Who Is Bridgit Pike On 'Gotham'? The New Villainess Has A Surprising Comic Backstory
Selina Kyle may not have been on board with Jerome and the Maniax (not to be confused with Jem and the Holograms) killing people, but that doesn't mean she can't make new friends and get into trouble. Who is Bridgit Pike on Gotham? According to the official description for Monday's episode, "Galavan and Penguin join forces with a dangerous family in Gotham" and that family will have some major ramifications when it comes to both Gotham and the Batman comics that inspired the Fox series.
Here is the official character description from TVLine, who announced that Michelle Veintimilla would take on the role. However, there are some spoilers as to Bridgit's true identify ahead, so If you want to be surprised as the story plays out — buzz off!
Enslaved by her brothers, a notorious gang of arsonists, Bridgit Pike is forced into the family business. When she catches the eye of Selina Kyle, the young Cat Woman and the soon-to-be-Firefly team up to put Bridgit’s firestarting skills to good use. But after a deadly encounter with the Pike Brothers, the meek Cinderella is transformed into a vengeful supervillain, hell bent on destroying those who have wronged her.
The future Firefly? Who is Firefly? This name belongs to two DC Comics characters named Garfield Lynns and Ted Carson known for their pyromania and winged suit. Garfield Lynns was also a character on Arrow over at The CW. He worked as a specialist in the movie business in the comics, but his love of all things flaming got the better of him — and also used illusions and a jetpack as part of his toolbox.
As campy as Gotham can be, costumes and gadgets aren't really their style when it comes to heroes or villains. However, one interesting thing about Firefly is that in the comics, he's almost always a henchman to characters like Penguin, Nicholas Scratch, and Killer Moth. With both Penguin and Galavan struggling to command an army of baddies, the fact that this incarnation of the character is teaming up with Selina could prove interesting. Will Pike's Firefly be more of her own vigilante? Her "rise" as a villain certainly sounds more dramatic than her comic book counterparts.
However, first we're going to have to get through Bridgit's brothers, Joe and Evan. I can't imagine what this "family business" is all about. As for the suit? Maybe I shouldn't jump to conclusions. I don't know about wings, but there is something... buggy about this getup.