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Some advice, kid: Don't ever mistake bravery for good sense.
~ Copperhead's advice to Bruce Wayne.

Larissa Diaz, also known as Copperhead, is an assassin who appeared in the first season of Gotham as the main antagonist of the episode "Lovecraft". She was sent to kill both Selina Kyle and Dick Lovecraft by parties unknown due to them having some knowledge over who killed Thomas and Martha Wayne, although she only managed to kill Lovecraft.

She was portrayed by Lesley-Ann Brandt, who also played Mazikeen in Lucifer.


Larissa Diaz is first seen observing Wayne Manor. When questioned by a gardener, she chokes him and has him killed by her associates, and then smears blood over her face. She knocks on the door in which the butler and Bruce Wayne's guardian Alfred Pennyworth answers and she pretends to be the victim of an accident. When Bruce Wayne and her target Selina Kyle asks what is going on, both Diaz and Selina lock eyes. Alfred works out something is wrong, tells the children to run and fights Diaz and her associates. Diaz manages to get away and Alfred takes out a couple of her associates and Bruce and Selina manage to escape to Gotham City.

She was later seen looking for Dick Lovecraft, who was in the process of telling Detective James Gordon something vital about the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne until she turned up at his apartment. She told Gordon if he stood down she would not hurt him. Gordon feigned surrender and was knocked out by her associate.

She took his gun and shot Lovecraft dead with it, taking the vital files relating to the Wayne murders with her. She got contacted by a fence known as Clyde who managed to capture Selina and Bruce. As they tried to escape Alfred and Gordon showed up and got into a firefight with her henchmen.

She questioned Bruce where Selina was but he refused, saying she had escaped. Spotting Alfred, Diaz fled, but not before telling Bruce not to confuse bravery with good sense.

What became of her after is unknown, but doesn't seem to be going after Selina Kyle anymore (who retracted her statement of seeing the man who killed Thomas and Martha).


  • There have been different versions of Copperhead in the DC Comics, but they are male. A female version first appeared in the 2013 videogame Batman: Arkham Origins.

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