Gotham: Easter Eggs and DC Comics References in "Lovecraft"

As with last night's episode of The Walking Dead, tonight's Gotham dealt heavily in original [...]

As with last night's episode of The Walking Dead, tonight's Gotham dealt heavily in original characters to the TV series, and circumstances that had no direct corollary in the comic book source material.

As such, this will be a short and sweet "Easter eggs and references" post, as most of the references are just repetitions of ones that have come before and a few oddballs here and there.

Still, check out what we spotted, what we missed, and chime in below if you disagree with anything.

Larissa Diaz

Larissa Diaz is not a character from the comics, but it is the given name of the female assassin who drives much of tonight's action.

As she got away and lived to fight another episode, fans will no doubt look for some connection to the Batman mythos for the character played by Lesley-Ann Brandt.

Well, DC Entertainment is calling her Copperhead, which is the name of a DC Comics supervillain. In the comics, he's male, metahuman, has snakelike scales, etc. So...not at all like this lady, as awesome as she might be. The closest we get to her being snakelike is the way she wraps herself around Gordon when she beats him up before she kills Lovecraft.

There's a Diaz in the Batman Universe, but it would be a really, really long shot to assume there was any connection. Still, we will mention her because otherwise, readers will. Ryan Diaz is a woman who was introduced in 2006's Nightwing #125 as a potential love interest for Dick Grayson. She made only six appearances, though, so...probably not.

Interestingly: in the New 52, Copperhead has only appeared a couple of times, including once where he was supposed to kill Catwoman (sound familiar?)...although he failed (obviously).


monitor-earthprime said ... (original post)

Larissa Diaz and her gang of assassins are based on the Arkham Origins South American assassins Copperheads.

Ivy Pepper

Ivy's in the system, her mom dead and her adopted family apparently not to her liking. What's this mean for her supervillainous future? It's hard to say. Really, her arc is arguably the most baffling so far since she doesn't particularly resemble who she's supposed to be, and doesn't have the same name. All we have to go on that she's really the "same" Ivy is promotional posters telling us so.

(And, yes, while we typically do not point out references that aren't happening for the first time, the fact that Ivy has been absent for many weeks and has shown up significantly changed by the experience made an exception to the rule seem appropriate.)

More sexual chemistry -- and some training

The Batman/Catwoman relationship is one of the most fascinating in comics -- and Gotham is taking full advantage of that.

They're even including a bit of training from Selina, giving Bruce an even wider array of "influences."