* Sionis Crime Family

As any large city, Gotham is teaming with Organized Crime. These include the conventional crime families - Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese - but also less traditional criminal empires like those of Black Mask and Intergang.


Gotham Underground

  • Sionis Crime Family
    • Black Mask: During the events of Batman: War Games, Black Mask gained control over all gangs in Gotham City. He worked with The Society to kill Batman. He is eventually killed by Catwoman and a power vacuum leads to a series of gang wars. The second Black Mask rose in an effort to reunify the Gotham gangs, until he was discovered to be Jeremiah Arkham, and incarcerated in Arkham Asylum.[citation needed]
    • White Shark: Warren "The Great White Shark" White became the successor to Black Mask's crime empire, successfully running all crime in Gotham from Arkham Asylum. During Intergang's bid for power, Great White is beaten and hidden behind a door in Blackgate prison in order to keep him out of the way. After freeing Arkham's inmates, the new Black Mask took control over Warren and his men, until he was discovered to be Jeremiah Arkham and locked away back at Arkham, leaving Warren back in control of his forces again.[citation needed]
  • Triads: The Chinese Triads were taking $1 billion out of Gotham every year by the early 1990s from various illegal activities, including the narcotics trade.[1]
  • Gangs
    • All-Americans: One of the first gangs in the late 1800s.
    • Batboys[citation needed]
    • Black Clouds (Asian): Mentioned as a Chinatown gang.[1]
    • The Blackgaters: Briefly taken over by Jason Todd in an attempt to unite the gangs against the Underground.[citation needed]
    • Bloods[citation needed]
    • Blue Flu Gang[citation needed]
    • The Burnley Town Massive: Led by Able Crown, wiped out in the gang war.
    • Crips
    • The Deacons: A gang in the Hill area led by Sly Tolliver.[8]
    • Dockyard Dogs: Weapon traffickers who control the ports and southwest Gotham.[7]
    • Dragon's Claw (Korean)[8]
    • East Side Dragons: An Asian gang, mostly involved in illegal dog fights.
    • Five Fingers[citation needed]
    • Free Men Gang: One of the first gangs in the late 1800s.
    • Ghost Dragons (Chinese): Run by King Snake. Lynx was assigned as their field leader and eventually killed King Snake to gain control of the gang. Lynx was accidentally beheaded by one of her own gang members.[citation needed]
    • Golden Dragons: Gotham branch of the Hong Kong-based gang. Their leader is the new Lynx.
    • Hanoi Ten (Vietnamese): Rivals of the Golden Dragons. The gang seems to have a territorial dispute with the Golden Dragons.[9]
    • Innocent Devils (Asian): Rivals of the Ghost Dragons.[10]
    • Intergang: Led by Bruno Mannheim, Intergang employs Johnny Stitches to take over the Gotham City underworld. They successfully take down Penguin's gang and buy out Tobias Whale to gain full control. It is yet to be seen how they will deal with the new Black Mask's claim to dominance, especially when he is soon to be revealed as Dr. Jeremiah Arkham, and is soon locked away in Arkham Asylum.[citation needed]
    • Irish Wound Ravens: One of the first gangs in the late 1800s.
    • Italian East-Siders: One of the first gangs in the late 1800s.
    • Jade Leopards (Asian) An Asian gang in Chinatown [11]
    • Jade Tigers (Asian)[12]
    • Latino Unified Gang or LUG: Various Latinos, led by Otero.
    • LoBoys: A gang that was active when Gotham City was declared "No Man's Land."[13]
    • Lords of the Avenues[citation needed]
    • Penguin's Gang: Run through the Penguin's Iceberg Lounge. The Penguin was once the premier gang power in Gotham. Ousted by Intergang but was restored by Batman. He fought for dominance over Two-Face's gang, in which both sides lost and were taken over by the new Black Mask.[citation needed]
    • The Sprang Bridge Soldiers: Control Robbinsville, almost taken over by Jason Todd.[citation needed]
    • Steel Cobras (Asian) An Asian gang in Chinatown.[11]
    • Steel Sevens (Asian): Mentioned as a Chinatown gang.[1]
    • Steel Unicorns (Chinese): Rivals of the Ghost Dragons. Fought the Ghost Dragons when they first arrived in Gotham in the early 1990s.[1]
    • Jewish Sons of David: One of the first gangs in the late 1800s.
    • Street Demonz: One of the oldest biker gangs in Gotham City.[14]


Transportation: Cars, Motorbikes
Weapons: Guns

See Also

Recommended Reading


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