I did not see a thread about this please do not flame me for starting a new thread like everyone here i am only expressing my opinions Although he does not condone vigilantes, Gordon sees that it is necessary to operate outside of laws in the crime-filled Gotham City, especially since most members of Gotham's police department are mired in corruption. Before the emergence of Batman, he was increasingly jaded and disillusioned of the corruptions around him. The arrival of the Dark Knight gives the police detective the hope he needs to build a better Gotham for his wife and children. After being promoted as a lieutenant, he is determined to clean the department up from within. The detective is still clueless of who Batman is, or that he is one of the people who inspired the Dark Knight to be what he is now He developed a Bat-Signal with the department's spare searchlight to summon Batman in times of need. Gordon called the Batman to announce his promotion on the force, his appreciation to the Dark Knight, and also to discuss a criminal whose identity is a mystery. The criminal has committed an armed robbery and double homicide, with an apparent taste for theatrics, leaving a calling card: a Joker playing card. so in batman begins batman saved the city and throughout the film formed a mutual respect/partnership with gordon "I never said thank you" "and you'll never have to" Now in TDK we know gordon smashes the bat signal with an axe for some reason we know the joker is going to be headliner villian we know he is unpredictable and we know he is capable of anything will the joker's actions create a devide between bats and gordon?