Commissioner James Worthington "Jim" Gordon (ジェイムズ・ワージントン・“ジム”・ゴードン, Jeimuzu Wājinton "Jimu" Gōdon), is both a fictional character and tritagonist of the Marvelous DC series created by C. B. Cebulski and Jim Lee.
He is a police officer, a reluctant ally to Batman and the main contact for him on the force. Over the years, he worked with Batman, eventually in time forming a partnership between him and the GCPD and became Police Commissioner.
He has been equally tough on crime, and in the pursuit of making Gotham safe for all its people. As one of the incorrupt cops, He has dedicated his career to cleaning up the corruption in the GCPD, a goal he has come a long way towards accomplishing.
"The only people left on the streets are the sort that enjoy the chaos. Scum...Criminals...And worse. Not enough good people left to stop them."
- —Commissioner Gordon.
Appearance & BiographyEdit
- Voice Actor: Jonathan Banks (English), Kiyomitsu Mizuuchi (Japanese), Not Known (Arabic), Not Known (Basque), Not Known (Brazilian), Not Known (Cantonese), Not Known (Catalan), Not Known (Chinese), Not Known (Croatian), Not Known (Danish), Not Known (Dutch), Not Known (Finnish), Not Known (Filipino), Not Known (French), Not Known (Galician), Not Known (German), Not Known (Greek), Not Known (Hebrew), Not Known (Hong Kong), Not Known (Hungarian), Not Known (Indonesian), Not Known (Italian), Not Known (Korean), Not Known (Mandarin), Not Known (Norwegian), Not Known (Polish), Not Known (Portuguese), Not Known (Romanian), Not Known (Russian), Not Known (Serbian), Not Known (Spanish), Not Known (Swedish), Not Known (Tagalog), Not Known (Thai), Not Known (Valencian), Not Known (Ukrainian), Not Known (Brazilian Portuguese), Not Known (Canadian French), Not Known (European Spanish), Not Known (European Portuguese), Not Known (Latin American Spanish), Not Known (Latin Spanish), Not Known (Spain-Spanish)
Police Commissioner James W. Gordon dedicated his career to cleaning up the corruption in the Gotham City police department, a goal he has come a long way towards accomplishing. He has been equally tough on crime, and in the pursuit of making Gotham City safe for all its citizens, Gordon has forged an uneasy alliance with Gotham's other top crime fighter, the mysterious vigilante known as Batman.
- Hair Color: Brown
- Skin Color: Not Known
- Eye Color: Blue
- Age: Not Known
- Birthday: Not Known
- Height: 6' 0"
- Weight: 180 lbs. (82 kg)
- Justice Avengers
- Alfred Pennyworth
- Rachel Dawes - Ally; deceased.
- Wayne Enterprises
- Leslie Thompkins - Friend.
- Teen Titans - Saviors.
- Sarah Gordon (wife; deceased)
- Batgirl/Oracle (daughter)
- James Gordon, Jr. (son)
- Red Robin (son-in-law)
- Falcone Crime Family
- Killer Croc
- Poison Ivy
- Gerald Crane - Enemy.
- Theo Galavan (deceased)
- League of Assassins
- Steppenwolf- Enemy
Abilities and PowersEdit
- Superhuman Strength (formerly): the side effect of the Alice virus.
- Computer Operation:
- Firearms: Even to his age, James is an expert marksman; skilled with a firearm.
- Political Science:
- Peak Human Condition:
- Peak Human Strength: Gordon was strong enough to lift a manhole cover by himself, break through Sarah Gordon's restraints, break free from Marino's hold by kicking him back into the street, knock Zsasz out with a single punch to the face, push a large bookshelf onto the Hunter, kick Anubis several feet away from him, dislocate Professor Pyg's titanium plates surgically grafted onto the bones of his face with a punch, throw Griffin Krank's explosive robot, and keep his daughter from falling into a vat of acid by holding the rope hanging her,
- Peak Human Durability: When Riddler tortured Gordon with Une peine forte et dure, he was able to resist 50-350 pounds of pressure pressed against his ribs; however, Lee Thompkins noted that, as a healthy male adult, his ribs should be able to take about 450 pounds of pressure before they crack, which allowed him to survive falling from high up after trying to save the Balloonman. He also withstood a beating from Aaron Helzinger and the superhumanly strong Nathaniel Barnes, Mario Calvi and Bane, as well as survived being shot by Victor Zsasz twice, despite the latter being a hitman of the highest professional standards.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic): James has aided Batman in combat before. Batman himself commented that James is a skilled fighter.
- Indomitable Will: James fought against the effects of the Alice virus along hours until being cured; and, in a later event, broke free of the Scarecrow's Fear Toxin just by himself.
- Investigation: First seen as a Captain, James must have had good investigation skills to have reached that rank despite the constant harassment he received from his corrupt co-workers.
- Weaponry Proficiency:
- Leadership: As commissioner of the GCPD, Gordon commands complete loyalty of his men for being the only un-corrupt cop to take the position. Gordon cares about his men, calling them off when he deems it too dangerous for anyone other than Batman to take the fight to the bad guys.
- Medical Science:
- Swordsmanship: James is able to defend himself against Rā's al Ghūl's assassins.
Plot in the SeriesEdit
Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit
Translation and Dub IssuesEdit
- James Gordon Wikipedia
- James Gordon Batman Wiki
- James Gordon DC Database
- James Gordon Batman The Telltale Series Wiki
Notes & TriviaEdit
- James Gordon first appeared in Detective Comics #27. (May 1939).
- Although he never admits it outright, numerous instances imply that Gordon knows Batman's identity but refrains from pursuing any action due to how much the city needs the vigilante.
- Gordon also knows that his daughter, Barbara Gordon, was the first Batgirl, however, it is unknown whether he knows she is now the superhero networker; Oracle, though it is assumed that he does. He often compares his daughter's time as Batgirl with the current actions of the Huntress.
- During his retirement from the force, Gordon taught criminology at Gotham University.
- James Gordon has a heart condition, which he contracted after a lifetime of cigarette smoking. He has since quit but occasionally relapses in times of stress or as an excuse to go to the top of the GCPD building.
- 5:00 every morning, James Gordon takes a walk through Gotham. Gordon also took up practicing Tai Chi before the walk following his near-fatal shooting.
- James Gordon uses the Liverpool hair style.