Favorite Batman Supporting Character?

#1 Edited by gotwillpower (718 posts) - - Show Bio

With the addition of Harper Row, the newest Bat-verse character, I've been thinking about who my favorite Batman supporting character is.

This is kinda difficult for me, because so many of Batman's relationships with other characters are interesting. There's Alfred, James Gordon, the Joker, Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, Jason Todd, Barbara Gordon, Talia, and Selina, just to name a few!

Personally, I think of these characters I've always liked Alfred the most as a character, but Joker's relationship is far more captivating.

Who is your favorite supporting character? (and maybe there's a specific verison). What do you think of Harper Row? Do you think that the number of characters is sometimes overwhelming?

Edit: Totally didn't even see that Harper Row post, so forget about telling me what you think of Harper Row. Post in the other topic!

#2 Posted by Saucedo17 (137 posts) - - Show Bio

Alfred gotta love the father figure

#3 Posted by Blood1991 (8115 posts) - - Show Bio

Alfred- We are kindred spirits always telling someone not to do something reckless, and stitching their wounds and giving a lecture when they don't listen.

#4 Posted by The_Tree (8607 posts) - - Show Bio

Of all the supporting Batman characters, I like Tim the most. I even like him more than Batman.

#5 Posted by Onemoreposter (4265 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, even at his most independent, needs a pretty big supporting team to be done right. Alfred and Gordon are must haves regardless. I grew up in the Oracle era so for me, she's almost a necessity and I'm having to learn to live without her. Finally, Dick. Grayson's been part of the mythos almost since the beginning. I know Nightwing is a popular hero in his own right these days, but to me, he'll always be that streak of daylight and flickering smile Bruce needs to pierce into his darkness every now and again

I love alot of the Batfamily supporting cast, but those four I think are the most important.

#6 Posted by Tunsieon (322 posts) - - Show Bio

What, no love for Ace the Bat Hound?

#7 Posted by ratman19 (550 posts) - - Show Bio


#8 Posted by TERMINATORXX (3912 posts) - - Show Bio

@Saucedo17 said:

Alfred gotta love the father figure

#9 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio

nightwing, jason todd, terry mcginnis, the joker.

#10 Posted by Dark_Moolahs (30 posts) - - Show Bio


#11 Posted by HarlequinKiss (516 posts) - - Show Bio

Jason or Alfred. They're both pretty badass.

#12 Posted by BigCimmerian (10130 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Alfred
2. Nightwing
3. Gordon

#13 Posted by Deranged Midget (18236 posts) - - Show Bio

Has to be Gordon or Alfred.

#14 Posted by sj_esposito (478 posts) - - Show Bio

Technicially Tim, because he's my overall favorite character, but I view him not really as a supporting character. So, Gordon is my favorite character in a more supporting role to Batman.

#15 Posted by Morpheus_ (29910 posts) - - Show Bio
Alfred and Gordon, then Damian.  
Most of the other characters mentioned here are occasional guest stars, not regular members of Batman's supporting cast at this point in time.
#16 Posted by JohnnyWalker (825 posts) - - Show Bio

superman. BAM! i went there

#17 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (15329 posts) - - Show Bio

Alfred nuff said.

#18 Posted by Big_Nasty (412 posts) - - Show Bio

Nolan batman's made Mr. fox so relevant. Tie between him and Alfred .

#19 Posted by gotwillpower (718 posts) - - Show Bio

@Tunsieon said:

What, no love for Ace the Bat Hound?

Whoops, I forgot!

#20 Edited by TDK_1997 (16128 posts) - - Show Bio

Well,from these guys here I like the most Gordon and Alfred.

Tim,Dick and Joker are more of additional characters than supporting ones.

#21 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29886 posts) - - Show Bio

Alfred and Gordon.

Although I love Harper.

#22 Posted by YMCMB (161 posts) - - Show Bio


#23 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8366 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce Wayne.

#24 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1743 posts) - - Show Bio

@BigCimmerian said:

1. Alfred
2. Nightwing
3. Gordon

Exactly what I was thinking

#25 Posted by SupBatz (2096 posts) - - Show Bio

They're all great and it's hard to pick a favorite as individual characters. But when choosing a favorite character to have in a supporting role it's gotta be Oracle.

#26 Posted by TheCannon (20267 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Huntress the most.

#27 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (10938 posts) - - Show Bio

Alfred Hands down.

#28 Posted by BlackPookie (680 posts) - - Show Bio

damn i love them all, tim, alfred, stephanie, even damien...

#29 Posted by tuananhxu99001 (107 posts) - - Show Bio

Gordon, the hero

Alfred, the super assistant

Joker, the best villain

#30 Posted by r3d_rob1n (543 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Batman's interactions with Grayson. Anytime that he and Grayson are in the same story it is usually a great one. Other than that, any Robin usually creates a great Bat story. Where would the series be without Alfred, Gordon, and Babs. Hell even the occasional Superman cameo is a pleasure. I guess where this has led me to, is that Batman truly is a character built from an amazing idea and an amazing cast of supporting characters.

#31 Posted by Skewer (348 posts) - - Show Bio

Alfred, dick, James Gordon, Barbara, Tim, Harvey bullock and Renee Montoya.

#32 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

My favorite is Alfred! close second is Dick Grayson

#33 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (10503 posts) - - Show Bio

There are many supporting characters I enjoy from Batman. Just to name a few Barbara Gordon, Tim Drake, Nigthwing, and Stephanie Brown

#34 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

I seriously think that its impossible to have one single fav. Character because every character compliments eachother in another way.

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