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First "A Dark Knight: Pax Penguina"
Appeared in 3 episodes (see below)
Portrayed by Larry Pine

Burke was the mayor of Gotham City.


Three months following the chaos caused by the Alice Tetch virus, Burke succeeded Aubrey James as the Mayor of Gotham City. During a meeting with Oswald Cobblepot, Mayor Burke tells Penguin that he can't unionize crime. Cobblepot insists that he is the reason that the streets are safe, and says that now only professionals will be committing the crimes. Burke and Comissioner Reynolds then both reluctantly agree to Cobblepot's proposal, who afterwards excuses himself to prepare for the grand opening of his new nightclub, The Iceberg Lounge.[1]

Victor Zsasz tailed Sofia Falcone and told Penguin that Sofia had paid a visit to Mayor Burke and the zoning commissioner.[2]

Under Sofia Falcone's suggestion, Mayor Burke promoted Jim Gordon to police captain which Gordon was reluctant to accept at first. Mr. Penn told Cobblepot about this.[3]

As Mayor Burke was nowhere to be found, Oswald Cobblepot asked Sofia about his whereabouts where she had no idea where he was. After walking away from Cobblepot, Sofia called Jim Gordon to let him know that Mayor Burke is laying low outside of Gotham City.[4]

While Burke was laying low, Holden Pritchard became the Interim Mayor of Gotham City.[5]

Returning to Gotham City, Burke refuses to lift the evacuation in light of Jeremiah Valeska's threat. He and those with him see Ra's al Ghul outside Gotham City Hall. Just then, Burke and those with him are killed when Upper West Side City Hall is blown up by one of Jeremiah Valeska's bombs.[6]


Season 4


  1. Stephens, John (writer) & Cannon, Danny (director) (September 21, 2017). "A Dark Knight: Pax Penguina". Gotham. Season 4. Episode 1. FOX.
  2. Newton, Kim (writer) & Tonderai, Mark (director) (October 26, 2017) "A Dark Knight: Hog Day Afternoon". Gotham. Season 4. Episode 6. FOX.
  3. Huston, Charlie (writer) & Bailey, Rob (director) (November 9, 2017) "A Dark Knight: Stop Hitting Yourself". Gotham. Season 4. Episode 8. FOX.
  4. Sosa, Iturri (writer) & Hope, Nathan (director) (November 16, 2017) "A Dark Knight: Let Them Eat Pie". Gotham. Season 4. Episode 9. FOX.
  5. Cannon, Danny (writer) & Copus, Nick (director) (April 12, 2018) "A Dark Knight: That's Entertainment" Gotham. Season 4. Episode 18.
  6. Stephens, John & Boston, Seth (writer) & Hope, Nathan (director) (May 17, 2018) "A Dark Knight: No Man's Land" Gotham. Season 4. Episode 22.
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