|Real name:||Bruce Wayne|
|World's Greatest Detective, Philanthropist, CEO|
Base of Operations:
|Height:|| 6 ft 2 in(Out of Bat suit)/ 1.90 meters
6 ft 4 in(In Bat suit)/1.93 meters
|First Appearance:||Batman Arkham Asylum: The Road to Arkham (comic), Batman: Arkham Asylum (game)|
|Kevin Conroy (Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Knight, Assault on Arkham)|
- "I am the reason the criminals breathe easier when the sun rises."
Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
Batman intervenes in a breakout at Blackgate penitentiary led by Black Mask. Batman sees Warden Joseph get beaten by a mobster, Batman then sneaks behind him and takes down the mobster. Batman sees a drone tracking Black Mask in the prison. There, Black Mask executes Police Commissioner Loeb and then escapes while Batman confronts Black Mask's hired assassin, Killer Croc. After defeating Croc, Batman interrogates him for information about Black Mask's whereabouts, before leaving him for the GCPD. Batman learns that some of the world's deadliest assassins are in Gotham City to claim the $50 million bounty put on Batman's head by Black Mask. In the Coventry GCR Tower, Batman rescues the hostages and investigates the crime scene where a Gotham Optics employee name David Shannon was killed by an explosion that was placed in the access panel by a criminal named John F. Baker, who was killed at the Diamond District. Batman encounters Enigma, who uses jammer signal towers all over Gotham. Batman made his way to Jezebel Plaza to interrogate an arms dealer name Ricky "Loose Lips" Leblanc and watches him and Penguin's gang selling weapons until Batman interrupted their deal. After Loose Lips was awake, Batman starts to interrogate him up on the roof of the clock tower, then Batman got his phone and drops Loose Lips off the roof straight into the Christmas tree. Batman tracks down the Penguin aboard his ship by his radio comm stations, believing he knows Black Mask's location. After arriving, Batman is forced to overcome the assassins Electrocutioner who goes down after one hit and Deathstroke who faces off against Batman, the former wondering if Batman is even human after being defeated. Batman learned from Penguin that Black Mask had been murdered in Lacey Towers. Batman discovers that Anarky is placing bombs all over Gotham so decide to deactivate the bombs. Batman travels to the towers, learns from the police that they believe Penguin killed Black Mask and investigates the murder scene where Black Mask and his girlfriend were murdered, piecing together that the victim was not Black Mask, explaining that Penguin wasn't the murderer that he was here after the murder was committed, investigating the intruder who attacked the murderer and the murder may have involved a new criminal known as "the Joker".Needing more information to solve the case, Batman infiltrates the GCPD to access the National Criminal Database. Batman interrogates Loose Lips again about a Disruptor and learns that it jams weapons and overrides security protocols. Before retrieving the Disruptor, Batman fight against the escape thugs and a Venom User, who are released by the corrupt SWAT team and started a riot at the holding cells. In the midst of his escape, Batman encounters the newly promoted Commissioner James Gordon, and the corrupt SWAT team who hope to eradicate Gordon and collect Black Mask's bounty money for themselves. With advice from Gordon's daughter Barbara, Batman enters the sewers beneath the GCPD to secure permanent access to the database. There, he finds Black Mask's crew planting explosives. The database helps Batman uncover that Black Mask was kidnapped by the Joker, who Batman believes intends to use Black Mask to access the Gotham Merchants Bank. Batman encounters the Mad Hatter's henchmen and he was contacted by the Hatter that he is taking a girl who dressed as Alice hostage. At the bank, Batman sees the dead bodies of Black Mask's men and encounters Black Mask, who is revealed to be the Joker in disguise: the Joker had replaced Black Mask days earlier, seizing his criminal empire and placing the bounty on Batman. Batman interrogates Black Mask's former henchman about Joker killed Black Mask's gang who wouldn't join him and taking Black Mask to his Steel Mill. Batman heard a cry in a carriage but it turns out to be a tape and encounter one of the assassins, Shiva. Batman then pursues the Joker to the Sionis Steel Mill, where Black Mask was held. Batman uploaded Black Mask's computer which that Sionis raises cardiac arrest and was having the Joker followed that planted explosives. In the elevator, Batman scans the corpse of one of Joker's men that he has been poisoned. After frees Black Mask, Batman interrogates him where Joker is until the poisonous assassin, Copperhead, attacks Batman and poisons him. Batman contacts Alfred to make a cure for the poison. Batman is hallucinating about Alfred, the Bank Manager and Commissioner Loeb and must fight Copperhead and her illusion copies of herself. After the container has arrived, Batman cured himself and defeats Copperhead so he locked her in one of the shipping crates. Batman must destroy Black Mask's drug stashes all over the city. Batman discovers an S.O.S and the helicopter was shot down by Deadshot, one of the assassins.
Tracking the Joker with Electrocutioner's signal to the Royal Hotel, Batman finds that he and his men have taken control of the building, filled it with explosives, murdered the staff, and taken the guests hostage. Joker gathers the assassins about their failure to kill Batman, and throws Electrocutioner out of a window to his death: Batman recovers his electric gloves. The assassins depart except for Bane who believes Batman is coming for the Joker. Batman works his way through the building, eventually encountering Joker and fighting Bane. Concerned Batman is outmatched, Alfred alerts the GCPD for help, who arrive and interrupt the fight. As Bane escapes by helicopter before Batman placed a tracker on Bane, he fires a rocket at Joker, and the concussive force sends Joker falling from the hotel. Batman leaps after and saves the Joker before leaving him with the GCPD. The Joker is left intrigued by the events as he is imprisoned in Blackgate, and placed in the care of Dr. Harleen Quinzel. Talking to Quinzel, he explains that he now believes it was fate for he and Batman to meet.
In the Batcave, Batman learns that Bane was gunned down by the GCPD and Alfred implores Batman to abandon his crusade, fearing he will die, but Batman refuses to listen. When Batman enters the GCPD morgue, he learns that it's not Bane and scanning the body of a Venom User that it was dosed with chemical that causes a damage. Locating Bane's hideout, Batman heard the GCPD Dispatcher that the Venom shipment was orchestrated by Bird, Bane's lieutenant. Batman locates Bane's headquarters, examines the lab where Bane is working on a new Venom compound, and discovers that Bane knows Batman is Bruce Wayne. Enraged, Batman destroys the computers and warns Alfred that Bane is on his way to Wayne Manor. Firefly launches an assault on the Pioneer's Bridge, forcing Batman and Gordon to work together to overcome the assassin and his bombs. Batman saves Branden from thugs until Branden starts to give Batman a punch and Batman knocked him unconscious leaving Branden's unconscious body and the SWAT officer tied up. Batman defuse the bombs and defeated Firefly. Meanwhile, Bane breaks into the Batcave and beats Alfred nearly to death. Batman returns to find the Batcave in ruins: Alfred dies after requesting that Batman not feel guilty over him. Batman manages to resuscitate Alfred using Electrocutioner's gloves. Elsewhere, the Joker has taken over Blackgate after launching a riot.Finally accepting that he needs allies, Batman works with Gordon and the GCPD to retake the prison. Batman encounters Deathstroke in his cell after defeating the escapees. Batman is forced to fight Bane to the death when Joker places himself in an electric chair that will automatically kill him unless Bane dies: Batman uses the electric gloves to shock Bane to death. Satisfied, the Joker leaves, intending to detonate the bombs placed around the city. Batman resuscitates Bane, but he becomes enraged and injects himself with a potent steroid known as TN-1 which transforms him into a hulking beast: Batman manages to defeat him, and the steroid's side effects damage Bane's memory. With Gordon's help, Batman fights his way to the Joker in the prison chapel. Dismayed to learn that Batman saved Bane, the Joker tries to goad Batman into killing him, but Batman subdues him. Gordon decides to let Batman go, believing he can help the city. Before the end, Gordon contacts Batman to apprehend the escaped prisoners from Blackgate all over Gotham. After apprehended 20 inmates, Gordon thanked Batman for his help and Batman tells Gordon a favor that he can handle his job to patrol Gotham.
Cold Cold Heart IncidentEdit
Bruce Wayne hosts the Humanitarian Of The Year Awards ceremony at Wayne Manor to support the winner Ferris Boyle. But soon the party is interrupted by a giant ice explosion in the ballroom. Penguin thugs appear and take the guests hostage. A man in a mechanized suit called Mister Freeze by his thugs, walks in and demands that Ferris Boyle be brought to him. Amongst the panic, Bruce slips away and attempts to contact Alfred with no success, then he makes his way to find him. Bruce enters the wine cellar to search another entrance to the Batcave. Donning the Batsuit, Batman returns to locate Boyle and finds the mansion in ruins, Batman rescues Alfred and the guests from being hostages. Before finding Boyle, Batman encounters Freeze who froze him and takes Boyle. Before thawed free and took out some of the thugs, Batman learns that Penguin's thugs got their hands on cryogenic weapons, he enters the ballroom, interrogates a thug where Freeze is taking Boyle and learns that Penguin's dealer might know at South Gotham.
At South Gotham, Batman must deal with Anarky's activists who are continuing riots all over the city. While finding Penguin's dealer to investigate the area, Batman finds a frozen cop and learns that Penguin's thugs uses cryogenic weapons to freeze people in ice if he is going to break them free with his Thermal Gloves. Following the trail, Batman interrogates Penguin's dealer to know Freeze's location and learns that Freeze is located at GothCorp. Batman enters GothCorp to search for Freeze where he is taking Boyle. Batman finds Freeze betrayed by Penguin and Boyle taking hostage, Batman got Penguin distracted by taking out the snipers while Freeze is beginning to freeze them and seals the path in ice with Penguin trapped. Batman learns from Penguin the only way to break the ice is a cryodrill that his men stole and hid in My Alibi. Arriving at My Alibi, the XE suit arrived by Alfred and Batman wears the suit, Batman enters the nightclub to search for the cryogenic drill, he finds Loose Lips in the private room, interrogates him for the drill and learns that the drill is in pieces so he knocked Leblanc out cold.
Before retrieving the cryodrill pieces, Batman needed a supercoolant that was used by a lab run by Victor Fries who is revealed as Mister Freeze by Batman. Batman returns to GothCorp and finds Freeze's abandoned lab and learns the truth while retrieving the supercoolant from the lab to use the cryodrill. Batman returns to the propellant lab to break the ice with the cryodrill and leaves Penguin frozen. Batman enters the chamber and finds Freeze, Batman decides to disable the generators. After the generators were disabled, Batman is going to take down Freeze, the only to take him down is his propellant tank. While Freeze's wife Nora is in danger, Batman grabs Freeze from below and took him down. Boyle is released and activate the pipes, Batman pushed Freeze out of the way and got frozen. Boyle attacks Freeze with the pipe, Batman thaws out to rescue him, then brings Boyle justice by knocking him out and saves Freeze. Batman saves Nora by restoring her pod, he told Freeze that he cannot give him peace but justice and Batman places the coolant in Freeze's suit to restore it for subzero.
Arkham Origins Blackgate IncidentEdit
Three months have passed since the extremely brutal night on the streets of Gotham. On one night while patrolling, Batman encountered a thief stealing something from a high-tech building. The thief, calling herself Catwoman, escaped, leaving Batman to deal with the guards in the building. After a long chase, Batman took down Catwoman, and left her with the police.
Two weeks later, Batman received an urgent message from Captain Gordon. A fire broke out at Blackgate, leading to the prisoners taking over the facility. Batman approached the prison by the river, making his way in. After saving Catwoman from several thugs, he learned that Joker, Penguin and Black Mask have taken over three separate areas of Blackgate: The Administration Offices, the Cell Block, and the Industrial Area. Catwoman offers to team up with Batman, helping him navigate the prison. She also mentioned several hostages being kept in the Arkham Wing, and that Joker had cut the air supply to the area, leaving the hostages with minimal air to breathe.
Batman first began to cover the Cell Block area. He soon discovered that Penguin was hosting a fighting arena, which he soon intervened. He was then forced by Penguin to fight his reigning champion, Bronze Tiger. Batman quickly defeated Tiger, but refused to kill him under Penguin's orders. As Penguin's thugs close in, Tiger held them off, giving Batman a chance to go after Penguin.
Penguin, however, managed to escape to the Lighthouse and cut off the path. Batman then went back to the Administration Offices, in order to acquire the Line Launcher and proceed ahead. He encountered Joker, who mentioned that Warden Joseph was captured and rigged to several bombs.
Having acquired the Line Launcher from the offices, Batman went back to the Lighthouse and continued pursuing Penguin. He was finally able to catch up to him and defeat him. Then, he learned that Black Mask was attempting to overload Blackgate's power generators, causing a chain reaction that would destroy everyone in the building, including Batman and Joker, both of whom he had a grudge against. While making his way to the Industrial Area, Batman encountered a large undead being in the sewers, calling himself Solomon Grundy. Batman defeated him, and then later confronted Black Mask and foiled his plan as well.
With Black Mask taken care of, Batman returned to the Administration Building to stop the Joker and rescue the Warden. While going after the Warden, Batman was stopped by Deadshot, who had made a deal with all three leading bosses of the riot to kill him for a prize. After defeating the assassin, Batman rescued Joseph, then proceeded to his offices. Here, Batman encountered Joker and fought him. After taking down the Clown Prince of Crime, Batman acquired the set of codes needed to shut down the gas that was gonna be released on the hostages. But, he noticed that the air supply was not cut at all, contrary to what Catwoman had stated earlier.
Having finally defeated all of the villains, Batman proceeded to the Arkham Wing, where he discovered that there were no prisoners at all. Instead, he found a weak, skinny Bane. Catwoman finally revealed that she had been using Batman to get to Bane, who was the target she was hired to recover. Batman then pursued Catwoman to the docks and fought her again. Before he could learn her employer's identity, a special forces team led by Captain Rick Flag intervened and arrested Catwoman. Though questioning the team's actions, Batman said nothing about it, and flew off into the night. The Blackgate riot was contained, though Black Mask managed to escape custody in the aftermath.
Throughout the night, the actions of Batman and all personnel involved were monitored by one Amanda Waller. The breakout was heavily hinted to have been staged by her in an attempt to break Bane out of the prison, as well as finding suitable candidates for her Suicide Squad. While Catwoman failed her mission, Waller and Flag managed to retrieve Deadshot and Bronze Tiger, who she planned to recruit. As Waller and Flag's helicopter flew off, one of Batman's trackers is seen on its underbelly.
Arkham Origins Incident - MultiplayerEdit
Batman and Robin attempt to stop the Joker and Bane from killing each other in several gang wars throughout several locations in Gotham City.
Road to Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit
After the Joker's escape from Arkham Asylum two months earlier, Batman had been on a constant search for the Clown Prince of Crime. During his second month of searching, Batman was notified of an anonymous tip left in Dr. Sarah Cassidy's office at Arkham which revealed that she had been kidnapped by Zsasz and taken to the Old County Hospital. He took Zsasz out by surprise and rescued Cassidy from his clutches. In the same month, a second tip came in the form of a note attached to a test tube. Unsurprisingly to Batman, the tube contained an extremely potent, colorless odorless fear gas similar to Scarecrow's Fear Toxin but stronger.Whilst experimenting with it in the Batcave, a few molecules escaped from it vacuum seals causing Batman to fight his way out of a series of fear and hallucinations. Batman was able to create an antidote from the formula and ambushed the Scarecrow, attacking his psychologist, taking him back to his cell and curing his victims. The GCPD received the third and final tip in the form of a 911 call, moments before the Joker raided Gotham City Hall and took the Mayor hostage.
The Joker strapped the Mayor to the side of a large pillar on the roof of the building, attaching a bomb to his waist. Batman destroyed the Joker's detonator and removed the bomb before it exploded. The Joker attempted to escape with a parachute but Batman easily thwarted the villain. Whilst escorting the Joker back to Arkham, he spoke with Oracle through radio, vocalizing his suspicions on the three tips and whether they came from the same source, as well as the easy nature of the Joker's capture. Despite these suspicions, he drove the Joker back to Arkham, hoping they would disappear once he was back behind bars.
Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit
Batman arrived at Arkham in the Batmobile, taking the Joker to the Intensive Care Facility. The Joker remained in high spirits, pleased that he was back in Arkham.
He was strapped to a prisoner movement trolly and wheeled through Intensive Care by a variety of security guards, including Frank Boles, with Batman following close by due to Batman sensing something amiss about his capturing Joker and returning him to Arkham, as the Joker never let him capture him this easily before.
The Joker commented on all the brand new security at Arkham and how it was rather funny that a fire at Blackgate Penitentiary sent over a hundred of his goons to Arkham. During the escort, the Joker made snide remarks to many of the Arkham Staff including Warden Quincy Sharp, Officer Aaron Cash and Dr. Penelope Young before being taken down the elevator. During the elevator journey, a blackout occurred causing the Joker to laugh hysterically before having his neck clutched by Batman as the lights turned back on.As the Joker was moved into the lobby area, he was unstrapped and escorted by a guard and an orderly while Batman and Commissioner Gordon looked on. Unbeknown to all but Joker, Harley Quinn was already in the security control room, waiting. Joker soon took the opportunity to break free at Harley's signal.
Pretending to stumble and trip, the Joker bashed his guard in the face with the back of his head as the guard demanded him to get up. He then used his handcuffs to strangle the guard, forcing the doctor to unhook the Joker to save the guard. Joker strangled the guard to death before the doctor could save him, and when his cuffs were finally off, kicked the doctor down, killing him as well. The Joker then coldly said to the dead guard "The choke's on you!", imitated a playful laugh, and pointed at the security door with a "Ta-da!". He looked up at the security camera and told Harley he was home.
She then let him in by opening up the adjacent electrical doorway, allowing the Joker to access the cell controls. He ran behind the energy screen just as Batman managed to break through the viewing window and into the room. He taunted the Dark Knight for springing his trap and released his followers from Blackgate out of their cells, saying "Now let's get this party started!". As Batman battled the thugs, Joker said over the monitor system that he was originally going to kill everyone in the room and watch cartoons, but decided to take a captive audience instead. After Batman defeated a round of thugs, the Joker left the room and made his way to the patient transfer unit.
Batman told Gordon he would find them a way out, but Joker told Batman not to make promises he couldn't keep, as he was in control of the asylum and therefore where Batman was able to go. As Batman told Joker he wouldn't let him run, Joker cut off his "hero speak" and goaded him to just pursue him. Batman followed the Joker through the depths of the Intensive Treatment Facility, finding deceased Arkham security guards in his wake of destruction. Batman halted briefly to defuse a hostage situation in the Patient Pacification Chamber, where an escaped Victor Zsasz had taken a security guard, Mike, hostage and had strapped him into the electroshock pacification chair. Before Batman took down Zsasz, he meets Harley Quinn in the monitor and sees her taking Sharp hostage in the monitor. Batman then eventually followed Joker's trail of smiles and arrows drawn by spray paint, dead bodies and found the villain in the Secure Treatment Transfer area.
The Joker opened up a large patient transfer cell, releasing a large experimental monster (bearing resemblance to Amygdala). The monster attacked Batman before dying of biological causes, much to the Joker's annoyance, who murmured "Note to self: Need stronger test subjects!". As a result, the Joker allowed Batman one free shot at him, which would cause him to fall to his death and end the madness. Batman drew a Batarang, but hesitated and was unwilling to kill his enemy, causing the Joker laugh at him and say that he was becoming "too predictable".
He escaped via the patient transfer system and told Batman that he was organizing a "party" with the villains all over Arkham. Whilst Batman tried to get the transfer unit working again, the Joker appeared on a monitor showing Batman an image of a treacherous Frank Boles knocking out Gordon and taking him hostage, ready to kill him should Batman follow.
He claimed that he helped Boles out of a situation a while back in which Boles owed him. Batman attempted to track down Gordon anyway, by detecting the alcohol Boles left in the air. Along the way, Joker left traps with Joker Venom as well as many gag chattering teeth. The Joker soon caught onto the Batman's attempt and as a result had Boles killed, no longer needing him. Batman was contacted by the Riddler who informs him a challenge to solve riddles and collect Riddler Trophies he placed at Arkham Island.
The Joker took control of Arkham's intercom system, telling his goons to destroy the Batmobile as he took over the West side of Arkham Island.
His next target was the Medical Facility where he ordered his goons to round up all the doctors in the area, most importantly Penelope Young, who he needed the Titan formula from. To the Joker's annoyance, Batman defeated his goons and rescued the captive doctors. The Joker drew up a 'party list' which contained the individuals who would help take care of Batman. He enlisted the help of the Scarecrow, who proceeded to attack Batman in the Medical Facility. After escaping Scarecrow's Fear Toxin hallucination, Batman made his way to Gordon, who was conveniently placed near Bane's holding cell.
After Batman rescued Gordon from Harley, the Joker pumped a large amount of Venom into Bane, causing a fight with him and Batman in the Boiler room. Joker was disappointed with Bane's inability to kill Batman, so he ordered his goons to assist him, though Batman defeated them all. After Batman defeated Bane, he made his way up to the surface and Bane made his way up too. Bane decide to finish Batman by breaking him, then Dr. Young, Batman controls the Batmobile and knocked Bane into the ocean. The Joker's next order of business was to search Arkham Mansion for Dr. Young's formula, and Dr. Young herself, who had gone looking for said formula. After finding Zsasz in the Botanical Gardens, the Joker enlisted his help to deal with Dr. Young. Batman was gassed up by Scarecrow again and then he managed to break free the second time. Zsasz held Young by a knife in Warden Sharp's office and threatened to kill her if he saw Batman approaching. Joker told Zsasz to just kill her, as she was useless to him since he had gotten both Venom and Titan anyway.
Batman incapacitated Zsasz and rescued the doctor, though an explosion set by Joker in the Warden's safe killed Young anyway. Harley then entered and had her thugs prepare Batman for the 'party'. He defeated them and followed Harley, tracking Sharp in the Penitentiary. Batman found Poison Ivy in her cell where Ivy tried to convince Batman to help her plants, which he ignored. Batman also encountered Clayface in his cell impersonating Cash, Sharp and Gordon. Batman was able to track Sharp and freed him. Joker revealed via video feed that Harley had freed Ivy, and let all of the truly insane patients out of their cell to wreak havoc. Batman received the code sequencer for the prison from Sharp and plugged it into his Cryptographic Sequencer, allowing him to get through any door in the asylum.
Batman went after Harley Quinn, who sent her thugs after Batman again, though he managed to defeat them all. Batman found two guards tied over electrified water with a bomb of Joker Gas rigged to detonate. Batman was able to get both guards out safely before the bomb exploded. He then followed Quinn to extreme incarceration, where he took out her guards while dealing with the threat of the electrified floor. Harley's failure prompted Joker to remove her from the 'party list', and Batman defeated her, taking her party list and locking her up, using her DNA traces from around the island to track Joker to the Botanical Gardens. There, he found the Joker forcing him to play a deadly game in the aviary: He strung a pair of orderlies, Luke Curtis and Robert Stirling, in birdcages over a deadly chasm and was challenging Batman to rescue them as his men patrolled the area.
Batman was successful in taking down the cage operator while dodging the other henchman. The threat removed, Batman rescued the two orderlies, who informed him of the secret entrance to the Titan Production Facility. Once there, Batman watched as The Joker demonstrated the successful Titan strain he had managed to create by injecting two of his thugs and having them attack Batman before escaping. Batman defeated the monsters and pursued Joker, passing the bodies of Robert Stirling and Luke Curtis on his way back through the gardens. Batman realized that in order to stop Joker, he would need an antidote. After Batman tracked down Ivy, he learns from Ivy that there are plant spores beneath the sewers as Killer Croc's lair. As Batman continued in his pursuit of the Joker, the villain revealed over the intercom that he had teamed up with Poison Ivy and injected her with Titan, causing her to become far more powerful and take control of the island surface with her evolved plants. Batman locates Cash in the Arkham Mansion and was told by Cash that there is another door at the Intensive Treatment building.
Batman defeated Scarecrow, who gassed him third time and Killer Croc down in the sewers and successfully harvested the spores needed to make an antidote for the Titan injection in Croc's lair. Batman then went down further into the sewers and found that Joker was trying to pump Titan pollutants into Gotham, telling his men to stop Batman from preventing this in a threatening, serious manner. After Batman shut off the pumps, Joker sent a Titan monster as a token of his disapproval.
Batman defeated the monster and escaped the sewers. Driven by more power hunger, Ivy betrayed Joker and swore to go after him once Batman was killed. Joker assured her that he would be prepared for her with an army of Titan monsters, saying the she could "bring the wine" and he would "make the salad". Batman managed to defeat Ivy in the gardens. With all of the enemies on Joker's 'party list' defeated, Joker had his men set off several fire works directing Batman, the 'guest of honor', to the 'party' at the Visitor Center by the Cell Block. Rather than fight Batman, upon his arrival and confirmation of being on the 'guest list', the goons acted friendly, cheered him and allowed him safe passage. Batman found a bomb planted by Joker in the visitor center and upon its explosion, discovered the Joker's lair, a throne room atop various plastic toys from which he had been broadcasting to the island.
Joker was holding Scarface the puppet and taking out his frustration on him by having a fictional argument before throwing him away. He then sent two more Titan powered thugs at Batman, who defeated them. Joker then revealed that he had recaptured Gordon. Firing a Titan strain at Gordon, Joker was overjoyed when Batman took the shot himself. However, he was angered when Batman resisted and fought off Joker's attempts to make him give in. Joker then claimed that he had nothing to live for, as Batman would not allow him victory, and shot himself in the neck with the Titan injection gun, comically acting as if he was committing suicide.He quickly awoke and mutated into the most horrific Titan monster, while still retaining his regular intelligence due to already being insane. He then directed the circling Gotham News helicopters and Jack Ryder to the rooftops of Arkham so that they could watch his final fight with Batman. Strapping Gordon to an electric chair above a makeshift fighting arena (making him the "referee"), the mutated Joker goaded Batman to give into his injection, as it was the only way they could be on even fighting terms. Batman refused and used the only antidote injection on himself, which the Joker found hilarious. The two, with assistance from Joker's henchmen, then fought a brutal battle, with Batman knocking Joker into the electrical generator used to torture Gordon. The Joker got up from the attack and said he could take anything Batman threw at him, and asked if the Dark Knight was ready for the next round. Spraying Explosive Gel onto his glove, Batman declared that he would never let Joker win and would always be prepared for his tactics. Enraged, Joker prepared to kill his relentless nemesis as Batman charged him. The gel on Batman's fist fiercely knocked Joker down as he was punched in the face. The GCPD then retook control of Arkham Island, imprisoned all of the inmates back in their cells, and watched over the Titan injected thugs as they returned to normal. Joker's transformation back to humanity was quite painful compared to others, culminating with the severe injuries he received in his battle with Batman. He was then securely locked back up, his plans having ultimately failed.
Outside the Centre, Gordon tells Batman that the effects of Titan are starting to wear off the Joker and his men, and that they are being taken back to their cells. Batman is informed that Two-Face is raiding The Second National Bank of Gotham, and flies away into the night in the Batwing to the scene of the crime.
Batman: Arkham City Lockdown IncidentEdit
Shortly before the events of Arkham City, Joker, Two-Face and other inmates have escaped from Arkham Asylum once again. As Mayor Quincy Sharp declares that this is the last straw and aggressively moves to push his Arkham City project through City Hall, Batman ventures to hunt down and capture the freed villains before they cause damageOn Gotham's Streets, Batman fights Two-Face's thugs before encountering, chasing after and fighting Two-Face himself. Batman then travels down to Gotham Sewers and fights Penguin's thugs through the sewers before encountering and escaping Solomon Grundy.
At the Gotham Steel Mill, Batman fights Deathstroke's thugs through the steel mill before encountering Deathstroke who had used the men as bait in an attempt to capture Batman in a contract for Hugo Strange only for Batman to defeat and capture him instead.
Finally Batman fights Joker's thugs across the Gotham rooftops before encountering the Joker, who promptly starts setting off explosives in the surrounding buildings before Batman manages to catch up with him and beat him down.At the Industrial District, Harley Quinn kidnaps a reporter to use as a hostage to get Joker freed, Batman fights Harley Quinn's thugs through the Industrial District before encountering Harley, who releases her remaining thugs in an attempt wear Batman down before attempting to kill the reporter herself only to be knocked down by a Batarang. After defeating Mr. Hammer Batman captures and takes Quinn to jail.
The final location of the game is the Business District. Poison Ivy uses her pheromons to take over the Gotham Police force, Batman fights the infected policemen through the Business District. Approaching the courthouse, Batman had to fight his way through multiple police defensive lines before having to face an infected Robin. Spraying Robin with an antidote, Batman captures Ivy and returns her to jail.
After Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit
Six months following the Joker's rampage, Commissioner Gordon informs Batman that Joker's Titan Formula has found its way into Gotham City and has turned up in the form of brother-sister team T&T. Wasting no time, Batman correctly suspects Two-Face to be T&T's previous employer, based on the fact that a pair of mirror images like T&T working together would be prime candidates for recruitment int Two-Face's gang.
Tracking him down to one of his old hideouts Batman discovers Two-Face beaten, battered, and broken. Two-Face reveals information about T&T in exchange for a 30 minute head start. He explains that shortly after the Joker's rampage crates full of Titan washed up in the docks where Two-Face bought them. He made the mistake of having T&T bring the crates into storage in his cellar.
Over the past six months T&T experimented with the drug in small doses, thereby gaining control over themselves in Titan form. Two-Face also states that T&T slaughtered his gang and the rest of Gotham is next. At Quincy Sharp's new town hall dedication ceremony T&T attacks, and Batman arrives to stop them. Perhaps getting the idea from his last fight with the Joker Batman has installed gel sprayers on his costume giving his strikes extra power.
During the fight Batman overhears T&T being given orders over their radio. Before Batman has the chance to apprehend and interrogate the duo they commit suicide via surgically implanted explosives, killing hundreds in attendance of the press conference and destroying the rebuilt city hall. Batman begins to believe that T&T were working for someone in cahoots with Mayor Sharp, and thus infiltrates his mansion, which doubles as a temporary city hall.
There Batman uses Sharp's personal files to check in on his past revealing that Sharp is essentially a schizophrenic blank slate, extremely vulnerable to suggestion to the point that he has to be told to hang up a phone in order to do so. At this point Batman is assaulted by non lethal weaponry, leading him to conclude that this is a trap meant to study him.
Choosing to deny his opponent his triumph Batman flees the mansion. Meanwhile Harley Quinn successfully broke the dying Joker out of Arkham Asylum, and despite Batman's best efforts they successfully escape to Arkham City.
Later on Batman disguises himself as a small time street thug named Lester Kurtz and with the added help of Oracle, who plants a criminal record into the GCPD database, he infiltrates Arkham City where he learns of a rising gang turf war between the Joker and the Penguin who are willing to slit the others throat to be the top dog in Arkham City.
As a test of the Lester Kurtz identity Batman infiltrates and temporarily joins both gangs and assures the Lester Kurtz identity is safe because neither Joker nor Penguin, two of his old enemies who know him best, figured out the Lester Kurtz identity. In the process he destroys an arms shipment meant for TYGER they were both after.
Unfortunately it seems that in a matter of hours the Lester Kurtz Identity is compromised when Batman walks into a trap set by Warden Sharp's accomplice using TYGER thugs. Batman discovers that the TYGER guards have been extensively working out specifically to match Batman in a fight and have been given impact absorbing armor in order to lessen his super charged punches.
Batman is only saved by the timely arrival of Catwoman whom it's revealed had already hijacked the weapons shipment and freed Poison Ivy from TYGER custody. Batman leaves Catwoman to her business and goes to get some answers. He captures and interrogates a TYGER captain into revealing the true identity of the one pulling the strings in Arkham... Hugo Strange!
Mere hours after this discovery Batman instructs Robin and Alfred to dig up all that there is to know on Hugo Strange so that he, as Bruce Wayne, can publicly reveal it. Strange is a step ahead of the Dark Knight, however as he has Sharp announce his involvement in the Arkham City project so that he could paint a positive image of it and also give him an alibi for his actions. Thus Arkham City opens on schedule and unopposed.
Arkham City IncidentEdit
One year has passed since the Joker's takeover of Arkham Asylum and Quincy Sharp has been elected mayor of Gotham City for his actions in helping to end the Joker's control of the island. Shortly after assuming the role Sharp declared, both Arkham and Blackgate uninhabitable and ordered the construction of Arkham City on the southern banks of Gotham proper against the better judgment of both Batman and James Gordon. Batman believed this is a ticking time bomb and has been keeping a watchful eye on Arkham City for months now, looking for any excuse to break into the well-guarded prison city.As Bruce Wayne leads a protest and speaks out against Arkham City in a television press conference covered by both Vicki Vale and Jack Ryder. Immediately after it begins, TYGER guards storm the press conference and drag Bruce into Arkham City, locking him in with the inmates with Penguin quickly putting a bounty on his head. He is able to escape with ease and heads to the Ace Chemicals, building to recover his batsuit and equipment, delivered via the Batwing under automatic pilot by Alfred Pennyworth. He immediately goes to the Solomon Wayne Courthouse to rescue Catwoman from Two-Face, who plans to execute her to gain respect from the prisoners of Arkham. After rescuing Catwoman from Two-Face, the Joker attempts to assassinate her to keep Batman from learning the secrets of Arkham City. Tracing the trajectory of the bullet, Batman is able to deduce that the shot originated in the Gotham City Cathedral, which has been transformed in the Arkham City Medical Center. After rescuing the members of the staff, Batman learns from Cash that Quinn captured one of the staff, Stacey Baker. Batman goes to the bell tower to investigate the scene to determine the Joker's location and get answers regarding Protocol 10. Batman discovers the gun was controlled by Joker and escapes from the bell tower explosion that was set up bombs by the Clown Prince of Crime.
The Dark Knight travels through Arkham until he reaches the abandoned Sionis Industries Steel Mill, which has become the Joker's hideout.After infiltrating the base, Batman tries to rescue Stacey from Joker's men. While she is safe, Batman learns from Stacey that Joker is poison by the Titan chemical he injected from Arkham Island. Batman eventually comes face to face with a dying Joker. He falls for the ruse and the Joker infects Batman with his tainted blood, poisoning the Dark Knight with the same disease that is affecting him. Joker tells Batman that he had contracted Mr. Freeze to work on a cure and sends Batman to find him, citing that Joker has also sent samples of his own blood to Gotham hospitals. 30 people are already reported as infected. When Batman is searching for Freeze, Batman encounter a political prisoner on the rooftop and the prisoner is shot and killed by Deadshot who is hired by Strange. Soon after Batman finds Freeze's hideout in Arkham City in the old Gotham City Police building; however, Freeze has been taken captive by the Penguin and his goons after Batman interrogate one of Penguin's thugs for Freeze's wherabouts. Batman goes to the Iceberg Lounge to face the Penguin, but first has to disable the security systems that Penguin has established that interfere with Batman's equipment and uplinks to Alfred at the Batcave and Oracle at the Clocktower. He also has a chance encounter with Bane who suggests the two team up to eliminate the last traces of Titan on the city.
After disabling the jammers, Batman fights his way through the Iceberg Lounge, rescuing police officers sent in to investigate Arkham City in the process as even James Gordon is unaware of what happens inside Arkham's walls, while trying to find and rescue Freeze. Penguin has other plans and has taken Freeze's equipment for use against Batman and has deployed titan powered soldiers to protect the Lounge. With Freeze's help Batman is able to disable Penguin's weapons, fight Solomon Grundy, and stops Penguin. Nonetheless, Freeze reveals to Batman that there is no cure for what is affecting both he and the Joker as the cure breaks down quickly after creation. After showing a specific DNA strand to Batman that the medication lacks, the Dark Knight quickly realizes that the DNA is a match for Ra's al Ghul's blood and sets out to find him in Arkham.Fortunately, Ra's has set up a base in Arkham City. After leaving the Iceberg Lounge, Batman is attacked by assassins from the League of Assassins and Talia al Ghul's personal guard. He pursues them and during a fight covertly implants a tracer to one of the ninjas. He allows them to defeat him so he can track them to Ra's, but this is interrupted by Tim Drake, the current Robin. Robin vows to stay and help, but Batman sends him away and goes after Talia on his own. Batman went down underground to follow the signal, he sees Joker's men stealing weapons underground. Batman discovers that Strange gave Joker and his crew the weapons.
Going into the abandoned subway system following a brief runin with Killer Croc, Batman eventually finds the compound of the League of Assassins in the abandoned Wonder City exhibit. Batman tries to scan the mechanical guardians to show the memory tape of the ninja enter a way in. After a near death experience from his affliction, Batman agrees to pursue the way of the demon so that he may continue to live. He drinks the blood of the demon and joins the spirit form of Ra's where he is tested to see if he is worthy. During the last trial he refuses to go forward as he refuses to kill Ra's. Talia, betrayed as her father threatens her life, relents that Batman and Ra's deserve each other and leaves. Batman takes the sample of blood to Freeze, discovering murdered victims while on his way that have had their faces removed. A nearby witness reports that Bruce Wayne was behind it. Batman heard Strange that imprisoned Quincy Sharp in Arkham City. After rescues Sharp, Batman interrogates him for Strange's information and learns that Strange had someone who funded Arkham City.Upon returning to Arkham City, he delivers the blood sample to Freeze who quickly refuses to give Batman the cure as Joker has his wife Nora. After a struggle, Freeze agrees to give Batman the cure, but Harley has managed to steal the cure from Freeze's safe in the GCPD. Batman pursues her to get the cure, but is diverted when Vicki Vale's news helicopter is shot down by the Joker. After rescuing her, Batman receives word from Alfred that Lucius Fox has synthesized a cure from the blood sample that Robin smuggled out of Arkham City. This is a trap by the Mad Hatter, who takes Batman prisoner. Batman is able to free himself and pursues Harley back to Joker's Funland. While on his way back to Joker's Funland, Batman encounters Azrael, who informs him that he has been identified as a person who will face a great trial in the future. With increased security including snipers and guards using ultraviolet goggles to detect him, Batman is able to break into Joker's Funland after rescuing Nora Fries and giving her coordinates to Victor. Making his way through the old steel mill, Batman eventually comes face to face with Harley, who has been tied up by Talia. He goes to Joker's office where he is quickly attacked by Joker's goons and a Titan powered goon and finds that the Joker is healed.
After fighting with Joker, the ceiling gives way and Batman is trapped. Joker is about to kill him when Talia appears and offers him immortality in exchange for Batman's life. The Joker takes the deal and lets Batman live, leaving with Talia who has reactivated the tracking chip that Batman previously placed on the League member. He briefly reunites with Bane, who has double crossed Batman and the Dark Knight is forced to destroy the remaining Titan containers on his own.While pursuing Talia, Hugo Strange activates Protocol 10 and his TYGER troops begin systematically destroying Arkham City and Catwoman rescues Batman at the Steel Mill. At Oracle and Alfred's pleading, Batman decides not to pursue Talia and instead goes to stop Strange by penetrating Arkham City's defences in Wonder Tower. He fights his way through the guards and Batman learns that Arkham City is merely the first step in a larger plan for Strange and his benefactors to eliminate crime with new cities expected to be completed in both Keystone City and Metropolis within the next year. Batman is able to stop Strange and hacks into the computer network alongside Oracle to stop the attack on the city. Strange struggles and gloats about how he has proven himself better than Batman in his ability to end crime, only to be stopped by Ra's who has revealed that the League used Strange to take over the city. Strange, knowing he is defeated, activates Protocol 11: setting off charges that destroy the Tower. Ra's and Batman escape; however, Ra's is impaled on nearby debris when he hits the ground. Nearby he discovers the final crime scene, leading him to the Identity Thief Killer. Activating the tracker now that Arkham City is safe, Batman discovers that Joker and Talia are at the Monarch Theatre. After taking down the patrols that guard the entry, specifically snipers armed with weapons capable of penetrating the batsuit, Batman infiltrates the theatre and finds Talia and Joker in the main room. After a brief stand down, Batman learns that Talia had intercepted the cure from Harley, also seemingly killing Joker in the process by stabbing him. However, Batman then deduced from various things he heard that the Joker he had seen was actually a double and attempts to warn Talia, but she ends up shot by the real Joker. the stabbed "Joker" is revealed to be Clayface, who quickly attacks Batman. With Clayface defeated, Batman takes the cure and Joker comes for it. Batman struggles with the decision to give the Joker the cure and is stabbed in the arm, quickly dropping the cure which shatters and is absorbed into the ground. Joker tries frantically to ingest the cure, but fails. Batman reveals he would've given the Joker the cure despite everything that he has done in the past and knowing that he'd probably do it again in the future. With a laugh and a smile the Joker dies from the toxin. Then Batman silently carries Joker's body out the Theatre, letting Harley Quinn and the henchmen in horror, with Catwoman observing from a certain distance. Batman walks out Arkham City, puts Joker's body on a police car, ignoring Commissioner Gordon when he asks what happened and leaves.
Harley Quinn's Revenge IncidentEditAfter the horrific night in Arkham City, Batman falls into deep depression over the loss of Talia and guilt of the Joker's death, refusing to speak of what really happened that night.
Two weeks later, Batman returns to Arkham City to apprehend Harley Quinn who has taken over the Industrial District and redesigned the Sionis Industries Steel Mill in her own image. Batman is summoned by Commissioner James Gordon at the bridge entrance of Gotham Dock Yard where he is informed that Quinn has kidnapped several police officers and brought them to the Steel Mill as a part of some elaborate trap set just for him.Batman heads to the Loading Bay Office inside the Steel Mill and sees a police officer held captive by a group of Harley's gang. Batman quickly defeats the gang and rescues the officer who reveals that the other remaining officers are being held hostage deep within other sections of the mill. Batman continues his search for the remaining officers using a blood trail he found at the gate entrance of the mill which lead him to a secret TYGER entrance that require three code keys to access. Upon entering the shipyard, he finds the second cop and takes out the thugs guarding him, but falls into a coma when Quinn shoots the Dark Knight in the chest and imprisoning him in an airtight, glass ball for two days.
Robin later arrives and steals Harley's key code to the ball and frees Batman, she reveals that there are three bombs stolen from the GCPD placed around the shipyard for the Dark Knight to detonate, before unveiling her final plot of revenge by activating the Wonder City mechanical guardians and pitting them against him. After destroying them, Batman takes Quinn out, but not before she reveals she intends on blowing up the entire shipyard with Robin, Batman and herself inside. However, Batman escapes with Harley, who attempts to stab him from behind, but is knocked out cold by Robin. Batman then quickly leaves.
Arkham Knight IncidentEdit
One year after the events of Arkham City, The Dark Knight must defend the city he has sworn to protect when all of his deadliest foes unite to destroy him on Halloween night with Scarecrow leading the group of rogues. However, while dealing with Scarecrow's plan with the help of his allies, Batman must battle the mysterious "Arkham Knight" who seems to have an unknown connection with the Caped Crusader.
Batman: Arkham Asylum is played as an over-the-shoulder, third-person perspective action adventure game. The player controls Batman as he makes his way around the island and structures of Arkham Asylum. In addition to running, jumping, climbing, and crouching, Batman is also able to glide from heights using his cape and use his grapnel gun to ascend short heights or escape to higher ledges. To track Joker and other enemies, the player can switch in and out of "detective mode", which activates special visors in Batman's cowl. In this mode, most of the game world is rendered in darker colors, but objects of interest and people are highlighted, including limited x-ray ability to detect the location of people. Special objects with which Batman can interact, either directly or using various gadgets gained over the course of the game, are also highlighted. In some sections of the game, the detective mode is augmented to detect compounds, fingerprints, and other clues, which are used to direct the player to the next location to explore.
Gadgets include the Batarang, an Explosive Gel compound sprayer and detonator, grappling gun, Batclaw, line launcher and a cryptographic sequencer that can be used to disable security panels. Some of these can be used both during normal exploration of the game world as well as in combat. The game world, though presented in a linear path, allows for exploration at any time, and recently-acquired gadgets can often be used to access areas that were previously inaccessible. Exploration of the world is encouraged by items and clues left by the Riddler for Batman to find; in addition to objects to be collected, some of the Riddler's riddles require the player to seek out a certain area related to the answer to a riddle and scan it with Batman's visor. Solving these riddles unlocks additional content for the game, including challenge levels that test the player's skill at the game's combat system, as well as character biographies and detailed character trophies. Experience points are gained by solving Riddles and defeating foes; once Batman "levels up", upgrades to Batman's arsenal, armor, and abilities can be selected.
The game uses a "Freeflow" combat system, accomplished by using three primary buttons: attack, stun and counter to emphasize the primarily physical system of combat that Batman employs. Additionally, Batman is able to use Batarangs and his Bat-Claw as supplemental combat tools that can extend combos. Countering opponents' attacks can also extend a combo; a brief indicator is shown when playing at Easy and Normal difficulties to indicate when an opponent is ready to attack. By chaining regular and counter-attacks in combos, the player can build up a special experience point multiplier, which increases further if timed well. When this surpasses a specific threshold, the player then has access to an additional special attack that can quickly take down a single foe. Batman can take damage from his foes, and can be knocked out or killed should his health bar fall too low; when a combat sequence is completed, Batman regains a portion of his health relative to the experience earned in combat. As the game progresses, Batman battles opponents with knives and stun rods that require different tactics to deal with, as well as "Titans" that can be ridden on to attack other enemies. Certain enemies will also try to obtain firearms.
The player can also employ predator-like tactics through stealth to tilt the odds to their favor. This includes silent takedowns by sneaking up on foes, dropping from overhead perches and snatching a foe into mid-air, or using the explosive gel to knock foes off their feet. Some areas feature sections that require the player to employ these tactics to avoid alerting Joker's henchmen and failing to meet an objective. Harder areas, such as the "Extreme" challenge maps, put explosives on gargoyles generally used to escape out of sight, requiring players to find other means of taking down opponents with stealth.
Arkham City's gameplay for the most part is similar to it's predecessor. Some gadgets obtained in the first game are present at the start of Arkham City, while others become available as the game progesses. Most of these gadgets have improved or new capabilities; for example, the Cryptographic Sequencer, used for hacking security consoles, can also monitor shortwave radio channels, while the line launcher can now be deployed as a tightrope or alter direction during flight. Other equipment returning from the first game include: a remote-controlled Batarang; Explosive Gel that can now be deployed in combat and detonated to knock down enemies; and the grapnel gun, which can be used while gliding to facilitate transportation and in combat to disarm distant enemies. New equipment in Batman's arsenal include: Smoke Bombs that disorient opponents and assist with stealth tactics; a Remote Electric Charge Gun|Remote Electric Charge (REC) gun that can stun enemies and temporarily power motors; Freeze Blast grenades that encase targets in ice and can be used within water to create makeshift platforms; and the Disruptor, which can remotely disable guns and explosive mines.
The game incorporates more puzzle elements than that of the previous game; the use of Batman's "Detective Mode", which highlights elements such as character status and clues on-screen, is used to perform forensic activities such as tracking the source of a sniper rifle round. The player has access to a criminal database which includes forensic puzzles, as well as a network for hacking communication frequencies. However, Rocksteady's art director David Hego described the new detective mode as an "augmented reality mode", and game director Sefton Hill has also stated that although enemies and evidence can be seen more clearly, the navigational part is toned down as they found that some players completed Arkham Asylum using detective mode throughout almost the entire game.
Optional challenges from the Riddler to collect hidden items placed around the city are also present, but require additional effort to locate, such as interrogation of the villain's henchmen and the cunning use of gadgets to disable traps and barriers. After completing a select number of challenges, Batman must rescue a civilian hostage held in one of the Riddler's many death traps. The player controls Batman through Arkham City to complete mission objectives. In addition to the primary mission, the game introduces secondary missions featuring key characters and their stories. The player can opt to move silently, avoiding inmates and other enemies using a combination of gadgets to sneak up on opponents to incapacitate them. Batman's gliding ability allows players to dive downward and pull themselves back up, enabling the player to traverse the city by air. At other times, the player can battle inmates using an improved version of the Freeflow combat system from Arkham Asylum, allowing for the ability to counter multiple blows simultaneously, catch hurled projectiles, launch aerial attacks, and administer a succession of consecutive strikes. Disputes between gangs allied to rival villains often spark turf wars, which complicate the player's ability to move about Arkham City.
Real Name: Bruce Wayne
Conflicting reports of the suspect range from a highly trained individual or group of individuals, to allegations of a “large winged creature.” Sporadic sightings were first reported two years ago, though frequency of sightings is up 80% in last six months. Limited photographic and forensic evidence suggests a single individual – a white male adult - utilizing a dark, militarized armor with unexplained high mobility.
Various statements indicate the suspect is armed with hi-tech weaponry and tools, which may allow for rapid deployment and navigation between buildings. Unsubstantiated claims indicate the suspect employs unlicensed low-flying aircraft.
Multiple outstanding warrants for “The Batman” exist, including: assault with a deadly weapon against both criminals and law enforcement officers, breaking and entering, carrying a concealed weapon, interfering with a crime scene, and fleeing the scene of a crime. Considered armed and extremely dangerous. Multiple cases of resisting arrest have proven suspect both an expert hand-to-hand combatant and evasion specialist.
Batman's Database ProfileEdit
Dr. Hugo StrangeEdit
They say hindsight is 20/20. When reviewing all of the facts, Batman's personality gives ample clues to his identity. He lives by a strict code -- protect the innocent and apprehend the guilty, but never kill for any reason. His radical sense of justice makes him almost predictable. Batman's victory over the Joker last year highlights this. By allowing the Joker to survive, has Batman sealed his own fate?
Dr. Hugo Strange: Side Note
I know your secret, Batman
~ Hugo Strange
- Peak Human Conditioning
- Trained in an Arsenal of gadgets, vehicles, and advanced technology
- Master Inventor, Master Detective, Genius Level Intellect
- Master in almost every known form of Master Artist
- Trained in all aspects of criminology
- Mastery of the physical sciences
- Computer expert
- Master of disguise
- Photographic memory
- Master in stealth and espionage techniques
- Master escape artist
- Indomitable, almost superhuman force of will
- Weapon Master
Behind the ScenesEdit
In the first Catwoman mission, a portrait can be found with the inscription: "Cain & Abel - The Duality of Man". This is a reference to Two-Face and the end of the game where Cain and Abel's pose is similar to how Batman was carrying the dead Joker, their pose is also a reference to the story "A Death in the Family", where Joker kills Jason Todd, the second Robin, and Batman carries his corpse away with the same pose.
- "I'm hungry" - Batman referring to Alfred.
- "Time to talk. Where's Cobblepot?" - Batman interrogating a thug.
- "How many lives did you just take!" - Batman to Joker.
- "I'm going to find Black Mask and put an end to this." - To Alfred.
- "Tell me where I can find Black Mask" - Batman to Deathstroke
- "I'm what?!" - To Alfred.
- "Alfred, who do you see when you look at me, the boy whose shoes you used to tie every morning, the teenager you drove to his first date, while you are here every night I am out there, the ONLY thing between the innocent and the predatory!"
- "So no, Alfred, I am not in over my head!"
- "Tonight will not be my end, but it will be theirs!"
- "I'm on your side." - To Gordon.
- "If that were true, I wouldn't be here." - To Gordon.
- "You need a new hobby." - To Firefly.
- "I'm not playing games, Slade." - To Deathstroke.
- "That's not how I do things, now go!" - To Gordon.
- "At least we know he won't be ugly." - To Killer Croc.
- "Give up. You've lost." - To Joker before beating him down.
- (Alfred: "Congratulations are in order, sir; Edward Nashton is on the run.") "Who?" (Alfred: "Oh, right. Enigma, sir. His real name is Edward Nashton. Worked for the GCPD, Cybercrimes division. Heh-heh. Explains quite a bit.") "I need to find him before he has a chance to start over." (Alfred: "We have his identity now, as soon as he surfaces - and he will - you can swoop in. You've dismantled most of his operations, so he should be harmless, at least for the next little while.) "Any sign of him - you let me know." (Alfred: "Of course.") (After beating Enigma.)
- (Alfred: "Bum-bum-bum-bum-boom-hm-hm-hm-bum-bum-hm-ah-hm-Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way..." *Clears throat*) "Sounds like you've found some Christmas spirit."(Alfred: "Well I refuse to let the thugs out there rob us of the night entirely.") "I'm surprised you didn't put up some decorations." (Alfred: "I considered it, but decided it was better not to clutter up the place. Don't worry, though - I've done a number on the house.") "I'm sure you have." (After beating the game.)
- "What's the lastest?" (Alfred: "You know everything I do, sir.")
- "Alfred what's on your mind?" (Alfred: "I feel terrible, sir. I've prepared such a lovely ham for you tonight. And now you'll never have a chance to eat it.") "We can have it tomorrow." (Alfred: *Sighs* "It's just not the same.") "Christmas ham on Christmas morning isn't exactly the end of the world." (Alfred: "I don't know, sir. I'd say it's pretty close.")
- (Alfred: "That was quite a display on the bridge.") "Are the hostages safe?" (Alfred: "All accounted for as far as I can tell. What's wrong, sir? You seem upset.") "I told Gordon to stay back - and he went in anyway." (Alfred: "Indeed. It's why you're still alive. He deserves your gratitude - not ire." (After defeating Firefly.)
- (Alfred: "Master Bruce, you'll be happy to know I managed to have the gifts delivered to St. Jude's despite of tonight's case.") "Thank you, Aflred. It's going to mean a lot to the kids. How'd you pull it off?" (Alfred: "Well the orphanage volunteered a truck and a driver. They were apparently more concerned about the upset children then of the criminals in the streets.") "They chose wisely.") (After beating the game.)
- (Alfred: "It might be a bit anticlimactic, but I hoped you might finally be ready to celebrate Christmas Eve - now that the Joker's behind bars.") "Bane is still out there. I've got to locate the signal from the tracker I placed on him." (Alfred: "Even you must eat, sir." "If you hadn't called the police, he'd already be in custody." (Alfred: "You know made a promise of my own - to your parents.") "Now now, Alfred." (Story Mode.)
- "Sounds like this could be Bane or one of his men. If I hurry to the GCPD morgue, I can inspect the body and the autopsy report." (Alfred: "Well before you leave, - I've run some tests on the compound you found at the Steel Mill. Looks like a match for your 'globular projectile for non-lethal restraint'.")
- (Alfred: "Sir? Mister Elliot called earlier. He was hoping you might phone him back.") "Did he say what he wanted?" (Alfred: "Something about a pair of twins and a successful surgery. He wanted to celebrate. At least...I think that's what he wanted?") "What do you mean: You think?" (Alfred: "His speech was slurred. I suppose he'd gone ahead and started without you.") I assume you told him I'd have to take a rain-check." (Alfred: "Indeed. Though he sounded none too pleased about it.") "That's Thomas. I'll call him back tomorrow." (Reference to Dr. Tommy Elliot aka Hush.)
- (Alfred: "I've seen a rather large bat in the cave, sir. Do take care not to anger it.") "I wasn't planning to." (Alfred: "Good. With everything occurring tonight, the last thing we need is a pest problem...") "I'm sure it's harmless, Alfred." (Alfred: "You haven't seen the creature." (Might be a reference to Man-Bat.)
- "Looking for your bat-friend?" (Alfred: "It's just, uh...I can find no precedent for this...King Bat, as I've taken to calling it.") "The Phillippines are home to some of the largest bats in the world." (Alfred: "And how, pray tell, did one of them wind up here?") "That's a mystery I'll have to solve another day." (Might be a reference to Man-Bat.)
- What's wrong, Alfred? You look upset." (Alfred: "Because I 'am' upset! I'd set out a roast chicken for you, but that damned bat took it. The whole thing! It returned later to deposit the bones. The nerve of that creature!") "Strange. Meat's not meant to be part of their diet." (Alfred: "Oh! Wonderful! So now we're playing host to a carnivorous megabat for which there exists no zoological record.") "Maybe you've discovered a new species?" (Alfred: "This is no laughing matter!") "If you say so." (Might be a reference to Man-Bat.)
- (Alfred: "I'm glad you weren't around earlier, sir. The King Bat decided to grace us with the gift of guano. The size and stench were unlike anything I've ever encountered.") "Did you collect a specimen for analysis?" (Alfred: "Actually, I did. If you won't investigate this horror - I will!") "I'm looking forward to reading your results." (Alfred: "Maintain that tone of yours and you'll be tasting them instead!") (Might be a reference to Man-Bat.)
- "Continuing your studies?" (Alfred: "I've done all I can to rid us of the vile King Bat to no avail. I fear he's declared this his kingdom. We are but his subjects, forced to live in constant fear...") "You're not really afraid of it, are you?" (Alfred: "And what if I am?") "It's just a bat, Alfred." (Alfred: "It is most assuredly not "just" a bat. You'll see. And then you'll wonder why you ever doubted me.") (Might be a reference to Man-Bat.)
- (Alfred: "There's been a breakthrough! The Bat it uh...well, it brought me a gift. I think. A dead rat. Ugh! Disgusting! Still, I believe it to be a peace offering.") "Con...gratulations?" (Alfred: "As I recall - there was a time you weren't very fond of bats yourself.") "True. But I grew out of it." (Alfred: "Humph..") (Might be a reference to Man-Bat.)
- (Alfred: "It appears the King Bat and I have come to an arrangement. I provide him with sustanence, and he keeps his distance.") "I gotta say, Alfred - you've got me curious about our friend here. When things are back to normal, I'll see about capturing the guy." (Alfred: "You'll do no such thing!") "Why not? He could make a good sidekick. Or a mascot." (Alfred: "He's a living creature, Master Bruce! And as such, deserves the same respect you afford even the basest of criminals. You'll leave him be - or else!" (Might be a reference to Man-Bat.)
- (Alfred: "A question, sir, If I may? How did Waylon Jones come to be the way he is?") "Atavism from the looks of it. An unfortunate genetic mutation." (Alfred: "Do you think the condition causes physical pain? Might that explain his rage?") "It goes deeper then that. Imagine growing up looking like he did. Children are cruel, Alfred." (Alfred: "So are adults, sir. All part of the 'human condition,' I suppose. We've a tendency to fear - often outright despise - that which is different. Ahh. But you already knew that.") (Story Mode.)
- "Alfred-I got-" (Alfred: "I'm tracking it, too. It appears the control towers you use for your auto-vav-systems are putting out a jamming signal." "Storm damage?" (Alfred: "You'll have to go down there and find that out for yourself, sir.") "Got it. I'm close to one now." (Story Mode.)
- "Alfred. I'm uploading some prints for analysis. Let me know what comes back." (Alfred: "Certainly, sir. Searching now...And here we are: They belong to one John F. Baker. He's a rather unremakable criminal. Small jobs, mostly. Only...Hm...That's curious.") "What's curious?" (Alfred: "Mister Baker's dead, sir. His body was recovered from the Diamond District just under an hour ago.") "Looks like someone's tying up loose ends." (Story Mode.)
- "Alfred. Contact the GCPD. Let them know about the body. Send the data from my analysis too." (Alfred: "Certainly, sir. Does this mean you've found the source of the disturbance?") "I think so." (Story Mode.)
- (Alfred: "I see you've regained control of the Batwing, sir. I suppose it's off to Jezebel Plaza, then?") "That's the plan. But then...I've also got a lead on Enigma." (Alfred: "Don't overthink it too much, sir. We both know you'll eventually wind up doing both.") (Story Mode.)
- "Where's the Joker?" - Interrogating Roman Sionis
- "Wrong answer." - To Black Mask.
- "I can control your pacemaker remotely. You want to see what two hundred and fifty beats per minute feels like?" - Interrogating Black Mask.
- "Copperhead." - Batman, who encountered Copperhead.
- "What did you do to me? (gasping)." - To Copperhead.
- "Take a seat, humanitarian."- After knocking out Ferris Boyle
Arkham Origins BlackgateEdit
- "Gotham City is mine now. Three months ago, I took down the deadliest villains it had to offer. But just because I'm here doesn't mean criminals will disappear. Now some of them see me as a personal challenge. I'm gonna have to stay ahead." - Batman patrolling before meeting Catwoman
- "This is shaping up to be a long night." - To Catwoman.
- "What kind of sick game is this, Turner?" - To Bronze Tiger.
- "I wouldn't be in your position, Turner." - To Bronze Tiger.
- "This ends here " - Catwoman boss fight
- "You hit the nail on the head." - To Black Mask
- "Then they're about to get their shot." - To James Gordon
- "Warden, something's not right. I'm going with him." - To Quincy Sharp after taking Joker to Arkham Asylum.
- "There's no escape Joker. I will find you." - Batman confronting Joker before fighting the first Titan Henchman.
- "No, Bane. This time I break you!" - After the fight against Bane in Arkham Asylum.
- "It's me, remember?" - To Oracle after informing that he built a Batcave on Arkham Island.
- "I'll never let you win. Never." - Batman to Joker at the end.
- "NEVER." - To Joker. Batman injected an antidote to himself when he refused to change into a Titan himself.
- "I'm surprised he didn't kill you. What did you do, hide?"
- "You want to know something funny? Even after everything you've done... I would have saved you." - Batman to Joker before the latter's death.
- "Scared? You should be."
- "There still work to do here in Arkham City." - Batman before being switched to Catwoman.
- "Right on time." - Batman referring to the batsuit
- "Alfred, Joker's poisoned me. He may have poisoned Gotham too."
- "So we both die. I'm fine with that." - To Joker
- "They can't see me. Good. Let's keep it that way."
- "Joker's crew are looking for Mister Freeze."
- "Just you guys? Pity."
- "Let's make this quick."
- "This is not going to be pretty."
- "You're going down."
- "Don't make me hurt you."
- "You're mine, all of you."
- "Are you looking for me?"
- "You fools are going down."
Batman: Assault on ArkhamEdit
- "Tell me where it is, NOW!"
- "Something's wrong at Arkham."
- "Joker! Where did he go!?!"
- "We will stop Scarecrow" - To Oracle
- "Go on. Keep lying. I DARE YOU!" - Interrogating a thug
- "I'm on my way" - Talking to Oracle about the Penguin's location.
- "Weapons online" - Activating the Batmobile's Battle Mode.
- "Evening the odds." - To police officer questioning his actions.
- "I'm looking for Riddler. And you're going to tell me where I can find him." - Interrogating a thug on Riddler's location.
Game Over LinesEdit
- "You'll never beat me, Joker. I won't let you win."
- "You'll never win, Joker. I'll always be here to stop you."
- Batman has been poisoned in all three games. In Asylum, he is repeatedly gassed by Scarecrow. In City, the Joker injects him with his toxic blood and in Origins, Copperhead poisons him with her claws.
- To illustrate his youth and inexperience, Batman's suit in Origins has heavier armor, which is designed to appear assembled versus manufactured. He later switches to a more flexible and lightweight suit as seen in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City that still provides bullet protection.
- In Arkham Origins, there are various references to The Dark Knight movie trilogy. The Batsuit is heavily inspired by the suit from The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. The Player can aquire a reskinned version of the default Batsuit in the image of The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. This version of the Batsuit is simply called Dark Knight. The Batwing model resembles The Bat from The Dark Knight Rises. The capsule that keeps the Batsuit is also borrowed from The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Also, in the reveal trailer, Batman uses the blades of his gauntlets and breaks Deathstroke's sword, similar to a scene Batman Begins where Batman uses his gauntlet blades and breaks Ra's al Ghul's sword in a train.
- Despite officially standing at 6'2, he appears taller, standing around roughly the same height as Deathstroke in Arkham Origins, despite the latter standing at 6'5. He is even described in 6'4 by the GCPD reports. This may be a case of his armor adding additional height, a rough estimate by the GCPD or simply a scale error.
- In Arkham Knight, Batman starts with his old suit and changes to the new one, making him more agile, flexible, bullet proof and faster at gliding and combat.
- The picture of Batman on the wanted poster in Arkham Origins was taken from Arkham City.
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