With news of the final series being released each week I thought it was necessary to reveal my favourite characters in the show. I am still in the middle of series 4 ,having just being introduced to Jeremiah, due to the late release date in the UK so my knowledge of the actions of the characters in the latter part of the latest season is unknown.
Cameron Monaghan's Joker inspired character is definitely my favourite in the show. He is crazy, insane and just wants to watch the world burn. He is completely unpredictable and steals the show every time he's on screen. Its a unique take on the most well known comic book villain and Cameron pulls it off superbly. He is the star of the show in my opinion. It's a shame we won't be able to get a proper face off between Jerome and Batman as it would be a spectacle that would shake the whole of Gotham.
2# Jervis Tetch aka Mad Hatter
Before Jervis Tetch starred in the show I had no love for this character whatsoever. I thought the concept of the character was silly, however ever since Benedict Samuel's first scene on Gotham in season 3 my love for the character has completely changed. Jervis is a hypnotist who can make anyone do as they please. Benedict's performance is wonderful and is charming yet devious. I love how he almost always speaks in rhyme. His main arc at the beginning of season 3 is definitely worth a watch for anyone who wants to learn about this obscure villain.
3# Ed Nigma aka The Riddler
The riddler is a character that I have always wanted to be seen done well in live action. Cory Michael Smith does this character perfectly. I wasn't a huge fan of him in season 1 (but we don't talk about season 1 shush) but from season 2 onwards he has been my favourite main character, due to the previous 2 entries having recurring roles. His development over the 4 seasons has been phenomenal going from a csi in the gcpd to becoming a fully fledged villain, his descent into madness is incredible to watch, with episodes like 'How the Riddler Got His Name' and all the episodes preceding this, how could such a great character no be on this list.
4# Alfred Pennyworth
Sean Pertwee's version of Alfred is astonishing. His care for Bruce is perfectly shown as their bond grows throughout the seasons. He does anything to protect Bruce from the dangerous of Gotham and knows what it's like out there. His days in the SAS taught him alot so he a great mentor for Bruce and someone who he can learn from. This is my second favourite characterisation of Alfred, after Michael Cain. He is everything Alfred should be and more and everyone has to love this character.
5# James Gordon
Ben Mckenzie's Jim Gordon will be iconic for years to come. He plays the incorruptible cop amazingly as he wants to prove that he can change Gotham for the better and make sure that the villains will not control everything. Whatever he does, he does become he knows it the right thing to do, he had pushed the line of the law many times ,but it was for the better he is the perfect role model for all gcpd officers and a great lead character for the show.
Thank you so much for reading my list of favourite characters. There are so many more people I could have included: Scarecrow, Penguin, Carmine Falcone, Sofia Falcone, Harvey Bullock, Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle. Everyone in this show is amazing and I can't believe its coming to the end next season. I will definitely be covering all the major news following the upcoming season, including the fact that Bane looks like the main focus for the first half of the season. The series finale is going to be epic and a must watch and we will 100% be covering it. Until next time Space Odditer's have a good day! :)
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