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*Gotham* is a television show that follows the back-story of DC Comics character Commissioner James "Jim" Worthington Gordon as a young police officer in Gotham City.

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Was Penguin always intended to be a main character in the Gotham TV series?

In the television series Gotham, was the Penguin originally written as a main character, or did the actor make the character so popular the writers made the role bigger for him? (TVTropes warning)
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Do Batman villains typically have super powers?

The current series Gotham is revealing origin stories for Batman, Commissioner Gordon, and apparently the entire rogues gallery of villains. In the most recent episode(s), we see the beginnings of ...
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What Happened to Jonathan Crane after the events of Gotham Episode 15: "The Scarecrow"?

After seeing various villains being shown in Gotham (Penguin, Victor Zsass, Mr. Freeze, etc.), I have noticed that nothing has been shown about the condition of Jonathan Crane after the events of &...
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Is Silver St. Cloud Aware of Theo Galavan's Intentions?

When Theo Galavan was originally introduced in Gotham's second season Rise of the Villains, his role was largely unknown. However, in episode 5 entitled "Scarification", the episode ends with Theo ...
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Were The Balloon Man & Spirit of the Goat Created Specifically for Gotham?

After watching 28 episodes of Gotham so far (22 first season, 6 second season), I have fallen in love with the concept. Robin Lord-Taylor's portrayal of Oswald Cobblepot as he transforms into The ...
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How was Butch "conditioned"?

In the episode Scarification (S02E05), Penguin mentions that Butch has been "conditioned", and is unable to refuse any order Penguin gives him. Your conditioning is still working nicely, hmm? (...
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How much money does Alfred Pennyworth earn?

Per Batman Wikia Alfred starts serving Waynes to honor the dying wish of his father and becomes Bruce's legal guardian following the deaths of his parents (Thomas and Martha left a will). Is ...
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How Salvatore Maroni became batman's villain when he is already dead?

In Gotham Series Salvatore Maroni was killed by Fish Mooney when bruce wayne was so young but in the film 'The Dark Knight' the Salvatore Maroni is showcased as one of the villain. How can it happen - ...
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In the TV show Gotham, who is Kris Kringle?

In the TV show Gotham you get to see where a lot of the classic Batman villains get their start. I can't figure out who Kris Kringle is going to become, though. I'm not all that familiar with Batman ...
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Why are some villains in Gotham so much older than Bruce Wayne?

In the Gotham TV series, Bruce Wayne is 12 years old when his parents are murdered. The show then introduces a number of other characters from the Batman continuity who will go on to become Bruce's ...
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In the TV series Gotham, do Cat's goggles do anything?

In the TV series Gotham, other than giving her a vaguely cat-like silhouette do the green-tinted goggles that Cat wears serve any purpose? I've been binge-watching the series (I'm up to episode 9) and ...
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Why does Gordon behave this way in “Welcome back, Jim Gordon”? (Gotham spoilers)

Note: since this episode (season 1, episode 13) was aired yesterday, the following contains many spoilers. Don't read further if you want to stay virgin when watching it. The plot of the episode is ...
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Is Gotham (TV series) considered canon?

Is the new Gotham TV series considered to be canon for Batman? The TV show introduces plenty of known characters from the get go (Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne, Alfred, Catwoman, the Penguin, Poison Ivy). ...
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Does it always rain in Gotham?

I've been catching up with the Gotham TV show and It seems the city is always covered with dark clouds and everyone is carrying or put on a overcoat. Does it always rain in Gotham ?
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Who was James Gordon's father?

In the Gotham (TV Series), it mentioned that James Gordon's father was a district attorney. Is his father mentioned in the comic version of Batman? What information do the comics give about James ...
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In the beginning of Gotham, why are the Waynes walking through the alley?

I have just watched the first episode of Gotham and am curious why, if the Waynes are extremely rich, they bother walking through a dark street instead of driving and taking an expensive car in front ...
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What time period is Gotham set in?

There is an odd mix of technology in the Gotham pilot, so I was wondering what time period the series is set in.
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What war did James Gordon fight in?

In the Pilot episode of Gotham we see that Gordon is a war hero. Also, at the end of the episode, Harvey said that Gordon has killed people before, in the war. What war was that? I didn't find ...
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Is Gotham intended to be in the same universe as other DC/WB TV properties?

We know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe encompasses both movies and television series produces directly by Marvel Studios (including, e.g. Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter). We also know that DC/...
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