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The Dark Knight Trilogy Epilogue: The Gordons by kinjamin The Dark Knight Trilogy Epilogue: The Gordons by kinjamin
Really wanted a beautifully tragic Shakespearean dynamic with the fate of the Gordon family. Where one becomes an embodiment of the weight of guilt and trauma his father carries erupting. The other is the embodiment of her father's hope and goodness. Note that both sides of this piece are imperfect mirrors of eachother.

Some notes..

James Jr. / Two-Face II

- I felt a little bad about this. The actor that portrayed Little James Projected a sweet kind of innocence in TDK. That being said, that's what makes this all the more tragic.
- The "death" of Dent really leaves a Two-Face void in the Nolan universe. People that follow my ish will remember I had Det. Ramirez as the next Two-Face, but I felt this was way more impactful.
- He's wearing an actual Cleveland State University sweater (notice the mascot is slashed)
- There's been several points in the comics where Harvey Dent scars himself to become Two-Face... something that really resonated in me so wanted it to happen in this universe.
- This is heavily influenced by the Batman story 'The Black Mirror' by Scott Snyder. Except little James here is far less psychotic. But I really wanted to push that it's more trauma that drives him here, and not born psychosis.

Barb Gordon Jr. / Batgirl

- I'm assuming some will complain I didn't put Barbara in her usual skin-tight outfit. But I strongly believe that the heart of her story is that she made the Batgirl suit herself. It wasn't until later did she have any kind of Wayne funded equipment. She made do with what she had at her disposal. And logically, she'd have access to police-related equipment. So, being the clever girl she is, she spliced some riot gear with a wing suit. Sure you could say I super "Nolanized" her look, but above all of the Bat family she really had to do it all alone.
- For people still not happy, they'll notice in the last panel she eventually does get a more hi-tech suit once she hooks up with the new Batman.
- Heavily influenced by Gail Simone's Batgirl#0.
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:iconlegolad13:
legolad13 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Interesting and close to the comics portrayal of James Gordon Jr.
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AeroHybrid Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Awesome work on this...this could've been a great opportunity for Nolan :D
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spencermalley Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Like your Batgirl design
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strongcactus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ilove this twist on twoface it seems very believable.
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KingDaddy830 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Absolutely love this, I had shown the Barbra Gordon to my daughter back in November and she decided that this is her next cosplay for DragonCon if you will allow it. Love the realism of it, and my youngest is still stuck on your Robin or Teen Titans Go Robin.
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kinjamin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Filmographer
hell yeah!  You kidding me?  That's awesome!
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KingDaddy830 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Thanks man, she is really excited about it. This is a link to our Dragon Con photos from last year, she was Artemis from Young Justice. www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…  She really likes the tactical approach you went with, more realism. Just a pain in the but for a 12 year old girl to have to use the bathroom in. You wouldn't happen to have any other pictures would you? Or does she have any type of shin guard in the riot gear? I am making this myself and using only an actual riot gear helmet the rest is sports gear.
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kinjamin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
i dont unfortunately.. but I would imagine her boots would be something Riot or SWAT related since that's what she get her hands on..  static2.businessinsider.com/im…
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KingDaddy830 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Thank you sir
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Flawed-Perception Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure how I feel about the whole Two Face 2 route. I like the comic book route where he became a deranged psychopathic serial killer.
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EdwardX1 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Fuck, that's brilliant.
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avisciciulli Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seen this floating around lately for Zero Year? You're so ahead of the curve!
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kinjamin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha oh man! Where's my check? Haha JK - I can't fully claim to have first dibs on that design -- Gail Simone/Ed Benes did a similar version in Batgirl#0
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oldmanwinters Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Didn't James Gordon Jr. suffer longterm mental trauma on account of getting kidnapped by villains at such a young age? Sad.

I really like how you developed Barbara Gordon here. Really great. And it's very believable.
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darkphyre0 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great concept. Well imagined!
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m1dn1ghtm00n Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
i thought ras al ghul would revive dent like he did with jason todd or somthing like that...
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celticgrun Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
I personally love your concept of Barbara using police equipment for her bat suit, I do find it more believable. The concept of Jim Gordon Jr. being the new Two-Face is tragic twist but it fits well within Nolan universe of batman while also staying true to comics. It also brings more depth to both Commissioner Gordon and Batgirl. All and all I love your concept and design of these characters.
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allen-mikk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
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This makes a surprising amount of sense considering how crazy James Jr is in the comics.
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myway24454 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I think that Barbara should go straight to her Oracle persona because it feel unrealistic for me to think that Blake can use all of Batman's tech alone without an Alfred or Lucius.
Just a suggestion.
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XD00175 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I found your art today, and it's really something else. But of all the epilogue pieces, this is my favorite. I like that you injected some tragedy into the epilogue, and I absolutely love Barbara's suit. It just makes so much sense.
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dannysmicros Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
What I love about ur Nolan verse is that I get a feeling that Bruce as batman was a loner and didn't really need any1 as batman (except Gordon Alfred and fox) but what im getting at is that its more believable for me that John Blake as batman will need partners as in robin batgirl huntress, because this is all new to him he isn't Bruce he's not the peak of physical or mental perfection so for him to have partners is way up there in coolness for me.
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T-R-E-V Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
This is definitely your best idea; everything I read made me go "Wow".
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NekoLLX Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
my only nit pic is well thers NOTHING hoding her identity with those clear class visors, at the very least think them black
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hulkpants Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I love the Batgirl one.
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JJ-Squiz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
OMG I thought exactly the same when I saw the Two-face Gordon scene at The Dark Knight....I think it's cause Gordan Jr had the same hair colour as Harvey I thought Dent Jr ;)
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piemaster1446 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
When does this take place?
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HelloIamGracie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like half of this comic, ironic, right, Two Face, 50/50. I feel like at the end of The Dark Knight that Jimmy, while was absolutely terrified of Harvey that he was incredibly brave and believed in Batman and his father. No offense, because I really usually love all your little comic pages, but I just don't see that happening to Commissioner's Gordon's son. As for the other half, I love. I like how she didn't like being called "Bat Girl", a girl who wants to be her own woman. And I like the thought of her putting her first suit together hodge-podge. Stealing riot equipment here and there from the police (oh, that's bad stealing from the police ;-) ) and I think she would be smart enough to steal pieces over time. People tend to notice if a whole lot of something is gone. An analogy (hopefully you've read the Hunger Games... if you haven't you should they're AMAZING!) anyway, a girl, Foxface, is stealing food from the kind of toughest guys, but she knows that they think that 1: no one can get to their booby-trapped food and 2: they don't notice little things. So in the book she finds her way to a bag full of apples, taking the whole thing would tell the baddies that their "safe" food and supplies were compromised, but by stealing just a few they are none the wiser and she can continue doing it... if Katniss didn't blow everything up right after. Anyway, I'm babbling, sorry I tend to do that a lot. So I'm sorry but I don't like the first half, but I do love the second half, especially her going back to Gotham to work with the new Batman and her Dad.
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NuvaPrime Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
My own interpretation simply has the second Two-Face another lawyer played by Charlie Sheen.
And Batgirl is adopted
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Zuko-Halliwell Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Even though I'm not a big fan of tragedies (except for some of Shakespeare's), I really like it. So, good job. I do have a few questions, though:
1. I know you mentioned the self-mutilation part in the description. I'm just curious, why a knife instead of fire or acid?
2. This may be a stupid question, but why's the right side scarred, instead of the left side like Dent? I'm guessing it's because he did it in front of a mirror.
3. Whatever happened to Barbara Sr.?
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Just learned from batgirl in the new 52 that james gorden jr. is criminally insane. Very trippy.
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deathchrist2000 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Writer
You think this is bad, you should see the messed up nature of James Jr. in the comics. It's implied that he inspired Mr. J. to shoot Barbara.
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warman546 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sir DC Comics need to hire you
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kinjamin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha thank you, I appreciate it.
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
I read The Black Mirror. It was awesome. A true arch-enemy for both Barbara and Dick. And did something not even the Joker could do. Bring Gordon to the breaking point. Your storyline is quite plausible. And I noticed the suit was from police officers. The kevlar and such.
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DavidEMartin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Very interesting and well-thought-out.
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TeamUnitedNerds Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Batgirl's costume is freaking perfect.
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dHyOgO Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I loved Batgirl's costume!!!!
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moonman86 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
just for the record for all those who liked the black mirror if you reasearch the character of james jr more thouroughly theres no logical way he could be a sociopath
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JohnnyCopeland Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
It's interesting how that night effected Barbara Gordon Junior and James Gordon Junior in different ways. And I like Barbara Gordon's costume, but I don't think the helmet and the goggles really do a good enough of concealing her identity.
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TheHawthorneEffect Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
I remember imagining a million different things with all the characters Nolan verse and comic verse, but this! This is absolutely perfect! You not only tied up a few loose ends, but added a few more strands to the web, as well. It's great!
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Nerdman3000 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
These are amazing, are you doing Poison Ivy or perhaps Alfred any time soon?
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Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Hi, you have been featured here: [link] :D
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kinjamin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, I'm honored!
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Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
You're very welcome :D
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Azkadellia93 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I really enjoy your version of Batgirl!
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Darknikos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
mhh... a little too comic bookish, away from the realistic style of the TDK trilogy. Of course, IMHO.
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Alexander514 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
It might be cool to do one where Batman comes back. Like showing his return. I mean in the future of course once you've set up some more characters if that's what you intend to do.
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bobbunyan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Amazing! I can't wait to see who is next!
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superkim111 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
:clap:
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CarpalTunnelLuv Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*SOBS*
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