- "Clever, Devilishly Clever!"
- ―James Gordon[src]
|Real name:||James Worthington Gordon|
|Portrayed by:||Neil Hamilton|
|Appearances:|| Batman (1960s series)|
Batman (1966 Movie)
Commissioner Gordon has the incredibly difficult job of keeping the peace in Gotham City. He is staunchly dedicated to enforcing the letter of the law, but is also fiercely loyal to Batman and Robin. He will often ignore proper police procedure or hand over command of his police force to give the Caped Crusaders plenty of room to do what they do best. He often employs videos of the Dynamic Duo's exploits to teach his men new crime-fighting techniques. He usually works from his office, so as to be close to the Batphone, but when duty calls he will don his hat and wade into the crime-infested streets of Gotham City alongside Batman and Robin. It is rumored that he keeps a 'bottle' in his desk drawer, though perhaps only Chief O'Hara knows for sure.
Gordon is wary of Warden Crichton's liberal penalogical practices and rehabilitation program at Gotham State Penitentiary. He often makes known his negative opinion of parole, and rarely believes that newly released criminals have indeed reformed.
He is a happily married man and is the father of Barbara Gordon, though he has no idea she is Batgirl. He also has several grandchildren. He wears Wellington no. 4 aftershave lotion.
Gordon always complied with Batman's suggestions, responding most often with something like:
- "Whatever you think best, Batman."
- "Right, Batman."
- "Of course, Batman."
- "A brilliant deduction, Batman."
- "I'll see to it right away."
- "Yes, Sir. Very well."
- "Keep me informed, Batman."
- "Of course, by all means."
- "We'll be there in a trice!"