James Gordon

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Character
Name: James "Jim" Gordon
Occupation: Gotham City Police Department
Title/Rank: Police Commissioner
Location: Gotham City
Status:
Relationships: Barbara Gordon (Wife), Barbara Gordon (Daughter), James Gordon Jr. (Son)
Fandom: DC Comics, DC Animated Universe, Nolanverse, DC Cinematic Universe, Gotham
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James Gordon is a character that originated in DC Comics. He is the Police Commissioner and a close ally of Batman.

Canon

Comics

Gordon first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939).[1]

He is portrayed as a man of integrity who works with Batman to rid his city of crime. Initially he does not approve of Batman's methods but he comes to rely on the caped crusader, working with him to fight corruption inside the GCPD.

In the New 52 comics, Jim Gordon appears to be several years younger

Nolanverse

Portrayed by Gary Oldman, Jim Gordon is an officer in the Gotham City Police Department. He forms an alliance with Batman and is instrumental is stopping Ra's al Ghul destruction of the city.

Gotham

Ben McKenzie stars as a young Detective James Gordon on The Fox television series Gotham. In this series, Gordon is a main character who develops a friendship with the young Bruce Wayne after his parents deaths. He struggles to align his strict moral code with the realities of policing in a corrupt Gotham City. He often interacts with younger versions of Batman's future villains.

Fanon

Comics

In fan fiction, Jim Gordon is often a background character, similar to the narrative role he plays in canon Batman works. The most common pairing including this character is Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne, but this is an uncommon pairing in the Batman fandom.

Gotham

The most common pairings to include James Gordon in this fandom are Oswald Cobblepot/Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock/Jim Gordon. There are also works pairing Gordon with his canonical love interests, including Jim Gordon/Barbara Kean and Jim Gordon/Leslie Thompkins. Less common pairings include Jim Gordon/Edward Nygma, Jim Gordon/Jerome Valeska and Jim Gordon/Alfred Pennyworth. The pairing of Jim Gordon/Bruce Wayne in this fandom is very rare, possibly due to the age of Bruce in the canon of the show.

Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

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Resources

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Gordon_(comics)