Spoilers for Gotham Season 2 Episode 5: Scarification Ahead!
In tonight's episode of Gotham, a historian of the city told a story. Edwige talked about the founding fathers of Gotham City, specifically bringing five families to bear.
“This knife has a cursed history. Almost two hundred years ago it was used in a terrible crime. Back then, five families ruled Gotham high society: The Elliots, the Kanes, the Crowns, the Dumas, and the most powerful of them all, the Waynes," she said when Penguin asked her about the history of an ancient knife that Theo Galavan asked him to acquire.
So who are these five families? Well, all five of them have a long history in the pages of DC Comics, and we're here to uncover the mystery. Click through to read all about them, and tell us what you thought of the deeply historical episode by rating it in the box above!