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Gotham City
Geographical Information
Galaxy Milky Way
Star Sol
Planet Earth
Country United States of America
State New Jersey
Behind the Scenes
First Appearance Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Prequel

"Thanks to a significant grant from my company, Wayne Enterprises, Gotham is being restored to its former glory."
Bruce Wayne

Gotham City, New Jersey is a large metropolitan city located on the east coast of the United States of America.

It is infamous for having a vast criminal underworld, that mostly rules the streets and businesses. It is also famous, however, for having a masked and fearsome vigilante, known only as "Batman", who successfully rages a never-ending war on crime in the city including his raging a never-ending battle against the psychotic homicidal maniac crime lord known as "The Joker". Geographically, Gotham is located right across a bay from the city of Metropolis, Delaware.


Early History[]

Gotham was established as a port by Norwegian mercenaries in 1635. It would become a major city in the subsequent years.

In 1981, eminent philanthropists Thomas and Martha Wayne lost their lives in a mugging-gone-wrong. The crime left their only son Bruce, who witnessed their murder, the last surviving member of the Wayne Family.

Legend of the Batman[]

In the mid-1990s, a vigilante known as "The Batman" waged a one-man war on crime. Armed with a prototype armor suit, numerous gadgets and a custom combat vehicle, he went on to take down both the Falcone Crime Family and the Maroni Crime Family as well as criminals ranging from the Joker to mercenary Floyd Lawton.


Currently in Gotham[]

Formerly in Gotham[]

Unseen Inhabitants[]


Currently in Gotham[]

Formerly in Gotham[]

Law Enforcement[]

Bruce Wayne, as the vigilante "Batman".

  • Gotham City Police Department - the police force of Gotham, which has long suffered from corruption, which former Commissioner James Gordon sought to eradicate.
  • The Batman - a hardened vigilante dedicated to protecting Gotham from its criminal underworld.
    • Robin - Batman's ward who fought alongside his mentor for several years before his death at the hands of the Joker.




Map of Gotham City



  • The base exterior shots of Gotham's skyline is Chicago, as it was in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy.
  • Trump Tower and Chicago Board of Trade Building are visible.

External Links[]

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