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


Early Career[]

Hamilton Hill started out 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 counselor. He is known to have commuted using the subway train system alongside 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 fast found in default. Ironically the prosecutor was from Hill's law firm causing Fugate to blame Hill and seek vengeance under the guise of his secret identity: "The Clock King".

Mayor of Gotham[]

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 unappreciated, 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 captures the Penguin, even while being blind.[5]

Afterward, Hill was the Joker's victim when the Clown Prince of Crime abducted him in his own home and used a nuclear weapon to threaten Gotham. Hill was eventually rescued by Robin from his own swimming pool, where the Joker intended to kill him by drowning him.[6] Not long after this, Hill was once again threatened by the Clock King, but he was saved by Batman and Robin.[7]

Throughout his career Hill faced many dangers: he was abducted and replaced with a robot duplicate by H.A.R.D.A.C., he was kidnapped in his own home by Joker and he was captured by former Arkham Asylum employee best known as Lock-Up. In all those times, Hill was saved by Batman.


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