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Phillip Stryver was the Executive Vice President of Daggett Industries who acted as John Daggett's assistant during Bane's reign of terror. He was portrayed by Burn Gorman in The Dark Knight Rises.


The Dark Knight Rises

Stryver worked as Daggett's assistant during the time that the terrorist Bane came to Gotham City. Bane gained Daggett's assistance so that in return, Daggett could take over Wayne Enterprises. After Miranda Tate took control of Wayne Enterprises instead of Daggett, Stryver was told to leave the room. While waiting outside, he heard Daggett in agony as Bane killed him but did nothing.

Stryver did business for Daggett by helping him retrieve Bruce Wayne's fingerprints from Selina Kyle. He and Daggett had protection from Bane's men. He mainly was the person who had the knowledge of the events and mainly informed Daggett of useful information.

After Bane revealed Harvey Dent's crimes to Gotham and released all of the prisoners from Blackgate, Bane and the criminals took over the city. Stryver, among many people, were brought to a kangaroo court being judged by Jonathan Crane and was found guilty. Crane gave Stryver two choices: death or exile. Stryver chose to be exiled.

For his exile, Stryver was forced to cross the frozen channels in between Gotham and its surrounding cities. While Stryver was crossing the ice, the ice cracks and Stryver is left to drown in the freezing water.


  • Stryver is the name of a character in Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, of which Christoper and Jonathan Nolan have said inspired the story of The Dark Knight Rises.