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General Information
Real name: Anthony Garcia
Aliases: Mayor Anthony Garcia
Alignment: Good
Affiliation: Gotham City
Portrayed by: Nestor Carbonell
Appearances: The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises


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Anthony Garcia was the Mayor of Gotham City in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. He was portrayed by Nestor Carbonell.

History

The Dark Knight

Mayor Anthony Garcia was elected on a platform of cleaning up the streets of Gotham. He also had a task force going after Batman, and assuring that they're doing all they can to seriously hunt for Batman (although it is heavily implied that this was a lie due to seeing Batman as useful for enforcing the law).

After Dent instituted a RICO case against the entire mob via a plea bargain from Lau, Garcia, although shocked at the unorthodox maneuver, nonetheless accepted it after Dent explained that the plan would work, because the mid-level mob members can't get out of jail, and even the higher ups will have to plead for minimal sentencing and thus have to endure some jail time even if they do ultimately end up getting out, though he did warn Dent that the only reason the whole plan might fly is because the people like Dent, and it's also a double-edged sword because that means if it fails, it's on him, and that there will be plenty of people who will be after him such as politicians, journalists, cops, anyone whose budget may get lighter as a result of Dent's plan, and that if they dig up any skeletons in Dent's closet, or any bad things he might end up doing afterward will result in all 549 criminals that were imprisoned being released back on the street, and ominously implying that they might at the very least end up having to resign from their respective positions in office if not be forced out, just before Brian Douglas' corpse is knocked against the window, startling him.

He was chosen to be personally assassinated by the Joker during Commissioner Loeb's memorial service. Lt. James Gordon pushed Garcia out of the way, and was struck in the back.

For all of Gordon's diligent work, and as top candidate to succeed Loeb, Mayor Garcia appointed him the new commissioner in the MCU's jail.

The Dark Knight Rises

Eight years after the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Mayor Garcia is rumored by a Congressman to be planning on retiring Commissioner Jim Gordon from his position in the force due to the time of peace. Following Gordon's hospitalization by Bane, Mayor Garcia attended a football game, where Bane initiated a "revolution" in Gotham. It started by setting off a bomb in the private booth where Mayor Garcia and several other politicians were viewing the game from and the blast killed all of them within. Even up to his death, Garcia never knew the truth about Harvey Dent. The truth of Harvey Dent's actions were eventually revealed by Bane himself, who stormed Blackgate prison, and read documents obtained from Jim Gordon which is a written confession by the police commissioner as well as a letter of resignation. In the past, Garcia was determined to never repeal the Dent Act while in office, but it is unknown if he would have done other-wise if he had known what Harvey Dent has done before his death.

Trivia

  • Nestor Carbonell played Bat-Manuel on the live-action series The Tick.
  • The newspaper article the Joker uses to indicate Mayor Garcia as his next target is mostly legible in sufficiently high resolution releases of The Dark Knight. It's a fake obituary of the mayor, and specifies that he was killed by the Joker using a high-powered rifle. Some of the text is obscured by scribbles, but it largely reads as a typical obituary, aside from being unusually specific about the cause of death.

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