Frank Gordon was the uncle of Jim Gordon and a former member of The Court of Owls Ruling Council in Gotham City.


Frank Gordon is the brother of Peter where they were members of the Court of Owls. When Peter started to question the group's motives, the Court of Owls had Frank orchestrate the hit on Peter Gordon where a man named Michael Ness acted like a drunk driver in order to commit vehicular manslaughter.[1]

After having briefly attended a party for the high members of society in Gotham and narrowly avoiding being caught up in a hostage situation carried out by Jervis Tetch, Kathryn goes to speak with Frank in a darkened room and they talk about the new mayor Oswald Cobblepot, whom they still regard as a criminal. Frank then reveals to Kathryn that judgement is coming, which includes the pair of them.

Frank and Kathryn overlook the destruction of Gotham after a blackout caused by Jerome Valeska which lead to his followers to cause anarchy. Kathryn mentions that if it escalates further they will be forced to intervene, however he opts out, wishing for his nephew Jim and the Gotham City Police Department to be left to deal with it. The GCPD do manage to deal with the situation by sunrise, with Jerome captured and to be sent off to Arkham Asylum. Frank is present when Kathryn informs the the clone of Bruce Wayne that he would soon be called upon. Frank leaves and calls to Jim's apartment, causing confusion to his nephew about his sudden appearance.[2]

Kathryn dispatches Frank to sway Gordon to the Court of Owls' side. Frank tells Gordon that the Court of Owls were a secret society and that Peter died trying to expose their methods.[3]

Frank was later present at the meeting with Kathryn to move on with their plans for Gotham City. After Carmine Falcone told Gordon about Frank Gordon calling the hit on his father, Gordon visited Frank. Before Gordon can make plans to arrest him, Frank did warn him that the weapon that the Court of Owls plans to use is at the docks. Upon being told about the box that came from Indian Hill by Barbara Kean, Gordon visits his uncle again. Before committing suicide by a gunshot to his head upon not wanting to kill his nephew, Frank tells Gordon to play along with the Court of Owls' demands.[1]Due to his death, this lead to Jim taking his uncle's place in the court


Season 3


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hull, Robert (writer) & McKenzie, Ben (director) (May 1, 2017) "Heroes Rise: These Delicate and Dark Obsessions". Gotham. Season 3. Episode 16. FOX.
  2. Boston, Seth (writer) & Milto, Louis Shaw (director) (January 30, 2017). "Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies". Gotham. Season 3. Episode 14. FOX.
  3. Mostyn-Brown, Megan (writer) & Scott, T.J (director) (April, 2017). "Heroes Rise: How the Riddler Got His Name". Gotham. Season 3. Episode 15. FOX.
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