Here's Who Each Character Grows Up to Be on Gotham

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Fox, DC Comics

This week's episode of Gotham introduces an iconic character: Harvey Dent, whom Batman fans know eventually becomes villain Two-Face. Actor Nicholas D'Agosto will become a series regular eventually, which is exciting, because we're hoping to see his character evolution play out as we have for the other well-known characters. Gotham has been building up a compelling backstory for all the characters, and it's really cool to see certain ones, especially the villains, in younger versions of themselves. Take a look now at the Batman characters that we've already met so far and the way they are in the comics.

Bruce Wayne aka Batman on Gotham
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Bruce Wayne aka Batman on Gotham

David Mazouz plays the young man who grows up to be Gotham's Dark Knight.

Bruce Wayne aka Batman in the Comics
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Bruce Wayne aka Batman in the Comics

The character of Batman is the heart of the entire franchise; he was first introduced in the comic books way back in 1939 by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger.

James Gordon on Gotham
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James Gordon on Gotham

Ben McKenzie stars as the focus of Fox's series, Detective Jim Gordon, who eventually becomes the commissioner and Batman's ally.

James Gordon in the Comics
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James Gordon in the Comics

Gordon also appeared in the comics in '39 as the very first Batman supporting character. Over the years, the character has shown up in the movies, with Gary Oldman playing the most memorable version.

Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin on Gotham
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Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin on Gotham

Robin Lord Taylor plays young Oswald, the henchman who starts as Fish Mooney's personal umbrella holder and moves on to being a bigger villain.

Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin in the Comics
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Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin in the Comics

In the comics, Penguin becomes a supervillain (introduced in 1941), and Danny DeVito's version memorably terrorizes Batman in 1992's Batman Returns.

Selina Kyle aka Catwoman on Gotham
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Selina Kyle aka Catwoman on Gotham

Camren Bicondova is Gotham's youngest cat burglar.

Selina Kyle aka Catwoman in the Comics
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Selina Kyle aka Catwoman in the Comics

Batman's most notorious female villain is Catwoman, who first appeared in 1940 as "The Cat." She's been portrayed on screen many times by the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer, Halle Berry, and Anne Hathaway.

Edward Nygma aka The Riddler on Gotham
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Edward Nygma aka The Riddler on Gotham

Cory Michael Smith portrays one of Gotham's most notorious villains, back when he worked with the Gotham PD.

Edward Nygma aka The Riddler in the Comics
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Edward Nygma aka The Riddler in the Comics

The Riddler first showed up in the comics in 1948; he played a huge part in the animated series of the '90s and was played on screen by Jim Carrey in 1995's Batman Forever.

Barbara Kean on Gotham
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Barbara Kean on Gotham

Erin Richards costars as Gordon's fiancée, Barbara.

Barbara Kean in the Comics
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Barbara Kean in the Comics

In the comics, the redheaded Kean is known as Gordon's first wife (spoiler alert), with whom he has his children.

Alfred Pennyworth on Gotham
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Alfred Pennyworth on Gotham

Sean Pertwee plays Bruce's butler and trusted confidant.

Alfred Pennyworth in the Comics
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Alfred Pennyworth in the Comics

Alfred has been a part of Batman's life since he was introduced in 1943. On screen, he's been played by Michael Caine, and in 2015's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jeremy Irons will portray him.

Harvey Bullock on Gotham
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Harvey Bullock on Gotham

Donal Logue plays Gordon's partner, the kind of dirty, kind of funny Bullock.

Harvey Bullock in the Comics
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Harvey Bullock in the Comics

Bullock didn't show up until 1974 in the comics, and Gotham is actually the first time he's shown up as a live-action character.

Harvey Dent aka Two-Face on Gotham
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Harvey Dent aka Two-Face on Gotham

Nicholas D'Agosto portrays the younger district attorney on Gotham, beginning his stint this week on the drama before becoming a series regular.

Harvey Dent aka Two-Face in the Comics
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Harvey Dent aka Two-Face in the Comics

Dent is an ally of Batman's before mob boss Sal Maroni tosses acid on him, claiming half of his face — and half of his sense of morality, it would seem. In the movies, he has been played by Billy Dee Williams, Tommy Lee Jones, and Aaron Eckhart.