Gotham’s Jerome Valeska

Gotham has become a very popular TV series based on DC Comics’ Batman franchise. It has been developed by Bruno Heller for the Fox Network.

The first episode aired on 22nd September 2014, the series is in its third season now.

The series started with showing the early days of James Gordon in Gotham City Police Department. Later on Bruce Wayne also started appearing.

The series focuses on crime and the origins of Batman criminals like ‘The Penguin’, ‘The Riddler’, ‘Catwoman’, ‘Poison Ivy’, ‘Two-Face’, ‘Scarecrow’, ‘Mr. Freeze’ and ‘Hugo Strange’. (source: wikipedia).

Besides the above mentioned villains, Gotham showcases a lot of new villains as well including Jerome Valeska.

Jerome Valeska aka The Great Rodolfo aka Ginger Maniac aka The Prophet is a serial killer who enjoys violent ways of killing people.

Some people believe that he could be the beginning of the infamous and notorious ‘The Joker’.

Jerome Valeska mugshot (Source: Fox Network)
Jerome Valeska mugshot (Source: Fox Network)

The actor Cameron Monaghan plays the role of Jerome Valeska in Gotham. Cameron is famed for appearing in the movie ‘Vampire Academy’ and the TV series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’.

The character of Valeska is said to be the son of a snake-dancer and a blind fortune teller. Valeska kills his mother in his teens, for which he is imprisoned at Arkham Asylum. He later breaks out of prison and is killed by Theo Galavan. He is later brought back to life by a fan of his. Valeska’s character is really demented, he finds his father and kills him as well. (source: Gotham wikia)

According to Hypable, Jerome Valeska is the best character in Gotham TV series because he is charismatic, entertaining and unpredictable.

The success of the TV series Gotham owes a lot to Jerome Valeska. His psychotic behavior is liked by fans all over the world.

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