James Gordon, Jr.
James Gordon, Jr.
Personal Info:
Real Name: James Gordon, Jr.
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Batman Vol.1 #407(1987) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: Knightfall, Joker
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batman
Creators: Frank Miller and Dave Mazzucchelli
James Gordon Jr has no super human powers; however he is a violent psychopath.
Barbara Eileen and James Gordon conceived James Jr. shortly before arriving in Gotham City while they were still living in Chicago. Gordon quickly attracted the wrath of mobster Carmine Falcone and a hitman named Johnny Viti was sent to kidnap his infant son. James Jr. was thrown off a bridge and only rescued by the timely intervention of Batman. It's been speculated since then that damage from this fall might have been the cause of his psychopathic tendencies as an adult.
From a very early age, James Jr. showed signs of being different. He would kill animals and take them apart as a hobby. In one particularly disturbing incident, he was implicated in the disappearance of one of his sister's friends. While their family was on vacation, Barbara's friend Bess Keller teased James Jr. and was never seen again after wandering into the woods. Barbara swears that she saw James carrying her keychain, although this was never proven. It's explained that his threats might have been responsible for his parents splitting up. He's mentioned having left Gotham to travel around the country at some point.
At some point upon his return he was incarcerated in Arkham Aylum.
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