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Hamilton Hill
BaC 12.1 - Hamilton Hill
Name: Hamilton Hill
Children: Jordan Hill
Portrayed by: Lloyd Bochner
First appearance: On Leather Wings
Last appearance: Lock-Up
Appears in: 16 Episodes, 1 Film
Hamilton Hill Gallery


Hamilton Hill is a lawyer turned politician who was elected mayor of Gotham City.

HistoryEdit

Early CareerEdit

Hamilton Hill started out as as a successful lawyer in private practice eventually owning his own firm. He would later run for public office in Gotham City and was elected as a counciller. He is known to have commuted using the subway train system along side Temple Fugate. He advised Fugate to "relax" and take a break from his rigid schedule. This would cause Fugate to be late to a court hearing and fas found in default. Ironically the prosecutor was from Hill's law firm causing Fugate to blame Hill and seek vengance under the guise of his secret identity: "The Clock King".

Mayor of GothamEdit

One of Hill's first actions was the construction of Stonegate Penitentiary under D.A. Harvey Dent's request, with help of Bruce Wayne and the Wayne Foundation.[1] During his first years as Mayor, he was hostile to the Dark Knight, even allowing Harvey Bullock to pursue Batman, with his own task force, when Batman had been blamed for pharmacy robberies throughout Gotham City.[2]

Hill caused the Joker's anger by comparing him to Batman and the madman infiltrated Hill's home and planted a dynamite on the garden. After this, Hill's son, Jordan, who was feeling unapreciated, escaped from home on Joker's car. Mayor Hill was crushed by the loss of his son, but by the end of the night, Batman returned Jordan to him and he learned a valuable lesson on priorities.[3]

TCK 30 - Hill Mock Poster

Clock King's sabotage

Years into Hill's administration, Fugate resurfaced during his re-election campaign. After publicly discrediting and embarrassing Hill, he eventually tried to kill him, but Batman saved his life. This act won Batman Hill's trust and respect.[4] As a result, Hill trusted Batman's plan when the Penguin stole a prototype weaponized vehicle and the Dark Knight told Hill to double-cross the criminal by giving him a fake deliver instead of the ransom money. The plan helped Batman capture the Penguin, even while being blind.[5]

Throughout his career Batman has aided Hill in dire situations, like when he was kidnapped by a former Arkham Asylum employee Lyle Bolton or when he was kidnapped by The Joker and when he was almost "replaced" with a robotic duplicate by H.A.R.D.A.C..

AppearancesEdit

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