Gotham's Poison Ivy Won't have Powers Or Romance

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Ivy "Pamela" Pepper has undergone a transformation at the beginning of Gotham season 3, and with the aging of the character, some fans assumed that would mean a new love interest for Bruce Wayne.

While they definitely will have a relationship, it won't be a romantic one. Bruce Wayne actor David Mazouz clarified as much in a recent interview with IGN.

"They're definitely going to have a relationship with each other. It's not going to be a romantic one, necessarily. It's going to be more of a sister figure to him. They'll be very involved with each other. And they will have major influences in each others lives. She will be a major part of his life, especially towards the middle of this season."

Maggie Geha, who will be playing the grown up Ivy, also mentioned in the same interview that the age change doesn't mean she will start using her superpowered abilities that fans know from the comics, at least not yet.

"I don’t think we’ll see any super powers stuff. I think that would be way further down the line especially since this is an origin story show," said Maggie Geha, who succeeds Clare Foley in the role of Ivy "Pamela" Pepper. "So I think it’s going to be more about discovering how other people perceive her and what means. A lot of people are focused on her sexuality. I think Ivy, in my opinion, doesn’t really feel sexual about anybody. I think if she notices this person is attracted to me, finds me appealing in a sexual way, I’m going to use that to my benefit. It’s more of a manipulative thing than anything."

Gotham returns to FOX on September 19th.