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James Gordon (Character)
from Batman Begins (2005)

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"Gotham: Mad City: Burn the Witch (#3.2)" (2016)
[Valerie Vale shows up at Jim Gordon's front door]
Valerie Vale: Morning. Surprised to see me?
James Gordon: Not really. What do you want?
Valerie Vale: I have a proposition.
James Gordon: Not interested.
Valerie Vale: Oh, come on. Think of it as a way to say 'I'm sorry for handcuffing you to a car door.'
James Gordon: Except I'm not.

[Valerie Vale asks for Jim Gordon's help to get the story]
James Gordon: What's in it for you?
Valerie Vale: A story.
James Gordon: That's it?
Valerie Vale: It shocks you that I love my job and I want to be good at it?
James Gordon: Kinda. Why not just bring her in yourself? Why give me a million dollars?
Valerie Vale: Because I'm a bigger person than you. And... because I couldn't find her.

[Jim Gordon walks into Barbara Kean's bar]
Barbara Kean: [Barb smiles uncontrollably] Oh... my... God.
James Gordon: Hello, Barbara.
Barbara Kean: 'Hello, Barbara'? Is that all I get?
James Gordon: [Gordon hesitates] How you been?
Barbara Kean: [Barbara smiles] Oh. How've I been? Well, see for yourself. I mean, it's no art gallery, but there's less chance of me dying of boredom.

[Barbara Kean meets Valerie Vale]
Barbara Kean: How's Lee?
James Gordon: We're not together.
Barbara Kean: No. I thought by now you would've chased her down, put a ring on it. Did you dump her? Oh, I bet you dumped her, didn't you? You're such a heartbreaker.
Valerie Vale: I feel like I walked into something.
Barbara Kean: [Barb turns to Valerie] 'Cause you did. Who are you?
Valerie Vale: Valerie Vale. I work for The Gazette. We're working on a project.
Barbara Kean: [Barb whispers] I bet. She your new girlfriend?
James Gordon: No.
Valerie Vale: No.
[Barb chuckles]

[Barbara Kean offers Selina Kyle's whereabouts to Jim Gordon but only for a kiss]
James Gordon: Selina, have you seen her?
Barbara Kean: [Barb leans into Jim Gordon] A kiss. That's my price.
Valerie Vale: Is she serious? Are-are you serious?
Valerie Vale: [Valerie whispers behind Gordon] Do it.
James Gordon: [Gordon pauses before backing away] Never mind.
Barbara Kean: [Barb sighs] You're honestly no fun.

[Barbara Kean tells Jim Gordon that she had a dream about him]
Barbara Kean: Jim. I had a dream about you the other night. You were in this horrible accident, and you lost both of your legs, and then I had to push you around in a giant baby carriage.
James Gordon: Good seeing you, Barbara.

[Valerie Vale locks Jim Gordon out of the car]
James Gordon: Hey. Open the door.
Valerie Vale: You should've let me come to find Peabody.
James Gordon: Vale!
Valerie Vale: And, you know what, I like your ex.
[Valerie drives off without Gordon]

[Valerie Vale tells Jim Gordon that they're even after both successfully ditching each other]
Valerie Vale: Can we call this even? You got me. I got you. It's over. Let me buy you a drink.
James Gordon: Yeah... it's over when I get Fish. You can read about it.

[Jim Gordon tells Captain Barnes that they can't reach Harvey Bullock]
James Gordon: Harvey isn't answering his phone. Nobody knows where he is.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: Well, you could start by looking in every place in Gotham that serves booze.

[Jim Gordon walks up to Harvey Bullock as a second hostage]
Harvey Bullock: Jim, what the hell are you doing here?
James Gordon: Saving you; I thought that was obvious.
Harvey Bullock: Oh, yeah. Totally. Thank you.

[Jim Gordon tells Fish Mooney that he showed up to the mansion alone to save Bullock]
James Gordon: I'm here on my own. I only want Bullock.
Fish Mooney: Really? You'd risk your life for this broken down old thing?
Harvey Bullock: Thanks.
James Gordon: He'd do the same for me.
Harvey Bullock: I would, it's true.
Fish Mooney: Well, you've helped me, 'cause now I have two hostages.
James Gordon: Barnes won't see it that way. Hell, you kill me, he'll probably thank you. I've been nothing but a pain in the ass to him.
Harvey Bullock: Also true.

[Penguin receives a phone call from Jim Gordon]
Oswald Cobblepot: [Penguin smiles] Jim, you just keep surprising me.
James Gordon: [Gordon on the other end] Shut up.

[Jim Gordon looks to the pile of dead monsters being burned]
James Gordon: Tell Barnes something, would you?
James Gordon: [Harvey Bullock nods his head] I'm going home.

[Valerie Vale questions Jim Gordon about him being the one to let Fish Mooney escape]
Valerie Vale: You promised to help Fish escape, but you did it by double-crossing her and delivering her to Penguin.
James Gordon: If that were so, I'd be a millionaire by now.
Valerie Vale: Except Fish isn't dead. Penguin would've dragged her in front of the mob if she was.

[last lines]
Valerie Vale: [Jim Gordon tells Valerie Vale to shut up for once] Who the hell are you, Jim Gordon?
James Gordon: [Gordon slowly walks up to Valerie's face] Wait...
James Gordon: Shut up for once.
[when Gordon kisses Valerie on the lips]

"Gotham: Mad City: New Day Rising (#3.4)" (2016)
Nathaniel Barnes: Why is it that every time something hits the fan around here, I inevitably find you at the center of it?
James Gordon: I was just working a job. Her brother asked me to find her.
Nathaniel Barnes: Yeah. You're some sort of P.I. now? Is that it?
James Gordon: I'm whatever pays the bills.

[Captain Barnes tells Jim Gordon to stay away from the Mad Hatter]
Nathaniel Barnes: This is an active investigation. You go anywhere near him, I'll have you arrested.
James Gordon: For what? No law against two private citizens having a chat. I'll come by later to pick up my check.
Harvey Bullock: [as Gordon walks out of Barnes' office] I bet I'd make a kick-ass P.I.
Nathaniel Barnes: Get out.

James Gordon: I need to find Jervis Tetch.
Barbara Kean: Oh, you mean 'The Great Jervis Tetch, Hypnotist Extraordinaire'? You believe it actually says that on his business card?
James Gordon: Number's been disconnected. Where is he?
Barbara Kean: I don't know. Magic shop, bunny farm... someplace where everyone wears top hats and drinks tea?

Barbara Kean: You know, I'm not sure I like this new thing of you storming in here every time you need something. It's almost like we're married. Scary thought.
James Gordon: [grabbing her wrist] I need a favor.
Barbara Kean: Oh... Then you must be monumentally screwed. What happened? Did he hypnotize you? Make you bark like a dog?

[Barbara Kean tells Jim Gordon that the Mad Hatter was looking for some flair]
James Gordon: What'd you tell him?
Barbara Kean: [Barb smiles] It's Gotham, baby. We've all got flair.
James Gordon: [Barb laughs] Thanks. Always a help.

Nathaniel Barnes: Look... you've caught some bad breaks. Blackgate. Lee. I don't know what happened when you went to see her, but I can take a pretty good guess. But at some point, you're gonna have to make peace with the decisions you've made.
James Gordon: And what if I can't?
Nathaniel Barnes: Take it from me, you don't want to wake up one day and realize that twenty years has gone by.

James Gordon: I need to find your brother.
Alice Tetch: You turn me in, and now you want my help.
James Gordon: I was hoping we could help each other.
Alice Tetch: He's still in your head, isn't he?

Alice Tetch: There's usually a trigger that brings on the hypnotic state. What's the last thing you remember?
James Gordon: He pulled out his watch. Asked if I could hear it ticking.
Alice Tetch: That's it, then. His watch. Anything resembling the ticking will trigger the impulse. He's made you a prisoner in your own skin.

Leslie Thompkins: I don't know what I would do if something happened to you.
James Gordon: You'd be fine.
Leslie Thompkins: Do you really believe that?
James Gordon: You seemed to have moved on okay.
Leslie Thompkins: Yes, I moved on, Jim. What choice did I have? I went through the most painful period of my life alone. I cried myself to sleep every night. And like an idiot, I would wake up thinking, hoping that the next day, you would show up at my door. But you never did.

Leslie Thompkins: After everything that's happened, you really have nothing to say to me?
James Gordon: The past is the past. There's nothing I can do to change that.
Leslie Thompkins: Alice told me that her brother preys on anger and regret. I really don't want that to be all that's left of us.
James Gordon: You mean all that's left of me.
Leslie Thompkins: Barnes asked me to put you on a 48-hour suicide watch. I've already signed off on it. I know that we can't change the past, but there's a difference between moving on and letting go.

[Harvey Bullock relays a message to Jim Gordon from Leslie Thompkins]
Harvey Bullock: Yeah. She also told me if you check out on my watch, it's my head.
James Gordon: Guess you're gonna have to trust me.
Harvey Bullock: Remember to chisel that into my tombstone.

Mad Hatter: We both know what you really want. I saw it in your eyes the first time we met.
[the Hatter's voice echoes]
Mad Hatter: You want to be free. Free from the pain. And you can be. Stop fighting and let go.
James Gordon: [flashback] The past is the past. There's nothing I can do to change that.
Leslie Thompkins: [in the flashback] There's a difference between moving on and letting go.
James Gordon: [breaking the spelll] No!

Leslie Thompkins: Tweeds really did a number on this place. Guess I'm medical examiner slash medic.
James Gordon: Slash resident therapist.

James Gordon: Lee. There's something I... need to tell you. Something I should have told you the moment I saw you back in Gotham. Everything you said today...
Leslie Thompkins: I'm sorry about that.
James Gordon: Don't... You were right. And after everything that happened today... This is harder than I thought.
Leslie Thompkins: What is it, Jim?
James Gordon: I'm happy for you.
Leslie Thompkins: You are?
James Gordon: Trying to be. Maybe we can start there.
Leslie Thompkins: Yeah. I think we can do that.

Batman Begins (2005)
Jim Gordon: [sideswipes several cars with the Tumbler; grimaces] Sorry!

Ra's al Ghul: You are just an ordinary man in a cape! That's why you couldn't fight injustice and that's why you can't stop this train!
Batman: Who said anything about stopping it?
[Ra's al Ghul looks up, confused, and sees his own sword jammed into the brake panel]
Jim Gordon: [blows up the train supports] Yes!
Batman: [reverses his grip and pins Ra's al Ghul to the floor] You never learned to mind your surroundings!

Jim Gordon: [hearing bat sounds] What is that?
Batman: Back-up.
Flass: What the...?
[bats swarm around Arkham]

Batman: [perched on the railing of a stairway behind Gordon's home] Storm's coming.
Jim Gordon: [closing the door to his kitchen where his wife and son are] The scum is getting jumpy because you stood up to Falcone.
Batman: It's a start. Your partner was at the docks with Falcone.
Jim Gordon: Well, he moonlights as a low-level enforcer.
Batman: They were splitting the shipment in two. Only half went to the dealers.
Jim Gordon: Why? What about the other half?
Batman: Flass knows.
Jim Gordon: He won't talk.
Batman: He'll talk to me.
Jim Gordon: Commissioner Loeb set up a massive task force to catch you. He thinks you're dangerous.
Batman: What do you think?
Jim Gordon: I think you're trying to help...
[Gordon looks away momentarily; upon turning back, he finds that Batman has disappeared]
Jim Gordon: But I've been wrong before.

Batman: [meeting Gordon carrying an unconscious Rachel out of Arkham] How is she?
Jim Gordon: [handing Rachel over] She's fading. We gotta go. I'll get my car.
Batman: I brought mine.
Jim Gordon: Yours?
[Batmobile blasts out and races by]
Jim Gordon: I've gotta get me one of those.

Flass: [taking a bribe] Don't suppose you want a taste? I just keep offering, thinking maybe some day you'll get wise.
Jim Gordon: There's nothing wise in what you do, Flass.
Flass: Well, Jimbo, you don't take the taste... makes us guys nervous.
Jim Gordon: I'm no rat! In a town this bent, who's there to rat to anyway?

Bruce Wayne: Don't turn around. You're a good cop, one of the few.
Jim Gordon: What do you want?
Bruce Wayne: Carmine Falcone brings in shipments of drugs every week, no one brings him down, why?
Jim Gordon: He's paid up with the right people.
Bruce Wayne: What will it take to bring him down?
Jim Gordon: Leverage on Judge Faden, and a DA brave enough to prosecute.
Bruce Wayne: Rachel Dawes.
Jim Gordon: Who are you?
Bruce Wayne: Watch for my sign.
Jim Gordon: You're just one man?
Bruce Wayne: Now we're two.
Jim Gordon: We?

Jim Gordon: We need reinforcements! TAC teams, SWATs, riot cops!
Loeb: Gordon! Gordon! All the city's riot police are on the island with you.
Jim Gordon: Well, they're completely incapacitated!

Lt. James Gordon: The Narrows is tearing itself to pieces.
Batman: This is just the beginning. If they hit the whole city with toxin, there's nothing to stop Gotham tearing itself apart through mass panic.
Lt. James Gordon: How are they gonna do that?
Batman: They'll be using the train.
[as Batman describes what will happen, we cut to a camera view following the monorail beam]
Batman: The monorail follows the water mains to the central hub beneath Wayne Tower. If they get their machine into Wayne station, it'll cause a chain reaction that'll vaporize the entire city's water supply.
Lt. James Gordon: Covering Gotham in this poison!
Batman: I'm gonna stop them from loading that train, but I may need your help.
Lt. James Gordon: What do you need?
Batman: [holds up the remote to the Tumbler] Can you drive stick?

Batman: [taps the Bat-signal] Nice.
Jim Gordon: I couldn't find any mob bosses.
Batman: Well, Sergeant?
Jim Gordon: Oh, it's Lieutenant now. You really started something. Bent cops running scared, hope on the streets.
Batman: But?
Jim Gordon: We still haven't picked up Crane or half the inmates of Arkham that he freed.
Batman: We will. We *can* bring Gotham back.
Jim Gordon: What about escalation?
Batman: Escalation?
Jim Gordon: We start carrying semi-automatics, they buy automatics. We start wearing Kevlar, they buy armor piercing rounds.
Batman: And?
Jim Gordon: And, you're wearing a mask. Jumping off rooftops. Now, take this guy.
[pulling out a file]
Jim Gordon: Armed robbery, double homicide, has a taste for the theatrical, like you. Leaves a calling card.
[shows Batman a plastic evidence bag containing a Joker card]
Batman: I'll look into it.
[turns away and walks to the edge of the roof]
Jim Gordon: I never said thank you.
Batman: [looks back at Gordon] And you'll never have to.

Batman: Well, Sergeant...
Jim Gordon: It's Lieutenant now.

Loeb: [talking to Gordon on walkie-talkie] Gordon... there's nobody left to send in.
[the Tumbler jumps across the river]
Lt. James Gordon: So I'm on my own?

Jim Gordon: This guy did deliver us one of the city's biggest crime lords.
Loeb: No one takes the law into their own hands in my city. Understand?

[last lines]
Jim Gordon: I never said thank you.
Batman: And you'll never have to.

"Gotham: Mad City: Better to Reign in Hell (#3.1)" (2016)
[first lines]
Pharmacist: [a Ridgeback monster invades a closed pharmacy store] Hello? We're closed. If you leave now, I won't call the cops.
James Gordon: [the snarling monster throws the pharmacist out the front window as Jim Gordon stands outside] Hey. Any chance you want to come quietly?

[Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock listen to Mayor Aubrey James' speech to the media]
Harvey Bullock: Hear that? You should be lauded.
James Gordon: [Gordon smiles] I'll settle for the cash.

[Harvey Bullock asks Jim Gordon what happens when there's no more Indian Hill escapees to arrest]
Harvey Bullock: How many escapees you brought in now? Hmm? Six? Five grand a pop? That's not too bad. What happens when there aren't any more?
James Gordon: I don't think Gotham's running out of monsters anytime soon.

[Harvey Bullock tries to ask Jim Gordon to come back to the GCPD]
Harvey Bullock: Look, whatever happened when you went to see Lee, and you know I don't like to pry...
James Gordon: [Gordon smiles] Sure you don't.
Harvey Bullock: That's because you won't tell me anything. The whole point is man's not supposed to be alone. You have a family here.
James Gordon: Can't do it, Harv.

[Jim Gordon tells Harvey Bullock that saving Gotham's not his job anymore]
Harvey Bullock: You are a cop in everything but name.
James Gordon: Yeah, except I don't have to listen to Barnes. I get to go home when I want, get drunk when I want. And at the end of the day, I sleep. 'Cause saving Gotham's not my job anymore.
Harvey Bullock: Jim, I love you like a brother, but you've got to stop blaming the job for what happened between you and Lee. And do you really think I don't get drunk when I want?
[Bullock takes a drink out of his flask]

[Valerie Vale introduces herself to Jim Gordon]
Valerie Vale: I'm Valerie Vale. Reporter for The Gazette.
James Gordon: I know who you are.
Valerie Vale: And you're James Gordon. Son of a respected Gotham D.A. Former war hero. Former white knight cop. Now bounty hunter. You know, someone should do a story on you.

[Valerie Vale questions Jim Gordon about Indian Hill while sitting at the bar]
Valerie Vale: You were there that night, at Indian Hill.
James Gordon: I got nothing to say.
Valerie Vale: What about the fact that besides Hugo Strange and his assistant, no one else has been arrested? Or that despite everything pointing to Wayne Enterprises, there seems to be zero investigation.
James Gordon: [Gordon smiles] You're new to Gotham, aren't you?
Valerie Vale: Okay, this is where you tell me things work differently here? I'm not from Gotham, but my dad's a cop. My brothers are cops. And things work the same everywhere.
James Gordon: I was going to say it's hard to find a quiet bar in the city. I like coming here. Please don't make me find another.

[Valerie Vale asks Jim Gordon if the Penguin is telling the truth about Fish Mooney being alive]
Valerie Vale: Now, do you think Cobblepot's right? That Fish Mooney's organizing the escapees?
James Gordon: Penguin is a liar and a murderer.
Valerie Vale: Hmm... but...
James Gordon: But based on the escapees, and knowing Fish... I hope not.
Valerie Vale: Well... he's offering a million dollars to whoever brings her in.
Valerie Vale: [Valerie leaves Jim at the bar] You're welcome.

[Valerie Vale tells Jim Gordon that she knows where Fish Mooney is]
Valerie Vale: I know where she's gonna be next.
James Gordon: Why are you telling me?
Valerie Vale: You see, I need something from the cops. They're not gonna tell me, but Bullock still trusts you.
James Gordon: And you want me to lie to him.
Valerie Vale: A million dollars covers a lot of sins. And obviously, I get to come along. Aw. Don't tell me you have a conscience.
James Gordon: [Gordon downs his drink] Yeah, all right.

[Jim Gordon breaks his deal with Valerie Vale and handcuffs her to the car door]
Valerie Vale: What the hell are you doing?
James Gordon: You're 100 yards from a police station. I'll be back in an hour or two.
Valerie Vale: We had a deal.
James Gordon: If there's a story, I'll make sure you get it.
Valerie Vale: Oh, you're a son of a bitch.
James Gordon: Also, you could scream, but then you'd have to tell the cops everything. And you'd lose the story entirely.

[Jim Gordon enters the home of Ms. Peabody]
James Gordon: I knocked.
Ethel Peabody: I didn't answer.

[Valerie Vale sees Jim Gordon leaving the GCPD]
Valerie Vale: That's it? You're not gonna try and find Mooney?
James Gordon: Barnes is on it. I've had a long day. I'm gonna get a drink.
Valerie Vale: Gordon...
Valerie Vale: [Valerie pauses before smiling] Nothing.

Batman: Arkham Origins (2013) (VG)
Batman: I'm on your side.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: My side? My side works within the law. My side doesn't leave suspects with broken bones and missing teeth. We've earned Gotham's respect!
Batman: If that were true, I wouldn't be here.
Branden: [Branden and his squad arrive, armed to the teeth] Gordon, clear the line of fire!
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Hold your fire. If he moves, take him down.
[to Batman]
GCPD Captain James Gordon: You've got nowhere to run.
[Batman throws a smoke pellet, as Branden and his team fire. Batman proceeds to get Gordon to safety]

GCPD Captain James Gordon: [after Batman brutally beats the Joker into submission] Any one of my guys would've killed him.
Batman: [hands Gordon back his gun] The city deserves better than that.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Y'know, my daughter thinks of you as a hero.
[points gun]
GCPD Captain James Gordon: But I still have to bring you in.

GCPD Captain James Gordon: We caught the Joker.
G.C.P.D. Det. Harvey Bullock: [over radio] Son of a bitch. You caught'im. How'd you do it?
GCPD Captain James Gordon: [sees Batman is gone] I, uh, had help.

GCPD Captain James Gordon: [after Batman has apprehended the last escaped convict] Alright, that's all of them. Thanks, Batman, I owe you one.
Batman: Then do me a favor: tell your people to back off and let me do my job.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: I'll think about it.
Batman: Well don't take too long. I have a feeling we'll be doing this again real soon.

GCPD Captain James Gordon: There is no such thing as a Bat-Man.

GCPD Captain James Gordon: Hello? Uh... Batman?
Batman: Gordon?
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Sorry to, uh, interrupt. Barbara gave me this frequency. I was wondering if you could help me with something.
Batman: Is there a problem?
GCPD Captain James Gordon: That depends. If we can contain this in time, it should be alright.
Batman: Contain what?
GCPD Captain James Gordon: We've got some Blackgate escapees stirring up trouble in the city, and after tonight's events, I'm a little short staffed at the moment.
Batman: So you want me to bring them in?
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Well, that's what you do, right?
Batman: I'll see what I can do.

[last lines]
GCPD Captain James Gordon: I keep asking myself why I didn't bring him in. And now I know the truth is, I let him go, because of you. Because you believe in him. I don't know, they put me in charge of a station filled with rotten cops, and I can't change them anymore than I can change this damn city. At least, that's what I used to think. Maybe... Maybe I can give them something to believe in.
[sees Batman soaring overhead]
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Maybe HE can give them something to believe in.

Batman: [both fighting thugs] You fight well.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Had a rough childhood. This doesn't make us friends, you know.
Batman: Yeah, I know.

GCPD Captain James Gordon: [finding Firefly unconscious and hanging by a rope] He did it.
G.C.P.D. Det. Harvey Bullock: You mean the Bat? Don't give him too much credit. Something tells me that if you hadn't given the bomb squad the breach order, this whole bridge would be at the bottom of the river.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Get'im out of here.

Batman: [tosses Firefly's detonator at Gordon's feet] You didn't listen.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: I'm not big on taking orders from wanted men.
Batman: I'm not big on taking orders from cops. I should have gotten to that last bomb.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: Yeah... and I should've given you access to that security door.
[stoops to pick up detonator]
GCPD Captain James Gordon: But between the two of us, we covered it pretty well.
[looks back to see Batman has gone]

Batman: Gordon, open the fire door on the north end of the bridge.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: [over radio] Get off this frequency now!
Batman: Listen. I'm going to disarm the bomb at the south end. Have this door open by the time I get back.
GCPD Captain James Gordon: You let me do my job and stay the hell out of my way!
Batman: Damn it!

G.C.P.D. Det. Harvey Bullock: Hold it right there!
GCPD Captain James Gordon: I'm bringing you in.
Batman: Not tonight.

"Gotham: Penguin's Umbrella (#1.7)" (2014)
Harvey Bullock: So I've been thinking. You're still a douche bag. But you have the moral high ground. So I'm gonna back your play, whatever it is. I figure I'm doomed anyhow. I might as well join the good guys.
James Gordon: Thank you.
Harvey Bullock: So what is your play? I mean, you got one, right? You said you had one.
James Gordon: Tomorrow morning, I'm arresting Falcone and the mayor for the framing of Mario Pepper. Conspiracy, POJ, Rico, the works.
Harvey Bullock: Well, that's a... that's a hell of a plan. You sit there with a panel of chimpanzees and a bucket of crack and come up with that one?
James Gordon: I figure whatever else happens, we'll stir things up. We might even make the papers.
Harvey Bullock: Oh, yeah, we're gonna make the papers, all right. We're gonna be dead in the streets in time for the evening edition.
James Gordon: Well, at least the people will know the truth. And we'll go out doing our jobs, enforcing the law.
Harvey Bullock: That's the best inspirational speech, you got? Doing our jobs?
James Gordon: You don't have to join me.
Harvey Bullock: No, I'm game. Like I said, I'm doomed anyhow.

Mayor Aubrey James: Jumping catfish.
James Gordon: Good morning, Mayor James.
Mayor Aubrey James: Gordon, you scared... scared the bejebers out of me. I almost spilled my coffee.
James Gordon: Sorry. Sir, you're under arrest.
Mayor Aubrey James: That's not funny.
Harvey Bullock: Depends where you're sitting.
James Gordon: [slips him arrest warrant] Might want to take a look at this.

Carmine Falcone: What on earth are you thinking?
James Gordon: We're thinking we're taking you both to jail and charge you with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Carmine Falcone: Try and take me in, you won't make it to the end of the street.
Mayor Aubrey James: That's exactly what I said.
James Gordon: This is a lawful arrest. If you resist, you will be shot.
Carmine Falcone: I see. We all die together in a blaze of glory.
James Gordon: If that's how it works out, it's fine with me. How about you, Harvey?
Harvey Bullock: Fine by me.
Mayor Aubrey James: Oh, God.

Carmine Falcone: I envy you boys. Having nothing to lose must be liberating. Must feel pretty good.
James Gordon: Yes, it does.
Carmine Falcone: Suppose you did have something to lose. What would you do then? Suppose, for instance, I had a knife to Barbara Kean's throat, right now? Would you still be so brave?
James Gordon: You don't.
Carmine Falcone: I'm telling you, I do.
James Gordon: You're a liar.
Carmine Falcone: I have many faults, but I'm not a liar. Victor Zsasz has Barbara. You know Victor.
James Gordon: You're lying. She's far away.
Carmine Falcone: She came back. Came right to me to plead for your life. You have a good woman there. She loves you very much. Too much.
James Gordon: Prove it. Prove you have her.
Carmine Falcone: I could. But I won't. I want you to believe me.
Harvey Bullock: It's obvious, Jim. He's lying.
Carmine Falcone: Am I? If you think, go ahead and try to bring me in. You'll be dead, so you won't know what happens to Barbara. But it won't be pretty.
Harvey Bullock: Lying.
Carmine Falcone: On my mother's grave. Drop your gun, and Barbara won't be harmed in any way.

James Gordon: I promised I would find your parents' killer. I might not be able to do that. I'm in a tight spot, I've upset powerful people...
Bruce Wayne: Stop treating me like a child! Explain.
James Gordon: You are a child.
Bruce Wayne: You expect to die! I should at least know why. Is it connected to my parents?
James Gordon: Yes, all of it is connected. If for any reason I can't, Montoya and Allen will take over your parents' case, I've told them everything I know. You can trust them one hundred percent.
Crispus Allen: One hundred percent.
Alfred Pennyworth: How can we help now?
James Gordon: You can't. From here on in, I'm on my own.

Harvey Bullock: Game's over. I have to kill you, take your body to Falcone and beg for mercy.
James Gordon: I know I screwed up. Don't kill me. I have a plan, help me.

Sarah Essen: No cops or lawyers in this city will help you.
James Gordon: I think plenty of people will help when they see it's possible to fight back.

James Gordon: Tell Falcone we'll talk, just not today.
Victor Zsasz: Why would you do that? Alive is a very broad term. Someone with no hands can be alive.
James Gordon: There are fifty cops in this room, try something.

James Gordon: The situation is, you've been told to take me in alive, or I'd be dead already.
Butch Gilzean: You know the rules, a few lumps, nobody gets hurt.
James Gordon: Tell your partner to put down his gun or I'll blow his brains out.
Butch Gilzean: Fine, we'll do it your way. After we kill you, we're gonna kill blondie.

Sarah Essen: What the hell are you doing here?
James Gordon: I work here. It's my shift. Where else should I be?
Sarah Essen: How about Alaska? Arrest warrants? For who?
James Gordon: Mayor Aubrey James, Carmine Falcone, and their close associates. On charges of conspiracy and perversion of justice in the Wayne case.
Sarah Essen: Are you insane?
James Gordon: No. Maybe a little. Feels good. They're gonna try and kill me anyway. Might as well make them pay for it.

Carmine Falcone: Such a waste though. Gotham needs men like you. Both of you. Strong men with principles. I wish I could show you I'm not the enemy. The system is not the enemy. The enemy is anarchy. But I told you that before, didn't I, Jim?
James Gordon: Yes, you did.
Carmine Falcone: You didn't listen though.
Harvey Bullock: Do we get a last meal or a smoke or anything? Or just talk?

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Transference (#2.22)" (2016)
[the Basil Gordon look-alike returns back to the GCPD and speaks with Harvey Bullock]
Harvey Bullock: You feeling all right? You look like a sack of fish.
James Gordon: A little flu, maybe.
Harvey Bullock: Oh. Well, then keep your distance. I'm getting laid this weekend, fingers crossed.
[Basil gives a big smile]

[Hugo Strange tells Jim Gordon to love while under the truth serum]
James Gordon: What you said about Lee. I should have gone after her?
Hugo Strange: Oh, no doubt. Guilt has compelled you to sacrifice your heart to your conscience. But guilt is useless. Love, Jim. Love is our guide.

[Jim Gordon, Lucius Fox, and Bruce Wayne wake up together in Arkham Asylum]
Lucius Fox: Are we alive?
James Gordon: So far so good.
Lucius Fox: Had to be sure, I thought we were dead.

[Jim Gordon tries to apologize to Bruce Wayne while still under the truth serum]
James Gordon: [Gordon grabs Bruce's hand] Bruce... I never should have made that oath to you.
Bruce Wayne: That's not really...
James Gordon: I was arrogant and naïve... and I'm sorry. I've tried to do the right thing, but... what a fool I've been.
Lucius Fox: Uh... what kind of drugs did they give you?

[Barbara Kean talks to the Basil Gordon look-alike at the GCPD]
Barbara Kean: Question: What the hell is going on down at Arkham?
James Gordon: [Basil smiles] Two questions back at you, gorgeous. Why you asking, and, uh, what's in it for me?
Barbara Kean: I'm asking because a dear friend of mine wants to know the answer, and what would you like to be in it for you?
James Gordon: [Basil continues to smile] Hey, spring is here, baby.

[Barbara Kean exposes the identity of the Basil Gordon look-alike]
Barbara Kean: So, now you like me again?
James Gordon: [Basil smiles] What's not to like?
Barbara Kean: So, you've forgotten about Lee?
James Gordon: Lee?
James Gordon: [Basil hesitates before smiling] Lee Thompkins. Naw, screw that ho. Water under the bridge.
Barbara Kean: You're not Jim.
James Gordon: Say what now?
Barbara Kean: You're not Jim!
James Gordon: Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on there, woman.
[Barbara punches Basil in the face]

[Jim Gordon and Lucius Fox make their way to Arkham's basement to defuse the bomb]
James Gordon: Are you any good at defusing bombs?
Lucius Fox: I don't know yet. You?
James Gordon: Meh.

[Jim Gordon and Lucius Fox guess how to deactivate the bomb]
James Gordon: [Gordon holds the control switch] How about we just, uh, pull all this stuff off. See what happens.
Lucius Fox: There's no cutoff program, maybe, maybe there's no tamper-proofing program.
James Gordon: Yeah.
Lucius Fox: Yeah.

[Jim Gordon tells Harvey Bullock that he's the boss of Gotham now]
James Gordon: And Harvey.
Harvey Bullock: Yeah?
James Gordon: You're the boss now. Maybe get a haircut?
Harvey Bullock: [as Gordon gets in the car and drives off] That's my car. That's - That's my car! Hey! Jim!

Hugo Strange: We have to go! We have to leave now!
James Gordon: Tell me how to get that bomb and shut it off or I'll batter you to death right here!
Hugo Strange: In which case, young man, I suppose I will just have to die.

James Gordon: I have to go. I might not see you for a while, but I'll try to stay in touch.
Bruce Wayne: Where are you going?
James Gordon: I have to find Lee.
Alfred Pennyworth: Right move, mate.
James Gordon: [to Bruce] Do me a favor. Say good-bye to Bullock for me. I don't really want the whole Celtic farewell. He's gonna have his hands full, but I think he can handle it.
Bruce Wayne: Will do.
Selina Kyle: [standing near by] Chocolates. Girls like chocolates.
James Gordon: I'll keep that in mind.
Alfred Pennyworth: Well, there's a man who's got his priorities straight. The love of a good woman and all that. Well, I hope you learned your lesson, Master Bruce.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
[Bruce, wearing a ski mask, visits Gordon's hospital room]
Jim Gordon: [lying in a hospital bed] We were in this together, and then you were gone.
Bruce Wayne: The Batman wasn't needed anymore. We won.
Jim Gordon: Based on a lie. Now this evil... rises from where we tried to bury it. The Batman has to come back.
Bruce Wayne: What if he doesn't exist any more?
Jim Gordon: He must... he must...

[first lines]
Jim Gordon: I knew Harvey Dent. I was his friend. And it will be a very long time before someone... inspires us the way he did. I believed in Harvey Dent.

Jim Gordon: [Gordon and his men have been brought into Crane's kangaroo court] No lawyer, no witnesses? What sort of due process is this?
Dr. Jonathan Crane: Your guilt has been determined. This is merely a sentencing hearing. Now, what will it be? Death or Exile?
Jim Gordon: Crane, if you think we're going to walk out on that ice willingly, you got another thing coming!
Dr. Jonathan Crane: So it's death then?
Jim Gordon: Looks that way.
Dr. Jonathan Crane: Very well. Death!
[smashes gavel]
Dr. Jonathan Crane: By exile!

Jim Gordon: We could use some hotter heads around here.

Jim Gordon: I never cared who you were...
Batman: And you were right.
Jim Gordon: ...but shouldn't the people know the hero whot saved them?
Batman: A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended.
[takes off in the Bat]
Jim Gordon: Bruce Wayne?

Jim Gordon: [reading from the book "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens] I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.

Jim Gordon: Can I change your mind about quitting the force?
John Blake: You were right, about the structures becoming shackles.

John Blake: I just can't take it. I mean, nobody will ever know who it was who saved an entire city.
Jim Gordon: They know who it was; it was the Batman.

Batman: [Hands over device] This blocks the remote detonator signal to the bomb. Get it onto it before sunrise. They might hit the button when it starts.
Jim Gordon: When what starts?
Batman: War.

[Blake finds Gordon on the police station roof next to the broken Bat-signal]
John Blake: Sir, Congressman Gilly's wife has been calling in. Apparently the Congressman never made it home after the Wayne Foundation event.
Jim Gordon: That's a job for the police.
John Blake: When you and Dent cleaned up the streets, you cleaned them good. Pretty soon we'll be chasing down uh... overdue library books. And yet, here you are, like we're still at war.
Jim Gordon: What's your name, son?
John Blake: Blake, sir.
Jim Gordon: You got something you wanna ask me, Officer Blake?
John Blake: It's about that night, this night, eight years ago. The night Dent died, the last confirmed sighting of the Batman. He murders those people, takes down two SWAT teams, breaks Dent's neck and then just... vanishes?
Jim Gordon: I'm not hearing a question, son.
John Blake: Don't you wanna know who he was?
[Gordon looks at the broken Bat -Signal for a moment]
Jim Gordon: I know exactly who he was. He was the Batman.
[starts walking]
Jim Gordon: Let's go see about the Congressman's wife.

Bane: [addressing media reporters outside the prison] Behind you is a symbol of oppression. Blackgate Prison, where a thousand men have languished under the name of this man,
[holds up a picture of Harvey Dent]
Bane: Harvey Dent, who has been held up to you as the shining example of justice!
John Blake: [to Gordon, at Blake's apartment] Commissioner, we need to keep you moving until we can get you in front of a camera.
Bane: You have been supplied with a false idol to stop you from tearing down this CORRUPT CITY! Let me tell you the truth about Harvey Dent from the words of Gotham's police commissioner, James Gordon.
[holds up Gordon's speech papers and begins to read]
Bane: "The Batman didn't murder Harvey Dent, he saved my boy then took the blame for Harvey's appalling crimes so that I could, to my shame, build a lie around this fallen idol. I praised the mad man who tried to murder my own child but I can no longer live with my lie. It is time to trust the people of Gotham with the truth and it is time for me to resign."
[calls to prisoners]
Bane: And do you accept this man's resignation? Do you accept the resignation of all these liars? Of all the CORRUPT?
[prisoners roar with approval]
John Blake: Those men locked up for eight years in Blackgate, and denied parole under the Dent Act, based on a lie?
Jim Gordon: Gotham needed a hero...
John Blake: It needs it now more than ever. You betrayed everything you stood for.
Jim Gordon: There's a point, far out there when the structures fail you, and the rules aren't weapons anymore, they're... shackles letting the bad guy get ahead. One day... you may face such a moment of crisis. And in that moment, I hope you have a friend like I did, to plunge their hands into the filth so that you can keep yours clean!
John Blake: [disgusted] Your hands look plenty filthy to me, Commissioner.

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Prisoners (#2.16)" (2016)
[Warden Carlson Grey tells Jim Gordon that he's being moved to the general population]
Warden Carlson Grey: Well, it's time to move you.
James Gordon: Where to.
Warden Carlson Grey: F Wing. 'World's End.' General population. This should not come as a surprise to you. Protective custody is just a temporary privilege, one which can't be sustained for a sentence as long as yours. Perhaps you have an appeal pending, in which case I can prolong its arraignment.
Warden Carlson Grey: [Mr. Grey removes his glasses] That's got to sting just a little, no? Your people seem to have abandoned you. Being convicted for murder has its downsides. Don't fret so. I'm sure you'll see a lot of familiar faces over in F Wing. Many of which you arrested yourself.

[Warden Carlson Grey and Jim Gordon walk pass a privileged cell, and walk Gordon to an empty cell]
James Gordon: That one wasn't mine?
Warden Carlson Grey: If you show yourself as a team player, anything is possible. You a team player, Gordon?
James Gordon: [Gordon pauses] I love it.

[Harvey Bullock visits Jim Gordon at Blackgate Penitentiary]
Harvey Bullock: Damn. You look good, brother. This place agrees with you. Maybe I'll check in. Lose a few pounds, hmm? Get a cool tat.
James Gordon: [Gordon shakes Bullock's hand with a stern face] You don't need to check up on me.
Harvey Bullock: Are you kidding? Highlight of my week to see your smiling face.

[Harvey Bullock tells Jim Gordon to not let the loss of his baby break him in prison]
Harvey Bullock: Hey, don't let this beat you.
James Gordon: It's good to see you, Harv.
Harvey Bullock: [Gordon begins to walk off] Jim, I'm gonna get you out of here, I promise. Jim, don't let this break you! Don't give up hope.

[Jim Gordon meets the inmate Puck Davies]
James Gordon: I'm not a detective anymore.
Puck Davies: Oh, I know. You're way more than that. You're a true hero. Two winters ago, my little sister was abducted by child snatchers. Three days she was gone. And then you found her, and-and busted the scum that took her. You saved her life and dozens of others. Right there, that's a true hero.
James Gordon: Just doing my job.
Puck Davies: [Puck smiles rolling his head] No, sir.

[Jim Gordon asks the inmate Puck Davies what he's in for]
James Gordon: What are you in for?
Puck Davies: A girl. A beautiful girl. I asked her out and she said yes. And she was classy. I couldn't make her take the bus, so I snatched a car. Well, borrowed it. I was gonna take it back. Cops didn't believe me, so here I am.
James Gordon: What'd they give you?
Puck Davies: Six years.
James Gordon: Steep.
Puck Davies: Hey, I can't complain. I broke the law, right? The law is the law.

[inmate Puck Davies tells Jim Gordon that he won't die in prison]
Puck Davies: I'm not gonna be like my grandfather. He died in here. And wouldn't let me and my father visit him after a while. But finally we did. Last time I saw him, he was different. Didn't recognize him. That's not gonna happen to me. No, sir, I won't die in here.
James Gordon: [Gordon walks up to Puck] Then stay away from me.

[Warden Carlson Grey tells Jim Gordon that he knows everything]
Warden Carlson Grey: [to the prison guards] Watch this one. He just lost a child. Makes him mad. That's right. I hear everything. I see everything. Everything you know, I know.
James Gordon: I know something you don't know.
Warden Carlson Grey: Yeah, what's that?
James Gordon: [Gordon in a low voice] I know what kind of man you are.

[Jim Gordon visits the beaten up inmate Puck Davies at the infirmary]
James Gordon: You hang in there, huh?
Puck Davies: [Puck reaches to hold Gordon's arm] Listen... don't give up hope. I feel your sadness. I do, but... you got to choose life, you know?
James Gordon: Okay. Choose life.

[Carmine Falcone asks Jim Gordon what he wants to do]
James Gordon: I want to go find Lee. But to do that, I have to clear my name. And to do that, I have to go back to Gotham.
Carmine Falcone: So there's your answer.
James Gordon: Part of me says run. I'm breathing fresh air. I can't go back inside.
Carmine Falcone: If you run, you've got to keep running. Some people can live with that.

[last lines]
James Gordon: [Jim Gordon finds Puck dead in the passenger seat of the ambulance] Puck? No. No, we made it. Come on! Don't give up! Puck?
Harvey Bullock: He's gone. Jim, he's gone.

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Azrael (#2.19)" (2016)
[Jim Gordon asks Hugo Strange about Pinewood Farms]
Hugo Strange: Pinewood Farms was started by Thomas Wayne in an attempt to cure humanity's greatest ailments on the genetic level - Old age, disease, even death.
James Gordon: But that's not what happened, is it? Karen said the program tried to play God, and you ended up creating monsters.
Hugo Strange: I was just a researcher with no knowledge of that until it was too late.
James Gordon: A man of your skill and expertise a lowly researcher. Find that hard to believe.
Hugo Strange: [Hugo Strange smiles] But it's true. Mr. Wayne excelled at compartmentalizing every aspect of his life. Within Pinewood, the left hand often didn't know what the right hand was doing.

[Hugo Strange asks Jim Gordon during their interview why is he there]
Hugo Strange: Why are you really here, Mr. Gordon?
James Gordon: Excuse me?
Hugo Strange: This whole city has turned its back on you, despite you risking your life to save it over and over again.
James Gordon: I'm not here for a therapy session, Professor.
Hugo Strange: No. It's more like an interrogation by a man who's no longer a police officer. Who no longer has the right to demand answers. The only reason you're sitting in that chair is because I allow it. So let me ask you, why... are... you... here?

[Hugo Strange tells Jim Gordon he's lost everything and calls him a liar]
Hugo Strange: You've lost everything. You're trying to make up for the sins of your past, and you believe that this case will somehow bring about your own personal redemption.
James Gordon: No.
Hugo Strange: You're not doing this for your client. You're doing this for yourself.
James Gordon: You're wrong.
Hugo Strange: [Hugo Strange smiles] You just exhibited several tells - facial ticks expressions and eye movements that people involuntarily betray themselves with when they lie.

[Jim Gordon asks Hugo Strange where Victor Fries' body is and calls him a liar]
James Gordon: This is a court order signed by District Attorney Dent to exhume Fries' body. Where is it buried?
Hugo Strange: [Hugo Strange smiles] He was cremated.
James Gordon: Thank you.
Hugo Strange: For what?
James Gordon: I can read tells, too. You're lying. I needed to be sure you were behind all this, and now I am.
[as Gordon walks out, Hugo Strange opens the empty envelope Gordon carried]

[Jim Gordon sees Edward Nygma behind bars while at Arkham Asylum]
James Gordon: Go to hell, Ed.
Edward Nygma: Oh, you've already put me there. Here.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma laughs] But not for long, my friend. I'll find my way out. 'Cause this place is just one big puzzle, and puzzles are my forte. Nobody beats me.
James Gordon: [Gordon smiles] I did. See you never, Ed.

[Jim Gordon tells Bruce Wayne that he needs to be better the right way]
Bruce Wayne: What you did to Galavan. What you knew you had to do, because of the bureaucracy and the red tape.
James Gordon: What I had to do? I chose to kill a man in cold blood, and it was the wrong choice, crossing that line. You'll pay for it over and over again, like I have been. Like I still am. And it will make you more like the evil you're trying to fight. You need to be better.

[Jim Gordon tells Captain Barnes about Hugo Strange creating monsters]
Nathaniel Barnes: So, in a nutshell, Hugo Strange is making monsters out of dead people in his spare time, and he had Karen Jennings killed by Victor Fries, who's been dead for three months.
James Gordon: I know it sounds far-fetched.
Nathaniel Barnes: Far-fetched? No. It sounds insane!

[Captain Barnes tells Jim Gordon man needs the law in Gotham City]
James Gordon: There are times when breaking the law is the right thing to do.
Nathaniel Barnes: And who gets to decide that, you?
James Gordon: Yeah. Someone has to.
Nathaniel Barnes: No, Jim, you're wrong. Look where Gotham's going. Maniacs, perverts, freaks, coming out of every hole. It's like a sea of evil flooding the city. If a man doesn't cling onto the law, he'll lose his bearings, drown.

[Azrael tells Jim Gordon that he'll show him the way to hell]
Theo Galavan: Finally. Come to me, and I will show you the way to hell.
James Gordon: I know the way.
[when Gordon fires his pistol at Azrael]

James Gordon: Trust me.
Nathaniel Barnes: How can I trust you when you're talkin' crazy? How can I trust you when you've lied to me so many times? Monsters?
James Gordon: I lied to you because it's hard to tell you the truth. You're stubborn and you're angry, and the GCPD has paid a price for it!

"Gotham: Pilot (#1.1)" (2014)
Detective James Gordon: Ma'am, was that screaming we heard back there?
Fish Mooney: Yes. My boys were watching a scary movie.
Detective James Gordon: Really?
Fish Mooney: No. Actually, one of my staff has been stealing money from me, so we're beating his punk ass.

Detective James Gordon: I promise you, however dark and scary the world might be right now... there will be light. There will be light, Bruce.

Carmine Falcone: Who knows who killed the Waynes? Some lowlife. We needed a culprit before the funeral. Pepper was sacrificed so that the people of Gotham would see swift justice done, so they can feel safe and secure.
Detective James Gordon: And that matters so much to you.
Carmine Falcone: Of course. I'm a businessman. You can't have organized crime without law and order.

Detective James Gordon: However dark and scary the world might be right now, there will be light.

Edward Nygma: What's nowhere but everywhere, except where something is?
Detective James Gordon: Nothing.

Detective Harvey Bullock: What the hell are you doing? We had the drop on him.
Detective James Gordon: Well, he's dropped, isn't he?
Detective Harvey Bullock: You could have gotten hurt. Rookie mistake. Next time, shoot the son-of-a-bitch.
Detective James Gordon: If I shoot, that sets everybody off. Gunfire every which way.
Detective Harvey Bullock: Somebody takes a cop's gun, you shoot him. That's basic.

Fish Mooney: James, wait. You have a little danger in your eye. I wonder what you plan to do with that.
Detective James Gordon: You'll have to wait and see.
Fish Mooney: I hate surprises.

Detective James Gordon: Why were you up on the roof?
Bruce Wayne: I'm learning to conquer fear.
Detective James Gordon: Fear doesn't need conquering. Fear tells you where the edge is. Fear is a good thing.

"Gotham: Mad City: Look Into My Eyes (#3.3)" (2016)
[Jim Gordon offers Valerie Vale breakfast and a shower]
James Gordon: You want some breakfast? There's a place around the corner.
Valerie Vale: Pass. I have to be at City Hall in an hour. I have to go home and shower.
James Gordon: I have a shower.
Valerie Vale: No, you have a dark hole in the wall with no water pressure and one damp towel.

[Jim Gordon tells Valerie Vale that he can try to make his apartment a little nicer]
James Gordon: Well, I'm collecting my bounty from the GCPD today, so, uh, I can stop on my way home, make things a little... nicer.
Valerie Vale: Yeah, good luck with that.

[the Mad Hatter hires Jim Gordon to find his sister Alice]
Mad Hatter: I want you to find my sister. We're very close. We lost our parents at an early age. I became her guardian. But her condition proved too much for me. I sought help. The worst kind. The fiend, Professor Strange.
James Gordon: Her condition?
Mad Hatter: Some poison in her blood. Very rare. Unique, in fact. He took her in. Said she needed constant supervision. He wouldn't let me see her.
James Gordon: You go to the police?
Mad Hatter: Useless. This is Gotham after all. The years passed and I lost hope. But then I heard about the breakout. I assumed she escaped with others. But now she is out there. Alone. Afraid.

[Jim Gordon asks Selina Kyle for if she's seen the woman Alice]
Selina Kyle: What do you want?
James Gordon: I'm looking for someone. I think you may have seen her.
Selina Kyle: And if I have, why would I tell you?
James Gordon: She's in trouble, and I can pay you.

[Jim Gordon meets Leslie Thompkins' fiancé Mario Falcone in the ER]
Mario Falcone: [Mario stitches Gordon's head] Look, Jim, I don't know where your head's at with all this, but I want you to know that I love her very much. I'm gonna take good care of her.
James Gordon: [Gordon pauses] Good to know.
Mario Falcone: So we're okay?
James Gordon: Yeah. Sure. Why wouldn't we be? Lee and I are old news, water under the bridge. Won't get any problem from me. Uh... wish you both nothing but the best.
Mario Falcone: Thank you. All done.
James Gordon: But, uh... you ever were to hurt her, I'd have to hunt you down and kill you.

[Alice saves Jim Gordon's life from someone infected]
James Gordon: Hello, Alice.
Alice Tetch: I wasn't sure how he turned.
James Gordon: Turned? What's wrong with him?
Alice Tetch: He's infected.
James Gordon: Infected with what?
Alice Tetch: With me.

[the Mad Hatter hypnotizes Jim Gordon]
Mad Hatter: Do you hear my watch ticking?
James Gordon: [the watch ticks] Yeah.
Mad Hatter: Listen closer. The ticking, it synchronizes with your heartbeat, yes?
Mad Hatter: [the watch ticks slower] Look into my eyes. Not above them, or around them, into their center. Are you asleep, Jim?
James Gordon: Yes.
Mad Hatter: Show me. Take out your gun and put it on the ground.
Mad Hatter: [Gordon puts his gun down] Good. Now walk to the edge and climb onto the wall. Been such a long, hard road for you, Jim Gordon. You are so very tired of life, aren't you?
James Gordon: Yes.
Mad Hatter: [as Gordon climbs outside the ledge of the building] Now you can rest, Jim. Close your eyes. Sleep forever.

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Scarification (#2.5)" (2015)
[Dr. Thompkins forces Jim Gordon to agree to do a double date with Edward Nygma and Ms. Kringle]
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: I know, I know, but it was the decent thing to do.
James Gordon: Fondue?
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Have you ever tried it? It's delicious.
James Gordon: It's at your place. We can't leave. We're already home. Trapped.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Don't be mean. We'll make it fun.
James Gordon: Yes, ma'am.

[Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock have a stakeout as Bullock holds a chili dog up in Gordon's face]
Harvey Bullock: It's the onions that bring it together. The sweetness and the acid, am I right?
James Gordon: I hate stakeouts.
Harvey Bullock: Mmm, half of good police work is the ability to sit on one's ass when it's called for.
James Gordon: If that were true, you'd be commissioner.
Harvey Bullock: [Bullock sarcastically laughs like a pirate] Har-dee, har har.

[Theo Galavan talks to Detective Gordon about giving him an endorsement for mayor]
Theo Galavan: That night at the gala, I... I keep going through it.
James Gordon: Me, too.
Theo Galavan: I've never killed a man before. Fear... blood... I relive that moment over and over. Do those thoughts ever go away?
James Gordon: No. But over time they lose their power. You did the right thing.
Theo Galavan: I guess I did. I'm kind of amazed at myself. You, doing the right thing, you do it every day. That's why people speak so highly of you. You're a symbol to the people of this city - Of hope, of honor. That's why I'm here. I would be honored... if you would consider... endorsing me for mayor.
James Gordon: Ah, endorsement. I'm flattered, but, uh, I'm afraid policemen and politics don't mix.
Theo Galavan: Maybe not for a cop on the street, but you're the president of the Policeman's Union. Where you lead, officers will follow. That's more power than the kind that comes out of a gun.

[Jim Gordon arrives home late for dinner, when Leslie Thompkins tells him privately how Edward Nygma is holding up in his double date with Miss Kringle]
James Gordon: I hope it hasn't been going too bad.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: You know, it's the weirdest thing. But Nygma's actually maintaining this strange sort of cool.
James Gordon: No.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Seriously.
[the two look over to Nygma entertaining Miss Kringle by hand-feeding her]
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: [Lee whispers] There's a lid for every pot.

[Edward Nygma makes a toast at Jim Gordon and Leslie Thompkins dinner table]
Edward Nygma: Since Detective Gordon is here, I'd like to propose a toast. The less you have, the more they're worth. To friends.
James Gordon: Hear, hear.

[Jim Gordon talks to Leslie Thompkins about not wanting to endorse politicians]
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: The way people look at you, see you differently, you treat it like it's a burden. It could be a source of pride, or happiness if you let it.
James Gordon: Thank you, Doctor. Same time next week.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Oh... don't tempt me, I could psychoanalize the heck out of you. But I'm gonna resist the urge.
James Gordon: [Lee kisses Jim on the lips] Gee, thanks.

[Detective Gordon agrees to endorse Theo Galavan's campaign]
James Gordon: The bad guys in this town are changing. They're not playing by the old rules. Or any rules. We need every method at our disposal. And I'm not just talking about more guns.
Theo Galavan: You need to go where you need to go, press who you need to press and have the city back your play.
James Gordon: Correct. I don't know how bad it's going to get. But if you can give me your word... then we won't have to face it alone... you'll have my endorsement.
Theo Galavan: I promise you, you'll have everything you need.
[Galavan shakes Gordon's hand]

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: A Bitter Pill to Swallow (#2.9)" (2015)
[Captain Barnes' tells Jim Gordon about crossing the line]
James Gordon: I nearly crossed the line.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: 'The line?' Let me tell you something about the line. My third tour, we were stationed in the desert. We captured three insurgents, when this sandstorm kicks up. Zero visibility. Then we start taking fire. We're getting lit up. Suddenly, I'm alone. I come across one of our prisoners. He's a kid. His hands are zip-tied. But he figures, what the hell, he's gonna use the sandstorm to try to escape. So I jump him. And I take my gun and I jam it in his mouth. I figured it was just a threat. Show him who's boss, you know? Next thing I know... I just pulled the trigger. Blew his head off. That kid woke me up every night for years. Until I made my peace with him. See, I come to find out I'm just a man. And at the right moment, a man might do anything. Any man. There is no line. There's just the law. That's what separates us from the animals. There is no line.

Captain Nathaniel Barnes: [Gordon drags in a bloody, unconscious body] Who the hell is that?
James Gordon: No idea. But he just tried to kill me.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: He tell you why?

[Jim Gordon aims his gun as the hitman Billy Boy, who holds Officer Parks hostage with his Piano Wire]
Billy Boy: Try to stop me. I'll lop off her pretty little head.
James Gordon: You know what I like about those glasses?
James Gordon: [Gordon without a pause, shoots Billy Boy in the head as the shell casing clings to the ground] They look like bull's-eyes.

[Leslie Thompkins sits alone with Jim Gordon in her apartment]
James Gordon: I almost crossed the line tonight.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: [Lee sarcastically replies] No kidding. How out of character.
James Gordon: Scared me a little.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Welcome to my world.
James Gordon: Why the hell are you with me?
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Beats me.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: [Lee leans closer to Jim] Just tell me the truth. Always.
James Gordon: I promise.

[Jim Gordon holds up with the rest of the officers at Galavan's residence, keeping the rookie cop calm, Officer Parks]
James Gordon: Parks, take cover behind the desk. Remember your training, aim for center mass.
Officer Parks: Right. Center mass.
James Gordon: And don't stop firing until you're sure. And Parks?
Officer Parks: Yes, sir?
James Gordon: Breathe.

[Eduardo Flamingo kills Jim Gordon's back-up before calling Detective Gordon]
James Gordon: Who is this?
Eduardo Flamingo: This is Eduardo Flamingo.
James Gordon: Is that name supposed to mean something to me?
Eduardo Flamingo: Not yet, but it will. I'll be upstairs in a few minutes. I'm going to feast on your friends first. Save you for dessert. You try to run, I will find you.
James Gordon: I won't. In fact, I'm coming down.

[Jim Gordon defeats Eduardo Flamingo, leaning over him with a gun down his mouth]
Eduardo Flamingo: [Gordon screams into Eduardo's face, taking back the gun] Oh, baby. You disappoint me.
James Gordon: You have the right to remain silent. I recommend you use it.

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Mr. Freeze (#2.12)" (2016)
[first lines]
James Gordon: After searching the premises, I, along with Alfred Pennyworth and Selina Kyle, was able to locate the abductee, Bruce Wayne.
Harvey Dent: Where was he?
James Gordon: Theo Galavan's residence.
Harvey Dent: That's when you opened fire?
James Gordon: Yes. We eliminated the threat posed by Father Creal, and his men, and were able to recover Bruce Wayne.

[Jim Gordon arrives to the GCPD as Harvey Bullock welcomes him]
Harvey Bullock: It's a good thing you're here. Caught a weird one last night.
James Gordon: That's it? No hug? No kiss? No 'Welcome back'?
Harvey Bullock: [Bullock points to his lips] You don't deserve these lips.

[Edward Nygma, Jim Gordon, and Harvey Bullock investigate the liquid nitrogen that could've killed Officer Holt]
Edward Nygma: Interesting. It took nearly five seconds to freeze this rose in liquid nitrogen.
James Gordon: So?
Edward Nygma: Well, so, it would take a human body significantly longer, depending on mass and body fat, of course.
Harvey Bullock: Well, why would a cop stand around for hours, waiting to get frozen?
Edward Nygma: She wouldn't. Which means your suspect wasn't using liquid nitrogen. He was using super-cooled liquid helium. It's one of the most effective substances in the world for rapid temperature reduction.

[Harvey Bullock makes fun of Edward Nygma by calling him a dummy]
Edward Nygma: [Nygma in a low tone] I don't like being called names, detective.
James Gordon: Easy, Ed. I'm sure Harvey was just being colorful.
Harvey Bullock: [Bullock chuckles] Yeah. Yeah. I was just being colorful, Ed. I'm sorry.

[Captain Barnes attempts to believe Jim Gordon's story about the murder of Theo Galavan]
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: Cobblepot backed your story?
James Gordon: You mean he told the truth.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: Yeah. That's what I'm gonna choose to believe.
James Gordon: That's the right thing to do.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: [Barnes extends his hand out] Good to have you back.
James Gordon: Good to be back, sir.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: [in their handshake Barnes pulls Gordon to his face] Jim, I'm trusting you, don't make a fool out of me.
James Gordon: Yes, sir.

[Harvey Bullock tells Jim Gordon the good news and the bad news]
Harvey Bullock: Got some good news and bad news.
James Gordon: Good news.
Harvey Bullock: Nygma did some digging, found one company in all of Gotham that makes liquid helium. Wayne Enterprises.
James Gordon: That's the good news?
Harvey Bullock: It's not, but I thought 'bad news and more bad news' didn't have the same ring.

[Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock try and pronounce the last name of Nora Fries]
James Gordon: 'Frees.' Nora Fries. His wife, maybe?
Harvey Bullock: Yeah, maybe, but it's 'Fries.'
James Gordon: What do you mean?
Harvey Bullock: It's pronounced 'Fries.'
James Gordon: How do you know?
Harvey Bullock: I'm really good with names.

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Damned If You Do... (#2.1)" (2015)
[Officer Gordon locks up the crazy-sounding Zaardon]
Zaardon: Hear me, Gor-Don. You might have won this battle, but the war has just begun. The master will unleash hell upon you.
Zaardon: [Gordon releases the cuffs and closes the prison bars when Zaardon turns around to face Gordon] Dark days are coming.
James Gordon: [Gordon smiles] Thanks for the heads-up.

[Jim Gordon and Leslie Thompkins talk in bed to each other]
James Gordon: You're happy I got fired, huh?
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: You got me. But only because I know that you'll never quit. And I love that about you. But they have you directing traffic, Jim. Why keep beating your head against the wall?
James Gordon: I'm a cop, Lee. I'm a cop.

[Officer Gordon pays a visit to the Penguin while seeing Selina Kyle by his side]
James Gordon: Hey, Selina. Moving on up, huh?
Selina Kyle: Tryin'.
Oswald Cobblepot: Isn't she darling? It's like having a cat around the house. But no horrid dead mice.

[Jim Gordon pays a visit to Harvey Bullock at the bar]
Harvey Bullock: I've been sober 32 days.
Harvey Bullock: 32 days, huh?
Harvey Bullock: Eh, it's no biggie. Once I quit the job, quitting drinking was easy. It's the job, Jim. Makes us angry. Makes us hard.
James Gordon: Yeah, it does.
Harvey Bullock: It's hard to walk away, but it can be done. I just couldn't carry that badge anymore. Look at me now. Right? I'm sober... I have a woman who does not dislike me, I live in a house, I sleep at night. I've never been happier in my life.
James Gordon: Here's to civilian life!
[Gordon drinks his drink]
James Gordon: [Gordon holds Bullock's head to his head] I'm proud of you, brother. Got to go.

[Bruce Wayne talks to Jim Gordon about no longer being part of the GCPD]
Bruce Wayne: You were going to find my parents' killers. You were going to fight for justice. You were going to clean up the GCPD. Change Gotham.
James Gordon: I had hoped to do that.
Bruce Wayne: If you remained with the GCPD, you might still be able to do all those good things, but first... you must do something ugly. And your personal honor forbids that.
James Gordon: Yes.
Bruce Wayne: Are you not sacrificing the greater good for the sake of your dignity and self-esteem? For vanity?
Alfred Pennyworth: Steady on, now, Master Bruce. Manners.
Bruce Wayne: He walked all the way here to discuss the issue Alfred, I'm simply asking a question. Surely, sometimes, the right way is also the ugly way.

James Gordon: [about being fired] I said I'd break him - words to that effect.
Leslie Thompkins: Hey, you went out with a bang. Maybe it's for the best.
James Gordon: That's what Loeb said. I should have walked away. I just hate to quit.
Leslie Thompkins: You didn't quit. You were fired. What can you do?
James Gordon: Oh, there's things I can do.

Oswald Cobblepot: You want Loeb fired, and your old job back, no?
James Gordon: Yes.
Oswald Cobblepot: For a good friend like you, it can be done. If you're sure that's what you want.
James Gordon: I'm sure.
Oswald Cobblepot: May I ask why? Police work in Gotham is such a thankless job.
James Gordon: Good pension.

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Mommy's Little Monster (#2.7)" (2015)
[Harvey Bullock asks Jim Gordon about trusting mayor, Theo Galavan]
Harvey Bullock: Looks like you backed the right horse. You trust him?
James Gordon: A Gotham politician? About as far as I can throw him.

[Leslie Thompkins gives Jim Gordon a key to her apartment unexpectedly]
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: What? It's just a key.
James Gordon: Yeah, no, uh... do you want a key to my place?
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Not even a little bit. Wait. Do you have a place?
James Gordon: I think so. Sorry. You caught me off guard. I guess I spend most nights there.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Which I love. What I don't love is hauling ass out of bed at 2 A.M. when you come home from a stakeout smelling of chili dogs.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: [Lee kisses Jim on the lips] I love to watch you squirm.
James Gordon: I was not squirming.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: [Lee smiles making the hand gesture of a little squirm] Little squirm.

[Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock stakeout Butch Gilzean's place]
Harvey Bullock: I say we wait to see if someone can walk us inside. Try and keep things civil.
Harvey Bullock: [Harvey notices Jim isn't paying attention] Did I tell you I was thinking about getting a cat?
James Gordon: What?
Harvey Bullock: Hey! How are you? Why don't you get your head in the game here?

[Jim Gordon asks Harvey Bullock about if he believes Theo Galavan's story]
James Gordon: Do you believe Galavan's story?
Harvey Bullock: Questions like that are above my pay grade and below my sense of wonder.

[Jim Gordon asks Harvey Bullock about if Butch Gilzean is telling the truth]
James Gordon: You think he was telling the truth?
Harvey Bullock: Nobody's telling the truth. This is Gotham.

[Jim Gordon comes face-to-face with the real Theo Galavan]
Theo Galavan: I had high hopes for you. I thought you were prepared to make the hard choices, to do whatever it takes to rid Gotham of its monsters.
James Gordon: I am. I've just decided... I'm gonna start with you.
Theo Galavan: Dangerous words... when addressing the man who now controls the city.
James Gordon: Desperate times.
Theo Galavan: They are indeed.

James Gordon: Do you believe Galavan's story?
Harvey Bullock: Questions like that are above my pay grade and below my sense of wonder.

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Tonight's the Night (#2.8)" (2015)
[first lines]
James Gordon: [in a dream, Barbara Kean walks down the aisle to Jim Gordon] Ready for the practice run?
Barbara Kean: [Barbara arrives at the alter smiling] I'm ready to skip this and get married
James Gordon: Me, too.
Father Callahan: Let us rehearse the vows. Barbara Kean...
Barbara Kean: Mmm...
Father Callahan: Do you take James Gordon to be your unlawfully wedded husband to have to hold...
Barbara Kean: I'm sorry, Father. You said 'unlawfully wedded'.
James Gordon: [Gordon whispers] Barbara, just answer him, for God's sake.
Oswald Cobblepot: [Barbara looks back to Father Callahan, and sees a Father Cobblepot who grins] I'm waiting.

[Jim Gordon speaks to Barbara Kean in the interrogation room]
James Gordon: They said you'd only talk to me. I'm listening.
Barbara Kean: [Barbara quietly whispers] Yes. Here it is.
Barbara Kean: [Barbara quickly states] Is there any chance I could get a latte or something?
James Gordon: This is not a game, Barbara.
Barbara Kean: Oh. Of course it is. It's a game you've been losing. Big-time.
James Gordon: It is not a game.
Barbara Kean: [Barbara chuckles] It must be killing you. All that righteous indignation with no place to go.

[Jim Gordon comforts Barbara Kean in the interrogation room]
Barbara Kean: Don't act all calm and businesslike. Rough me up a little, if you want.
James Gordon: I don't want to do that. I don't want to hurt you. I want to help you.
Barbara Kean: I know... you want to hurt me, just a little. I've been a very bad girl.
James Gordon: No. You're a good woman. You're just sick, is all.
[Barbara cries in her hands before looking up a bit shocked, as Gordon sits on the table beside her, kissing her on the lips]
Barbara Kean: [Barbara laughs with tears in her eyes] I knew it. I knew you still had feelings for me.
James Gordon: Of course I have feelings.

[Doctor Thompkins talks to Jim Gordon about Barbara Kean still having a hold over him]
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: This is you, Jim. This is all you. She sucked you right back in, didn't she? Because she still has a hold on you. Her sickness and yours feed off each other.
James Gordon: What do you mean my sickness? I'm not sick.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: You see an abyss, and you run toward it. That's not healthy.
James Gordon: I'm just doing my job.
Barbara Kean: [Barbara walks out in chains] Hey, Lee. You don't mind if I borrow him for a little while, do you?
[Barbara continues to walk, chuckling]

[Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock assist in following Barbara Kean's plan]
James Gordon: You good?
Harvey Bullock: Anything that makes Barnes' tight ass nervous, I'm all for.

[Barbara Kean talks to the tied up Jim Gordon in her wedding dress, in the Cathedral]
Barbara Kean: Well, this is my wedding dress. The tailor still had it in storage. I mean, can you believe the luck? Or fate.
Barbara Kean: [Barbara aims her weapon at the priest] That's father Callahan. You remember him, of course.
Barbara Kean: [Barbara aims her weapon to the church members] And these bozos... Oh! Who knows? But you can't have a wedding without witnesses. That's the law.
James Gordon: Barbara...
Barbara Kean: Jim... Please don't act all surprised or aggrieved. You knew, from the start, that this was a trap. But you thought, 'Hey, let the bad guys take their best shot. I'm Jim Gordon. I'll find a way to win. Or die.'
Barbara Kean: [Barbara grabs onto the chair Jim is tied up in] It's option B, baby. Your fondest wish to come true.
James Gordon: [Gordon turns his head] I don't want to die.
Barbara Kean: Oh. Hey. Sure you do. Aren't you tired of hiding your true self? Tired of lying to yourself? To Lee?
James Gordon: [Gordon looks at Barbara] I don't lie to Lee.

[Barbara Kean dangles outside of the top Cathedral window]
James Gordon: [Gordon holds onto Barbara] Hold on. Hold on.
Barbara Kean: I'm sorry, baby. I've been kind of a bad date, huh?
Barbara Kean: [Barbara looks to Gordon] I love you, baby.
James Gordon: [Barbara lets go of Gordon, as he screams] No!

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime (#2.11)" (2015)
[Leslie Thompkins tries to convince Jim Gordon to not team-up with the Penguin]
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Have I got you all wrong? Are you just crazy?
James Gordon: Of course not.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: You're on the run from the law. You want to attack the mayor with the help of a depraved sociopath. That's not crazy?
Oswald Cobblepot: I can hear you.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: [Lee looks over to Penguin before looking back to Jim] Shh! Don't speak. Jim, don't do this.

[Penguin says goodbye to Miss Thompkins and Jim Gordon]
Oswald Cobblepot: Good luck, old friend. See you around.
James Gordon: I hope not. Goodbye, Penguin.
Oswald Cobblepot: Goodbye, Miss Thompkins. Please don't think too badly of me. We are who we are.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: [Penguin shakes Lee's hand] That's true. Goodbye, Mr. Cobblepot.

[Lucius Fox questions Jim Gordon on having a backup plan to the penthouse raid]
Lucius Fox: People, surely we should have a backup strategy, given the strong possibilities of failure.
Oswald Cobblepot: [Penguin cheerfully responds] Au Contraire, Mr. Fox. Failure is not an option!
James Gordon: What he said.
Lucius Fox: As you like.

[Jim Gordon and Penguin open the trunk of a car down by the river]
Theo Galavan: You're a man of conscience, Jim. You'll regret this.
James Gordon: I have many regrets. This won't be top of the list.

[Theo Galavan kneels to his knees beside the river, looking to both Jim Gordon and the Penguin]
Theo Galavan: Now, uh... Here we are. Shame. It's gonna be a beautiful morning. Goodbye, Jim Gordon.
[Galavan looks at Penguin standing over him]
Oswald Cobblepot: This is for my mother.
[Penguin holds up a bat and repeatedly swings it at Galavan]
Theo Galavan: [Galavan looks to Gordon] Kill me, please. Please.
James Gordon: Enough! That's enough.
[Gordon pulls away the laughing Penguin, pulling out his pistol, shooting it at Galavan's chest]

[Jim Gordon sits beside Leslie Thompkins across from a running fountain]
James Gordon: It's over.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Is it?
James Gordon: Yes.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Good.
James Gordon: [Jim looks at Lee in the eyes] Will you marry me?

Batman: The Movie (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: Penguin, Joker, Riddler... and Catwoman, too! The sum of the angles of that rectangle is too monstrous to contemplate!
Batman: We've been given the plainest warning. They're working together to take over...
Chief O'Hara: Take over *what*, Batman? Gotham City?
Batman: Any *two* of them would try that!
Commissioner Gordon: The whole country?
Batman: If it were three of them, I would say yes, but *four*? Their minimum objective must be... the *entire* world.

Commissioner Gordon: It could be any one of them... But which one? Which ones?
Batman: Pretty *fishy* what happened to me on that ladder...
Commissioner Gordon: You mean where there's a fish there could be a Penguin?
Robin: But wait! It happened at sea... Sea. C for Catwoman!
Batman: Yet, an exploding shark *was* pulling my leg...
Commissioner Gordon: The Joker!
Chief O'Hara: All adds up to a sinister riddle... Riddle-R. Riddler!
Commissioner Gordon: A thought strikes me... So dreadful I scarcely dare give it utterance...
Batman: The four of them... Their forces combined...
Robin: Holy nightmare!

Commissioner Gordon: A fine job, Batman. You allayed their fears magnificently.
Batman: What else could I have done, Commissioner? If I told the truth, panic will grip the city.
Chief O'Hara: The truth. Sure, and what is the truth?
Batman: A decoy. A strange anonymous warning that Commodore Schmidlapp is in danger, to lure me into a trap.
Commissioner Gordon: A fiendish attempt on Batman's life.
Chief O'Hara: You mean, when they were luring you to a watery grave, the commodore's yacht has been hijacked in some places?
Batman: Precisely.
Commissioner Gordon: And who behind it? Not a clue.
Batman: Tell me, Commissioner: What known supercriminals are at large just now?
Commissioner Gordon: I'll check at once, Batman. Bonnie, let's have the latest status report on supercriminals still at large.
Bonnie: Yes, Commissioner.
Commissioner Gordon: Thank you, Bonnie. Coming up, Batman, on the closed-circuit TV screen. Come over here.
[the quartet move to the closed-circuit TV screen on the wall]
Closed Circuit TV Screen: Status report. Known supercriminals not currently imprisoned.
Batman: The Penguin.
Commissioner Gordon: That pompous, waddling master of foul play, maestro a million criminal umbrellas.
Robin: The Joker.
Chief O'Hara: Devilish clown prince of crime! Oh, if I only had a nickel for every time he's baffled us!
Commissioner Gordon: What, the Riddler loose too?
Batman: So it seems. Loose to plague us with his criminal conundrums.
Robin: Gosh! And the Catwoman!
Closed Circuit TV Screen: End of status report.

Commissioner Gordon: Great day in the morning!

Batman: Look at this pair of joking riddles.
Chief O'Hara: [reads] What does a turkey do when he flies upside down?
Robin: He gobbles up!
Chief O'Hara: Of course.
Batman: And, number two...
Commissioner Gordon: [reads] What weighs six ounces, sits in a tree and is very dangerous?
Robin: A sparrow with a machine gun!
Commissioner Gordon: Yes, of course.

The Catwoman: [to Batman, posing as Kitka] If you please, to take off the mask to give the better picture?
Commissioner Gordon: Great Scott! Batman take off his mask?
Chief O'Hara: The woman must be mad!
Batman: Please... Chief O'Hara... all of you. This young lady is a stranger to our shores. Her request is not unnatural, however, impossible to grant.
The Catwoman: Impossible?
Batman: Indeed. If Robin and I were to remove our masks, the secret of our true identities would be revealed.
Commissioner Gordon: Completely destroying their value as ace crimefighters.
Chief O'Hara: Sure, ma'am. Not even Commisioner Gordon and meself know who they really are.
Robin: In fact, our own relatives we live with don't know.
The Catwoman: But your so curious costumes...
Robin: Don't be put off by them, ma'am. Underneath this garb, we're perfectly ordinary Americans.
The Catwoman: You are like the masked vigilantes in the Westerns, no?
Commissioner Gordon: Certainly not! Batman and Robin are fully deputized agents of the law.
Robin: Support your police! That's our message!
Batman: Well said, Robin... and no better way to end this press conference... thank you, and good day.

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Pinewood (#2.18)" (2016)
[first lines]
James Gordon: [Jim Gordon holds his gun on Barbara Kean who stands outside his apartment door] Hands up. Hands up!
Barbara Kean: Okay. Look. Better?
James Gordon: Come inside.

[Jim Gordon starts to kick Barbara Kean out of his apartment when she asks for a favor]
Barbara Kean: Okay, maybe it was a mistake to come, but listen. Could you just do one more thing for me? Could you say my name?
James Gordon: Good-bye, Barbara.
[when Gordon shuts the front door on Barbara]

[Barbara Kean and Jim Gordon exchange their plans to talk to The Lady]
James Gordon: Let me guess. You're gonna talk to The Lady for me, get the information I need, if I just... what? Trust you?
Barbara Kean: No one like's a smarty-pants. So what's your plan, then?
James Gordon: My plan?
Barbara Kean: Mm-hmm.
James Gordon: My plan is to stick a gun in The Lady's face and have her beg me not to pull the trigger. Until she tells me everything I want to know.
Barbara Kean: [Barbara smiles] The Gordon special. I remember it well.

[Jim Gordon asks Barbara Kean why she's helping him with the Wayne case]
James Gordon: Why are you doing this?
Barbara Kean: I was there. Remember? When you first caught the Wayne case. I know what it means to you. You think that if you solve it, you can close the door on the past. And maybe, just maybe, it'll stay shut. And then you'll be able to start over. And you really have to ask me why I'm doing this?

[Barbara Kean tells Jim Gordon that he's the image she's been holding on to]
James Gordon: Let's say you've changed. What do you care what I think?
Barbara Kean: Because when I woke up from that coma, the first image I saw was your face as you were holding onto me from the church window. You were trying to save me. Because in that moment, you didn't see the monster. You just saw me. That's what I've been holding on to. Because I feel like if you could just look at me like that again... I'd be okay. I'd make it.
James Gordon: You want to be a better person?
Barbara Kean: Yes.
James Gordon: That's your choice to make.

James Gordon: What are you doing here?
Barbara Kean: I was released. Call them, you'll see. I'm telling the truth. It's what I do now.
James Gordon: That's hard to believe.

"Gotham: What the Little Bird Told Him (#1.12)" (2015)
James Gordon: This is the first I've seen you down here with the rank and file. You must be desperate.
Commissioner Loeb: Follow me.
Harvey Bullock: Really nice knowing you.
Commissioner Loeb: Bring your friend Bullock.
Harvey Bullock: I hate you. I hate you.

James Gordon: Ah, it's good to be back.
Harvey Bullock: Only a man from a lunatic asylum would say that. You're like a human roller coaster, except you only go down.
Edward Nygma: Wouldn't that make him more of an elevator?

Jack Gruber: They didn't cook. Just stunned. I expected more oomph!
James Gordon: You want "oomph", Jack?

James Gordon: Next man who tries to take away my shield... one way or another, I'm gonna make him eat it.
Commissioner Loeb: Say again?
James Gordon: New day, Commissioner.

James Gordon: [whispers into the Commissioner ear]
Harvey Bullock: I hope you have some *nasty* pictures of him, because I bet what you said was very, very rude.
James Gordon: I'm done being careful.
Harvey Bullock: You think you've been careful so far?
James Gordon: Men like Commissioner Loeb are never gonna trust me.
Harvey Bullock: You *think* you've been careful so far?
James Gordon: So why play nice?
Harvey Bullock: You think you've been *careful* so far?
James Gordon: Don't worry. I know what I'm doing. Let's go grab a beer...
Harvey Bullock: Now you're messing with my mind. I need something stronger than a beer...

[last lines]
Leslie Thompkins: Um, I was in the area, and, um my sorceress wants her doll back.
James Gordon: Right, yeah. Is that why you're here?
Leslie Thompkins: Yes. No. She *does* want her doll back, but, um Not entirely. No. You live here?
James Gordon: Sort of between places right now.
Leslie Thompkins: I don't know why I'm here. Sorry. A whim...
James Gordon: Wait.
[kisses her]
Desk Sergeant: [walks in on them] Hey, Gordon, did you hear? There's been a big shootout at Fish Mooney's place.

"Gotham: Everyone Has a Cobblepot (#1.18)" (2015)
Harvey Bullock: You sure about this, Penguin? You're telling me this is where Loeb keeps 20 years of dirty secrets? Doesn't feel right.
James Gordon: Well, maybe that's the point. No one would suspect it.
Oswald Cobblepot: Which would you prefer, Detective Bullock? A sign saying "Super secret blackmail hoard"?
Harvey Bullock: You know, the last time the three of us took a ride, you were in the trunk. I liked that better.

Detective Arnold Flass: You heard the good news? Hey, the boys are throwing me a welcome back down at O'Donnelys. Figure you want to stop by. Show support for your soon-to-be new president.
James Gordon: I wouldn't celebrate just yet.
Detective Arnold Flass: You just don't learn. Still want to take me down? I'm like the phoenix. I'll just rise again and again and again.

Harvey Bullock: I'm not denying anything. I did what I had to do. If I didn't do what Loeb told me to do, I would've lost my job. Probably gone to prison.
James Gordon: What does have on you? Harvey...
Harvey Bullock: Do you honestly think you're the only one who had orders to take a punk down to the end of the pier and put a bullet in his head? Huh? The difference is my Cobblepot didn't come back.

[first lines]
James Gordon: Slim pickings at the food court. Brought you a bagel.
Bruce Wayne: Thanks.
Alfred Pennyworth: Nothing for the invalid?
James Gordon: Sorry, hospital food only. Doctor's orders. How you feeling?
Alfred Pennyworth: All right. Had a slight puncture. Leaked a bit.

Miriam Loeb: [holding up a bird skeleton] I started making jewelry.
James Gordon: What's it made of?
Miriam Loeb: Bones. Starlings. They, uh they land on my windowsill, and you can catch them if you're really silent and still. And I can be really silent and still. Silent as a mouse.
James Gordon: Then what do you do?
Miriam Loeb: I crush the back of their heads. I just press down with my thumb. It makes, like, a a popping noise. Pop!

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham (#2.10)" (2015)
[Jim Gordon arrives home from the funeral of Officer Katherine Parks]
James Gordon: [pours himself a drink] Katherine Parks was 23. On the force a year. And today we put her in the ground because when I had the chance, I didn't do the only sensible thing.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Jim...
James Gordon: An assassin kills four cops... dares me to pull the trigger, and I don't. Explain that to me.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: That man was your prisoner; you didn't have a choice.
James Gordon: I had a choice.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Yes, to upload the law or to become a murderer. You made the right one.
James Gordon: You think Katherine Parks feels the same way? What about her family?

[Jim Gordon reports to Captain Barnes about the six reported monks in Gotham]
James Gordon: They have to be part of this same order of St. Dumas. Bullock's contacts say they're penitents
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: Yeah, I forgot my dictionary in my purse.
James Gordon: They believed in purification through pain. Blood.

[Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock travel through the sewer system to try and find the Order]
Harvey Bullock: Just when you think Gotham's shown her last jewel, she reveals herself like a flower.
James Gordon: You're mixing metaphors.
Harvey Bullock: I'm in a freakin' sewer.

[Theo Galavan gives a final statement at the courthouse after his official release]
Theo Galavan: I'd just like to state that, I harbor no ill will toward Detective Gordon and the GCPD. They did their jobs. They're still my heroes. What do you say, Detective Gordon? Can we move forward together to fix this, broken, beautiful city?
[Gordon takes a swing to Theo Galavan in front of all of the press]
James Gordon: [screams] You son of a bitch! You're a son of a bitch! I'm gonna get you! I'm gonna get you!

[Theo Galavan talks to the tied-up Detective Gordon]
Theo Galavan: My, my. What a difference a day brings. Here, you're the prisoner and I'm free. Fortune's wheel. Turn, turn. These cops? Good men who can tell which way the wind is blowing. Now, we have a very small window. I have places to be, you have to die, but I know you must have questions, so...
James Gordon: The monks. They... work for you?
Theo Galavan: For centuries, the order of Dumas has protected my family. They have been a light in a dark world. Shall I tell you a secret? Theo Galavan is a mask. My name is Dumas, and my family built this city out of nothing. But we were betrayed, driven out, erased.
James Gordon: So, that's all this is about? Revenge.
Theo Galavan: No. This is about atonement. The ground that Gotham is built on is poisoned by the wrongs done to my forefathers. I will change that.
James Gordon: By killing nine random people? You're insane.
Theo Galavan: [laughs] I can see why you'd think so. Ritual blood sacrifices, bunch of guys in robes, chanting prophesies. It's a bit, too... But belief itself - That's what matters, Detective. Belief gives strength, purpose.

"The New Batman Adventures: Over the Edge (#1.11)" (1998)
Batman: Jim...
Commissioner James Gordon: How could you? I worked with you, trusted you... And you never told me?
[Batman looks down]
Commissioner James Gordon: She was my daughter. My daughter!
[Batman goes to console him, but is stopped at gun point by Bollock]
Det. Harvey Bullock: That's as far as you go, murderer.

Bruce Wayne: [Picking up the phone] Yes?
Commissioner James Gordon: Wayne.
Bruce Wayne: Commissioner? What can I do for you?
Commissioner James Gordon: Drop the act. Ten minutes on Barbara's computer told me everything. Like a fool I allowed you to run wild on your private crusade. A psychotic misfit playing masked hero. Now I've paid for it with Barbara's life.
Bruce Wayne: Jim, believe me. I know how you feel.
Commissioner James Gordon: You can't.
Bruce Wayne: You know how I lost my parents. The only way I could hold on to my sanity was to take matters into my own hands.
Commissioner James Gordon: That makes us even.

Det. Harvey Bullock: Seal the building! No one gets in or out! I want SWAT teams in place, helicopter backup!
Commissioner James Gordon: Harvey, we both know we'll never catch him. Not that way.
Det. Harvey Bullock: So what do we do?
Commissioner James Gordon: What I should've done years ago.

Commissioner James Gordon: There's no place to run, Wayne.
Bane: Good, I want to finish him slowly.
[Gordon shoots a warning shot near Bane's feet]
Commissioner James Gordon: I want him alive! Alive, to rot away in Arkham. Surrounded by the monsters he's created.
Bane: Poetic, but no.
[lunges at Gordon and swats the gun away]
Commissioner James Gordon: We had a deal!
Bane: Thought about it. Didn't work for me.
[Knocks Gordon over the edge, leaving him dangling for life]
Bane: Please, give your dear Barbara a kiss from me.

Barbara Gordon: This is important. I won't be easy for you to hear... but it's about a job I took on recently.
Commissioner James Gordon: Barbara, please. Sweetheart, you're capable of making your own decisions. You don't need me to approve or even acknowledge them. And in this case, I can't. All you need to know is I love you. All of you.
[kisses her]
Commissioner James Gordon: And that is all I have to say on the subject.
[Gives her a wink]
Barbara Gordon: Daddy...
[Hugs him]

Batman: Arkham Knight (2015) (VG)
G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon: Hey Batman!
[Notices that Batman has disappeared]
G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon: Every damn time.

Batman: Jim, I wanted to tell you: working with Barbara, it was an honor...
G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon: Don't.
Batman: Even if you knew what she was she was doing, you couldn't have stopped her.
G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon: Stubborn. Like her old man.
Batman: Brave.
G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon: You know, you see a lot in this job. A lot of heartbreak, a lot of suffering. But I'll never forget taking a witness statement from an eight-year-old boy who'd just seen his parents gunned down.
Batman: You were kind, Jim.
G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon: I... I was thinking, I may never get the chance to tell you this, to say sorry.
Batman: You don't have to.
G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon: We're the same, Bruce. We'd do anything for our family.

[first lines]
G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon: Nine months ago, Joker was cremated. I pressed the button and burnt the evil bastard myself. And then, we waited. Gotham braced itself for the inevitable power struggle. But it didn't come. Crime actually fell. Deep down, I knew war was coming. I was just waiting for someone to pull the trigger.

G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon: It took just 24 hours to lose control of the city. Tonight, Gotham is relying on one man to save us all.

[Scarecrow is holding Barbara hostage]
G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon: Let her go!
Dr. Jonathan Crane: You both still have a part to play.
G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon: We had a deal!
Dr. Jonathan Crane: [laughs] Once I understood your greatest fear, controlling you was simple. You blame yourself for her condition. You need to protect her, but buried deep down is the inevitability that you will one day fail. And that fear makes you mine.
[Gordon aims his gun at Scarecrow]
Dr. Jonathan Crane: Think very carefully about your next move, Commissioner. Her life depends on it.
[Gordon turns and shoots Batman in the chest, sending him tumbling off the roof]
Barbara Gordon: Dad, no!

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Into the Woods (#2.17)" (2016)
[Harvey Bullock tells Jim Gordon that 500 cops probably have a beef with him]
Harvey Bullock: I mean, come on, Jim, be honest. You probably got 500 cops who have beef with you.
James Gordon: Yeah, but enough to frame me for murder?
Harvey Bullock: Maybe 10.

[Harvey Bullock tells Jim Gordon the reward for bringing Gordon in]
Harvey Bullock: Governor announced a $10,000 reward for anyone who helps catch you.
James Gordon: $10,000? You should turn me in.
Harvey Bullock: If he doubled it to 20, I'd give it some thought.

[Edward Nygma tells Jim Gordon a riddle when Gordon realizes Nygma is the one to set him up]
Edward Nygma: Without fingers I point, without arms I strike, without feet I run. What am I?
James Gordon: You're a clock.
Edward Nygma: [Nygma smiles] Correct.

[Jim Gordon confronts Edward Nygma out in the snow about what made him a killer]
James Gordon: How did this happen to you? How did you become this?
Edward Nygma: You dummy. This is who I am. It was just finally admitting the truth to myself. Well, that and murdering some people.
James Gordon: I don't believe that.
Edward Nygma: You don't believe it. Why, Jim? Because it would make you incompetent to know that I was right under your nose the whole time? Or you don't want to admit there's a monster in all of us? Because you, of all people, should know that!

[Edward Nygma gives Jim Gordon a last riddle, reaching his hand out to Gordon's chest]
Edward Nygma: A nightmare for some. For others, a savior I come. My hand's cold and bleak. It's the warm hearts they seek.
James Gordon: Death.

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Mad Grey Dawn (#2.15)" (2016)
[first lines]
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: [Captain Barnes tells Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock about the museum robber] Solo robber hit the museum about an hour ago. Scared people away with a bomb that never went off.
James Gordon: Anybody hurt?
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: Nope.
Harvey Bullock: Why us, then? Isn't it a Robbery Squad case.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: Bomb threats are you guys. Whether the bomb went off or not. So get on it.

[Edward Nygma congratulates Jim Gordon on stopping the bomb at the train station]
Edward Nygma: Jim. Heard you were able to save the day.
James Gordon: I got lucky.
Edward Nygma: I don't believe in luck. You saw a problem and you solved it. Bravo.

[Captain Barnes interrogates Jim Gordon for the murder of Officer Pinkney]
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: I know that something went down between you and Galavan that night. I saw it in your eyes when I.A. was grilling you. And now the one person who was about to shine light on this whole thing is found beaten to death with you standing over the body. What am I missing?
James Gordon: [Jim screams] I was set up!
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: Jim! How many lying, son of a bitch, low-life weasels have you heard use that same line. Somebody set you up? That's what you're going with? The least you can admit what you did. Be a man! Pinkney was one of us. He deserves that. I deserve that! The least you could do is look me in the eye and remind me that you were a good cop once. That you still know right from wrong. Jim.
James Gordon: [Jim hangs his head] I want to talk to my rep.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: You're a disgrace to the badge.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: [Barnes bangs the table] I trusted you! But you broke my heart.

[Jim Gordon tells Leslie Thompkins from behind bars that she needs to leave]
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: So, what? We just give up?
James Gordon: We move on.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Move on? Move on to what? You mean... me. You mean I move on.
James Gordon: I've thought long and hard about this.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: No.
James Gordon: You have to listen to me.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: I'm tired of listening. This isn't fair. How can you not be with us?
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: [Leslie holds Jim's hand to their baby in her stomach, crying] Birthdays... and first steps and skinned knees... and everything.

[last lines]
James Gordon: [Jim Gordon arrives to Blackgate Penitentiary with Harvey Bullock] You were a good partner, Harvey.
Harvey Bullock: Still am.

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: By Fire (#2.6)" (2015)
[Captain Barnes warns Jim Gordon about not being able to beat up suspects, even after the loss of a Strike Force member]
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: [Barnes yells from behind his desk] We do not beat suspects, ever!
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: [Barnes calmly walks to Jim] I get it. Luke was a good kid.
James Gordon: We took him out of the academy, and told him he was ready. Now he's dead.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: You lose people in war, you know that. Make no mistake, this is war. But that doesn't give you or me the license to break the law. There's a line. I learned that the hard way.
James Gordon: Respectfully, sir. This is Gotham. There are gray areas. I've learned that the hard way, too.

[Jim Gordon asks Selina Kyle where Bridgit Pike is]
James Gordon: Is that why you're armed? You're gonna go after the Pikes? Rescue your friend?
Selina Kyle: No.
James Gordon: That's a yes. Look, you're gonna get your friend and yourself killed.
Selina Kyle: No offense, Jim. But I like my chances better than yours.
James Gordon: Why get involved? Why risk your neck? Who is this girl to you?
Selina Kyle: No one. Just... a girl in the neighborhood.
James Gordon: I give you my word. I will do everything I can to keep her safe. But you have to stay out of it. Tell me where she is.

[Harvey Bullock and Jim Gordon find the burned up Pike brothers]
Harvey Bullock: [Bullock examines the Joe Pike's charcoal body on the floor] Damn. I hate how it smells like good barbecue.
Joe Pike: [Joe Pike suddenly grabs Bullock's foot] Bitch.
James Gordon: [Bullock screams kicking the burned up Joe Pike] Bullock, hey!
Harvey Bullock: What? Scared the hell out of me!
James Gordon: [Gordon examines Joe Pike's body once more] And now he's dead. Nice work, Bullock.
Harvey Bullock: Oh, yeah. My kicks did it? Maybe it's because he's fried like a taquito! It's not on me.

[Selina Kyle holds Leslie Thompkins hostage with a gun pointed at her, as the two compliment each other, and Jim Gordon arrives home]
Selina Kyle: You're cute. For a doctor.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Thanks. You're cute. For a gangster.
James Gordon: [Gordon walks in the door, as Selina takes her aim off Lee] Hi, Selina. Sorry about this, Lee.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: [Lee sarcastically replies] Oh, hey, no problem.

[Selina Kyle tells Jim Gordon that she won't ever talk to him again]
Selina Kyle: I'm done talking to you. I never should have never trusted a cop.
James Gordon: I tried to help her, it just went a different way.
Selina Kyle: Is that what you call it when someone dies? Is that what you tell yourself?
James Gordon: I'm sorry.
Selina Kyle: [Selina scoffs] Whatever.

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: This Ball of Mud and Meanness (#2.14)" (2016)
[Jim Gordon pays a visit to Edward Nygma in the morgue]
James Gordon: Hey, Ed, you busy?
Edward Nygma: I'm studying the decomp rate of various color inks to see if we can use tattoos to help determine time of death.
James Gordon: Hmm. Is that a yes or a no?
Edward Nygma: [Ed frowns to himself] Please come in.

[Jim Gordon asks Edward Nygma if he'd heard from Kristen Kringle recently]
James Gordon: I was wondering if you'd heard from Kristen Kringle lately.
Edward Nygma: [Ed gives Jim a riddle] I'm strong as a rock, but a word can destroy me. What am I?
Edward Nygma: [Jim rolls his head to the side] Silence. I've heard nothing.

[Jim Gordon questions Jeri on where she sent Bruce Wayne]
James Gordon: [Jeri plays with her handcuffs in the interrogation room] Where is Bruce Wayne?
Jeri: You are so angry. I'm sensing a personal relationship. Maybe like a surrogate father type of thing.
James Gordon: Where is he?
Jeri: He is... he's a really good kid. He's got steel in him. He's gonna grow up and be a strong man one day. Well, if he lives long enough.

[Jim Gordon tries threatening Jeri with his anger]
James Gordon: This is gonna go a lot better for you if you don't make me angry.
Jeri: Angry is your natural state, isn't it? You are the infamous Jim Gordon? Everybody knows about your temper.
James Gordon: This isn't about me. There's a kid out there in danger.
Jeri: Oh, there's lots of kids out there in danger! Why does this poor little rich boy got your special attention?
James Gordon: You're trying to make me angry. Do you want me to hurt you?
Jeri: Could you? I got nowhere else to be.
James Gordon: No.
[Jeri drops her hands in disappointment]

"Gotham: Viper (#1.5)" (2014)
James Gordon: Where is he? Where is Potolsky?
Isaac Steiner: Those hypocrites! Empty altruism will not erase what they've done. They must pay.
James Gordon: Who? Who must pay?
Isaac Steiner: WellZyn. Wayne Enterprises. Everyone will finally see them for what they are.
James Gordon: How? Where's Potolsky headed?
Harvey Bullock: What's 'altruism?'

Harvey Bullock: Where the hell have you been?
James Gordon: Personal business.
Harvey Bullock: You disappear in the middle of a case, and you can't even tell me why?
James Gordon: That's what "personal" means.

James Gordon: Wait a minute. One guy did this? Stole your ATM over milk?
Cashier: Little skinny-ass dude, guitar case, drinking milk like there's no more cows. "Don't vex me, mortal", he says.
James Gordon: I'm sorry, what?
Cashier: Listen, if I had a dollar for every hobo skeez that walks through that door thinks they're God, I wouldn't be here. But this son of a bitch, he wasn't fooling around.
James Gordon: All right, you get a description of the vehicle? License plate, something?
Cashier: He didn't have a vehicle.
Harvey Bullock: Then how'd he pull your ATM from the wall? How'd he take it away?
Cashier: That's what I'm telling you, man! He pulled it out of here with his bare hands!
[Gordon and Bullock trade an alarmed look]

Isaac Steiner: Yes, I know Stan Potolsky. He was a student of mine, a very brilliant student. He may be a biochemist, but philosophy is a passion of his.
James Gordon: You stayed in touch?
Isaac Steiner: Yes.
James Gordon: What do you know about Wellzyn firing him?
Isaac Steiner: Stan's work for Wayne Enterprises led him into some dark moral corners.
Harvey Bullock: Wellzyn told us Potolsky made shampoo. Where are the dark moral corners in that?
Isaac Steiner: [bark of laughter] Shampoo? They say that, do they? No, no, Stan designed pharmaceutical weapons, to be used by combat troops. Drugs that worked on an epigenetic level. Imagine an army made up of soldiers so strong, that the can tear a man in two with their bare hands.

"Batman: The Animated Series: Vendetta (#1.21)" (1992)
Commissioner James Gordon: I've had cats that made more noise than you.
Batman: We need to talk about Bullock. I think he might have been responsible for the bomb.
Commissioner James Gordon: Come on, you know there was evidence that Conway falsely implicated Bullock at the graft inquest.
Batman: But you have no proof Conway lied.
Commissioner James Gordon: Look, Harvey Bullock is hard to work with, even harder to like. But he's a good cop, Batman. He's clean.

Commissioner James Gordon: [to Bullock after a police ship is sunk] Remind me never to think of you as a good luck charm.

Det. Harvey Bullock: Taking me off the case? What kind of shuck and jive is this, Jim? You know what I had to go through just to get Conway out of Stonegate? But it's worth it if his testimony can take down Rupert Thorne.
Commissioner James Gordon: Which is why Thorne looks good for the bombing. But if I let you go after Thorne, a lot of ugly ancient history is bound to come up. I got to relieve you, Harv, you know that. Unless you want Internal Affairs all over you like a bad rash.

Commissioner James Gordon: For once, my friend, I hope your instincts are wrong.

"Gotham: The Mask (#1.8)" (2014)
Richard Sionis: You see the man without the mask? Whoever kills him... is the victor.
James Gordon: Listen to me. I'm a cop. So far, you haven't broken any laws.
Richard Sionis: Let the games... begin.
James Gordon: One last chance! Nobody moves!
Richard Sionis: Oh. And I'll throw in a million dollar signing bonus.
James Gordon: Ah, crap.

James Gordon: Essen told me you made a speech.
Harvey Bullock: I wouldn't call it a speech.
James Gordon: Said you called me an asshat.
Harvey Bullock: I did call you that.

James Gordon: Why all the masks? A shrink would say you're hiding something.
Richard Sionis: To the contrary. A mask hides the face, but frees the soul. A mask speaks the truth.

James Gordon: It's not that I love fighting, but I'm not afraid to either. And if we don't fight for this city, who will? I'm not gonna stop, Harvey. Falcone, the mayor, every cop I know that's dirty I'm gonna get them. You should know that.

"Gotham: Mad City: Follow the White Rabbit (#3.6)" (2016)
Jervis Tetch: Choose.
James Gordon: No, I won't choose.
Jervis Tetch: You will, you will, you'll certainly spill!

James Gordon: I'm happy.
Valerie Vale: Of course you are,you get to drink scotch all day and have sex with me.

James Gordon: [on the phone] This is about your sister, isn't it? In your addled brain, you blame me for what happened to her.
Jervis Tetch: Don't you talk about her!
James Gordon: I got to know her, Jervis. She was a good person. That's why she hated you. Why she died trying to get away from you. You want revenge, kill yourself.

[last lines]
Leslie Thompkins: [in the hospital hallway] Mario's a great doctor, she'll pull through.
James Gordon: Lee, about what I said...
Leslie Thompkins: Jim. Not now.

"Gotham: Arkham (#1.4)" (2014)
James Gordon: I should have killed you. I should put a bullet in your head right now.
Oswald Cobblepot: And you would have every right to do so. But you won't, Jim Gordon. You're a good man. You may very well be the last good man in Gotham.

[last lines]
Bruce Wayne: My parents believed a new asylum would bring hope to Gotham. Now that's gone. Everything they worked for is now falling into the hands of criminals.
James Gordon: Not everything. You're alive. It's not too late.
Bruce Wayne: Do you really believe that? Do you believe Gotham can be saved?
James Gordon: I believe it's worth trying.

James Gordon: This war... what are you talking about? Why will there be a war?
Oswald Cobblepot: Uh, as you know, war is just politics by other means. And isn't politics just money? Talking?
James Gordon: Talking about what?
Oswald Cobblepot: [chuckles] Arkham, of course.

James Gordon: You can't be this lazy.
Harvey Bullock: Lazy? Maybe I just do my job smarter than you, you ever consider that?
James Gordon: Yeah. I considered it.

"Gotham: Selina Kyle (#1.2)" (2014)
Detective James Gordon: What do you think?
Detective Harvey Bullock: I think it's been a long shift. We give this bum three hours, then we knock off.
Detective James Gordon: He was a vet.
Detective Harvey Bullock: I salute his service. Now he's a dead bum. People are shooting bums all the time. We might as well be looking for the tooth fairy.

Detective James Gordon: [about calling the newspaper] Listen, Barbara, when I tell you stuff, it's between us. You can't do what you just did.
Barbara Kean: It was the right thing to do.
Detective James Gordon: Not the point.
Barbara Kean: What is the point?
Detective James Gordon: You're right, it was the right thing to do. Don't do it again.

Detective Harvey Bullock: These high-class temperamental broads need firm handling, trust me.
Detective James Gordon: Trust you? On women?
Detective Harvey Bullock: Damn right. All varieties. From house fraus to movie stars. I love them all. Now, you, let me guess, high school sweetheart then a bunch of hos overseas only made you sad. And then there's Barbara.
Detective James Gordon: Pretty much.
Detective Harvey Bullock: You, my friend, are a monkey riding a race horse.

Alfred Pennyworth: Bruce's father gave me very firm orders was him and his missus to die. Now I will raise the boy the way his father told me to raise him.
Detective James Gordon: Which is how?
Alfred Pennyworth: Trust him to choose his own course. He is, after all, a Wayne.
Detective James Gordon: Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

"CollegeHumor Originals: All-Nighter: Batman of the Office" (2014)
Batman: We're not your shields! We're not your trained monkeys doing whatever you say for your silly, little, online TV channel!
Commisioner Gordon: Why is that?
Batman: You want to do some half-baked, low-production value version of our thing where we just say catchphrases? How's this for a catchphrase!
[He and Commisioner Gordon flip Sam off]
Batman: You look like the kid from A Christmas Story grew up to be a hobbit! Fuck yourself! Right in your shirehole!

Sam: We're excited to have you here as an intern, Jim. I'm sorry things didn't work out at the Gotham P.D. What did you say you were doing for them again?
Commisioner Gordon: Commisioner.
Sam: Anyway, we're going to set you up with an intern. Sort of show you the lay of the land. This guy we've been working with for a couple of months. Oh, there he is.
Batman: Commisioner! Oh, looks like we're working together again!
Commisioner Gordon: [unenthused] Yeah.
Batman: But not fighting crime! Fighting all these inefficiencies!

Batman: Photocopier, photocopy!
Commisioner Gordon: I think you just hit the green button.
Batman: Okay. Photocopier, hit the green button. With science!

Batman: Who made your sandwich for you?
Commisioner Gordon: To tell you, my wife.
Batman: Oh, yeah.
Commisioner Gordon: Why? Who made your sandwich?
Batman: Alfred. What? No, no, no, no. My butler. Uhhh. The Wayne family butler, Alfred Pennyworth. Wait! Nope, Alf... ALF!
Commisioner Gordon: ALF.
Batman: ALF!
Commisioner Gordon: 80's TV icon ALF made your sandwich?
Batman: Yeah! Remember that show from the 80's? Hey, ALF! Make me a sandwich! No problem! He made me a sandwich! It's probably cat!

"Batman: The Penguin Goes Straight (#1.21)" (1966)
The Penguin: [on phone while eating from a large tin of sardines] Oh, good morning, commissionor. Have you snared the costumed crooks yet?
Police Commissioner James Gordon: [referring to the Caped Crusaders] They're still at large, Penguin.

Police Commissioner James Gordon: You... you abominable avian!

Police Commissioner James Gordon: [while interrogating a less-than-cooperative suspect] A hard-baked cookie, this one.
Chief O'Hara: Covered with armor-plated icin'!
Police Commissioner James Gordon: Let's give him a turn, shall we?

Police Commissioner James Gordon: The Penguin *prevented* a crime?

"Batman: The Animated Series: P.O.V. (#1.13)" (1992)
Investigator Hackle: When I'm done with you clowns, you won't qualify as security guards! The department works months to nail that drug lord. We lay out two million in cash for the sting. And in five stinking minutes, you idiots blow it!
Det. Harvey Bullock: Hey, I didn't blow anything!
Investigator Hackle: Well, one of you did! Or maybe what we've got here is three cops on the take.
Commissioner James Gordon: That's uncalled for.
Officer Renée Montoya: What? you can't be serious.
Det. Harvey Bullock: Where does he get off? Hey, I'll tell ya who's to blame. Batman!
Officer Wilkes: You saw the Batman too?
Officer Renée Montoya: Come on, Harvey, Batman's fault?
Investigator Hackle: Then whose fault is it, officer?
Officer Renée Montoya: I don't know, but I'm sure it wasn't Batman. He was...
Investigator Hackle: Either you start coming up with answers or hand over your badges.
Det. Harvey Bullock: I'm telling you, lieutenant, Batman blew the bust! Montoya and Wilkes were late so I had to go in alone!
Officer Renée Montoya: Que cara! We weren't late!

Investigator Hackle: So you went in because of Batman?
Det. Harvey Bullock: I told you. They were late.
Investigator Hackle: Were you trying to beat them out of the collar, or beat them to the cash?
Commissioner James Gordon: Ease up, lieutenant.
Investigator Hackle: No. You back off, commissioner! Gordon, this is my investigation, so pipe down or get out! He knows they were supposed to go in as a team! Bullock, I demand to know the real reason you didn't wait for the rest of your team.
[Bullock rolls his eyes]
Investigator Hackle: Bullock!
Det. Harvey Bullock: Give me a break. Why don't ya ask them why they were late?

Investigator Hackle: [Hearing Wilk's side of the story] What did he say?
Officer Wilkes: I couldn't hear. But the guy looked plenty scared and blurted out "Doc" something.
Investigator Hackle: Doc who?
Officer Wilkes: I don't know. He just said "Doc".
Commissioner James Gordon: We're interrogating the suspect now, but it doesn't look like he'll crack.
Investigator Hackle: Well I think the rookie's holding something back!
Officer Renée Montoya: Take it easy! He told you everything he knows!
Investigator Hackle: How touching. I hope you're as good at defending yourself since the detective here is calling you a liar!
Commissioner James Gordon: Wait a minute. Nobody is calling anyone a liar. There's obviously a communication problem here. But my officers are not liars.
Investigator Hackle: Well, someone in here is lying.
Commissioner James Gordon: Why don't you reserve judgement until you've heard what officer Montoya has to say.
Investigator Hackle: Alright, let's have your version.
Officer Renée Montoya: Like I said before, we got there on time. Bullock was down. He said there was still suspects inside, so I entered.

Commissioner James Gordon: I gotta hand it to you, Montoya. You and Batman really turned this thing around.
Officer Wilkes: Yeah, that was some collar. You put the whole gang away.
Investigator Hackle: What collar? She's suspended!
Commissioner James Gordon: [Grabbing Hackle] This farce has gone far enough, Hackle! We've nailed the suspects and recovered our money! The investigation is closed!
[Gets the officers' badges and pushes Hackle away]
Commissioner James Gordon: Officer Montoya earned this collar.
Officer Renée Montoya: The collar belongs to all three of us. It was a team effort.
Officer Wilkes: Gee, thanks partner.
Det. Harvey Bullock: [mumbles under his breath]
Officer Renée Montoya: What was that, Bullock?
Det. Harvey Bullock: I said... thanks a lot, Montoya.

Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009) (VG)
Commissioner Gordon: You took longer than I expected.
Batman: Joker's out of control, he's trying to prove something. I'm not sure I can stop him this time.
Commissioner Gordon: You'll do it. Listen, Batman, we're not alone. He's got someone down there...
The Joker: What a blabbermouth! Spoiling the suprise!
Batman: Be quiet.
The Joker: Am I getting to you? Am I? Good.

Commissioner Gordon: Shame about your car. Can I give you a ride?
Batman: Thanks, Jim, but I have one on the way.
Commissioner Gordon: Get some rest. You deserve it.
Dispatch: [over radio] All units, all units, the Gotham National Bank was just robbed by Harvey Dent, a.k.a. Two Face...
Batman: Stay safe, Jim.
[grapples up to the Batwing and flies away]

Commissioner Gordon: Bane said Dr. Young was a "bruja". What does that mean?
Batman: It's Spanish for "witch".

"Gotham: Beasts of Prey (#1.19)" (2015)
James Gordon: You coming?
Harvey Bullock: Let me say it in Spanish. No.

James Gordon: Harvey! The victim deserves justice.
Harvey Bullock: Yeah, and I deserve a mute supermodel who likes pasty Irish guys and loves to cook. It's not happening.

[last lines]
James Gordon: [grabbing the Commissioner by his lapels] Now you crossed a line. You come after the one I love? From here on, we're playing my way. No more games. No more deals. I'm gonna find The Ogre and I'm gonna put him behind bars, and when I've done that, I'm coming after you. I'm coming after you, Commissioner. You're done.

"Gotham: Rogues' Gallery (#1.11)" (2015)
Sarah Essen: You know I'd bring you back here in a second... if I could.
James Gordon: I know. It's all good, Captain.
Sarah Essen: You do look spiffy in the uniform.
Harvey Bullock: Yeah, if spiffy means dorky.

Leslie Thompkins: All the girls are talking about you. Brave detective brought low by fighting City Hall.
James Gordon: Ah. They say that, do they?
Leslie Thompkins: I'm sorry, I didn't mean to make light of your situation.
James Gordon: It's okay.
Leslie Thompkins: Personally, I think what you're doing is admirable.
James Gordon: I'm guarding lunatics.
Leslie Thompkins: No, you're not quitting.
James Gordon: Not yet.

Nurse Dorothy Duncan: Aaron never lies, Mr. Gordon. He doesn't have the concept. Poor, peaceful soul that he is.
James Gordon: He killed his family with an ax. Isn't that what you did, Aaron?
Nurse Dorothy Duncan: Never harmed a fly before or since.
Aaron Danzig: I said "Sorry."

"Batman: Not Yet, He Ain't (#1.22)" (1966)
Chief O'Hara: You greedy bird! Have you no conscience?
Commissioner Gordon: Great Scot, Penguin, this woman loves you, she's still willing to marry you.
The Penguin: Who, me? The Penguin married and kept in a bathtub?
Sophia Starr: I do love you, Pengy, I'd try so hard to reform you.
The Penguin: Great quivering icebergs! Take me to prison!
[waddles out]

Commissioner Gordon: [the police have gunned down Batman and Robin] Don't feel too badly about it, men, you did what you had to do. It's always tragic to see a crime fighter turn bad.

Chief O'Hara: On the ammunition used in the shootout with Batman and Robin; 297 rounds of ammunition, including Tommy guns and pistols. It's strange, isn't it, Commissioner?
Commissioner Gordon: Isn't what strange, Chief O'Hara?
Chief O'Hara: 297 rounds of blanks, they cost more than the real thing.

"Gotham: Mad City: Blood Rush (#3.8)" (2016)
James Gordon: That's it? No welcome back?
Harvey Bullock: Please, if we had a big to-do every time you came back to the GCPD, we'd never catch any bad guy's.

Nathaniel Barnes: You know that feeling Jim when you've won the battle but you're going to lose the war?
James Gordon: War's are fought one battle at a time, sir.

Mario Falcone: You once told me that if I ever hurt Lee, you'd kill me. Well, now it's my turn. I love Lee and I'll do whatever I have to to keep her.
James Gordon: Then word of advice. Lose the jealousy. It's weak.

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Strike Force (#2.4)" (2015)
[Captain Barnes meets Jim Gordon]
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: I've read all your files. Army, Academy, GCPD. You're a troublemaker. A fighter. Is that an accurate assessment.
James Gordon: Yes, sir.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: Good. You're my second in command. Starting now, Jim, we're gonna fix this department and bring respect for law and order back to this city.
James Gordon: Yes, sir. We're, uh... kind of shorthanded.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: What, you think I cut too deep?
James Gordon: You could have thrown out 20 more guys and not hit bottom. Fixing this department's gonna be tough. Maybe tougher than you think, sir.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: Welcome to my unit, you sad-ass Army hump. Tough is what we eat for breakfast.
James Gordon: [Gordon laughs quietly] A jarhead, huh? Who would've guessed.
James Gordon: [Barnes salutes Gordon] Sir.

[Captain Barnes talks to Jim Gordon at the police academy]
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: Oldest in your class. Not the strongest or the fastest or even the most academically gifted either, and yet... you finished at the top of your class. Now how did you do that? I'll tell you how. You were a soldier. You saw combat while your classmates were still playing with themselves in their parents' basement. You got blood in your face.
James Gordon: You could say that.
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: You're a warrior, Jim. So am I. But you can't carry on the way you've been, going after everyone on your own. You need help that you can rely on.
James Gordon: With all due respect, sir...
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: What if their were a team of young cops who haven't been bought yet? Not jaded, not corrupted. Still filled with hope and faith in the system.
James Gordon: Cadets?
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: This is the greatest academy in the country. Graduation is next week. We could grab a group of their finest before some precinct kills their spirit. Wouldn't hurt to look into it, right?

Captain Nathaniel Barnes: Gus...
Gus Freeman: Captain Barnes...
Captain Nathaniel Barnes: This is Gordon.
Gus Freeman: Sure, I remember this guy. He argued a lot.
James Gordon: I'd like to think I was raising questions.

"Gotham: The Blind Fortune Teller (#1.16)" (2015)
James Gordon: [interrogating] How do you feel about your mother's love life?
Jerome Valeska: I feel fine about it. If not for my mother's love life, I wouldn't be here, would I? Sex is a healthy human activity.

James Gordon: Come on, you're a doctor. A scientist.
Leslie Thompkins: There are plenty of things in this world that can't be explained by rational science.
James Gordon: Yeah, people who enjoy folk dancing, for instance. Doesn't mean ghosts exist.

James Gordon: Why did you kill your mother, Jerome?
Jerome Valeska: Oh, you know how mothers are. She just kept pushing. And I'm like, fine, mom. Be a whore. Be a drunken whore, even. But don't be a nagging, drunken, whore. You know? Don't come yell at me to do the dishes if you've been banging a clown in the next room! You know?
[hysterical laughter]

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: A Dead Man Feels No Cold (#2.13)" (2016)
[first lines]
Harvey Bullock: [Jim Gordon and the GCPD arrive at the Ace Chemicals company] Where is everybody?
James Gordon: Listen up. Ace Chemicals makes the liquid helium Victor Fries uses to power his weaponry. Fries was spotted entering the building twenty minutes ago. He's desperate and extremely dangerous. Let's do this.

[Harvey Bullock lets Jim Gordon tell Leslie their plan to trap Victor Fries]
Harvey Bullock: I'm going to let you tell Lee that we're taking her patient to the nut house.
James Gordon: She'll understand.
Harvey Bullock: Oh, yeah, totally, completely.

[Harvey Bullock and Jim Gordon wait outside Arkham Asylum for Victor Fries to arrive]
Harvey Bullock: Winter stakeout at the loony bin. Fabulous.
James Gordon: Nora doesn't have long. Fries knows that. He'll come soon.
Harvey Bullock: He better. We could freeze to death, waiting. Which would be ironic.

"Gotham: Harvey Dent (#1.9)" (2014)
[first lines]
James Gordon: [entering the apartment] Barbara...
Selina Kyle: Whoa. Sweet crib. You must be one rich cop.
James Gordon: It's my girlfriend's place.
Selina Kyle: Where is she?
James Gordon: I don't know. Barbara...
Selina Kyle: So, what? I get to stay here alone? I'm hungry.
Barbara Kean: [Jim reading her letter] Dear Jim, I thought I could be strong and brave for you, but I can't. Every place I go, I see Falcone and Zsasz. I'm nervous and needy and screwed up. I know that's not what you need or want. So I'm going away for a while to get myself together.

[last lines]
James Gordon: [leaving her a message] Barbara, it's me. I got your letter, and I, um know you said you needed some time away from Gotham. From me. But I want you to come back. I need you to come back. I don't have anything without you. And I love you.

[Bruce and Selina get into a food fight in the study. Alfred is about to break it up, when Gordon calls]
James Gordon: Is everything all right? Is she behaving herself?
Alfred Pennyworth: Well, not really, no. It's all right.
James Gordon: It is?
Alfred Pennyworth: Well, she's... a breath of fresh air, I might say.
James Gordon: [surprised] Glad to hear it.

"Gotham: All Happy Families Are Alike (#1.22)" (2015)
James Gordon: Lee.
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: She... she just... she just went crazy.
Harvey Bullock: Told him that woman was trouble.

Oswald Cobblepot: You owe me a favour, Jim. You owe me!
James Gordon: Dammit

James Gordon: Officer Katz, right?
Officer Griffin Katz: [saluting] Yes, sir, Katz, Griffin.
James Gordon: Word of advice, Katz. I'm a dead duck around here. Brass are gonna fire me just as soon as this gang war cools off. So don't salute me. Makes you look like a rube.

"Batman: The Puzzles Are Coming (#2.31)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: Are you you thinking what I'm thinking, Chief O'Hara?
Chief O'Hara: [raises both eyebrows] Aren't I always, Commissioner?

Commissioner Gordon: I know we've been working the Caped Crusader overtime lately, but I feel I'd be shirking my duty to the populous of Gotham City if I didn't call on his help in this dire crisis.

Commissioner Gordon: Whoever they are beneath those masks, they wear...
Chief O'Hara: [interrupting] You've said that before, Commissioner.
Commissioner Gordon: [slightly annoyed] And I'll say it to my dying day, Chief O'Hara!
[regains his composure]
Commissioner Gordon: Gotham City owes the Dynamic Duo a debt which can never be repayed.
Chief O'Hara: Well, if this Artemus Knab is as rich as they say, maybe he can help a little?

"Batman: A Death Worse Than Fate (#1.10)" (1966)
Chief O'Hara: [trying to locate millionaire Bruce Wayne] I've called every rich man's club and eatin' place in Gotham City, he's in none of them.
Commissioner Gordon: These millionaires... its hard for us to comprehend the sort of lives they lead.
Chief O'Hara: Yeah, it's true, Commissioner. Heh! I'll bet Mr. Wayne is out on some yacht, eatin' sherbert and changin' his clothes.
Robin: That's not true!
Chief O'Hara: Why do you jump at me so, Boy Wonder?

Commissioner Gordon: [appearing on television] Hello, criminals, wherever you are out there, do you hear me, criminals?

Bruce Wayne: [Adressing Zelda, who remains unknown to them, via television] As a director of the First National Bank of Gotham City, let me tell you that the money in your possession is one hundred per cent bona fide.
Robin: [pleading] You gotta believe Mr. Wayne!
Commissioner Gordon: As a bank director, if he made a false statement, he would be liable to federal prosecution.
Bruce Wayne: Yes.
Robin: Don't you see, out there? This reckless crime of yours is unnecessary!
Bruce Wayne: You already have your filthy lucre.

"Gotham: Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (#3.14)" (2017)
James Gordon: Jerome said he wanted to plunge the city into darkness so people can do what they want, right. He's not the one to missed out on the fun, so what does he want?
Harvey Bullock: A puppy? How the hell should I know?

James Gordon: [about Jerome] You wish I would've shot him?
Harvey Bullock: Eh, he'd probably just come back from the dead again.
James Gordon: Probably.
Harvey Bullock: At least you get to say you punched a man's face off. That's something, right?

James Gordon: [grabbing a Joker look-alike] What about you, huh? Do you know where Jerome is? Where is he?
Acolyte #1: Where is he? Look around! He's everywhere!
[glass breaking, man laughing]

Holy Musical [email protected]! (2012) (TV)
Commissioner Gordon: Thanks Robin, but where are your pants?
Robin: Pants are a luxury. My costume is designed to be aerodynamically perfect!
Commissioner Gordon: God, you suck.
Robin: If I were to wear pants it would decrease my crime fighting ability by 20%! I can't afford that! Can you?
Commissioner Gordon: Well geez, if you can't afford a pair of pants, I'll give you mine

Commissioner Gordon: Oh peaches, I'm baffled! How does a bat become a man? And why does he have such a strong sense of justice? Does he want fruit or blood?

Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Robin, Commissioner Gordon, Candy, Alfred, Sweet Tooth, Vicki Vale, Catwoman: Rogues are we! / We're like long lost brothers who found each other and love each other like family / No more dark, sad, lonely, Batman!
[last lines]

"CollegeHumor Originals: Batman vs the Penguin" (2013)
Commissioner Gordon: Batman, you have to know what dea-I mean, your parents were shot and killed.
Batman: My parents were shot, yes, but they're alive. On a special farm.
Penguin: Oh, boy.
Commissioner Gordon: They're on a farm?
Batman: They're on a special happy farm, where they make buttermilk. They romp and play. There's a hammock made of dreams.
Penguin: I-I can't even...
Batman: They write me emails.

Batman: My fish. He went to sleep and we flushed him down the toilet. He's in the ocean right now. He's alive.
Penguin: No, he's dead.
Batman: Doctor Fishy! No!
Commissioner Gordon: You see Batman, what you did to Doctor Fishy is what you've done to these men.
Batman: I overfed these men?

Commissioner Gordon: [after Batman kills Penguin with an assualt rifle] What happened to no guns?
Batman: This is a gun?
[Penguin's dead body flinches and Batman opens fire hitting him in the chest, stomach, legs etc]
Commissioner Gordon: You're an idiot!
Batman: Ssh! Not so loud.

"Gotham: Spirit of the Goat (#1.6)" (2014)
Detective Dix: He always thinks he's the smartest one in the room.
James Gordon: I know, right?
Harvey Bullock: That's because I'm always in a room full of idiots.

[last lines]
Harvey Bullock: [noticing Oswald in the doorway] Holy crap.
Oswald Cobblepot: Hello.
Oswald Cobblepot: I am Oswald Cobblepot.
Harvey Bullock: [to James] You son of a bitch.
James Gordon: Harvey...
Harvey Bullock: [lunging at him] You son of a bitch!

Harvey Bullock: Ten years ago, Randall Milkie took an 1813 Liberty penny, just like this one, and sewed it into the heads of each one of his victims.
James Gordon: Why?
Harvey Bullock: How the hell do I know? He bum-rushed me wearing animal horns, I shot him. We didn't talk coin collecting.

"Batman: Hi Diddle Riddle (#1.1)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: [reading The Riddler's note aloud] Why is an orange like a bell? You know who this means, don't you?
Chief O'Hara: The Riddler.
Commissioner Gordon: Right, Chief O'Hara, the Riddler. That infernal prince of puzzlers who's outwitted us a dozen times.

Bruce Wayne: Yes, commissioner?
Commissioner Gordon: You'll never guess who's on the loose. Your old archenemy. The Riddler.
Bruce Wayne: Good heavens!
Dick Grayson: Him again!
Commissioner Gordon: Will you come to headquarters right away?
Bruce Wayne: It'll be a pleasure, Commissioner Gordon.
[hangs up Batphone after which he and Dick head for the Batpoles without another word]

Commissioner Gordon: I don't know who he is behind that mask of his, but I do know when we need him... and we need him now!

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh (#2.3)" (2015)
[first lines]
James Gordon: [Officers Gordon and Bullock] Jerome Valeska. The attack on the GCPD. Someone on the streets is talking. Somebody knows something.
Harvey Bullock: Valeska has red hair, crazy laugh. Might be rolling with a blonde number.
Random Shmoo: I - I don't know anything. Honest.
James Gordon: You believe him?
Harvey Bullock: Nope.
James Gordon: Me neither.
[Gordon punches the man they're interrogating]

[Jerome Valeska tells Officer Gordon his demands from the Gala]
James Gordon: You son of a bitch.
Jerome Valeska: True, but not the point. Hey, let's talk about what I want.
Jerome Valeska: [Jerome clears his throat] Excuse me. $47 million, a helicopter, obviously, the dry cleaning I left at Mr. Chang's - Be careful the man is a crook - And, mm, I don't know, a pony. Uh... you got ten minutes, or I start killing people. Remember, this is being broadcast to every home in Gotham, so, you know, don't let people die. Bye.
[Jerome laughs and cackles continuously before hanging up]
Jerome Valeska: [Jerome continues to cackle as he turns back to the stage of the Gala in a calm, stern face, end laughter] I think that went well.

[Alfred Pennyworth learns that Dr. Thompkins isn't single after trying to ask her on a date]
James Gordon: Kiss me?
Dr. Leslie Thompkins: Jim...
James Gordon: Kiss me.
[Lee smiles before passionately kissing Gordon on the lips]
Alfred Pennyworth: [Alfred looks back as him and Bruce leave the Gala] Oh, bugger.
Bruce Wayne: Alfred.
Alfred Pennyworth: You knew, didn't you?
Bruce Wayne: I didn't know, Alfred.
Alfred Pennyworth: You did, you let me make a right mug of me-self.

"Batman: Ice Spy (#2.59)" (1967)
Chief O'Hara: [gasps] Sufferin' icicles! It's a list of demands from Mr. Freeze, he's holding Professor Icaacson for ransom.
Commissioner Gordon: [reading from paper] At midnight tonight, Bruce Wayne, head of the Wayne foundation, is to make a televized broadcast...
Chief O'Hara: From this office...
Chief O'Hara: ...that the money's ready to be paid...
Commissioner Gordon: He'll only deal directly with Batman and Robin, they're to be ready at midnight too, to act as intermediaries.
Chief O'Hara: Otherwise...
Commissioner Gordon: Otherwise it may be the blackest midnight that Gotham City has ever known, Chief O'Hara. I'll call Batman on the red phone, you get Mr. Wayne on the other.
Chief O'Hara: Right.

Chief O'Hara: Commissioner Gordon is on the other phone with Batman, Mr. Wayne. Perhaps, if we put the two phones together, you could talk to him yourself?
Bruce Wayne: Alright, Chief, I don't have much time...
[O'Hara moves over to the other desk and puts the horn of his regular phone up against the Batphone]
Bruce Wayne: Batman?
Batman: [talking back and forth into his regular phone and the Batphone ] Yes, Mr. Wayne. Have you heard Mr. Freeze's scurrilous demands?
Bruce Wayne: Just briefly.
Batman: If Robin and I act as go-betweens are you prepaired to make the telecast at midnight and pay the ransom, Mr. Wayne?
Bruce Wayne: I... have no choice, Batman.
Batman: Then may I suggest you tape the broadcast from the Commissioners office an hour earlier. And we will have a dummy package of money.
Bruce Wayne: A dummy package of money? That sounds risky.
Batman: Risk is our business, Mr. Wayne!
Bruce Wayne: Of course, Batman, I have the same faith in you that all of Gotham City has.
Batman: I hope Robin and I are deserving of that faith. I'll make the necessary arrangement and meet you at the Commissioners office at eleven.
Bruce Wayne: Fine.
Batman: Did you get all that, Commissioner?
[O'Hara hangs up the line with Bruce Wayne without another word]
Commissioner Gordon: Indeed I did, Batman. We'll set up the tape telecast and have the dummy package of money waiting. See you at eleven tonight.
[hangs up the Batphone]
Commissioner Gordon: Two fine men. So dissimilar in many respects and yet... yet so similar in others.

Chief O'Hara: It looked as though we were in for a long, cold winter, Commissioner, but now, I think we're due for a sudden change in the weather!
Commissioner Gordon: Begorrah!

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Unleashed (#2.20)" (2016)
[Jim Gordon questions Hugo Strange about the monsters coming out of Arkham Asylum]
James Gordon: We're on to you. Bad guys come in and monsters come out. Just like Pinewood, right?
Hugo Strange: Seeing as how you no longer work for the police department, I'm not required to speak with you, Mr. Gordon.
Hugo Strange: [Gordon walks up to Hugo's face] You have a lot of anger, Gordon. I can help you with that.

[Harvey Bullock notices the GCPD officers standing around looking for leadership]
Harvey Bullock: [Bullock whispers to Gordon] What are they all doing?
James Gordon: They don't have a captain, Harvey. I guess you're it.
Harvey Bullock: I ain't no captain. Say something to them.
James Gordon: I don't work here anymore, you do.

[Harvey Bullock tells Jim Gordon that they might be breaking a few laws by grave robbing]
Harvey Bullock: Wait, wait, wait. I'm sure we're breaking more than a few laws right now.
James Gordon: Really? This is where you draw the line?
Harvey Bullock: Come on. This doesn't creep you out, even a little bit? This is friggin' grave robbing!

"Batman: The Thirteenth Hat (#1.13)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: I would say a pattern is beginning to take shape.
Chief O'Hara: A pattern, sir?
Commissioner Gordon: A villainous pattern indeed.

Commissioner Gordon: It was a sad day indeed when the word 'parole' was coined.

Batman: Gotham Knight (2008) (V)
Lt. James Gordon: [Batman's been bitten by Croc] Are you in pain?
Batman: I work through pain.

Lt. James Gordon: Got a lead on your 'Killer Croc.' His name's Waylon Jones. He was an inmate at Arkham Asylum - and a former test subject in Dr. Crane's fear-aversion therapy program.
Batman: Which means he's twice as twisted now that Crane's had a go at him.

"Batman: Barbecued Batman? (#2.6)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: [about the Minstrel] He's so suave.

Commissioner Gordon: Have you the temerity to imply that Batman is perhaps working together with the Minstrel?
Chief O'Hara: I don't want to imply it, but Mother Machree, Commissioner, what do we really know about Batman and Robin? Two... two masked figures, two voices on the telephone! Whence did they come, whither do they go?

"Batman: The Unkindest Tut of All (#3.6)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: [on the red phone] King Tut has predicted another crime.
Batman: [on other line in Batcave] The charlatan!
Commissioner Gordon: He insists all available police surround Gotham City penetentiary as a massive escape is in the offing. Certain forces will attempt to spring Penguin, Riddler, Egghead and the Siren.

Commissioner Gordon: [on phone] Yes. What? You don't say.
Commissioner Gordon: You don't say.
[even louder]
Commissioner Gordon: You don't say!
[hangs up]
Bruce Wayne, Barbara Gordon: Who was it?
Commissioner Gordon: He didn't say. What his name was, that is.

"Batman: The Duo Defy (#2.60)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: [speaking into intercom] Eh, Bonnie, please call my daughter Barbara at college, ask her to take a later plane home. I want to meet her, of course, but I have some cool facts to face before I get to the airport.

Commissioner Gordon: [in despair at hearing nothing from the Dynamic Duo] Oh, Batman, Batman, wherefore art thou?
Chief O'Hara: [the Batphone rings] Wherefore ever he art, Commissioner, he heard ye!

"Batman: While Gotham City Burns (#1.30)" (1966)
Batman: [Gordon has just informed Batman on the Bat-phone that stately Wayne Manor has been burgled] Well was anyone in the Wayne household hurt?
Commissioner Gordon: [on other line] Fortunately, no one.
Batman: Goodbye, Commissioner. Ill be at Wayne Manor faster than anyone can imagine.

Commissioner Gordon: [Batman and Robin are being cooked in a giant cookbook] Who's the best safecracker in our files?
Chief O'Hara: Eh... The Riddler!
Commissioner Gordon: Well, send a helicopter to the State Penitentiary and have him brought here at once.

"Batman: Marsha's Scheme of Diamonds (#2.24)" (1966)
Marsha: [after Batman has apprehended her at the end of the episode] Well, I suppose this is the end of my little romp, eh, darlings?
Commissioner Gordon: A one- to ten-year end, at least.
Batman: I just hope it's taught you that diamonds aren't necessarily a girl's best friend, Marsha.
Marsha: Oh, Batman, darling, you are so divinely square!

Commissioner Gordon: Alfred, at the risk of sounding pompous: experience with women and experience with wives are two vastly different things.
Chief O'Hara: Amen!

"Batman: The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra (#3.25)" (1968)
Commissioner Gordon: A Batfight seldom takes more than forty seconds, and they're already half an hour late.
Chief O'Hara: Oh, they should be coming through that door right now.
[indeed, the flattened Terrific Trio is shoved under the door to Commissioner Gordon's office]

Chief O'Hara: Commissioner, you don't suppose Dr. Cassandra and Cabala could pop their way out of Gotham State Prison?
Commissioner Gordon: Not the way warden Crichton pops them in, Chief O'Hara.
Chief O'Hara: But if she manages to smuggle one of her camouflage pills...
Commissioner Gordon: The prison matron isn't named Mrs. Frisk for nothing, Chief O'Hara. Besides, the warden had special polka-dot cells painted for them. They won't blend into that background.

"Batman: Walk the Straight and Narrow (#2.2)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: [With Alfred disguised as Batman] Say, Boy Wonder, uh, Batman looks a little, um, thinner these days. Is he alright?
Robin: Uh, except for the cold, he's fine.
Commissioner Gordon: Well, tell him to get some relaxation, and make sure to eat all his vegetables.
Robin: I'll tell him, sir.

Commissioner Gordon: That infernal Archer has outwitted us. The money is counterfeit.
Robin: Holy deviltry!

"Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: A Legion of Horribles (#2.21)" (2016)
[Hugo Strange tells Jim Gordon that the evolution of his monsters is now here]
James Gordon: You belong in your own asylum, Strange.
Hugo Strange: And you, James Gordon, belong in the past. The world has moved on. While you and others like you, were living your sad, normal lives, I was pushing the boundaries of evolution. The future belongs to my children and that future is here.

[last lines]
James Gordon: [Jim Gordon sees the Arkham Asylum inmate Basil have his face transformed into his] What the hell!
James Gordon: [the Basil Gordon look-alike speaks shakenly] Nice to meet you.
James Gordon: You son of a bitch!
James Gordon: [the Basil Gordon look-alike corrects his voice] Son of a bitch. Nice to meet you. I'm Jim Gordon.

"Batman: The Zodiac Crimes (#2.37)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: With this map, and our improved criminal procedures, we should be well on our way to putting all of Gotham City's criminals behind bars.
The Joker: [Joker appears, sitting in the Commissioner's window] Never mind the bars, look to the stars! Not to mention Venus and Mars.

Commissioner Gordon: What do you want here, Joker?
The Joker: Oh, just passing the time. Just I did all those long months in prison, after those caped cabbage-heads were lucky enough to defeat me!
Commissioner Gordon: Luck had nothing to do with it, Joker! Your warped criminal mind is no match for the wits of Batman and Robin! They'll outsmart you every time.
The Joker: A stroke of luck, I tell you!

Grayson (2004)
Commissioner Gordon: Careful. Old heroes bring about old villains.

[first lines]
Commissioner Gordon: It's hard to believe he's gone. For all his triumphs, I fear that even in death he will find no peace, nor will those who fought beside him. Still, we must move forward, and while others will come to accept that his crusade has come to an end, for Dick Grayson, it begins again.

Batman: Year One (2011) (V)
Barbara Gordon: [about Bruce Wayne] He's a pig.
Jim Gordon: He's acting like one. Anyone who'd wear a cape and hurt criminals might go far to keep his secrets.
Barbara Gordon: Or he really is a sleazy, womanizing scumbag.

Jim Gordon: [about Detective Flass] He's got a Green Beret's training. He knows how to use his size too. Don't do a damn thing. Be sure of your facts before you bring down another cop. Just watch him. Memorize every move. For future references.

"Batman: Caught in the Spider's Den (#2.56)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: [on Batphone with Alfred] One of our officers was forced to shoot Batman this afternoon. And the Boy Wonder has become one of Gotham City's Ten Most Wanted Men. Eh, b-boys.

Commissioner Gordon: [overjoyed] Batman! Oh, it's really you!
Batman: In cape and cowl, Commissioner, why?
Commissioner Gordon: I'll explain later, but thank heaven!

Justice League (2017)
Commissioner Gordon: [to Batman] Good to see you playing with others again.
Aquaman: [approaches and sizes Batman up] Dressed like a bat. I dig it.
Batman: [to Gordon] It may be temporary...

Commissioner Gordon: How many of you are there?
Batman: Not enough.
Commissioner Gordon: Do you really think that...?
[Gordon turns to see that Batman, Cyborg and Wonder Woman are gone]
The Flash: Oh, wow. They just... They really just vanished, huh? Oh, that's rude.
[the Flash runs off]

"Batman: Green Ice (#2.19)" (1966)
Chief O'Hara: It seems a pity on a day like this to call out the Caped Crusader.
Commissioner Gordon: Fair weather or foul, dog days or a monsoon, who else can we call in such a crisis?
[removes cakeholder from the Bat-phone]
Commissioner Gordon: And who else will answer?

Commissioner Gordon: [Commissioner Gordon's office in under attack by Mister Freeze while the Commissioner is calling Batman] H... help!
Alfred: [on other line, completely unperturbed] Naturally, sir.

"Batman: The Curse of Tut (#1.27)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: [speaking into intercom] Oh, Bonnie, get me my good friend millionaire Bruce Wayne. I expect he'll be at his stately residence, Wayne manor.

Robin: [picks up Bat-phone] Robin speaking.
Commissioner Gordon: Eh, put Batman on, Boy Wonder, it's a crisis. Bruce Wayne has just been kidnapped.
Robin: Bruce Wayne kidnapped! How? When?
Commissioner Gordon: Only minutes ago. The King Tut resurrection was just an elaborate smokescreen to conceal his real crime. Let me speak to Batman.
Robin: Oh, I wish I could, Commissioner, but I don't know where he is.
Commissioner Gordon: Well as soon as you hear from him, there's not a minute to be lost. Bruce Wayne is one of our most prominent millionaires.
Robin: So I've heard.
Commissioner Gordon: This arch-abductor may ask a king's ransom for him. We've got to move fast, I... I can't understand where Batman could be?
Robin: Neither can I. Goodbye, Commissioner.
[hangs up]
Alfred: You've heard the calamitous news, Master Robin?

"Batman: A Riddling Controversy (#2.46)" (1967)
Batman: [on Batmobile Batphone] Commissioner?
Commissioner Gordon: [on Batphone in his office] Yes, Batman?
Batman: Could you arrange for the immediate delivery of four one hundred pound sacks of sodium dichlorite to the Batcopter? I'll explain later.
Commissioner Gordon: Consider it done.

Professor Charm: Remarkable man. Do you know who he is under the mask?
Commissioner Gordon: To us, Professor, who he is is nowhere near as important as where he is. At all times.

"Gotham: Mad City: Time Bomb (#3.10)" (2016)
Leslie Thompkins: Why does it feel like we keep saying goodbye?
James Gordon: Maybe it's all we have left.
James Gordon: Or we just haven't done it properly yet,
[kisses Jim]
James Gordon: Goodbye, Jim Gordon.

Carmine Falcone: [after pulling out the tooth of a suspect] Turns out our friend here works for a former associate of mine. So now that I know who's behind this, I can take care of it my way. It's over...
James Gordon: You think you're gonna walk away? You just assaulted a suspect in police custody.
Carmine Falcone: He won't be pressing charges...

"Batman: Louie, the Lilac (#3.7)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: My daughter Barbara had no right to call you with the red phone, Batman, it precipitated the first real argument we've ever had.
Chief O'Hara: Tis' a sad thing to hear.

Commissioner Gordon: Barbara, a good librarian is a calm librarian.

"Batman: The Contaminated Cowl (#2.35)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: Who knows what disaster lies ahead when a man of the Mad Hatter's twisted tendencies is loose in Gotham City. And who knows what lies in store for you, Batman, he'd stop at nothing to add that cowl to his horrific horde of headpieces.
Batman: [touches his cowl for a moment] The loss of my cowl is secondary, Commissioner. But not the fate of Gotham City.

Commissioner Gordon: Looking back, Chief O'Hara, it's hard to remember how we operated at all before those two masked Samaritans appeared on the scene.
Chief O'Hara: It's not hard for me to remember, Commissioner. Things were a mess!

"Batman: Penguin's Disastrous End (#2.44)" (1967)
News anchor: [voice coming from TV set] This is the third day that Penguin and his henchmen have been hold up inside the sub-treasury vault. Commissioner Gordon and...
[rest is drowned out by Aunt Harriet]
Aunt Harriet: Three days, Alfred, imagine that! What can they be doing inside there?
Alfred: I imagine that our law enforcement agencies are asking the same question, madam.
Chief O'Hara: [cut to the sub-treasury vault] What could that mangy creature be doing in there?
Batman: I wish I knew, Chief.
Commissioner Gordon: And what's he doing for food?
Batman: I wish I knew, Commissioner.
Robin: And what's he...
Batman: [interrupting] I wish I knew, Robin.

Batman: [referring to Chief O'Hara] He's blocked the tank!
Robin: But he'll be crushed like a walnut!
Commissioner Gordon: The brave fool!

"Batman: An Egg Grows in Gotham (#2.13)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: [attempting to locate the three heirs of Gotham's founding fathers] That leaves only Bruce Wayne.
Robin: I, eh, wonder where he is?
Batman: Unquestionably out doing something inconsequential with his youthful ward Dick Grayson. You know how those millionaire playboys are.

Batman: [Answers batphone] Yes, Commissioner.
Commissioner Gordon: Bad news. Batman Egghead is back with a carton full of crime.

Dark Justice (2003)
[last lines]
[Gordon, with Batman's assistance, has rescued his daughter]
Jim Gordon: It's all right. Shh. It's okay, it's over. It's all right. Everything's going to be fine now. Here.
[Gordon slips Barbara's glasses onto her face]
Jim Gordon: Okay?
Barbara Gordon: Thanks.

[first lines]
Jim Gordon: Barbara, I'm home. I hope you're hungry; I picked up some food. Do you have any plans for later this evening?
[Gordon enters Barbara's room and finds her glasses laying on the floor, her phone knocked off the hook and a ransom note on her desk]

"Batman: The Joker's Epitaph (#2.48)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: [on Batphone] Batman, have you read the dire news about Bruce Wayne?
Batman: [on other line, in Batcave] Love is blind, Commissioner, Bruce Wayne is over 21, I fear there's nothing we can do.
[hangs up]

Commissioner Gordon: [to Chief O'Hara] Alert your anti-lunatic squad. If Batman won't help us, we'll do it ourselves. Bring in millionaire Bruce Wayne... in a straight jacket.

"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Knock, Knock (#2.2)" (2015)
[Jim Gordon reads the profiles of the escaped inmates to the rest of the police precinct while watching a slideshow of each criminal]
James Gordon: [a projector begins to show the arrest photos] These are our targets: Jerome Valeska, 18 years old. Matricide.
James Gordon: [the projection clicks over] Arnold Dobkins, schizophrenic. Poisoner, rapist.
James Gordon: [the projection clicks over] Aaron Helzinger. Killed his entire family with his bare hands.
James Gordon: [the projection clicks over] Robert Greenwood. Killed and then ate a dozen women.
James Gordon: [the projection clicks over, as Gordon hesitates] Barbara Kean. Killed her parents. We're gonna work this in groups of four. I'll hand out assignments throughout the day. Alvarez is my coordinating officer. Any questions?
James Gordon: [no questions are asked] Let's get to work.

[Harvey Bullock shows up at the precinct in his Detective outfit]
Harvey Bullock: She was a good woman.
James Gordon: Good Cop. It's good to see you, but you don't have to do this.
Harvey Bullock: Let's not talk about it. We are who we are, right? No use fighting it.

"Gotham: Heroes Rise: Light the Wick (#3.18)" (2017)
James Gordon: Took you long enough, I need to get these people outta here.
Oswald Cobblepot: And I need to talk to the court and have them turn over Ed remember.
James Gordon: There's a bomb down there with a weaponize version of the Alice tetch virus you want to be here when it goes off be my guess.
Oswald Cobblepot: What about our deal?
James Gordon: You just torched their assassin my guess is they'll be in touch.

James Gordon: Well that's why you're here Lucius, I'm sorry to throw you into the deep end of the pool like this but I need to know what we're up against.
Lucius Fox: You mean beyond a secret society that controls all of Gotham.

"Gotham: The Balloonman (#1.3)" (2014)
Lt. Bill Cranston: Bullock tells me you're a real boy scout. Don't think we should be roughing up the skells?
James Gordon: They *do* have their rights.
Lt. Bill Cranston: I'll have to remember that. Maybe I'll get that tattooed on my ass.

[last lines]
James Gordon: The city is sick. Sick in a way I hadn't realized. When they were taking him away, this Balloonman killer, I asked who his last target was. You know what he said? "Doesn't matter." He meant the mayor, judges, anyone in a position of power, they're all guilty.
Barbara Kean: But that's not true.
James Gordon: That's how he feels. That's how they all feel. Everyone. That's why the city embraced him. Because we let them down. But if people take the law into their own hands, then there is no law. And we're lost. There are cops who do it. Same thing he did.
Barbara Kean: But *you* never would.
James Gordon: Do you think I could?
Barbara Kean: No. I know you Jim Gordon. And I love you. And now I'm gonna get you a drink.
[a knock at the door]
Barbara Kean: I'll get it.
[opens the door and seeing who it is]
Barbara Kean: Jim?
Oswald Cobblepot: Hello James, old friend...

"Batman: The Devil's Fingers (#2.15)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: The moment we've dreaded for years has arrived: this time... we're going to have to solve a case... ourselves.

Commissioner Gordon: Batman, Batman where the devil are you in this hour of need?

"Batman: The Animated Series: The Clock King (#1.14)" (1992)
Commissioner James Gordon: Do you think Fugate survived the tower's destruction?
Batman: If I could, he could.

[last lines]
Commissioner James Gordon: You think we'll see him again?
Batman: Absolutely. In fact, I'd say it was only a matter of time.

Batman (1989)
Dist. Atty. Harvey Dent: We've received a letter from Batman this morning. 'Please inform the citizens of Gotham that Gotham City has earned a rest from crime. But if the forces of evil should rise again, to cast a shadow on the heart of the city, call me.'
Alexander Knox: Question. How do we call him?
Commissioner Jim Gordon: He gave us a signal.
[Commissioner Gordon activates the Bat Signal]

Commissioner Jim Gordon: This is Commissioner Gordon! I want him taken alive! I repeat: Any man who opens fire on Jack Napier will answer to me!

"Batman: The Joker Is Wild (#1.5)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: [on phone with Chief O'Hara] In the meantime, if it is the Joker that we're up against, that clown prince of crime, there's only one man who can handle this. I don't have to tell you who.

Commissioner Gordon: [hangs up the Batphone, having tried to contact Batman while Bruce and Dick are standing in his office] He's not there.
Chief O'Hara: [sounds as if he's about to cry] But... what are we to do now, commissioner?
Commissioner Gordon: [hangs his head low] I... I just don't know.

"Batman: King Tut's Coup (#2.53)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: In times like these there's only one man who can help us solve the problem: Bruce Wayne.
Chief O'Hara: Bruce Wayne? Not Batman?
Commissioner Gordon: There's an Egyptian costume ball at the Gotham City hotel tonight, Bruce Wayne is chairman.

Commissioner Gordon: Bruce Wayne advised me to call Batman.
Chief O'Hara: Hm. Well, I guess millionaires aren't so dumb after all.
Commissioner Gordon: Otherwize they never would have become... millionaires.

"Batman: The Penguin's Nest (#2.27)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: You make something of this enigma, Batman?
Batman: It sticks out like Penguin's nose. For some sinister reason that pompous bird wants to be arrested.
Commissioner Gordon: Good heavens!
Chief O'Hara: But why?

Batman: [Chief O'Hara grabs The Penguin with intent of arresting him] No, Chief, no.
Chief O'Hara: What?
Batman: He was merely baiting us. Don't swallow.
Robin: Have a heart, Chief, Penguin didn't mean any harm.
Commissioner Gordon: [almost illegible with a face full of custard pie] Didn't mean any harm?
Chief O'Hara: Hittin' a Police Commissioner in the puss with a pie?

"Batman: The Animated Series: On Leather Wings (#1.2)" (1992)
Det. Harvey Bullock: [Rushing to the helicopter] Let's go!
Helicopter Pilot: I can't do it, sir!
Det. Harvey Bullock: What do you mean, "you can't do it"?
Helicopter Pilot: I just got word not to let you up without the commissioner!
Det. Harvey Bullock: Who told you that?
Helicopter Pilot: The commissioner!
Commissioner James Gordon: Get out, detective! The mayor may not let me fire you, but I am not taking the heat for your fiascoes!
Det. Harvey Bullock: This is my case, commissioner! You heard the mayor!
Commissioner James Gordon: Then why don't you take it up with him? I've got a job to do. If you wanna tag along, fine! Take her up, lieutenant.
Det. Harvey Bullock: Hey! Wait for me!

Commissioner James Gordon: [looking over a newspaper announcing the GCPD are after Batman] I didn't authorize this, detective.
Det. Harvey Bullock: Come on, commissioner. Somebody asked me a couple questions, I just gave them a couple of answers.
Commissioner James Gordon: You gave them without my approval. if you kept quiet, he wouldn't know we're moving against him.
Det. Harvey Bullock: I'll find him. I just need a little extra help, your honor.
Mayor Hamilton Hill: What kind of help?
Det. Harvey Bullock: I want my own tactical squad for the sole purpose of throwing a net over this Batman.
Mayor Hamilton Hill: Commissioner?
Commissioner James Gordon: I've already denied the request. Nobody's taking a vigilante force onto my streets.
Det. Harvey Bullock: Your honor, any nutcase that dresses up like a bat sooner or later is gonna snap.
Commissioner James Gordon: Listen, it's just not Batman's M.O.
Det. Harvey Bullock: Oh, yeah? Tell that to the guy he just tossed through the window!

"Batman: The Animated Series: Nothing to Fear (#1.10)" (1992)
Commissioner James Gordon: Bullock! What the blazes is going on here?
Det. Harvey Bullock: Blaze is right, Commissioner. It's attempted arson. Zorro here is withholding evide -
[Bullock turns around and Batman is gone]
Det. Harvey Bullock: Where the...?
Commissioner James Gordon: You were saying?
Det. Harvey Bullock: [throwing his hat to the ground] Ahh... Never mind!

Det. Harvey Bullock: Look at the facts, Commissioner! Batman is withholding evidence! Even helped the Scarecrow guy escape! I bet my badge he and Scarecrow are cahoots!
Commissioner James Gordon: Your badge, eh?
[points at the fan in his office]
Det. Harvey Bullock: [notices Scarecrow hanging from it with a note left by Batman] UH?
Commissioner James Gordon: Now, about that badge...

"Batman: Instant Freeze (#1.7)" (1966)
Robin: Holy iceberg! We can expect a crimewave.
Batman: No, Robin, a cold wave. Of terror.
Commissioner Gordon: How?
Chief O'Hara: Where will he strike first?
Batman: That's for him to plot and us to guess.
Robin: We'll use our Anti-Crime-Computer in the Batcave

Police Officer: Ice?
Commissioner Gordon: [cut to Commissioner Gordon's office] In July?

"Batman: The Funny Feline Felonies (#3.16)" (1967)
Barbara Gordon: [walking into the Commissioner's office to find Batman, Robin, Commissioner Gordon, and Chief O'Hara lying on the floor to avoid the bullets from Catwoman's gun] Did somebody lose a contact lens?
Commissioner Gordon: Get down, Barbara!

Batman: [reading a message attached to a dart] This one was just a warning, Batman. The next one will be between your eyelids.
Commissioner Gordon: Any signature?
Batman: Signed: a well-wisher.
Chief O'Hara: Well, it seems like somebody is interested in your welfare.

"Batman: The Cat and the Fiddle (#2.4)" (1966)
Chief O'Hara: Look! Up there! Are they birds?
Commissioner Gordon: Are they planes?
Batman: No, they're cat-burglars! Quickly, to the elevators!

Batman: Catwoman's up there, and she's about to make off with a bundle if we let her.
Commissioner Gordon: But Batman, we still don't know what she's stealing.
Batman: Eight pieces of catgut.
Chief O'Hara: How much could they be worth?
Batman: Plenty! They're attached to two Stradivarius violins. Each one is being sold today for a quarter of a million dollars.

"Batman: Dizzoner the Penguin (#2.18)" (1966)
The Penguin: [on phone] Hello Commissioner? This is the next mayor of Gotham City speaking.
Commissioner Gordon: [on other line] What? Who is this?
The Penguin: No, I just want to tell you you're not to worry about your job. See, I'm appointing the Riddler new Commissioner of police, and he's promised to give you back your old job.
Commissioner Gordon: Why you, pompous...
The Penguin: Why that's pounding the beat on the waterfront.

The Penguin: [on phone with Commissioner Gordon] And you tell that Irish stooge of yours that his next job will be shining the shoes of the new police chief:
The Penguin: the Joker!
Commissioner Gordon: [hangs up in disgust] The terrible thing is, in a few short hours, that mangy bird may be my boss...

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012) (V)
Commissioner Gordon: That was some stunt you pulled at the racetrack.
Bruce Wayne: Keeps the blood flowing.
Commissioner Gordon: So long as most of it stays inside you.
Bruce Wayne: Worried about me?
Commissioner Gordon: Let's just say I'm glad you survived Batman's retirement and I was hoping you'd keep it that way.

Commissioner Gordon: Wife made me quit the cigars.

"The New Batman Adventures: Holiday Knights (#1.1)" (1997)
[last lines]
Commissioner James Gordon: One of these years, I'm going to beat him to the check.

Commissioner James Gordon: Close one this time.
Batman: They're all close ones.
Commissioner James Gordon: [giving a toast] Well, here's to survival. Hopefully, we'll be doing this again next New Year's Eve.

"Batman: The Ogg Couple (#3.15)" (1967)
Chief O'Hara: The Bulbul Scimitar? The Egg of Ogg?
Commissioner Gordon: That's right, Chief O'Hara, a frightening theft from the Gotham City museum. But what makes it even more frightening is who perpetrated it. From all descriptions, apparently Olga, Egghead, and that band of Bessarovian Cossacks.
Chief O'Hara: Begorrah! I thought Egghead was behind bars and the Bessarovians had been sent back to Bessarovia.
Commissioner Gordon: Bessarovia didn't want the Bessarovians. And Egghead's out on a legal technicallity.

Commissioner Gordon: Gotham City is in too much danger right now for the police commisioner to take a leisurely lunch.

"Batman: The Catwoman Goeth (#2.34)" (1966)
Catwoman: Cattie, pack at once! We're catching the first plane to the Canary Islands.
Commissioner Gordon: You've just missed that plane, Catwoman!
Catwoman: How'd you get in here?
Chief O'Hara: Where ever there's a cat, Catwoman, there's usually a back alley.

Batman: [calling from a phonebooth] Now I must get to the Batcave as fast as possible.
Commissioner Gordon: [on phone in his office] Let me send a policecar for you!
Batman: A needless waste of taxpayers money, Commissioner. Gotham City's transit line is the world's most rapid.

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)
Commissioner Gordon: Thank to you, Caped Crusader, their plan of planetary proliferation was prevented.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013) (V)
Commissioner Gordon: The groceries? Now?
Sarah Essen Gordon: Wanna eat tonight?
Commissioner Gordon: I'm going.
Sarah Essen Gordon: Be careful. And no cigars.

"Batman: Zelda the Great (#1.9)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: The same strange pattern every year; precisely a hundred thousand each April first.
Chief O'Hara: Glory be! I've got it: it's to pay his income taxes!
Batman: A loyal tax payer stooping to criminal methods?
Chief O'Hara: Oh, sure, ah, whe - when you put it that way.
[looking down embarrassed]
Commissioner Gordon: I fear you're growing the cynical, Chief O'Hara; the notion of a faithful tax payer robbing a bank is clearly ridiculous.

"Batman: The Cat's Meow (#2.29)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: I don't believe there ever have been, or ever will be two such selfless people.
Chief O'Hara: Well, they've certainly made my job a whole lot easier, Commissioner.
Commissioner Gordon: Hm-Hm. And mine. I think if I were to ask, Batman would give me the cape right off his back. What a man!

"Batman: When the Rat's Away, the Mice Will Play (#1.12)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: Well, you may not get all the kudos that Batman does, but believe me Bruce, you are the unsung hero of this dark hour. Thank you.
Bruce Wayne: I just want to do my duty as a proud citizen of this fair community.

"Batman: Come Back, Shame (#2.25)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: [on Batphone] There were three auto thefts in Gotham City today, Batman.
Bruce Wayne: [dressed as Bruce Wayne but answering as Batman] That should be simple enough for your fine force.
Commissioner Gordon: It would be, except that all clues point to the redoubtable road agent.
Bruce Wayne: The bloodthirsty bushwacker?
Commissioner Gordon: Shame himself.
Bruce Wayne: We'll be right there.
[hangs up]
Bruce Wayne: To the Batpoles.

"Batman: The Pharaoh's in a Rut (#1.28)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: [during television broadcast] You're leaving for Egypt?
Batman: On the first available jet. I have vital researches to perform.
Commissioner Gordon: But, Great Scott, Batman, what will become of us during your absence? Who will balk the criminal schemes of this madman who calls himself King Tut?
Batman: I pass the Egyptian ball to you, Commissioner.

[email protected]: It's a Wonderful Life, Batman! (2016)
Chief O'Hara: Aye, but Commissioner, I thought you said we could Mario Kart on the big TV?
Commissioner Gordon: We are, we are. Just keep it on the DL.

"Gotham: A Dark Knight: Hog Day Afternoon (#4.6)" (2017)
[Jim and Bullock try to free Nakajima; Jim then discovers a "trap" inside his body]
James Gordon: Grenade!
Officer Nakajima: [last words] Ruuuuuun!

"Batman: The Wail of the Siren (#3.3)" (1967)
Alfred: [under the Siren's spell, Commissioner Gordon has stowed away in the Batmobile after which it returned to the Batcave] Commissioner Gordon, what are you doing here?
Commissioner Gordon: You? You're Alfred, Millionaire Bruce Wayne's butler. And that voice! The same nameless voice that often answers the Batphone.
Alfred: I'm afraid you're making a mistake, sir.
Commissioner Gordon: Mistake? Nonsense! Obviously this is the Batcave... Ergo Batman is Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson is Robin the Boy Wonder. Hmm hmm!

"Batman: Batman's Satisfaction (#2.52)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: The Green Hornet, a crime fighter?
Robin: Holy unlikelihood.

"Batman: Catwoman Goes to College (#2.49)" (1967)
Captain Courageous: Commissioner, the Batman's escaped! Tied up a lawyer, and walked out in disguise.
Commissioner Gordon: Ha ha ha! Good old Batman! No jail can hold him, not even ours. He's probably at the Batcave already.

"Batman: The Sport of Penguins (#3.4)" (1967)
Chief O'Hara: Brazen bird! I'll wager there's a connection between this and that parasol he stole from Lola Lasagna today at the race track.
Commissioner Gordon: [outraged] You wager, Chief O'Hara? A public servant, an upstanding chief of police betting?

"Batman: The Animated Series: Christmas with the Joker (#1.38)" (1992)
[Joker has three hostages tied up, and introduces them on his special as "The Awful Lawful Family."]
The Joker: Meet... Daddy Lawful!
[He takes out the candy cane gagging Gordon]
Commissioner James Gordon: YOU DISEASED MANIAC! I'LL...!
The Joker: [sticks the cane back in] Looks like someone needs to teach Daddy some manners. And here's Mommy Lawful!
[takes out the cane gagging Summer]
The Joker: [sticks it back in] Ho, ho, ho, isn't she jolly.
[He comes to Bullock, dressed in an oversized baby outfit]
The Joker: And here we have little Baby Lawful!
[tickles his chin]
The Joker: Coochie-coochie coo!
[takes out the cane]
[Joker puts the cane back in]

"Gotham: Heroes Rise: Destiny Calling (#3.21)" (2017)
Hugo Strange: He has it. It's in his eyes.
Hugo Strange: He has the virus!
Fish Mooney: Really... So tell me James... what's it feel like?
James Gordon: Like it's taking all my willpower... not to kill you.
Fish Mooney: Ooh my!

"Batman: Shoot a Crooked Arrow (#2.1)" (1966)
Allan A. Dale: [the Archer has just escaped through Commisioner Gordon's window, followed by the Dynamic Duo] He certainly is a spectacular man.
Chief O'Hara: That he is, and the Boy Wonder's pretty good, too.
Allan A. Dale: I was talking about the Archer. A good publicity campaign and he'd replace Batman as the public's favorite.
Commissioner Gordon: Understand this, Mr. Dale: someone might be able to substitute for Batman for a very sort time, but...
[turns to face camera]
Commissioner Gordon: ... no one could ever replace him.
[O'Hara nods in agreement]

"The Batman/Superman Hour: The Nine Lives of Batman/Long John Joker/Rain of Iron/Double Trouble, Double Doom (#1.4)" (1968)
[last lines]
Batgirl: What's that hyena laughing at now?
Joker: Just this, Batgirl: you can't arrest me for looking for phony money I never really found.
Commission James Gordon: No, but the laugh's on you, Joker. I'm locking you up for making a movie without a permit.
Joker: What? You can't do that to me!
[everyone else laughs]

Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998) (V)
Commissioner James 'Jim' Gordon: Come on, people! A guy in a wierd suit with two polar bears can't be too hard to spot!

The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest (1997) (TV)
[Batman takes evidence and leaves]
Detective Harvey Bullock: Hey, he can't leave a crime scene with evidence.
Commissioner James Gordon: You want to stop him? Be my guest!

"Batman: The Animated Series: Heart of Steel: Part I (#1.39)" (1992)
Bruce Wayne: And what have you got there?
[Barbara takes a teddy bear out of her purse]
Barbara Gordon: Oh, this is Wubby. I've had him forever. Dad won't pick me up at the airport without bringing him along.
Commissioner James Gordon: [blushing] Well... he knows the way better than I do.

"Batman: The Impractical Joker (#2.21)" (1966)
Chief O'Hara: You still don't think we should call the Caped Crusader?
Commissioner Gordon: When books, records and files are involved, Chief O'Hara, I think that we should try to tackle the problem ourselves, but... when it comes to tampering with the buildings of our fine city...
[turns his head abruptly in the direction of the batphone]
Commissioner Gordon: ... we have no other choice.

"Batman: The Greatest Mother of Them All (#2.9)" (1966)
Batman: Why... this criminal record is incredible.
[raises voice]
Batman: How, gentlemen, how has this Ma Parker remained at large?
Commissioner Gordon: She's crafty, Batman, she's clever, but most of all, she's motherly.

"Gotham: The Anvil or the Hammer (#1.21)" (2015)
James Gordon: Harvey, I'm about to violate departmental policy on interrogation techniques.
Harvey Bullock: I think I saw some donuts outside with my name all over them.

"Batman: The Animated Series: Heart of Steel: Part II (#1.40)" (1992)
Commissioner James Gordon: I'm getting too old for this kind of thing.
Barbara Gordon: I sort of enjoyed it.

"Batman: A Riddle a Day Keeps the Riddler Away (#1.11)" (1966)
Robin: The riddle itself is pretty basic. A person is a piece of wood when he's a ruler.
[Chief O'Hara's jaw drops]
Commissioner Gordon: You figure it has something to do with King Boris?
Robin: Maybe.

"Gotham: Mad City: Smile Like You Mean It (#3.13)" (2017)
Lucius Fox: That girl Melanie Blake, his test subject, she received thousands of volts of electricity that amount...
James Gordon: Would cause a power surge in the electric grid.
Harvey Bullock: [surprised and shocked] I was about to say that would cause a power surge electric grid.

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
Police Commissioner James Gordon: He didn't do it! It's garbage, Councilman! The Batman does not kill. You want him, you get him! I'll have no part in it.

"Batman: Tut's Case Is Shut (#2.8)" (1966)
[last lines]
Police Commissioner James Gordon: So brave, so dependable, and so modest. Rare in men these days... very rare.

"Batman: Louie's Lethal Lilac Time (#3.18)" (1968)
Chief O'Hara: Well, another canny, colorful crook is in the clink.
Commissioner Gordon: And a tuckered-out police commissioner is going to breathe much easier on his West Cape cruise.

"Batman: The Clock King Gets Crowned (#2.12)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: We are all forever in debt to the Dynamic Duo, so intrepid and yet so... incognito.

"Batman: The Bookworm Turns (#1.29)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: Chief O'Hara, are you anxious to be transfered to the department of sanitation?

"Batman: The Animated Series: Night of the Ninja (#1.28)" (1992)
Summer Gleeson: Mr. Wayne, Mr. Wayne! Do you have any idea why someone has been robbing and sabotaging your businesses? Two buildings burned down, another blown up. This one's computer system's wrecked.
Commissioner James Gordon: Miss Gleeson, how do you know that?
Summer Gleeson: A good reporter has sources, Commissioner. Any comments, Mr. Wayne?
Bruce Wayne: [to Commissioner Gordon] If you'll excuse me.
[walks away]
Summer Gleeson: Hmph! You can't ignore the press, Mr. Wayne!

"Batman: Deep Freeze (#2.20)" (1966)
Chief O'Hara: Go ahead, Commissioner. Call Batman and Robin.
Commissioner Gordon: I never thought it could happen. But like so many of us, I... I'm afraid I've lost faith.
[puts receiver of Bat-phone back on the Bat-hook]

"Batman: The Riddler's False Notion (#1.32)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: [seeing the interior of the Batcave for the first time] I feel as if I've awakened in some future age! Such equipment! What fantastic ingenuity you and the Boy Wonder have employed in hooking it together.
Batman: True. We did muster many long hours of brainpower. However, this is no time for self congratulation.

"Batman: The Purr-fect Crime (#1.19)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: I smell the tracks of a feline predator!

"Batman: The Yegg Foes in Gotham (#2.14)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: 12.03. I can't conceive of what happened to those three milionaires. It's all too incredible, but Gotham City now belongs to Chief Screaming Chicken.
Chief Screaming Chicken: You'd better believe it, buddy!
Commissioner Gordon: [Millionaires Wayne, Tyler and Savage finally arrive] What happened to you?
Bruce Wayne: That's a long story are we...
Commissioner Gordon: Too late! Midnight came and went, and with it the fate of Gotham City.
Chief Screaming Chicken: You no show up, me now ownum Gotham City and all subburbs. That is the way the wigwam watusies.

"Batman: The Animated Series: The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy (#1.25)" (1992)
Batman: [about the Bat-signal] Got a new toy, I see.
Commissioner James Gordon: I figured it might come in handy.
Batman: It might get you in trouble with the mayor.
Commissioner James Gordon: Let me worry about the mayor. Here, have a look at this.
Batman: [Reading Instructions] "Where iron horses go to rot, and children toot their horns a lot. A damsel's pleas will come to naught."
Commissioner James Gordon: Do you know what it means?
Batman: Don't you?

Le Squatch: Master Criminal 2.0 (2014)
James Gordon: The bat is our only hope, get me my phone. Speed dial number six.
Victoria Gordon: That just seems so ridiculous.

"Gotham: Welcome Back, Jim Gordon (#1.13)" (2015)
[last lines]
Derek Delaware: I ratted out Flass like you wanted. So now you back off, right? Nothing more is gonna happen to my wife? She's safe? My family's safe?
James Gordon: [trying to walk around him] I don't understand what you're talking about.
Derek Delaware: Okay, okay, no worries. Look, never mind I pressed. I won't say nothing to no one. I'll-I'll pretend this conversation never happened. Okay? Just keep my wife and kids out of it. I'm-I'm begging you. Please.
[dropping to his knees]
Derek Delaware: Please! Please!

"Superman: Knight Time (#3.2)" (1998)
[Superman, disguised as Batman, and Robin meet with Comissioner Gordon, who tells them about a heist]
Commissioner James Gordon: We've got a photo.
[he hands it to Superman, who studies it without recognition]
Robin: [whispering] Bane!
Superman: [feigning recognition] Ah, yes. Bane.

"Gotham: The Scarecrow (#1.15)" (2015)
[last lines]
Doctor: The boy's received a massive dose of condensed hormones - cortisol, adrenaline... and another compound we're still trying to identify. The combination nearly killed him.
James Gordon: But he's gonna live?
Doctor: Yes... But we ran a CAT scan in order to determine if he suffered any brain damage. The results - we've never seen anything like them before. The hormones themselves have long since worn off, but the effects... They seem to be lingering.
James Gordon: What are you saying? That he's still in fear?
Doctor: Well, not just fear. Jonathan's brain activity shows he's in a constant state of intense terror.
James Gordon: How long until this goes away?
Doctor: Well, that's just the thing, detective. We can't be certain it ever will. Imagine the thing you fear most in the world. Imagine that it's all you see. Every waking hour.
Jonathan Crane: [hallucinating] No, no, no!

"Batman: The Joker's Last Laugh (#2.47)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: [about to pick up the Bat-phone] Once again we take our poor, cracked pitcher to the Caped Crusader's well.

"Gotham: Mad City: Red Queen (#3.7)" (2016)
[first lines]
James Gordon: [hospital monitor beeping steadily] I'm so sorry this happened.
Valerie Vale: [weakly] Stop the presses. Tough guy Jim Gordon sheds tear for Valerie Vale.
James Gordon: [hand on her arm] How you feeling?
Valerie Vale: Like a bullet went through my insides. You don't have any whiskey, do you?
James Gordon: Sorry.
Valerie Vale: You get a girl shot and you don't even bring her booze. You got a lot of nerve.

"The Batman/Superman Hour: From Catwoman with Love/Perilous Playthings (#1.13)" (1968)
[last lines]
Robin: We were just beginning to have some fun, Commissioner.
Batman: Yes, Catwoman and her friends invited us to, play some games.
Commission James Gordon: How nice. But I know a game they'll probably be playing for a long time. It's called Rockpile.

"Batman: The Animated Series: Perchance to Dream (#1.26)" (1992)
[holding a dream machine]
James Gordon: I'll have the lab boys take a look at it. Any idea what it is?
Batman: Yes, the stuff that dreams are made of.

"The Batman/Superman Hour: A Perfidious Pieman Is Simon/Cool, Cruel Christmas Caper (#1.14)" (1968)
[last lines]
Commission James Gordon: Merry Christmas.
Mr. Freeze: Bah, humbug!

"Batman: Flop Goes the Joker (#2.58)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: [on Batphone] The Joker's been too quiet, Batman, I'm worried. A whole day and nothing's happened.
Chief O'Hara: That larcenous phony has somethin' under his hat besides his head, Batman!

"Batman: The Ogg and I (#3.8)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: You two will never get away with this!
Egghead: Oh really, Commissioner, I wish someone would write you a new line, that one is getting so tired.

"The Batman/Superman Hour: The Crime Computer/The Great Scarecrow Scare (#1.9)" (1968)
Commission James Gordon: Could it be the Joker?
Batman: Negative.
Robin: Not the Riddler either. Which leaves...
Batman: The Penguin. Yes, it's got his style, but...
Robin: But what, Batman?
Batman: He's got to owe the diabolically ingenious structure of this crime to someone else.

"Batman: Death in Slow Motion (#1.31)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: [drinking from the Riddler's spiked lemonade] Maury Wills better than Honus Wagner?
Chief O'Hara: Fifty times better!
Commissioner Gordon: You're an ignorant oaf, Chief O'Hara; I wonder why I keep you in my department!
Chief O'Hara: Oh, you're royal highness, often I wonder why I don't resign!

"Batman: The Mad Hatter Runs Afoul (#2.36)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: [after hanging up telephone] My world has just been ripped to shreds... seam... by seam...
Chief O'Hara: Come now, Commissioner, nothing could be as bad as all that.
Commissioner Gordon: This is, chief. A cleaning woman at the Gotham Atomic Energy Laboratory...
Chief O'Hara: Come now, easy does it.
Commissioner Gordon: ...just called the editor of the Godham Post Tribune.
Chief O'Hara: Maybe if you loosened your tie a little?
Commissioner Gordon: And told him...
Chief O'Hara: [bends down] Have you still got that bottle here in your drawer?
Commissioner Gordon: ...that she had seen the... the, the skeletons
[covers his eyes with his hands]
Commissioner Gordon: of Batman and Robin.
Chief O'Hara: [jaw drops] The what?
Commissioner Gordon: The skeletons of the Caped Crusaders, shrouded in their cowls.
Chief O'Hara: [close to tears, grabs Gordon's arm and shoulder] Hold on to me, Commissioner.
Commissioner Gordon: In the fluroscopic cabinet where they met their maker...
Chief O'Hara: Don't say it!
Commissioner Gordon: ...under high voltage X-Ray, oh!
[both men bursts out in tears]

Batman Returns (1992)
Commissioner Gordon: Thanks for the saving the day, Batman. I'm afraid the circus gang is back.
Batman: We'll see.

"Gotham: Heroes Rise: Heavydirtysoul (#3.22)" (2017)
Harvey Bullock: You want to go get a drink?
James Gordon: It's noon.
Harvey Bullock: I didn't ask you what time it was, I asked you if you want to get a drink?

"The Batman/Superman Hour: How Many Herring in a Wheelbarrow?/In Again Out Again Penguin (#1.3)" (1968)
[last lines: "In Again Out Again Penguin"]
Bruce Wayne: A crafty bird, the Penguin, but he can't fool you.
Commission James Gordon: Well, n - no-no, no. Not often, that is.
[Bruce and Dick grin at each other]

"Batman: Ring Around the Riddler (#3.2)" (1967)
Commissioner Gordon: What happened to Batgirl?
Chief O'Hara: Begorrah, she's gone!
Robin: Into thin air.
Batman: Her particular brand of vanishing cream. Another weapon in her arsenal.

"Batman: Batman Sets the Pace (#1.26)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: [on phone] I warn you Joker, if the Maharajah is harmed, we'll hunt you down, if it takes a hundred years.
The Joker: [on other line] By that time my jokes will be stale, wouldn't they, Commisioner?

"Batman: The Animated Series: Birds of a Feather (#1.52)" (1993)
Commissioner James Gordon: I assure you, we have every available resource on the street...
Pierce: It's times like these that I wonder why we pay you people at all!
Commissioner James Gordon: [grabs Pierce] Listen, you simpering little twit! You were foolish enough to invite the Penguin, now it's HIS party!

"Batman: The Animated Series: Riddler's Reform (#3.3)" (1994)
The Riddler: There's no way you could have escaped from that explosion! How did you get out?
Batman: That's my little riddle.
The Riddler: Please, you must tell me! All right, I'll make you a deal. You tell me how you escaped, and I'll tell you where I've hidden all the things I've stolen.
Batman: So you admit it?
The Riddler: Yes. I'll even tell you how I committed those robberies. Deal?
Batman: No.
[holds up one of Riddler's two-way radios]
Batman: Did you get that?
Commissioner James Gordon: We got it.
[Gordon and the police enter]
Commissioner James Gordon: We've got plenty of evidence. You're going away for good this time.
[the police handcuff Riddler and lead him to the door]
Commissioner James Gordon: [re: the radio] My compliments. This is a great little idea.
The Riddler: [stops] Wait a minute! Aren't you gonna tell me how you did it? That's not fair!
[the police drag him out]

"Gotham: Heroes Rise: The Primal Riddle (#3.17)" (2017)
James Gordon: Harvey, you're a genius.
Harvey Bullock: Yeah, tell me something I don't know.

"Batman: The Great Train Robbery (#3.22)" (1968)
Commissioner Gordon: Very well, Dynamic Duo, I leave the decision in your gloves.

"Batman: True or False Face (#1.17)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: Well miss, it seems we have apprehended you.
Blaze: You? Scarcely. Batman captured me. Only the nemesis of crime could have tripped up Blaze so deftly.

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Commissioner Gordon: What's going on?
The Joker: You're going mad.

"The Batman/Superman Hour: The Big Birthday Caper/Two Penguins Too Many/Luminians on the Loose/The Space Refugees (#1.6)" (1968)
[last lines]
Commissioner James Gordon: What a wonderful joke! Imagine Bruce Wayne as Batman! How incredible!
[laughs with Dick]

"Batman: The Dead Ringers (#2.16)" (1966)
Aunt Harriet Cooper: [Aunt Harriet has received a Citizen's Special Anti-Crime Award] A person just does what he has to do. And that's what makes America great, isn't it?
Commissioner Gordon: If only there were more like her!

"Batman: Holy Rat Race (#1.18)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: [referring to False Face] He must be stopped.
Batman: No. He must be encouraged, enticed, and only then... entrapped.
Chief O'Hara: But how?
Batman: By falsehood.

"Batman: Fine Feathered Finks (#1.3)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: That pompous waddling master of foul play. That criminal maestro of a thousand ubiquitous umbrellas.

"Batman: The Animated Series: Joker's Favor (#1.7)" (1992)
Commissioner James 'Jim' Gordon: If anybody should be getting a testimonial, it's you.
Batman: I'm just the night shift. You have to deal with this mess twenty-four hours a day.

"Gotham: Heroes Rise: All Will Be Judged (#3.19)" (2017)
Harvey Bullock: How come no one never hides something in a place I actually like to search, like a brewery or a strip club.
James Gordon: Or a casino.
Harvey Bullock: Exactly, all I'm asking for is a little consideration.

"Batman: The Animated Series: I Am the Night (#1.34)" (1992)
[Commissioner Gordon awakes from his coma]
Jim Gordon: The bust, went down OK?
Batman: Yes. Get some rest now.
Jim Gordon: Gotta keep fighting, never stop. What I try to live by. Maybe if I had been younger I could have been like you. Always wanted to be a hero.
Batman: You are a hero, Jim.

"Gotham: Mad City: Ghosts (#3.12)" (2017)
Harvey Bullock: Wait, w-what?
Lucius Fox: Two days ago, this girl was taken to the morgue, dead.
Harvey Bullock: And yet last night, she's walking down the train tracks after getting zapped with 10,000 volts in her noggin? Doesn't anyone die in Gotham anymore?
James Gordon: Is it possible she wasn't actually dead, and just walked out of the morgue?
Lucius Fox: These days I no longer say impossible. Unlikely.
James Gordon: [throwing his hands up] The morgue.
Harvey Bullock: It's not a morgue, it's a motel.

"Batman: The Animated Series: Two-Face Part II (#1.18)" (1992)
Commissioner James Gordon: Poor Harvey. So filled with anger. Do you think there's any hope?
Batman: Where there's love, there's hope, Commissioner. But a little luck wouldn't hurt.

"Batman: Hot Off the Griddle (#2.3)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: A catalog taken from a department store... a catamaran taken from the Nautical Society... three mittens taken from a fancy apartment. Hah! What, eh, what does all that spell out to you, O'Hara?
Chief O'Hara: T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Trouble. The Princess of Plunder!
Commissioner Gordon: Catwoman!
Chief O'Hara: [gasps] The saints preserve us!
Commissioner Gordon: When facing an adversary like the Countess of Criminality, there is only one man who can deal with, and eventually overcome that threat to our security...
[heads for the Batphone]

"Gotham: Heroes Rise: These Delicate and Dark Obsessions (#3.16)" (2017)
Frank Gordon: It's clear that the Court no longer trusts me.
James Gordon: Then why call me down here?
Frank Gordon: I'm supposed to kill you.

"Batman: Fine Finny Fiends (#1.33)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: Umbrella's, the absolute sign. We're dealing with that waddling pirate of plunder, the Penguin himself. Or... do we deal with him?
Chief O'Hara: [breathes a sigh of relief] You hid the nail right on the head, Commissioner, Oh, any ordinary crook the department can handle, but when it comes to the likes of the Penguin, why, there's only one being on Earth.

"Gotham: Heroes Rise: Pretty Hate Machine (#3.20)" (2017)
James Gordon: [rejecting Leslie's offer to escape the coffin] I'm not taking the virus, I won't become a monster!

Batman: Vengeance (2001) (VG)
Jim Gordon: Y'know, it's funny. I somehow feel safer knowing the Joker's alive. A living madman is at least human. But dead, he's the stuff nightmares are made of... How did you know? Batman?

"The New Batman Adventures: Growing Pains (#1.8)" (1998)
Commissioner James Gordon: [regarding a wanted suspect] Look at those eyes. How does someone get a face like that?
Robin: Luck.
Commissioner James Gordon: [Commissioner Gordon and Batman look at Robin] What?
Robin: Sorry, I was thinking about a girl.
Commissioner James Gordon: Teenagers. Glad my Babara's past her wild years.
[Batman turns to Gordon and raises an eyebrow]

"Batman: Minerva, Mayhem and Millionaires (#3.26)" (1968)
Commissioner Gordon: Batman, how could you have opened a vault, to which you didn't even know the combination, in three seconds flat?
Batman: [holds up a small hand-held device] With my "Three Second's Flat Bat Vault Combination Unscrambler", Commissioner.
Chief O'Hara: Amazing!

"Batman: It's How You Play the Game (#2.26)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: Well, Batman, you've done it again. May I shake your glove?
Batman: Of course, Commissioner.

"Gotham: Lovecraft (#1.10)" (2014)
Mayor Aubrey James: One of you is going down, mark my words.
Harvey Dent: Sir, that's not right.
Mayor Aubrey James: Hush. It's not you, Dent. Obviously, it's Mr. Gordon.
Harvey Dent: Sir, I protest.
Mayor Aubrey James: But not too much. You see, Counselor Dent knows how to walk the line. He knows where the edge is. You, Mr. Gordon, do not know where the edge is.
James Gordon: [rising] Mayor James. Kiss my ass.

"Batman: Surf's Up! Joker's Under! (#3.10)" (1967)
Chief O'Hara: [Gordon and O'Hara are disguised as beachcombers] Aw, these disguises are a good idea, Commissioner. But this surfboard's getting heavy.
Commissioner Gordon: All in the line of duty, Duke.
Chief O'Hara: Duke?
Commissioner Gordon: Well, most true surfers are known as 'Duke', 'Skip', 'Rabbit' or 'Buzzy'.
Chief O'Hara: Heh! All right, Buzzy.
[the Commissioner gives him a disproving glance]

"Batman: The Animated Series: Off Balance (#1.44)" (1992)
Commissioner James Gordon: [Hears slight noise and sees door behind him closing] Batman?
Batman: [Stepping out of the shadows] Over here, Jim.
Commissioner James Gordon: I heard Twitch got away. Thanks to a couple of shadow agents.
Batman: And when I tried to nail them, they used some sort of gas to erase their own minds.
Commissioner James Gordon: Yeah, that fits with what little we know about them.
Batman: But something Twitch said makes me think they're going after Wayne Tech's new sonic drill tonight when it comes into Gotham. Tell Bullock he should add more guards just to be safe.
Commissioner James Gordon: Is there anything you don't know about? I only assigned that detail a couple of hours ago.
[Turns back to Batman, but he's vanished]
Commissioner James Gordon: One of these days I'm going to nail his feet to the ground.

Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) (V)
G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon: We've got it under control, Batman, you can...
[sees Batman is gone]
G.C.P.D. Commissioner James Gordon: ...and I'm talking to myself. Again.

"Gotham: Mad City: Beware the Green-Eyed Monster (#3.11)" (2016)
Carmine Falcone: Still, I'll send my men.
James Gordon: You mean these two?
[shoots each of Carmine's goons in the leg]
James Gordon: Anyone else you want to send?

"CollegeHumor Originals: Batman Blows His Cover (#1.347)" (2012)
Rachel: Admit it. You're Batman.
Bruce Wayne: Look, we can go on and on about who or who isn't the vigilante Batman, but I think it's time we consider the fact that Batman is actually a half-man half-bat that doesn't even have a secret identity.
[He places a hand on Rachel's shoulder showing that he is still wearing Batman's gauntlets]
Bruce Wayne: Batman... gave this glove to me.
Commissioner Gordon: Cause you guys hang out?
Bruce Wayne: Yeah. Yeah we do. He's kind of the coolest.
[to Rachel]
Bruce Wayne: He said we should go out sometime.

"Gotham: A Dark Knight: Pax Penguina (#4.1)" (2017)
Harvey Bullock: [sees Gordon's bloody nose] Ooh, ouch.
James Gordon: I think we can forget about backup.
Harvey Bullock: I see you talked to some of your fellow officers. Probably not a bad thing.
James Gordon: How's that?
Harvey Bullock: Guys need to let off steam, resentments don't fester.
James Gordon: Next time, you can get punched in the face.
Harvey Bullock: This beautiful mug? No one would dare.

Batman & Robin (1997)
[Poison Ivy is disguised as Pamela Isley. She addresses Gordon with her back to him]
Poison Ivy: [Over] ... Comissioner Gordon.
Commissioner James Gordon: [He acknowledges her] Yes?
Poison Ivy: [She faces him in turn, seductively] I've always wondered... where does that big, old Bat-light come from?
[She blows a cloud of love-dust in his face from an ivy-leaf compact; Gordon is suddenly enamoured by her]
Commissioner James Gordon: [Struggling to keep his composure] Why... it's... right on top of police headquarters!
Poison Ivy: [Ivy beams seductively as she leads Gordon away like a puppy dog] I'd just *love* to see it! But you probably don't have access...
Commissioner James Gordon: [Gordon falls for her trap] Why, dear lady...
Commissioner James Gordon: *I*... am the comissioner of the police, I have the keys...
[he takes them out from his jacket]
Commissioner James Gordon: right here in my pocket. Would you like to see it?
[Ivy towers over Gordon. Slowly she opens the case once more and languidly blows another cloud into the police chief's face; fully entrancing him into a love-drunk stupor]
Commissioner James Gordon: [weakly as Ivy claims the keys from his hand] Who *are* you, dear lady...?
[Her goal earned, Ivy prepares to administer the coup de grace. She leans in for a kiss]
Poison Ivy: [Stopping short] On second thought, you're *way* too old for me!
Commissioner James Gordon: [watching vainly as Ivy dashes off, leaving him alone] No, I'm not... Please... come back...

"Gotham: Mad City: The Executioner (#3.9)" (2016)
Harvey Bullock: [answering his phone] Jim? Hey. Where the hell are you? Half the precinct's looking for you.
James Gordon: Barnes killed Symon and Paulie Pennies. And he just murdered someone right in front of me!
Harvey Bullock: What?
Harvey Bullock: I was gone for, like, an hour.
James Gordon: He's infected with Alice Tetch's blood. He's lost his mind. He's trying to kill me.
Harvey Bullock: Oh, sweet gentle virgin.

"Batman: Batman Is Riled (#1.6)" (1966)
Narrator: [narrating] Have Batman and Boy Wonder finally met their match? Will the Joker's utility belt prove their ultimate undoing?
Fred the Newscaster: [cut to Gotham TV Studio where a news broadcast is in progress] These are the questions all Gotham City is asking itself tonight: Have Batman and Boy Wonder finally met their match? Will the Joker's utility belt prove their ultimate undoing? In a filmed interview in his office today, Police Commissioner Gordon had answers to these questions.
Fred the Newscaster: [cut to the Batcave, where Batman, Robin and Alfred are watching Gordon being interviewed on their color Bat-Television] Commissioner Gordon, have Batman and Boy Wonder finally met their match?
Commissioner Gordon: Well, let me say this, Fred: I... I'd hate to think so.
Fred the Newscaster: Do you think the Joker's utility belt will prove their ultimate undoing?
Commissioner Gordon: Heaven help us all if it does.
Chief O'Hara: [leans closer to microphone] Eh, amen!

"Batman: The Animated Series: Fear of Victory (#1.19)" (1992)
Commissioner James Gordon: That's how we found him, scared as a rat in a cat convention. I've never seen anything like it.
Batman: You haven't been watching the sports channel.
Commissioner James Gordon: Sports? You mean those athletes. What's that got to do with...?
Batman: Put two and two together, Commissioner. That goon in there works for Leon "The Bookie". And word has it he's been taking it on the chin lately.
Commissioner James Gordon: You're telling me that that walking pile of straws scares the stuffing out of sports stars and then bets against their teams?
Batman: Exactly. A perfect way to scare up some quick cash for his sick schemes.

"Batman: Nora Clavicle and the Ladies' Crime Club (#3.19)" (1968)
Gordon: [former Commissioner Gordon and former Chief O'Hara are standing in the Ex-Policemen line at the State Employment Office] I loathe standing in lines, Chief O'Hara.
O'Hara: Well, at least it's only one day a week, Commissioner. Besides, eh...
[checks to see no one else can hear]
O'Hara: ... what else can we do?
Gordon: Get other jobs?
O'Hara: But we've been policemen almost all of our lives. We don't know how to do anything else.
Gordon: True enough, Chief O'Hara, we only know one trade and suddenly that trade has closed to us. Taken over by women.
O'Hara: Begorrah, the shame of it.

"Batman: Marsha, Queen of Diamonds (#2.23)" (1966)
Commissioner Gordon: Where is Chief O'Hara? What have you done with him, you diabolical Mata Hari? If you've harmed a hear on O'Hara's head, I'll have you in jail for the rest of your life.
Marsha: Oh, don't be tiresome, darling. Here, sit down next to me and relax.
Commissioner Gordon: Your hanky-panky won't work with me, young lady, I want O'Hara.

"Batman: The Great Escape (#3.21)" (1968)
Commissioner Gordon: Tanks in the street, a horse in my outer office... Has the whole world gone batty?
[Batman reacts, startled]
Commissioner Gordon: Ha, ha, just an expression, Batman. No slight intended.
Batman: I understand.