|Real name:||James Gordon|
|First Appearance:||Batman: The Telltale Series|
Sgt. Renee Montoya
|Portrayed by:||Murphy Guyer|
James Gordon is a lieutenant in the GCPD; one of the few incorrupt in Gotham. He is a reluctant ally to Batman, who considers him on of the few uncorrupted cops in the city.
James Gordon was a police officer in the GCPD. Promoted to Lieutenant by Commissioner Peter Gorgan, he was one of the few cops in the city who was not affiliated with Carmine "The Roman" Falcone, earning him the title as one of the few "good men on the force". At some point before the events of the game, he father a daughter with an unnamed wife, whom they called Barbara. He also became aligned with the vigilante Batman, though was distrustful of the vigilante and his methods.
Episode One: Realm of Shadows
NOTICE: The events described impacted by the player's decisions. This is only a brief summary of the events that take place. Decisions made and their impacts will be show either in italics if a single decision affects the subject of the article or tabs if both decisions affect it.
Gordon and officers at the GCPD arrived at Gotham City Hall, after receiving an alarm from the Mayor's office. Upon arriving, they discovered the corpse of a security guard and summoned the elevator. Upon seeing the floor number decrease rapidly, he realized that the brakes had been severed and ordered his men to get away from the elevator, moments before it crashed down. Gordon then received a call from Batman, saying that he was going in. Gordon and a number of officers, including Sargent Renee Montoya, rushed up to the roof, where they witnessed a fight between the vigilante and a cat burglar, who had stolen something important to the mayor. After Batman had confiscated Catwoman's items, one of his officers shot at Batman, causing Gordon to scold him for doing so.
Gordon, along with a task force of officers, raided Wayne Manor, seizing many of the documents related to Wayne Enterprises, on order of Mayor Hill. Gordon openly voiced his disapproval of having to do this, as Wayne was supporting Harvey Dent's campaign for mayor, especially with Harvey's reputation as District Attorney.
Gordon was later called to a crime scene near in the Gotham Docks, where some officers had gone missing. Arriving with Sgt. Renee Montoya, they discovered the remains on many of their own and mercenaries, one of which had be obliterated in an explosion. Here, the player has the option to choose how the scenario plays out.
Batman stays behind to talk to Gordon and to relay information he collected though interrogating a sniper he located on the scene. He then leaves him and Montoya to arrest the man and conduct their own investigations. Gordon will also take notice if Batman chose to break the sniper's arm
Batman leaves the scene, but the sniper is found hanging upside down. Gordon quickly deduces that the Dark Knight was here and orders Montoya to look around. He briefly sees the vigilante, though he disappears before he can act.
Gordon is later considered by Bruce to supply information that he collected on Falcone's organization, which he collected from a drive he collected from Catwoman. However, his butler Alfred suggests he gives it to reporter Vicki Vale.
If the player gives it to Gordon, he will thank Bruce for giving the information, but refuses to ask where he got it from. However, he states that it will not affect the investigation into the Wayne family and their ties to Falcone. He then leaves to return home, having returned from the crime scene at the Docks.
Episode Two: Children of Arkham
After Falcone's arrest, Gordon was put in charge of monitoring him and making sure that no one met with him. However, following a request from Harvey Dent to let Bruce visit him, Gordon reluctantly agreed, but was suspicious of Bruce enlightenment of the allegations against his family. As Bruce talked with Falcone, Gordon waited outside with Dent, but let his guard down long enough for Montoya to break into the room and kill Falcone. After she was subdued, Gordon was forced to take her into custody.
Gordon and Bruce closely monitored her after the arrest, hoping to interrogate her once she woke up. He himself didn't believe Montoya had murdered Falcone willingly, due to her loyalty to him and the department. As Dent arrived to deliver the news, the two argued to their different approaches: Gordon wanted to investigate the murder whilst Harvey wanted to cover it up to prevent controversy about the GCPD. When Falcone's lawyers arrived, the two left to deal with them and left Bruce with Montoya, asking him to tell them if she said anything. Upon arrival back, they found that she had awoken and comforted her. Bruce may also tell them about what he managed to find out from his own investigation.
Shortly after his interrogation of Hill, Batman tipped off Gordon that the person who had coherence Montoya into killing Falcone was planning to attack the Mayoral debate that very night. Gordon set up patrols around the Monarch theatre, the venue for the event, and set himself upon the roof of one of its nearby buildings, where he was met by Batman. Depending on actions taken during the pervious episodes, Gordon will either praise Batman for his action or ask him to stop the violence against criminals. When Catwoman appeared, Gordon almost raised his gun at her, but talked down by Batman. At the vigilante's suggestion that they might have been compromised, Gordon radioed in to check on his men. Unable to receive an answer, Batman and Catwoman entered the Theatre to check on his men whilst he prepared to enter the Theatre.
Shortly after the Children of Arkham released footage of Thomas Wayne and Hamilton Hill unlawfully committing Esther Cobblepot to Arkham, Gordon and the GCPD initiated a raid to stop the attack. However, they were held up by Blockbuster and the group's mercenaries. This left Batman and Catwoman alone to try and stop Penguin, who murdered Hill and tried to kill Dent. Depending on who Batman saves, events will play out differently.
If Batman chooses to save Harvey, Gordon is able to get him to safety whilst his men open fire at Batman and Catwoman. Shortly after these events, Gordon meets with Wayne whilst he visits Harvey in hospital.
If Batman chooses to save Selina, Gordon stops them from opening fire at Batman as he tries to stop the Penguin, who escapes in the commotion. Gordon arrives to find Dent disfigured, ordering paramedics to take him to Gotham General.
Episode Three: New World Order
A week after the events of the debate, Gordon decided to organize a temporary truce between Batman and the GCPD. Mounting a search light with Batman's symbol onto the roof of the building, Gordon lit it up, hoping to get the vigilante's attention. As he hoped, Batman arrived. Gordon informed him that Montoya, who had been forced to take leave following the murder of Falcone, has gone rogue to follow up on Intel leaked about the Children of Arkham transporting chemicals. He asked the vigilante to find and help her. At the same time, Gordon received word that Dent had left the hospital for his first day as Mayor, worrying that he may come under attack from the Children of Arkham. Batman must then choose whom he will save and who the GCPD must help.
Batman chooses to save Harvey Dent whilst Gordon and the GCPD help Montoya. Telling units to go to Arkham island, Gordon and the officers encounter heavy resistance from the Children of Arkham, with the deal proceeding successfully and one of the officers being kidnapped (later used for experimentation and killed by the group). Feeling responsible, Montoya hands Gordon her badge whilst Batman tells him that they have compromised the GCPD's communications. At first disbelieving, Gordon tries to contact one of his officers, only to hear his own voice on a Children of Arkham member's radio. Batman discovers that the group are using Wayne Tech and orders him to tell the entire department to remove all electronics from the company.
Batman chooses to save Renee Montoya whilst Gordon and the GCPD help Dent. Telling his units to converge on Dent's last known location, they eventually find him, but surrounded by Children of Arkham members. Though they are able to pull through, Gordon considers the group to have beaten them. Their inability to intervene also leads to Dent killing a member in self defense. Whilst telling Batman about the situation, the vigilante tells him that the GCPD has been compromised. At first disbelieving, Gordon tries to contact one of his officers, only to hear his own voice on a Children of Arkham member's radio. Batman discovers that the group are using Wayne Tech and orders him to tell the entire department to remove all electronics from the company.
Gordon later contacts Commissioner Grogan and tells him of the situation. Though Grogan is reluctant to get rid of all the Wayne Tech devices, as it cold cripple the GCPD's operations, he agrees with him and the GCPD remove all tech.
Episode Four: Guardian of Gotham
After being imprisoned in Arkham Asylum due Lady Arkham's manipulations, Bruce can contact Gordon during a riot caused by another inmate. He tells him of the situation and promises to testify for Montoya for Gordon. Following this, Gordon sends the proper documentations to release Wayne from Arkham Asylum.
That same day, Gordon received a tip from Batman of a double murder in Gotham's suburbs. Arriving at the address with the Montoya, who had rejoined shortly after the GCPD was compromised, and a number of officers, he discovered Batman and an unnamed boy. After having officers take the boy away, Gordon investigated the crime scene, disgusted at the brutality of the murders. After learning that victims were the Vales, Batman told him they had been murdered by their adopted daughter Vicki, who was actually Lady Arkham. Gordon also learned that they were stockpiling the groups chemical weapon in a warehouse owned by Mr. Vale.
As Batman left, Grogan arrived, who berating Gordon for working with the vigilante and accused him of tampering with evidence. As he continued to investigate, Gordon handed over the evidence he discovered to Grogan. However, Dent, now insane due the effects of a dosage he had received during the attack at the debate, seized the evidence and sent men to blow up the warehouse. Depending on a choice made by Batman/Bruce to visit Harvey, what happens to Gordon will change.
If Bruce Wayne visits Harvey, Gordon somehow travels to Crime Alley, where he discovers some men trying to execute Wayne. He confronts the man/men before he/they can go though with it. Thanks to Bruce's interference, Gordon is able to shoot them dead, without injury. The two discuss what has happened to Harvey and ways to prevent him falling further or harm coming to Gotham. As Gordon leaves, he offers Bruce a ride, but the billionaire declines, having another method of transport.
If Batman visits Harvey, he orders his men to capture Gordon and execute him. Taken to Crime Alley, Gordon is saved by Batman, who knocks the assailants out. When Batman confronts him on how Dent got a hold of the information, he reveals how the Mayor threatened Grogan into giving the information. Agreeing that something needs to be done to stop him, Batman suggests that he should rally the GCPD together, get Grogan to help them or focus on stopping Lady Arkham. As Batman departs, Gordon comments how he's glad the vigilante is on his side and departs to perform the action suggested.
If Batman chooses to stop Dent, Gordon and the GCPD will arrive to take him and his men into custody. Upon asking advice on where to take him, Batman can tell him to send him to Blackgate Prison (where murderers deserve) or Arkham Asylum (in the hope he can be helped). Gordon will then depart with his men.
Episode Five: City of Light
Depending on the choice made in the previous episode, what happens to Gordon will be different.
If Batman chooses to stop Penguin, Dent will attack the GCPD following Grogan's objections to his actions. During the attack, Gordon is shot, but manages to get to the roof and activate the Batsignal, in the hope that it will call Batman. When cornered by Dent's men, the vigilante saves him and the two work together to stop the attack. They are able to defeat Dent's men, but Grogan is killed after sacrificing himself for Batman. Showing concern over the Commissioner's death, Gordon is forced to bring the GCPD under control. He later checks himself into a hospital to check out his injuries. Later, Gordon, following a tip from Batman, sends his forces to capture the Children of Arkham and bring the Asylum under control. He is later check out some time after the Arkham riots.
If Batman chose to stop Dent, Gordon and the GCPD work with the vigilante to stop the Children of Arkham. After Grogan is killed in an attack, Gordon receives a tip from Batman that the man who organized the attack, the Penguin, is at Cobblepot Park. After an number of his officers are killed trying to get into the park, Gordon meets Bruce Wayne, who offers to distract Penguin whilst he sneaks in to disable Penguin's tech. Depending on dialogue choices made by Bruce, Gordon can successfully sneak in and destroy the Black Box or be discovered, leaving Bruce alone to destroy it himself. Afterwards, Gordon promises to tell Gotham what Bruce has done and has his officers take Penguin into custody.
Gordon later receives a tip from Batman about the Children of Arkham's plans and, with most of the force, goes to the Asylum to arrest the group and bring its riot under control. During this, he discovers Batman being attacked by one of the inmates and saves him by shooting the inmate's hand. With the distraction, Batman knocks him out and the two prepare to take on the other inmates, whom they have attracted the attention of. As the GCPD storm the hall, Gordon tells Batman to stop Lady Arkham whilst they deal with the other members and asylum inmates.
In the week following the Asylum's riots, Gordon is given the position of Acting Commissioner, in light of Grogan's death. Hoping to help the city, he asks that the city's elite stand by him. Depending on the choice, Bruce can either go as himself or as Batman.
If Bruce chooses to go as himself, he meets Gordon shortly before the speech. If he unmasked himself to Lady Arkham, Gordon will notice the missing chunk of ear, which Bruce brushes off as having cut himself shaving. Gordon offers support following Harvey's fall from grace and tells him how his influence is more powerful, following his assistance in stopping either Dent or Penguin. He also mentions on how he wishes Batman was here to see this.
As the speech begins, Gordon complements how citizens have come out to help the city. He also tells the city about how Bruce is one of such and offers the billionaire to come out. As Wayne delivers his speech and announces his plans to either help fund the GCPD or to improve Arkham Asylum, an assassin tries to attack them by driving a van into them. Gordon will save Bruce if he is unable to react quickly and will order the assassin to be taken to lock up if he is knocked out.
If Bruce chooses to go as Batman, he will meet Gordon in an alley as he prepares for the speech. Despite reservations he has about his new role as Commissioner, he is encouraged by Batman that he will do well. The vigilante tells him that he will support him and help both the GCPD and Gotham anyway he can. He can also give Gordon a message to pass on to the city. He then leaves as Gordon tries to ask him a question.
Following this, Gordon complements how citizens have come out to help the city. He also tells the city about Batman is one of such and tells them the message he was asked to pass on. However, an assassin tries to kill him by driving a van at him, but he is saved by Batman, who has been watching over his speech. If Batman is able to knock out the assassin, Gordon has his men take him to lock up.