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"I plotted all the sightings in Metropolis, Gotham... No pattern I can see. The lines on the map don't converge."
"On land. These lead back to Stryker's Island, between the two cities."
"Gotham Harbor."
James Gordon, Cyborg, and Batman[src]

Stryker's Island is an uninhabited prison[1] island, located five miles west of Gotham City and five miles east of Metropolis, in between the two cities.


Battle with Doomsday[]

Stryker's Island

The Batwing flying over Stryker's Island

When the United States government attempted to take Doomsday out with a nuclear missile, he crash landed on Stryker's Island, leaving a burning swath of debris all around the crash site. Doomsday then began to use the energy he had absorbed from the blast to start regenerating and growing in mass and power. Just as Doomsday released another wave of strong energy, the Batwing passed over the island and narrowly missed Doomsday's heat blasts. Batman then attempted to lure Doomsday back to Gotham City to kill him with the Kryptonite Spear.[2]

Finding Steppenwolf[]

"Where are we, Alfred?"
"Stryker's Island. You should be... directly under the venting tower for the tunnel."
Batman and Alfred Pennyworth[src]

When James Gordon had intel on the alien invasion, he showed the Justice League a map including Stryker's Island, where Cyborg noted was the convergence point of the S.T.A.R. Labs kidnappings. He deduced that was where Steppenwolf was holed up, interrogating the scout ship team, who had been near his Mother Box.[3]

Behind the Scenes[]

Braxton Island
  • The theatrical cut of Justice League renames Stryker's Island as Braxton Island with no explanation for the name change. This was likely done to distance the film from its predecessor, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as Stryker's Island was the location of the final battle with Doomsday in that film. In Zack Snyder's Justice League, the name Stryker's Island is restored.
  • Stryker's Island and its original comics incarnation is likely to be a reference to the real-life prison island of Rikers Island located in the East River, serving as New York City's main jail complex


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