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Template:New unreviewed article The following is a list of characters that have appeared in the television series The Batman.

Main character

Character Actor Description Appearances External Link
  • Batman
  • Bruce Wayne
Rino Romano Both aspects are based on the comic book character of the same name and follows the same premise and origin: having his parents murdered in front of him at a young age and swearing vengeance on criminals. In the show he is recently started his career as a masked vigilante.

Supporting characters

Character Actor Description Appearances External Link
  • Batgirl
  • Barbara Gordon
The character is based on the Barbara Gordon version of Batgirl from the comic books. Her origin in the two-part "Batgirl Begins" deviates slightly from the comics in her acting as Batman's sidekick prior to the introduction of Robin and being younger when starting than in the comics. "Artifacts" included sections set in the year 2027 with the character appearing as "Oracle" based on the current role Barbara Gordon fills in the comics. Majority of the episode from season three through five. DC Database
  • Ethan Bennett
  • Clayface
  • Clayface (Ethan Bennett)
Bennett was created specifically for the series as one of three recurring police officers to interact with Batman. He is a supporter of the Batman and is Bruce Wayne's old friend within the Gothan City Police Department. At the end of the first season, fumes from the Joker's "Joker Putty" gives him the ability to reshape himself like clay. Taking the name Clayface, he becomes an outlaw.

While Bennett is not based on any of the comic-book Clayface characters, the ability he gains is that of the Silver Age version, Matt Hagen.

  • James Gordon
  • Commissioner James Gordon
Mitch Pileggi Based on the comic book character of the same name, he serves a similar function here as Batman's contact within the Gotham City Police Department. Unlike in the comics, the character is a later cast addition rather than a character from the beginning. According to producer Jeff Matsuda, Gordon is the young officer seen in the flashback in the episode "Traction".[citation needed] DC Database
  • Robin
  • Dick Grayson
Based on the Dick Grayson version of Robin from the comic books, he also borrows elements from the Tim Drake version, such as costume design and computer aptitude. His origin in "A Matter of Family" follows Grayson's from the comic books with the exception of his being Batman's second sidekick but his first official sidekick. "Artifacts" included sections set in the year 2027 with the character appearing as Nightwing, based on the superhero the comic-book Grayson became as an adult. Majority of the episode from season four and five.
  • Chief Angel Rojas
Rojas was created specifically for the show as one of three recurring police officers to interact with Batman. He is the head of the precinct where Yin and Bennett work and most of the episodes are set. He believes the Batman is the worst aspect of the criminal element and makes capturing him a priority. Majority of the episode from season one and two. Batman Wiki
  • Alfred Pennyworth
Alastair Duncan Based on the comic book character of the same name, he serves the same function as Wayne's butler, aide-de-camp, and surrogate parent. Batman Wiki
  • Ellen Yin
Yin was created specifically for the show as one of three recurring police officers to interact with Batman. She is a new transfer to the Gotham City Police Department who does things by the book. Initially she has misgivings about the Batman, which over the course of the show changes to a grudging respect. Majority of the episode from season one and two.

Antagonists

The Batman villains

Various villains who have appeared on The Batman. From left to right are: Riddler, Bane, Poison Ivy, a Riddleman, Black Mask, Man-Bat, Mister Freeze, Temblor, Spellbinder, Firefly, Ragdoll, Killer Croc, Joker, Harley Quinn (visible behind the Joker), Henchman, Penguin, Kabuki Twins, and Cluemaster as seen in Rumors.

Section contents

Bane • Black Mask • Blaze • Catwoman • Clayface (Ethan Bennett) • Clay Face (Basil Karlo) • Cluemaster • Count Vertigo • D.A.V.E. • Dracula • Everywhere Man • Firefly • Gearhead • Mercy Graves • Francis Grey • Harley Quinn • The Joining • Joker • Joker 2.0 • Kabuki Twins • Hideto Katsu • Killer Croc • Killer Moth • Lex Luthor • Man-Bat • Marty • Metallo • The Mirror Master • Mister Freeze • Number One • Penguin • Poison Ivy • Prank • Punch & Judy • Ragdoll • Rhino and Mugsy • Riddlemen • Riddler • Rumor • Scorn • Shadow Thief • Sinestro • Smoke • Solomon Grundy • Spellbinder • Hugo Strange • Temblor • The Terrible Trio • Rupert Thorne • Toymaker • Toyman • Ventriloquist • Wrath • Maxie Zeus • Tony Zucco

Character Actor Description Appearances External Link
  • Bane
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name but a definitive origin is not given within the series. "Traction" introduces him as a "problem solver" who uses a South American poison to enhance his strength to super-human levels. Batman Wiki
  • Black Mask
James Remar The character is based on the comic book character of the same name though an exact origin or alter ego is not given in the series. He is presented as the meticulous and ruthless head of a criminal organization which he runs through a lieutenant known as "Number One".
  • Blaze
Rachael MacFarlane The character of Doctor Jane Blazedale was created for a one episode story in the series. She is a nuclear physicist who is fired conducting unsafe experiments. She partners with Firefly and takes the name "Blaze". "White Heat"
  • Catwoman
  • Selina Kyle
Gina Gershon The character is based on the comic book character the same name but no origin is provided within the series. She is presented as an experienced professional cat-burglar when first introduced in the series.
Clayface / Ethan Bennett This character is covered under "Recurring supporting characters".
  • Clayface (Basil Karlo)
  • Basil Karlo
The character is based in part on the Golden Age Clayface as an actor seeking vengeance on his critics. Within the series, he steals a Waynetech "Clayface-formula", created in an attempt to cure Ethan Bennett in an effort to gain "the right look" to get work. Batman Wiki
  • Cluemaster
The character borrows some elements of the comic book character of the same name including the alter ego of Arthur Brown and the rough costume design. But where the source character is a failed game show host turned criminal, within the context of this series he is a former contestant of the children's game show Think, Thank, Thunk who seeks revenge on those he believes rigged the show and cost him his title as champion. "Q&A" Batman Wiki
  • Count Vertigo
Greg Ellis The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. In the show, Werner Vertigo is a former employee of Queen Industries who uses an eyepiece to induce vertigo. He is also responsible for stranding Oliver Queen on a deserted island prior to Queen becoming Green Arrow. "Vertigo"
  • D.A.V.E.
Jeff Bennett The character of D.A.V.E, standing for Digitally Advanced Villain Emulator, was created specifically for the show. It is a robot created by Hugo Strange and programed with the personalities of several of the Batman's adversaries. "Gotham's Ultimate Criminal Mastermind" Batman Wiki
  • Dracula
Peter Stormare The character is based on the traditional character of the same name. Adapted only for the direct-to-DVD animated movie, the staked remains of Dracula is released after having been moved to Gotham City. The Batman vs. Dracula
  • Everywhere Man
The character of John Marlowe was created specifically for the show. He is presented as a peer and friend of Bruce Wayne, an art collector, and a scientist specializing in quantum physics. He creates a device called the "Quantex" which can duplicate matter. Using the device he creates a duplicate of himself. The duplicate has a slightly darker personality and eventually locks the original up, take his place, and begins using other duplicates to stage a series of art thefts. "The Everywhere Man" Batman Wiki
  • Firefly
  • Phosphorus
  • Firefly / Phosphorus
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name, specifically the version used after 1986. Garfield Lynns is presented as an arsonist-for-hire without a back story or origin for his equipment. The last appearance of the character in the series, "White Heat", has him attempting to steal an isotope of phosphorus to power his flight pack. When accidentally exposed to the isotope, he is converted in to living phosphorus. Batman Wiki
  • Gearhead
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name though no actual origin or alter ego is given for the character in the show. Gearhead is presented as a simple crook who can hijack and control vehicles through cybernetic implants in his arms. "RPM"
  • Mercy Graves
The character is based on the character of the same name from Superman: The Animated Series and serves the same role as Lex Luthor's bodyguard. "The Batman/Superman Story"
  • Francis Grey
The character of Francis Grey was created specifically for the show. He is presented as failed clock maker and thief. While in prison he develops the ability to rewind time. Batman Wiki
  • Harley Quinn
The character is based on the character of the same name from Batman: The Animated Series. Harleen Quinzel is presented as a talk-show psychiatrist who is initially looking to secure her television talk show. DC Database
  • The Joining
The Joining was created specifically for the show. It is presented as an extraterrestrial technology based collective entity intent on absorbing Earth. Batman Wiki
  • Joker
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name but no origin is provided within the series. Joker is shown as a chronic resident of Arkham Asylum who commits elaborate crimes when free. He views these as "jokes" at the expense of Batman, the police, or the city in general.
  • Joker 2.0
Kevin Michael Richardson Joker 2.0 is a variation of Joker created for a single episode of the series. The character is an artificial intelligence based on Joker's personality. "The Metal Face of Comedy" Batman Wiki
  • Kabuki Twins
  • The Kabuki Twins
None, the characters are silent. The Kabuki Twins were created specifically for the series as recurring henchwomen for Penguin. They are presented as silent followers Penguin had acquired on a trip to Asia but an exact origin or alter egos is never given in the show. DC Database
  • Hideto Katsu
Keone Young The character of Hideto Katsu was created specifically for the show as the head of an Oriental criminal organization and a former victim of Catwoman. "The Cat and the Bat"
  • Killer Croc
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name, but an origin is never provided for him in the series.
  • Killer Moth
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. No initial origin is provided for him and he is presented as Penguin's gofer. Within the episode he is transformed from a villain "wannabe" to a monstrous moth creature. "Team Penguin" Batman Wiki
  • Lex Luthor
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name and is presented as the "business man" version as opposed to the "mad scientist". Within the episodes, he attempts to gain permanent control over Superman using spores from Poison Ivy laced with kryptonite. "The Batman/Superman Story"
  • Man-Bat
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. In an attempt to develop a cure for deafness, Doctor Kirk Langstrom creates a serum that changes his body into a hybrid of man and bat. Batman Wiki
  • Marty
Patton Oswalt Marty was created specifically for the series as Joker's computer tech henchmen. He is also indirectly responsible for the creation of Joker 2.0 "The Metal Face of Comedy" Batman Wiki
  • Metallo
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. While what is mentioned of his origin is similar to the comics, he is presented as muscle-for-hire on Luthor's payroll. "The Batman/Superman Story, Part One"
  • Mirror Master
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name, sharing the rough origin, alter ego of Samuel Scudder, and long standing conflict with Flash.
  • Mr. Freeze
  • Mister Freeze
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. Though he shares the alter ego of Victor Fries, his origin and background are unique to the series. He is presented as a professional diamond thief when he first encounters Batman. He is trapped in cryonic freezer by accident. Instead of being killed, the accident lowers his body temperature drastically and grants him the ability to freeze things with his touch. Batman Wiki
  • Number One
Number One was created specifically for the series as the head henchmen for Black Mask. The role has rotated during Black Mask's appearances.
  • Penguin
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. Oswald Cobblepot is presented as a peer of Bruce Wayne, the last of one of Gotham City's wealthiest families. He is also the epitome of his family: arrogant, rude, selfish, decedent, and pretentious with the Cobblepot fortunes having been squandered away years ago.
  • Poison Ivy
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. Pamela Isely is introduced as a school friend of the teenage Barbara Gordon and a passionate eco-rights activist. When her plan to use the freelance criminal Temblor goes bad, she is exposed to a powerful plant growth accelerator compound. This changes her, giving her the ability to produce mind controlling spores and to rapidly grow and control plants.
  • Prank
Prank was created specifically for the show as a "sidekick" for Joker. "The Apprentice" Batman Wiki
  • Punch
  • Judy
  • Punch and Judy
None, the characters are silent. Punch and Judy were created specifically for the series as Joker's oversized henchmen. Batman Wiki
  • Ragdoll
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name though with a very different costume.
  • Rhino
  • Mugsy
  • Rhino and Mugsy
John DiMaggio The characters are based on the characters of the same names from Batman: The Animated Series and fil the same role as Ventriloquist's henchmen. Batman Wiki
  • Riddlemen
The Riddlemen were created specifically for the series as a group of henchmen for Riddler.
  • Riddler
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. Within the series, Edward Nigma is a university scientist working on methods to enhance human memory. When his breakthrough prototype is sabotaged on its demonstration for investors, he is fired from the university and seeks revenge on the person he believes responsible for the sabotage. Thwarted by Batman, he creates the identiy of Riddler and starts a life of crime.
  • Rumor
Rumor was created specifically for the series. He is the bodyguard of a scientist who was crippled by Joker. In order to remove his failure, he decides to kill all of Gotham City's costumed criminals. "Rumors" Batman Wiki
  • Scorn
Daryl Sabara Scorn was created specifically for the series to provide Wrath with a sidekick counterpart to Robin. Andy Mallory is the younger son of a pair of jewel thieves who were arrested and jailed around the same time Bruce Wayne's parents were killed. "The End of the Batman" Batman Wiki
  • Shadow Thief
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. "What Goes Up..."
  • Sinestro
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. "Ring Toss"
  • Smoke
Amanda Anka Smoke was created specifically for the series as a henchman for Mirror Master. "A Mirror Darkly"
  • Solomon Grundy
Kevin Grevioux The character is based on the comic book character of the same name including his origin which is presented as an "urban legend" in the series. "Grundy's Night"
  • Spellbinder
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name using the name and the basic motif of using visual illusions. In the series, he is a mystic who has achieved the power of the "third eye". this allows him to project viaual and auditory illusion as well as imbedding posthypnotic commands. "The Butler Did It" Batman Wiki
  • Hugo Strange
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. Hugo Strange is presented as the head psychiatrist of Arkham Asylum who is more interested in discovering how the criminal mind works than in actually helping to cure the inmates.
  • Temblor
Temblor was created specifically for the series as a mercenary Pamela Isley hired to destroy a chemical processing plant. He uses specifically designed armored gauntlets to generate shock-waves. "Batgirl Begins, Part One" Batman Wiki
  • Terrible Trio
  • Fox
  • Shark
  • Vulture
The Trio consists of Fox, Shark, and Vulture, characters that are based on the comic book characters of the same name but retain only the names in common. The trio are presented as university students named David, Justin, and Amber who have gained access to Kirk Langstrom's formula. They use it to take on aspects of their namesakes to terrorize the university. "Attack of the Terrible Trio"
  • Rupert Thorne
Victor Brandt The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. "The Bat in the Belfry" Batman Wiki
  • Toymaker
Patton Oswalt Toymaker was created specifically for the series. Cosmo Krank is the C.E.O. of Krank Co., a company that produces incredibly futuristic but dangerous toys. When Bruce Wayne leads a campaign for safe toys and eventually closes Krank Co. down, Krank creats the identity of Toymaker to get revenge using toys of his own design. "Cash for Toys"
  • Toyman
Richard Green The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. "Lost Heroes, Part One"
  • Ventriloquist
Dan Castellaneta The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. Batman Wiki
  • Wrath
Christopher Gorham The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. William Mallory is the older son of a pair of jewel thieves who were arrested and jailed around the same time Bruce Wayne's parents were killed. "The End of the Batman" Batman Wiki
  • Maxie Zeus
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. He is presented as an eccentric billionaire taking revenge on Gotham City for not electing him mayor. "Thunder"
  • Tony Zucco
The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. "A Matter of Family" Batman Wiki

Additional characters

Character Actor Description Appearances External Link
  • Flash
Charlie Schlatter The character is based on the Silver Age and later versions of the character form the comic books but no origin or clear identification of which version is provided in the episodes. In an interview, Alan Burnett said that he sees the character as the Barry Allen version, though scripts left it up to the viewer.[citation needed] DC Database
  • Marion Grange
Adam West Mayor Marion Grange borrows the name of one of the mayors of Gotham City from the comic books, but was created specifically for the series. Batman Wiki
  • Green Arrow
Chris Hardwick The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. What is related of his origin in the show is close to the one from the comic books, varying only by including Count Vertigo as the person who causes him to be stranded on a deserted island. DC Database
  • Green Lantern
Dermot Mulroney The character is based on the Hal Jordan version of Green Lantern from the comic books. Within the show, his origin is mentioned and parallels the one from the comic books, including the existence of the Green Lantern Corps. DC Database
  • Hawkman
Robert Patrick The character is based on the Katar Hol version of Hawkman from the comic books. What is mentioned of his origins, a police officer from the planet Thanagar, matches the Silver Age origin of the character.
  • Martian Manhunter
Dorian Harewood The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. His origin differs from the one presented in the comics. In the show he comes to Earth voluntarily to warn against the coming of the Joining. DC Database
  • Superman
George Newbern The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. While no origin is provided in the episodes, he is presented in the same characterization as the comic book character. This includes the alter ego of Clark Kent, reporter for the Daily Planet. DC Database
  • Cash Tankinson
Patrick Warburton Cash Tankinson was created for the series as a co-worker of Ellen Yin. Batman Wiki
  • Vicki Vale
Tara Strong The character is based on the comic book character of the same name. The Batman vs. Dracula Batman Wiki
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