Gotham: 10 Reasons The Court Of Owls Will Enhance The Show
10. They Are As Old As Gotham
The Court of Owls is the Illuminati of the Batman world, but without Beyonce and Jay-Z. An extremely secretive cabal, the Court has controlled Gotham City for centuries. They are an ancient, violent conspiracy who use murder and architecture to garner political influence, like Donald Trump. Except Trump murders brain cells and a suspension of disbelief with his toupee. The Court of Owls are so entrenched in Gotham that whispers of their existence have been passed down from generation to generation in a nursery rhyme: "Beware The Court of Owls, that watches all the time, ruling Gotham from a shadow perch, behind granite and lime. They watch you at your hearth, they watch you in your bed, speak not a whispered word of them or they'll send The Talon for your head." The Talons are a breed of highly trained assassins that the Court employ to do their dirty deeds, basically zombie ninjas who can take a licking and keep on sticking people in the abdomen with blades. The leaders of the organization are human and wear masks on their faces, while the rest of the court seem like owl hybrids, with owl-like distorted faces and long claws. Think Steve Buscemi with an appetite for mice. The Court of Owls existed long before Batman was born, with little Bruce Wayne even being aware of their myth as a child, making them the perfect big bad for the show. Their reveal can be a slow-burn as they hide in their shadows until they eventually strike. Their fingers are in all the pies and if you complain about the taste, guess how many f***s the Court gives: That many.