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Peter Grogan is a minor character in Batman: The Telltale Series. The Police Commissioner of Gotham City, he operated during Batman's first years of crime fighting. Although an honest cop, he distrusted the vigilante and his methods, believing him to be a loose cannon and brutal. However, during the Children of Arkham's attacks and Harvey Dent's reign as Mayor, he began to respect the vigilante and worked with him to stop them.

Biography

It is unknown how long Grogan has been Commissioner for before the beginning of the series, but it could be assumed that he took over the role after his predecessor stepped down or was forced to resign. During his time in the role, the vigilante Batman was operating in Gotham City, although it's unknown if he began before or after Grogan's appointment. Unlike some cops in the GCPD, like Lt. Gordon, he believed the vigilante was interfering with police business and sabotaging evidence.

Gordon says that he had a family, though it is not known who his wife and children were. Shortly before the series, he placed the Lieutenant in charge of the Major Crimes Unit, to cope with rising numbers of crimes and the Batman.

Batman: The Telltale Series

New World Order

It is unknown whether Gordon was able to talk Grogan into working with Batman during the Children of Arkham's attacks on the city, but he was able to call an alliance between his taskforce and the vigilante. Grogan could be heard talking to Gordon about the service's Wayne Tech being compromised by the Children of Arkham and was talked into getting rid of the technology, preventing their messages from being heard by the group but preventing officers from communicating.

Guardian of Gotham

Following an anonymous tip from Batman, asking officers to come to Gotham Heights, Grogan went with his officers to investigate. Upon arriving, he took over the investigation from Gordon, believing Batman to have interfered with the investigation and tampered with evidence. Grogan and his officers were able to gather the evidence collected by Batman and Gordon, along with the knowledge of Lady Arkham's identity and the location of the Children of Arkham's chemicals.

Later, Dent and his enforcers arrived at the GCPD and threatened Grogan to hand over the knowledge they had gathered. Grogan complied, possibly having been blackmailed into surrendering it. This led to Dent destroying the warehouse where the chemical was stored, along with the surrounding city block.

City of Light

Depending on who Batman chose to stop in the previous episode, two possibilities will happen to Grogan.

If Batman chose to stop Penguin and the Children from hacking the Batcomputer, Grogan and his officers clash with Dent on occasions. After he refused to comply with him, calling him "a murderer and terrorist", the mayor sends his enforcers to capture and execute Grogan, along with many of the GCPD's officers.
As Grogan is dragged into the precinct's lobby to be executed, he is saved by Batman. Grogan and his officers help the vigilante battle the enforcers and retake the precinct. However, when Batman is caught off guard by one of Dent's men, Grogan tries to tackle the gun out of their hands, only to be shot accidently in the fight. Depending on whether Batman can react in time, he will either be able to subdue the enforcer, preventing him from escaping, or let him run, only for them to be shot by Gordon. As Grogan dies, he encourages the vigilante to stop Dent and prevent further bloodshed.

If Batman chose to stop Harvey Dent and his enforcers, the Children of Arkham attack Café Trisle in the hopes the draw the vigilante out. After Grogan tries to interfere, he is captured by the group and held as one of the hostages. When Batman arrives to stop the Children of Arkham, Grogan was one of the hostages he chose to free first.
However, as Batman approaches a device set up to incapacitate his armor, Grogan tries to warn him. With the mercenaries setting up to execute Batman, he tackles one of them, preventing them from shooting Batman. Eventually, the mercenary is able to gain the upper hand and shoot Grogan. Though Batman tries to intervene, his grappling gun malfunctioned, prevent him from saving the commissioner. As Grogan dies, he encouraged the vigilante to stop the group and save the city.

Legacy

Batman, as Bruce Wayne, would later be able to assist in the capture of either Penguin or Dent, who was responsible for Grogan's death. Following his death, Gordon was given the position of acting Commissioner, though was unsure he could ever be able to live up to expectations set up by the late commissioner.

Personality

Grogan was an honest cop, who believed that his force should be capable to take down the criminals of the city. This was one of the reasons why he did not operate with the Batman, but trusted his officers like James Gordon. Grogan is said to have had a family, whom he cared for deeply. He was also willing to put his life before others to try and protect both his officers and the people of Gotham, including Batman.

Trivia

  • Unlike his comic book counterpart, this iteration of Grogan was not corrupt and had no ties to organized crime.
  • He is used in place of Commissioner Loeb, the corrupt police commissioner in the comics
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