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"Jurisprudence, Part II": Two-Face started the trial against James Gordon under the terms that if found guilty, Two-Face would kill Gordon's wife, his officers and the people under his protection. [[Renee Montoya (New Earth)|Renee Montoya]

Quote1 You want to play games with me, fine, Harvey... don't expect me to like it. Quote2
-- Jim Gordon

Appearing in "Jurisprudence, Part II"

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  • Gotham Court House



Synopsis for "Jurisprudence, Part II"

Two-Face started the trial against James Gordon under the terms that if found guilty, Two-Face would kill Gordon's wife, his officers and the people under his protection. Renee Montoya forced Two-Face to agree that if found innocent, he would spare everyone's lifes and he would also let the Montoyas go and place himself under arrest.

Meanwhile at the Gordons house, the Gotham City Police Department were trying to break inside to save Sarah from Tally Man and from afar, Batman and Robin watched the situation. Batman told Robin to contact Oracle and to tell her to call the others to get the place as soon as possible.

At the Court House the trial begun and Two-Face called the first witness: Renee Montoya. Two-Face asked Renee about the orders that Gordon gave her and how she was told to deal with Two-Face despite her unwillingness to do so. Two-Face blamed Gordon of abusing his power over people. When Renee had nothing more to add, Two-Face called James Gordon to testify. Two-Face asked Gordon if he was aware of the danger and potential threat that Two-Face represented to the society and Gordon told him that he was aware of the facts. Two-Face then blamed Gordon for making a deal with someone who was clearly a bad person, for not honoring their agreement and also for the fact that Renee Montoya was held captive for over five months. For Two-Face, the veredict was clear and he was about to execute Gordon immediately. Renee stopped him and told him that Gordon was entitled to a defense but Two-Face explained that there wasn't a person capable of speaking in his defense. Gordon called Harvey Dent to act as his defense and with doubt in his head, Two-Face agreed.

He sat in the witness chair and Harvey Dent started making questions to Two-Face about his prososal of help to James Gordon, even before they made any deal. Harvey Dent demonstrated that the man responsible for all the actions was Two-Face as he blackmailed, threatened and conspired against James Gordon and the GCPD. Without knowing what else to say or do, Two-Face stayed in a catatonic state for a while. Renee Montoya told Gordon to leave the court house and go back to his home to check on his wife. Two-Face then realized that Gordon was not guilty and he stepped down to where Renee was waiting. Two-Face gave up and Renee placed him under arrest.

Back in his home, James Gordon found that the place was too quiet. He stepped inside and found the bodies of Two-Face henchmen knocked out and tied on the floor. He called for Sarah and she appeared out of the shadows, safe and sound. James wanted to know what have happened and Sarah showed him that the cavalry arrived. Jim thought that it was Pettit but then he saw Harvey Bullock, Officer Lowell; Batgirl, Azrael, Robin and Batman standing on his garden.

Jim approached Batman and decided that it was time for them to talk.



  • There is a mistake in the arrest of Two-Face. At first, Montoya handcuffed him with his hands on front of him and the next panel he is seen with his hands on his back.

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