they saw flying monsters by the harbor." Gordon jokes and says "You were right Ma; Police Academy. What's wrong with dental school?" With the sudden kidnapping of eight S.T.A.R. Labs in both Gotham City and Metropolis, Gordon is notified by Crispus, who after observing witness statements about a "flying demon" and handing Gordon a file with a drawing that looks similar to Batman, begins to suspect Batman of being responsible for the abductions. Gordon, however, refuses to think this, mentioning his great contribution against crime in Gotham for over twenty years, claiming that he will talk to him. Crispus wonders how, and Gordon tells him "How do you think?", indirectly saying that he's typically going to contact him on the roof via the Bat-Signal.[4]

Meeting the Justice League

"How many of you are there?"
"Not enough."
―James Gordon and Batman[src]
Gordon meets the League

The League meeting with James Gordon.

As expected, Batman arrived at the scene, accompanied by the newly formed Justice League. After introducing himself, Gordon informed them about the kidnapped scientists, showing a drawing depicting the kidnapper, which Wonder Woman identified as Parademons. Gordon then helped the team trace the patterns of the kidnapping lines, discovering that their hideout was in the abandoned tunnel connecting Stryker's Island. Quickly, all the heroes mysteriously disappeared, except for Flash, who left the place, leaving Gordon extremely confused.[2]

Capture of the Mutants

Some time after the Battle of Pozharnov, Batman returned to Gotham City to continue his vigilante work, successfully capturing the criminal group known as the Mutants with the help of his War Machine tank. At the same time, Gordon activated the Bat-Signal again, which Batman watched from the top of his tank.[2]


James Gordon is fiercely dedicated to his job as Gotham City Police Department Commissioner, rivaling Batman's determination to fight crime in Gotham City, helping the vigilante in his anti-crime crusade for many years. While usually quite serious and practical, Gordon also has a somewhat dry sense of humor.


  • Gifted Intellect: James Gordon is exceptionally intelligent, particularly in the fields of leadership, tactics, criminology, and detective analysis, to the point that Batman and the company respect him, and rely of Gordon as their informant.
    • Expert Criminologist: Commissioner Gordon is an extremely skilled and experienced criminologist, having received an honorary criminology doctorate from the prestigious Gotham State University, with his great experience and insight into Gotham City's criminals complementing that of Batman.
    • Expert Detective: Gordon, due to his decades of fighting against crime in Gotham City, is an extremely skilled and experienced detective, even complementing detective genius Batman's skills.
    • Expert Leader: James Gordon, as Commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department, is a superbly skilled leader, having lead the corrupt police force in the extremely crime-ridden Gotham City for decades.
  • Indomitable Will: Commissioner Gordon, although he has no metahuman powers, has tremendous determination and strength of will, which make him an extremely formidable opponent, one who absolutely refuses to hunker down and give up, even when placed against seemingly insurmountable odds. Hence, he has lead the highly corrupt Gotham City Police Department in the extremely crime-ridden Gotham City for decades, earning the respect and admiration of his covert ally Batman.



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