Batman is a detective and vigilante. He wears a sopisticated suit of armour that aides him in his cases.
The rightfulness of Batman's activities is a point of strong contention in Gotham. News shows like Gotham Tonight debate whether his methods are justified. Commissioner Loeb was strongly opposed to Batman's vigilantism and attempted to arrest him. After Loeb's death, the G.C.P.D. briefly adopts a more permissive attitude toward Batman, even allowing him to interrogate the Joker. At one point "Propostion D" is drafted asking whether police officers should turn their attention away from those taking the law into their own hands to focus on other crime. However, when Batman privately offers to Jim Gordon to take the fall for Harvey Dent's crimes, the G.C.P.D. actively pursues Batman as a murderer.
- Main article: Citizens for Batman
After Batman's first appearance, a group of citizens dress up as Batman in an attempt to join in the fight against crime. Batman treats them as criminals.