Ellen Yindel is the secondary antagonist of Books 3 and 4 of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. She is assigned to arrest Batman after he defeats the Mutant Leader.

The Dark Knight Returns

In the events of The Dark Knight Returns, Superheroes are shunned from the law and cast out. Yindel first appears in Book 2, where she was handpicked by the mayor of Gotham City, because she had strong anti-Batman beliefs. At her job-passing ceremony, she publicly issues an arrest warrant for Batman as her first act as police commissioner. During the EMP power-outage in Gotham, she finally gives up the chase when she realizes Batman is too powerful.


  • Ellen Yindel's name was the basis of Ellen Yin.