Underground Gotham

The underground world of Gotham has been very popular. Here are some of the list that the characters and stories in Gotham City evolved.

  • Unified Crime Family
    • Black Mask – During the events of “Batman: War Games“, Roman “Black Mask” Sionis gains control over all gangs in Gotham City and works with The Society to kill Batman. After his criminal operations are systematically crippled by the Red Hood, he is eventually killed by Catwoman and a power vacuum leads to a series of gang wars. Jeremiah Arkham takeover the Black Mask persona after Sionis’ death and reunifies the Gotham gangs.

    • Great White – Warren “the Great White Shark” White becomes the successor to Black Mask’s crime empire, successfully running all crime in Gotham from inside Arkham Asylum. During Intergang’s bid for power, Great White is beaten and hidden behind a door in Blackgate prison in order to keep him out of the way. After freeing Arkham’s inmates the new Black Mask takes control over Warren and his men.

  • Crime Families
    • Falcone Crime Family (Italian) – Run by Carmine “the Roman” Falcone, who maintained a stranglehold over all of Gotham City’s crime before the rise of ‘masks.’ After he is murdered by Two-Face, his daughter, Sofia Gigante, takes control. Upon her death and the murder of many other family members, the family loses its grasp on the city. After an extended absence, Falcone’s son, Mario, reclaimed some of the family’s former power.

    • Sullivan Crime Family (Irish) – Run by Mickey “the Mink” Sullivan, the family was considered subordinate to the Falcone family. After a failed attempt to kill Two-Face, they were killed in a hotel by Holiday.
    • Ibenescu Crime Family (Romanian) – Run by Dragos “the Romanian” Ibenescu, the family was involved in animal fights, human trafficking and prostitution. They operate in the East End.

    • Maroni Crime Family (Italian) – Run by Luigi “Big Lou” Maroni until his death, from which the family was inherited by Lou’s son, Salvatore “the Italian” Maroni. The latter Maroni was responsible for scarring Harvey Dent, and murdered while in prison.

    • Dimitrov Crime Family (Russian) – Run by Yuri “the Russian” Dimitrov, the family is continually at war with the Maroni Crime Family.
    • Moxon Crime Family (British) – Run by a distant friend of the Wayne family, Lew Moxon, who held a vast empire until his tragic death.

    • Odessa Crime Family (Ukrainian) – Run by Vasily and Alexandra Kosov, the family was taken over by Tobias Whale.
    • Riley Crime Family (Irish) – Run by Peyton Riley’s father, Sean Riley until his death. It is implied that Johnny Sabatino killed him.

    • Sabatino Crime Family (Italian) – Run by Johnny Sabatino, who married Peyton Riley to cement peace between the Irish and Italian mobs. Their loveless marriage erupted into violence when he tried to kill her. Peyton allied with Scarface to kill Johnny, but all were apparently killed during the struggle.

    • Yakuza – Run by Akahara until his death in a shoot-out in War Games.
  • Gangs
    • All-Americans – One of the first gangs in Gotham since the late 1800s.
    • Free Men – One of the first gangs in Gotham since the late 1800s.
    • Wound Ravens (Irish) – One of the first gangs in Gotham since the late 1800s.
    • East-Siders (Italian) – One of the first gangs in Gotham since the late 1800s.
    • Jewish Sons of David (Israeli) – One of the first gangs in Gotham since the late 1800s.
    • Ghost Dragons (Chinese) – Run by Sir Edmumd “the King Snake” Dorrance until his death at the hands of Lynx, who was assigned as the gangs field commander, to gain control over the gang. Lynx was accidentally beheaded by one of her own gang members.

    • Golden Dragons (Chinese) – Gotham branch of the Hong Kong-based gang. Their leader is the new Lynx.

    • Hanoi Ten (Vietnamese) – Rivals of the Golden Dragons.

    • League of Assasins (Arabian) – Run by Ra’s “the Demon’s Head” al Ghul, this eco-terrorist organization is made up of the most dangerous assassins in the world, orchestrating the method to give the world a perfect environmental balance through injustice, without hesitation or fear of death.

    • Joker’s Gang – Run by the Joker, this gang enact in various schemes and heights made just for fun and to look like “bad jokes”. Although not known for their intelligence, they have a nihilistic outlook and borderline insanity, dressing up as clowns and circus people to associate themselves with the Joker.

    • Scarecrow’s Gang – Run by Dr. Jonathan “the Scarecrow” Crane, this gang is augmented by the Scarecrow’s “fear toxin” to look ethereal and demonic, warping the perceptions of their victims and ranging from a common criminal to a vast gallery of monstrous and misleading hallucinations.

    • Riddler’s Gang – Run by Edward “the Riddler” Nashton, this gang are known to leave riddles and puzzles leading to a deathtrap at their crime scenes.

    • Penguin’s Gang – Run by Oswald “the Penguin” Cobblepot, this gang was once the premier power in Gotham until it was ousted by Intergang but was restored by Batman. The Penguin is currently fighting for dominance over Two-Face’s gang.
    • Two-Face’s Gang – Run by Harvey “Two-Face” Dent, the dominance over this gang is currently being fought over by the Penguin.
    • Bane’s Gang – Run by the King Snake’s son, Bane, this gang earn the right to obtain and be supplied with Bane’s Venom drug to make them look tougher.

    • False Facers – Run by Roman “the Black Mask” Sionis, this gang wears a mask of their own choosing to conceal their features. Black Mask was never able to reform the gang after they were all seemingly killed during a bank robbery by Killer Croc, the gang itself has been ever since disbanded.

    • Sprang Bridge Soldiers – Control Robbinsville, almost taken over by Jason Todd.
    • Blackgaters – Briefly taken over by Jason Todd in an attempt to unite the gangs against the Underground.
    • Intergang – Run by Darkseid through Bruno “the Ugly” Mannheim, the gang employs Johnny Stitches to take control over the Gotham City underworld. They successfully take down Penguin’s gang and buy out Tobias Whale to gain full control.

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