|Date(s):||September 22, 2014 – present|
|Medium:||Live-Action Television Series|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||Gotham at Wikipedia, Official Site, IMDB, Official Tumblr|
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Gotham is a Fox 2014 American live-action television series that focuses on James Gordon's early days in the Gotham City police force. It also focuses on the villains origins of the Batman mythology.
- James Gordon, the main protagonist of the series.
- Harvey Bullock, a detective at the GCPD who is partnered with James Gordon and is secretly allied with Carmine Falcone.
- Bruce Wayne, the son of Thomas and Martha Wayne
- Alfred Pennyworth, Wayne family's butler that raises Bruce after his parents murder.
- Oswald Cobblepot, aka "Penguin", an up-and-coming mobster
- Barbara Kean, Gordon's fiancé.
- Selina Kyle, a young thief with an affinity with cats
- Edward Nygma, cornoror for the GCPD that loves riddles
- Fish Mooney, a mob boss under Don Carmine Falcone
Multiple DC Comics/Batman characters DC Comics and Batman characters appeared in the pilot and more expected to be seen throughout the season.
Prior to the show airing on September 22, 2014, a small fandom had already sprung up around it on Tumblr based on a mix of the trailers, fan speculation, and previous knowledge of Batman mythology. Soon after the show's airing, works were already being posted to Archive of Our Own.
- Oswald/Ed known as Nygmobblepot. Initially a small ship, Oswald's canon interest in Ed through S3 resulted in the ship becoming the most popular in the fandom.
- Oswald/Jim known as Gobblepot. Its popularity peaked during S1, when it was the most popular ship in this fandom. Based on works produced on Ao3, it remains the second most popular pairing, with new fanworks still been produced.
- Harvey/Jim known as Gordlock.
- Bruce/Selina known as BatCat.
Jerome/Reader fics were also very popular, at one point this was the third most popular category of ship fic on A03. These works have become less common in fandom, as ships with a basis in canon have grown. This includes works pairing Jerome/Bruce, and in later seasons works pairing his brother Jeremiah with Bruce Wayne.
Archives & Communities
- GothamSite, fansite
- Fox Gotham Fans, fansite
- Gotham Fox.com, fansite
- Gotham tagged works on Tumblr
- GothamFoxTV (Tumblr)
- ^ Archived link to Gotham's Ao3 page, Oct 15, 2016.