Gotham Knights is taking us to somewhere we’ve never been before: a Gotham without Batman. The dark knight himself has died meaning that Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood have stepped up to be the thin caped line that stops the city from falling into chaos.
Superhero games depend on their characters and in Gotham Knights this is even more true, as you have four playable characters to inhabit as well as multiple foes on whom to bring the beat-down. We’ve compiled a list of all the currently known Gotham Knights characters, read on to meet the Bat-family.
Gotham Knights Characters List
Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)
Tech genius, acrobat, and expert sleuth – if there’s a fitting person to take over for Batman in terms of skills then Batgirl is it. The daughter of James Gordon, she’s been an aid to the caped crusader many times over, first as Batgirl, then as Oracle, and finally as Batgirl once more.
Robin (Tim Drake)
Tim Drake is the most recent incarnation of Robin and is the youngest of the four Gotham Knights characters. Unlike other Robins, Tim Drake discovered Batman’s identity on his own and wasn’t an orphan – at least, at the start of his story.
Red Hood (Jason Todd)
Ah Jason Todd. He’s had a rough old time of it, first as a street punk, then as a rebellious version of Robin, then killed by the Joker in a brutal storyline, before returning from beyond the grave thanks to Ra’s al Ghul’s intervention. Since then he’s used the Red Hood persona, crossing the line between antagonist and hero many times.
Nightwing (Dick Grayson)
The original Robin eventually grew up and separated himself from Batman by becoming Nightwing. Mostly associated with the city of Bludhaven, he still pops across to Gotham to help out when he’s needed. With the death of Batman, Nightwing has never been needed more.
The butler to Bruce Wayne, he acted as a father figure, mentor, and often doctor to the world’s greatest detective. Defined by his relationship with the Waynes, it’s yet to be seen how he’ll react in a world without Batman.
It’s fair to say that the Gotham Police Department isn’t the most competent on the planet and in fact are known to take a few bribes here and there. Not Renee Montaya. Created for the legendary Batman: The Animated Series, she’s one of the few honest cops left and has even joined the heroes’ side as one incarnation of The Question.
Mr. Freeze (Victor Fries)
Once used as a punchline, Mr. Freeze eventually became something more with a tragic backstory involving him searching for a cure for his wife. His role in Gotham Knights is one of antagonist, though with Mr. Freeze there’s usually something more going on.
Harley Quinn (Harleen Quinzel)
Former prison psychiatrist, Harley Quinn eventually chucked that all in after being manipulated by the Joker. There’s no mention of the Joker appearing in Gotham Knights and with Harley Quinn operating more on her own in recent years, it seems she doesn’t need the clown prince of crime anymore.
Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)
Normally entirely a villain, the Penguin appears to be playing a bit of a different role in Gotham Knights. He seems to be offering help to the heroes, something which is definitely out of character for this tuxedo-clad mobster. Though, as with Mr. Freeze, there’s usually something going on – we’ll have to wait to see if he’s playing both sides.
There are many different backstories for Clayface and a few different alter egos, at the moment we don’t know which Clayface we’ll be facing off against in Gotham Knights. But one thing remains the same, this malleable monster is one of Batman’s most deadly foes and will be a handful and a half for the Gotham Knights.
The Court of Owls
One of the more recent inventions in the Batman universe, they are a shadowy cabal who have been entwined with Gotham since its founding. These bird-faced crimesters have their fingers in everything and are sure to be behind much of what’s afflicting Gotham this time around.
Batman (Bruce Wayne) – Deceased
Oh Batman, how little we knew ye. Well actually we knew him pretty well since he’s one of, if not the, most famous superheroes ever. In Gotham Knights he’s unfortunately departed this mortal coil. Will he make a return as he is wont to do? We’ll have to see.
Commissioner Gordon – Deceased
Joining Batman in the beyond is James Gordon, the honourable cop at the head of the GCPD. Without the twin heads of Batman and Commissioner Gordon keeping crime at bay, it’s no wonder that Gotham has gone a bit wrong in their absence.
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