|Real name:||Bruce Wayne|
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|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||210 lbs (95 kg)|
|First Appearance:||Detective Comics #27 (May,1939)|
|Kevin Conroy (Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Knight, Assault on Arkham)|
- "I am the reason the criminals breathe easier when the sun rises."
When his parents were gunned down in front of him, young Bruce Wayne resolved to rid Gotham City of the criminal element that took their lives. He trained extensively to achieve mental and physical perfection, in addition to mastering martial arts, detective techniques, and criminal psychology. When he returned, he was inspired by a bat in his ancestral home of Wayne Manor. He became Batman.
Incident Reports Edit
Before Arkham OriginsEdit
Bruce Wayne watched helplessly as his parents were gunned down right in front of him.The first person to talk to him after the tragedy was a kindly police officer called James Gordon. He offered the boy what little comfort he could. The family's faithful retainer Alfred became Bruce's legal guardian and tried to help him live as normal a life as possible. As the heir to the Wayne family fortune Bruce still had a promising future, but was unable to turn a blind eye to injustice. He dedicated himself to learning every science known to man, concluding that he would need to operate outside the law in order to honour the vow to his parents. Upon completing his mental preparations he left the States to continue his training.
Bruce went on a multi-year journey to learn and master many forms of Asian martial arts. He went to China, Japan, Thailand and eventually Korea. In North Korea, Wayne found a secret Korean castle where he meet the Martial Arts master Kirigi. At first nothing more than servant and a foreigner, Bruce was eventually allowed to train with his students in Tokagure-Ryu and other Shinobi arts similar to the Japanese Ninjutsu. Mastering all, even managing to defeat Kirigi's best student Shiva, Bruce earned the sensei's respect and was allowed access to the knowledge he'd been seeking and more advanced training.
Returning to Gotham after many years aboard, ostensibly to claim his inheritance and become CEO of his family's company, Wayne realized he needed to become a symbol to fully utilize everything he had learned on his journey. He chose the image of a bat, an old childhood fear, and began crafting an identity to prey on the superstitions and cowardice of criminals. He confided this plan with Alfred, who did not initially approve but faithfully stood by his charge, helping him renovating the caves beneath Wayne Manor into a base of operations. Bruce befriended Lucius Fox, though didn't share his plans with him at first, and used his position to develop or "borrow" custom made items that could be useful in his crusade. He fashioned the first armored Batsuit and utility belt out of various materials and re-purposed a prototype stealth jet to act as his "Batwing", a means of transport and an aerial delivery system, with plans to develop a terrestrial alternative.
Over two year Batman waged a covert war on Gotham crime, focusing on everything from the typical muggings and robberies to powerful figures such as Carmine Falcone, his rival Sal Maroni, and Black Mask and the Penguin, two up-and-coming crime lords. He also solved several cases that proved beyond the police's capability to handle such as the holiday themed killer Julian Day, leaving him to the mercy of the judicial system, and the crime wave perpetuated by a mysterious figure know as the Red Hood, which Batman suspected of being a cover identity assumed by more than one person. His first and final confrontation with the Hood ended in disaster during a break in at the Ace Chemicals plant. The villain fell into a vat of chemicals to escape Batman, perhaps by accident or on purpose to escape justice, marking the first failure in the young vigilante's career. The Hood's body was never found.
Batman continued his war, gaining more confident with each victory and continuing to develop his arsenal. Most criminals believed him either to be an urban legend or some kind of supernatural entity, both of which gave him a psychological edge to exploit as they began to realize something was out there, an active threat to their stranglehold on Gotham. He avoided media attention for as long as possible, adding to the power of his chosen symbol. As a new year drew nearer Batman believed himself to be the only thing standing between the innocent and the predatory and that he could handle any opponent.
This would be challenged soon.
Arkham Origins IncidentEdit
Christmas Eve in Gotham began with a bang when Black Mask lead a sudden and seemingly random all out attack on Blackgate penitentiary, taking Police Commissioner Loeb hostage. Batman responded immediately. His first act upon entering the facility was to rescue Warden Joseph from being beaten by one of Black Mask's mobsters. Following a trail of destruction and subduing several thugs and escaping inmates Batman noticed a drone tracking Black Mask through the prison. He finally caught up to Black Mask in the death row's execution chamber but was too late to prevent the mobster releasing the Calendar Man and executing Loeb. Batman only stopped perusing Black Mask and his escort to retrieve the damaged drone's memory card before heading to the roof. Black Mask escaped via helicopter while Batman confronted the first of eight hired assassins, Killer Croc. After defeating Croc, Batman interrogated him for information about Black Mask's whereabouts, before leaving him for the GCPD.
Returning to the Batcave Batman scanned the damaged drone's memory card, learning that some of the world's deadliest assassins had come to Gotham City to claim a $50 million bounty Black Mask placed on his head. He headed into the city to track down the drone's operator; Oswald Cobblepot. As the Batwing neared the city Batman noticed a jamming signal interfering with the plane's systems and entered the Coventry GCR Tower to investigate. Finding it under siege by armed thugs Batman rescued the hostages and investigated the murder of a Gotham Optics employee name David Shannon who had been killed by an explosive placed in the access panel. Further scanning indicated that it had been placed by a criminal named John F. Baker who has mysteriously turned up dead later in the Diamond District. Batman shut down the jamming signal and was contacted by Enigma, a mysterious hacker using jammer signal towers all over Gotham.
Batman made his way to Jezebel Plaza to interrogate arms dealer Ricky "Loose Lips" Leblanc and observed him and Penguin's gang selling weapons until interrupting their deal. The vigilante attempted to interrogate the terrified Leblanc...only to unintentionally choke him into unconsciousness. After Loose Lips was awake, Batman starts to interrogate him up on the roof of the clock tower, before Cobblepot texted Loose Lips to check the progress of the deal. Batman took the phone's memory card to hack Penguin's communications, dropping the now unnecessary Loose Lips off the roof straight into the plaza's Christmas tree. Batman tracked the Penguin to his private ship The Final Offer by a series of radio comm stations, believing Cobblepot would give up a lead on Black Mask's location. After arriving, Batman faced the would-be assassin Electrocutioner, knocking the loud mouth out with one hit before interrupting the Penguin's torturing of his rival's son, Alberto Falcone. Batman learned from Penguin that Black Mask had "problems of his own" relating to a murdered committed at Lacey Towers before being interrupted by another assassin, the far more capable Deathstroke. Batman managed to defeat Deathstroke, knocking him out and purloining his Remote Claw device.
Batman contacts Alfred to arrange an anonymous tip about Deathstroke's whereabouts to the GCPD before his manservant informed him of police band chatter indicating the Lacey Towers murder victim may have been Black Mask. Leaving the Final Offer, Batman discovers a transmission from Anarky, who threatened to bomb "corrupt" institutions all over Gotham and challenged the vigilante to deactivate them. Arriving at the towers, Batman learned that the police believed Penguin had killed Black Mask and investigated the murder scene where Black Mask and his girlfriend had murdered...several days ago. Piecing together the evidence, Batman concluded that the victim was not Black Mask, that Penguin had visited the scene after the murder was committed, that an unknown intruder has attacked the real murderer and that the murder may have been a new criminal known as "the Joker".Needing more information to solve the case, mostly a DNA analysis to confirm who the murder's assailant had been, Batman infiltrated the GCPD to access the National Criminal Database. Making his way through the building he learned that corrupt SWAT leader Branden was determined to claim the bounty and that with Loeb dead other corrupt officers were concerned Captain Gordon would be considered for commissioner, already discussing ways to damage his reputation. Finding his way to the database barred by sets of electronic locks and jamming devices Batman snuck into the interrogation room to confront Loose Lips again about a Disruptor and learnt that it jams weapons and overrides security protocols. Before he could retrieve the Disruptor from evidence lock up, Batman stumbled on the corrupt SWAT team's attempt to undermine Gordon; instigating a riot in the holding cells by covertly releasing several inmates, including a Venom User. Batman dealt with the riot, passed the Database room's locks with the use of his new Disruptor and attempted to collect the information he would need. In the midst of his escape, Batman encountered the newly promoted Commissioner James Gordon , who still saw the vigilante as much of a menace as his enemies, and the corrupt SWAT team who hoped to eradicate Gordon and collect Black Mask's bounty for themselves. Gordon was unfortunately knocked unconscious in the course of the fight.
With advice from Gordon's daughter Barbara, Batman entered the sewers beneath the GCPD to secure permanent access to the database. There, he found Black Mask's crew planting explosives under several buildings, including the GCPD precinct, strange since most of the force was in the crime lord's pocket. After subduing several thugs, Batman finally reached a terminal that would allow him to access the database and complete his investigation. The database helped Batman deduce that Black Mask was the third person on the scene, sending in a body double as a decoy before attacking the murderer, only to be subdued and kidnapped by this mysterious Joker, who intended to use Sionis's bio-metric data to access the Gotham Merchants Bank. Leaving the sewers, Batman encountered the Mad Hatter's henchmen and was contacted by the Hatter who had taken a girl who dressed as Alice hostage. As midnight struck, Batman and Alfred exchanged Christmas well wishes before the Dark Knight would come face to face with the greatest challenge of his fledgling his career.
Batman found the bank already broken into, full of the dead bodies of Black Mask's men and caught Black Mask in the middle of escaping with the bank's money. In a stand off, the leader of the operation revealed himself to be the Joker in disguise: the Joker had replaced Black Mask days earlier, seizing his criminal empire and placing the bounty. Before Batman could stop him the Joker escaped with a captured Black Mask and an ambulance full of cash, leaving Batman to catch the strangely hysterical bank manager and escape and exploding vault. Batman survived but was stunned by the blast, finding the bank manager dead with an enormous grin on her face, one of the first of many victim's of the Joker's poisons. Batman despatched a team of thugs sent in to find his body, interrogating the last remaining thug to learn that the Joker had killed members of Black Mask's gang who wouldn't join him and taking Black Mask to his Steel Mill. Exiting the bank Batman heard a baby crying in a carriage but discovered it was only a recording, a trap set by one of the assassins, Shiva. She challenged him to rescue several innocent and not-so-innocent men before facing her at the Wonder Tower.
Batman pursued the Joker to the Sionis Steel Mill, intending to capture either the Joker or Sionis. Infiltrating the building he hacked Black Mask's computer, finding out Sionis had a pace maker installed and was having the Joker followed. In an elevator, Batman found and scanned the corpse of one of Joker's men, discovering that he has been poisoned by a neurotoxin that caused powerful hallucinations before eventual death. Continuing onward to Black mask's office, Batman freed then interrogated the crime boss for the Joker's whereabouts until the poisonous assassin Copperhead attacked and poisoned him. Delusional and fading fast Batman scanned traces of the poison and sent them to Alfred to hastily manufacture a cure. Batman then forced himself to stagger through a gauntlet of hallucinations of a disappointed Alfred, the Bank Manager and Commissioner Loeb.
Finally making it to the upper floor drop off point Batman was then forced to fight, from his fevered point of views, multiple illusions of Copperhead, keeping her at bay through sheer willpower. After the container has arrived, Batman cured himself and easily defeated Copperhead, locking her in one of the shipping crates. Discovering a container of drugs on his way out of the Steel Mill, Batman made a note to destroy Black Mask's drug stashes all over the city. Leaving the Industrial District, Batman intercepted an S.O.S. Investigating it he discovered it to be a trap seemingly set by the police, only for their helicopter to be shot down. Investigating lead him to a custom shell casing and a radio message from sharp shooter Deadshot, one of the assassins. Batman found him holding a hostage in the remains of the Merchants Bank and defeated him.
Tracking the Joker with the specific signal generated by Electrocutioner's gloves to the Royal Hotel, Batman found that the lunatic and his men had taken control of the building, filled it with explosives, murdered the staff, and taken the guests hostage. To make things even more complicated SWAT had arrived on the scene but were making sure Gordon and the rest of the GCPD didn't know the take over had happened. Joker was using the building to hold a meeting with the remaining assassins about their failure to kill Batman, ending it by sending Electrocutioner out a window to his death. The assassins departed except for Bane who believed Batman would be coming for the Joker.
Batman recovered the Electrocutioner's electric gloves and put them to use charging deactivated electrical equipment throughout the hotel and delivering powerful shocks to the army of thugs in his way. Batman worked his way through the building, eventually confronting Joker and fighting Bane. Concerned his charge was outmatched, Alfred alerted the GCPD for help, who arrived and interrupted the fight. Batman placed a tracker on Bane as he escaped by helicopter, pausing only to fire a rocket at Joker.The concussive force sent Joker falling from the hotel. Batman dived after him, saving the Joker before leaving him with the GCPD.
Returning to the Batcave, a weary Batman learned that Bane was gunned down by the GCPD and left to investigate, Alfred implored Batman to abandon his crusade, fearing he will die, but Batman refused to listen. Entering the GCPD morgue, Batman discovered the body of a Venom user instead of Bane, scanning the body to find that it was dosed with chemical that may have caused heart and brain damage. Locating Bane's hideout, Batman heard about Venom shipments over the police band, orchestrated by Bird, Bane's lieutenant. Batman entered Bane's headquarters, examining a lab where Bane had been working on a new Venom compound, and discovered computers full of evidence: Bane knew that Batman is Bruce Wayne. Enraged, Batman destroyed the computers and warned Alfred that Bane was most likely on his way to Wayne Manor.
Before Batman could return home, Firefly launched an assault on the Pioneer's Bridge, forcing Batman and Gordon to work together to overcome the assassin and his bombs. In the middle of defusing them Batman saved Branden from Firefly's thugs. Branden repaid the vigilante by attempting to attack him...only to be thwarted and left unconscious, naturally. Batman defused all but one of the bombs but then had to battle the pyromaniac himself. Only Gordon ignoring the vigilante's advice to let him handle the entire operation solo prevented Firefly from detonating the last bomb. Batman defeated Firefly by damaging his jetpack and left him hanging for the police. He and Gordon had a secret but terse exchange in the aftermath, admitting they wouldn't have been able to salvage the affair without each other. Meanwhile, Bane broke into the Batcave, beating Alfred nearly to death. Batman returned to find the Batcave in ruins and Alfred dying in his arms, his final request that Bruce not "add [him] to the weight you carry." A desperate Batman managed to resuscitate Alfred using Electrocutioner's gloves. As they returned to the medical bay ward a call came in over the police band: the Joker had taken over Blackgate.Finally accepting that he needed allies, Batman worked with Gordon and the GCPD to retake the prison. Batman found Deathstroke still in his cell after defeating several escapees, but the mercenary had no more interest in the vigilante...unless another price were to be put on his head. Finally catching up to the Joker in the prison's panopticon, Batman was forced to fight Bane to the death as Joker strapped himself, with a hostage Jim Gordon, to an electric chair that would automatically kill him unless a heart beat monitor attached to the chair registered Bane's death. With seemingly no alternative, Batman used the Shock Gloves to shock Bane to cardiac arrest. Satisfied, the Joker left, intending to detonate the bombs placed around the city. Batman used the gloves to resuscitate Bane, his plan all along, but Bane was enraged, denied peace. He injected himself with a potent experimental steroid known as TN-1, transforming into a hulking beast. Batman managed to defeat him, discovering that the steroid's side effects had damages Bane's memory of his secret identity.
With Gordon's help, Batman fought his way to the Joker in the prison chapel. Dismayed to learn that Batman saved Bane, the Joker tried to goad Batman into killing him, but Batman subdued him with a ferocious beating...and once again let the clown live. Gordon decided to let Batman go, believing the vigilante could help the city. Before the end, Gordon contacted Batman to apprehend escaped Blackgate prisoners all over Gotham. After apprehending 20 inmates, Gordon thanked Batman for his help. Batman asked a favor: tell the GCPD to back off and let him do his job. Gordon offered to think about it and Batman told him not to take too long: he had a feeling they'd be doing this again soon.
Cold Cold Heart IncidentEdit
On New Year's Eve, weeks into the city's recovery, Bruce Wayne hosted the Humanitarian Of The Year Awards ceremony at Wayne Manor, fully supporting the winner Gothcorp CEO Ferris Boyle. The party was interrupted first by a startling temperature drop then a giant ice explosion in the ballroom. Wayne Manor was soon under siege by Penguin thugs wielding strange cryogenic weaponry and taking the guests hostage. Their leader, a man in a mechanized suit they called "Mister Freeze", marched in demanding that Ferris Boyle be brought to him. Amid the panic, Bruce slipped away and attempted to contact Alfred with no success. He walked into an ambush by several thugs, subduing them easily and rescuing Alfred. Bruce left Alfred to take care of a handful of guests in one of the manor's panic rooms, entering the wine cellar to access another entrance to the Batcave...after subduing several Penguin thugs along the way. Donning the Batsuit, Batman returned to locate Boyle and found the mansion in flames. Returning to the library Batman rescued Alfred, Vicky Vale and other guests from being taken hostage. Leaving them in another panic room Batman had a terse conversation with Vale, who advised him to "manage that image before someone manages it for you." Batman rescued Boyle from more thugs but was blind-sided and immobilized by Freeze. The latest of Gotham's new class of criminal expressed no interest in finishing off the vigilante and dragged Boyle away. Batman managed to break free of the ice that trapped him and, after disappointing some opportunistic thugs who thought a half frozen vigilante would be easy pickings, confronted the last of the invading force in the ballroom, including two thugs in thick padding and scaled down version's of Freeze's own weapon. He interrogated the last remaining thug and learned that one of Penguin's South Gotham dealers might know where Freeze was taking Boyle. Sickened that anyone would attack such a humanitarian Batman rode the Batwing into the city, vowing to take Freeze down.
Batman found South Gotham mostly deserted but chaotic. For starters entrance from the Pioneers Bridge was blocked off by a wall of ice erected by ambitious freeze ray thugs and Anarky's activists were 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.
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 fights Freeze,. When Freeze's wife Nora is in danger, however, Freeze goes to save her. 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 later while patrolling, Batman encountered a thief stealing something from a high-tech building. The thief, calling herself Catwoman, escaped, leaving Batman to deal with Department of Extra-Normal Operations guards stationed in the building and surrounding roofs. After a long chase Batman took down Catwoman and left her for the police.
Two weeks later, Batman received an urgent message from Captain Gordon. Another riot had broken out at Blackgate, now under prisoner control. 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 offered to team up, helping him navigate the prison. She also mentioned several hostages held in the Arkham Wing and that Joker had cut the air supply to the area, leaving them with only a few hours of oxygen.
Batman began with the Cell Block. He discovered that Penguin was hosting a fighting arena, which he attempted to break up. He was forced to fight Penguin's reigning champion, Bronze Tiger. Batman quickly defeated Tiger, but refused to kill him. As Penguin's thugs closed in Tiger held them off, giving Batman a chance to go after Penguin.
Penguin managed to escape to the Lighthouse and cut off the path. Batman returned to the Administration Offices to acquire the recently completed Line Launcher and proceed ahead. He encountered Joker, who had captured Warden Joseph and him to 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, who he blamed for his downfall three months ago. While making his way to the Industrial Area, Batman encountered a large undead being in the sewers calling itself Solomon Grundy. Batman defeated the creature and confronted Black Mask, foiling his plan.
With Black Mask taken care of Batman returned to the Administration Building to stop the Joker and rescue the Warden. He was intercepted by Deadshot, who had made a deal with all three bosses, tripling his commission and eager to kill Batman for the greatest prize. After defeating the assassin, Batman rescued Joseph then proceeded to his office, confronting the Joker. After taking down the Clown Prince of Crime, Batman acquired the set of codes needed to shut down the gas that was about to be released on the hostages but noticed the Arkham Wing's air supply hadn't been cut at all, contrary to what Catwoman told him.
Having finally defeated all of the villains, Batman proceeded to the Arkham Wing, where he discovered that there were no hostages at all. Instead, he found a weak, skinny Bane. Catwoman revealed that she had been using Batman to get to Bane, who was the target she was hired to recover to pay off a debt. Batman 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 riot had been secretly monitored by Amanda Waller. The breakout might even have been staged by her department in an attempt to acquire Bane, one of several potential candidates for her Suicide Squad. While Catwoman failed her mission, Flag having to leave Bane behind to waylay suspicion, Waller managed to retrieve Deadshot and Bronze Tiger. As Waller and Flag's helicopter flew off, they were unaware of one of Batman's trackers placed 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.
Assault on Arkham Incident Edit
After tracking down the Riddler in order to learn the location of a dirty bomb the Joker was planning to use, Batman saved him from Amanda Waller's guards and returned him to Arkham Asylum. A few days later he discovered Harley Quinn vandalizing a department store. She claimed to simply be coveting a new line of dolls,her manic heartbeat making it difficult for Batman's Detective Mode to discern whether or not she was telling the truth. Suspicious, Batman nevertheless left Harley for the police to return her to Arkham, unknowingly helping the Suicide Squad begin their infiltration of the facility.
Later, he rescued a woman from Zsasz. Returning to the Batmobile he was contacted by Alfred about a possible "code yellow" at Arkham Asylum, though security footage showed everything to be normal...until the presence of a guard who wasn't working that night told Batman it was being looped. Racing to the island Batman found it on full alert and the Suicide Squad breaking into the asylum's evidence room. A fight broke out, naturally, Batman taking on the Squad's various skills and stolen weapons. He was facing off with Black Spider in the rafters when a huge explosion interrupted them. King Shark, Killer Frost, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and Harley Quinn fled the scene. "Black Spider" emerged from the wreckage, carrying Batman's utility belt as a trophy and apparently set to go down in history as the man who killed the Bat.
The Suicide Squad made it to the Medical Center as part of a plan to disarm the bombs implanted their necks with the Riddler's help. "Black Spider" stood guard while Riddler attempted to use voltage from electroshock chairs to overload and disable the rest of the Squad's implants. Waller tried to contact Deadshot mid-process, realized she was being double crossed and attempted to blow the bombs. Tragically only King Shark's went off, his super tough hide proving too thick for the shocks to work...which didn't explain why "Black Spider" was still standing. Batman, having switched costumes with Spider during the explosion, dropped the disguise just as the Joker burst into the room, opening fire and spiriting Harley and her hammer away. Batman gave chase, but was temporarily taken out of action when one of Joker's bullets grazed his temple.
He recovered in time to prevent a mass break out of all other Arkham inmates and chased after Joker and Harley's stolen helicopter in the Batwing, fkeeping up even when it crashed into a sky scraper. He faced off with Harley while Deadshot and Joker fought one floor down. Batman defeated Harley, and disarmed the bomb Joker planted inside her mallet...just in time. A day later, with Arkham back under control but Joker and Deadshot missing, Batman confronted Waller in her office, warning her to stop her games or there wouldn't be a next time.
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, sensing something amiss about the capture: Joker never let himself be capture 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 temporary blackout happened. Guards panicked as the Joker laughed hysterically...before the restored lights revealed Batman restraining him by the neck. 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. That was when the Joker made his move.
Batman could only watch as the Joker broke free, killing the unsuspecting doctor and guard as the Dark Knight pounded his way through a re-enforced security window. The Joker escaped, Harley Quinn having taken control of Arkham's security system the entire time he'd arrived. For his first trick the Crown Prince released several near by thugs from the their cells. After Batman easily defeated them the Joker made his way to the patient transfer unit, goading Batman to follow.
Batman followed the Joker through the depths of the Intensive Treatment Facility, finding a trail of destruction littered with deceased Arkham security guards. 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 an electroshock chair. After taking down Zsasz, he was greeted by Harley Quinn via the hijacked asylum monitors, taunting him and showing off Sharp, her new hostage. Batman left the pacification chamber through the ventilation system and followed Joker's trail of spray painted smiles and arrows, confronting the villain in the Secure Treatment Transfer area.
The Joker opened up a large patient transfer cell, releasing a large experimental monster (bearing a resemblance to Amygdala). The monster attacked Batman before dying of an apparently simultaneous heart attack and brain aneurysm, much to the Joker's annoyance. As a result, the Joker offered one free shot, goading Batman to knock him off his perch and into a lethal fall, ending the madness. Batman drew a Batarang, but hesitated, still unwilling to kill his enemy. The Joker laugh and dubbed him "too predictable". As the Joker escaped via the patient transfer system he announced that he was organizing a "party" with the villains all over Arkham. While 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.
Batman attempted to track down and rescue Gordon, using his cowl's Detective Mode to detect alcohol traces from Boles's bourbon flask left in the air. Along the way, Joker left traps with Joker Venom as well as many gag chattering teeth. Navigating the elevator shaft and returning to the Intensive Treatment Lobby Batman finally caught up to Boles only to find his corpse strapped to a gurney, having outlived his usefulness, and no sign of Gordon. Batman was contacted by the Riddler who'd hacked into his communication system to challenge the Dark Knight to solve riddles and collect Riddler Trophies placed all over 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. Batman contacted Oracle, telling her to disable the car's defenses in case her father was with them. The wrecking crew didn't have Gordon but Batman found the commissioner's pipe, a gift from Barbara, and a trail of Wild Country Tobacco he was able to isolate with detective mode: a sign Gordon had left to show he was still alive. Retrieving a supply of explosive gel from the Batmobile's trunk the Dark Knight resumed his search.
The forensic trail suggested Gordon had been dragged to the Medical Facility, which was under siege by the Joker, ordering his goons to round up all the doctors in the area, specifically Penelope Young. Batman defeated the goons and proceeded to rescue the captive doctors and Aaron Cash. Dr. Young insisted on returning to the Akham Mansion to retrieve her notes. Cash offered to escort her, despite Batman's misgivings. Batman took out another raiding party of thugs before taking an elevator to the lower levels to follow Gordon's trail. He found the place under the control of Scarecrow...and the murdered body of Jim Gordon. His mind reeling from one his greatest fears, Batman was confronted by the animated corpses of his parents and a twisted obstacle course overseen by a giant, omnipotent Scarecrow. Realizing he was experiencing a Fear Toxin hallucination, Batman overcame the delusion and finally traced Gordon, rescuing him from Harley Quinn.
Batman admitted he wasn't sure he could stop the out of control Joker this time, but Gordon reassured him he would and suggested they examine something mysterious Joker was keeping in the holding cell below them. They found Bane...though not as they knew him. The giant was emaciated and hung from the ceiling by his Venom tubes, having been drained of Venom for days, by Dr. Young rather than the Joker. The Joker was more than happy to take advantage of the situation, however, pumping Bane full of a new formula that restored him to his TN-1 induced size and seemingly made him even more powerful. The two fought in the boiler room, Batman managing to dismantle Bane's delivery tubes before escaping as the ceiling came down on them. Batman was afforded only a temporary respite as a still fully powered Bane smashed his way to the surface and vowed to break first Batman, then Dr. Young. Batman responded by sending a remote controlled Batmobile crashing into Bane, sending villain and vehicle into the ocean.
Sending Gordon back to Gotham and relative safety by boat, Batman headed to the secret Batcave he'd built at Arkahm's infamous Dead Man's Point years ago. There, Oracle sent him files she'd hacked from Dr. Young's computer, shedding light on the Joker's latest scheme: Young had been working on "project Titan" an experimental chemical treatment to repair possible brain damage. Derived from Bane's Venom the process instead had the potential to create super strong monsters twice as powerful as Bane. Young had learned who her benefactor was and attempted to shut down the process, so Joker had staged an entire crime wave and his own capture to take over Arkham to take control of Titan himself. Batman's objective was now clear: find and destroy Dr. Young's missing formula before the Joker could create an army of a thousand Banes.
Heading through the catacombs beneath Arkham, Batman headed for the Arkham mansion in search of Dr. Young, finding it over run with Joker's men. Freeing a captured Aaon Cash and the other hostages in the library Batman resumed his search, accessing Dr. Young's office to search for the formula. Security footage from her computer was promising; she'd already hidden the formula somewhere. Setting Detective Mode to isolate her recent fingerprints Batman trace the evidence back to the library, found the written formula hidden in a book and destroyed it. The Joker wasn't outdone yet, however, sending Zsasz after Dr. Young. Batman raced off to find her but was gassed by Scarecrow again, trapped in a hallucination of the night his parents were murdered. He managed to free himself a second time but was too late to prevent Zsasz taking Young hostage in Warden Sharp's office.
Batman incapacitated Zsasz and rescued the doctor. A distraught Young lashed out at Zsasz, the night's event taking their toll. Batman managed to calm her down enough to explain about a chemical production facility hidden in the Asylum's botanical garden, which Joker would be sure to use to produce Titan now that she had been forced to surrender the formula. She explained that Batman would need Warden Sharp's security codes to access it and was about to retrieve them from his safe only to come face to face with the spray painted face of a Joker booby trap. Batman was powerless to save her, knocked out in the blast that killed Young.
Coming to, Batman was taunted by Harley Quinn who beat a still captive Sharp with his own cane before leaving the Dark Knight with a few thugs to "prepare" him for the party. Batman made short work of them, scanning a sample of Sharp's DNA from blood smears on the broken cane head in order to track Quinn down. The trail led to the Penitentiary, where Batman was accosted by a still imprisoned but hysterical Poison Ivy in her cell. Ivy begged Batman to help her plants, claiming they were in pain, an insane plea he naturally ignored, telling Ivy to remain in her cell. He tracked Sharp's DNA trail to the Penitentiary's secure control room where Sharp was tied up in a control booth. Batman was also taunted by an imprisoned Clayface impersonating Cash, Sharp and Gordon, but wasn't fooled into releasing the shape changer. Batman freed Sharp just as the Joker cut in with video footage of Harley freeing Ivy and his releasing all of the truly insane inmates from the cell block to wreak havoc and, to add insult to injury, lock Batman and Sharp in together. Batman demanded Sharp's code sequencer, despite Sharp's protest that it was useless without the destroyed terminal in his office. Batman improvised by simply plugging it into his Cryptographic Sequencer, allowing him to overload security terminals throughout the asylum and disable the numerous barriers Joker had placed in his way. He told Sharp to stay where it was safe as he went after Harley, the warden all too happy to oblige.
Batman confronted Harley Quinn in the cell block, defeating the thugs she threw his way and disabling the electrified floor panels she used to slow him down them all. He chased her into a Guard Room, finding two guards suspended 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 followed Quinn to extreme incarceration, once again dealing with her guards and 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, Joker forced him to play a deadly game in the aviary, strining 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 but the hostage situation, re-discovering Harley's trail and hacking the Production Facility's secure entrance slowed him down just enough for Joker to perfect his Titan formula. Batman watched as The Joker demonstrated by injecting two of his thugs and leaving them attack Batman, with an elevator full of Titan. 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 by using his explosive gel to blow Ivy's protective shell that causes her plant out of control. 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 Incident Edit
Sometime after the Arkham Asylum Incident and after Quincy Sharp becomes Mayor of Gotham, Joker, Two-Face and other inmates 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 damage.On 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 in Arkham Asylum, 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 into 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, Arkham City opens on schedule and unopposed.
Arkham City IncidentEdit
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 judgement of both Batman and James Gordon. Batman believed the project to be a ticking time bomb and kept a watchful eye on Arkham City for months, looking for any excuse to break into the well-guarded prison city.Bruce Wayne took action, leading a protest against Arkham City. During a televisied press conference covered by both Vicki Vale and Jack Ryder, TYGER guards storm the scene, arresting and draging Bruce into Arkham City. Bruce was confronted by the prison city's Warden, Hugo Strange, who revealed that he knew who Batman really was and claimed he would be unable to stop something called Protocol 10. Flung out into the streets with Jack Ryder, Wayne was immediately captured by 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. Batman answers the payphone that was ringing and the voice on the phone is Victor Zsasz. 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 whereabouts. 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 and reveals to Batman that Joker stole one of Freeze's equipment and locked in the boiler room. 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 without explaining to Gordon.
After Arkham CityEdit
After Batman leaves Arkham City, he contacts Alfred that his work here is done and Arkham City is shut down, but he is struck by bolts of electricity and confronts the second Electrocutioner who wanted payback on Batman for stealing the Shock Gloves from Lester Buchinsky's (his old boss) corpse on the rooftop. Batman manage to freeze his face with the Freeze Grenade and knocked him out while being frozen. When Batman leaves him for the GCPD, the Electrocutioner is confronted by the Arkham Knight, who executed him with a shotgun. The day after, he discusses with Alfred the risk of endangering his lives, which is becoming more common, as well as his duties as Bruce Wayne.
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.
Pre-Arkham Knight Edit
With Harley Quinn arrested, Batman continues to carry out his crimefighting routines, while also making plans to reinvent Gotham's image, using Wayne Industries' resources. On one night, a posthumous message by Joker is broadcast all across Gotham, revealing his plan to blow up the walls of Arkham City, releasing its prisoners onto the streets of Gotham. Joker points Batman toward Arkham Asylum, where he can find the solution to defuse the bombs. Joker warranted a search for his dead body to be returned to Harley Quinn, with the prize money of 100 million dollars, or several bombs rigged around Arkham City's wall will go off, releasing its remaining inmates onto the streets of Gotham. Joker also left behind a message for Batman to go to Arkham Asylum, to retrieve the code that can be used to deactivate the bomb. This, however, turned out to be a trap, as the bombs are actually placed within Joker's cell in the asylum by Clayface, in order to lure Batman. The trap caused a large explosion, destroying a portion of the asylum. Batman, however, managed to survive, and later contacted Gordon to meet up. The Joker would later be cremated with both Gordon and The Dark Knight present. Gordon handed Batman the flash drive that was found in Joker's body, which he would later analyze in the Batcave. Inside was a video recording entitled "The Last Will and Testament of the Joker", where he explained his reasoning for inducing chaos in Gotham.
Only moments after watching Joker's recording, Batman received a call from Gordon, who was affected by Joker's toxin, and began to lose his sanity. Batman requested the help of officer Aaron Cash in handling Gordon, while he goes to New Blackgate Prison and retrieve Harley Quinn, in order to locate the antidote for the Joker Toxin. Initially, Harley guided him to the antidote storage, but it was revealed to be a trap, as Killer Croc was waiting for him. The two of them fought, and while Croc seemed to have the upper hand, Cash's intervention gave Batman time to retrieve his last Freeze Grenade and immobilize Croc. Gordon was cured in the nick of time. Harley, on the other hand, escaped and joined forces with Penguin, who is on the search for Scarecrow.
Days later, Batman, as Bruce Wayne, held a conference at the entrance of Arkham City, where he announced his plans for the reformation of Gotham, known as "Gotham Reborn". The conference, however, was attacked by Harley's thugs. Bruce and Lucius Fox managed to hold them back, but Harley arrived and attacked Fox, taking his tablet as well as one of his fingers for security clearance. The tablet, however, had a self-correcting protocol, which required Fox's login every 15 minutes, thus rendering it useless in the hands of Harley and Penguin. After having Fox hospitalized, Batman discusses with Oracle about getting her father to run for the position of Mayor. He later joins Robin in a training session, while discussing plans to repair the Batmobile.
Some times later, Bruce and Fox traveled to Germany for the Central European Future Tech Expo, while also setting up to meet their contact, Zimmer, who can provide Batman with a new Batmobile. However, not long after their arrival, both Fox and Zimmer were kidnapped by several thugs, forcing Bruce to don his cape and get in action. After a lengthy car chase throughout the streets of Germany, Batman stopped the thugs, and rescued Fox and Zimmer, then took them back to Zimmer's office, where they discussed the plans for the Batmobile, as well as the delivery time. A few days after returning from Germany, Batman encountered Kid Shark, the son of King Shark, who wants to exact revenge on Batman and the Suicide Squad for his father's death. With Gordon's help, Batman easily defeated the kid, and brought him in. The two of them then discussed Gordon's plan for retirement, which was suggested by Barbara.
Penguin's attempts at cracking Fox's tablet, while mostly unsuccessful, was not in vain, as he managed to find a date and a location, which, unbeknownst to him, was the shipping date and the location for the delivery of the Batmobile. He then recruited the Tweedle brothers, and provided them with heavy weaponry, as well as an enhanced brute, who he named Tweedle Die. The Tweedle trio then piloted a helicopter to intercept a shipping truck, which contained the Batmobile, but then encountered Batman. He then battled Tweedle Die on top of the shipping container, while the two brothers Dee and Dum handle the helicopter controls. Eventually, Batman sprayed explosive gel on the container, stunning Die, and allowing him to get inside his new vehicle, driving out of the container. Having secured the Batmobile, he came back inside the helicopter, and subdued the Tweedles. He brought the three of them back to the GCPD, but then was surprised to hear rumors about him killing the second Electrocutioner from two GCPD officers. That night, the Arkham Knight snuck inside the GCPD holding cells, and murdered the Tweedle trio.
On one morning, while jogging with Gordon and Barbara, Bruce revealed his plan of making Gordon run for Mayor. While he initially refused, both Bruce and Barbara managed to convince him to take a shot at it. Bruce and Gordon would then go back to his office to discuss further.
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.
Witnessing the death of his parents traumatized Bruce Wayne and shook him so greatly that he swore he would devote every breath for the rest of his life to eliminating crime and criminals from Gotham City. This has, in turn, transformed Bruce Wayne into a dark, suspicious and brooding figure with a personal grudge against injustice. His traumatized childhood has made it difficult for him to trust people other than Alfred Pennyworth and his various protégés Nightwing and Robin. Despite his cold demeanor, Bruce genuinely cares for Alfred, who he sees as a father figure, and Dick Grayson and Tim Drake, who he loves as his own children, though these relationships have been strained at some points.
His dedication to fighting crime has gradually turned into a sort of obsession, something with which Batman himself has come to terms. He has vowed to end the evil that took away his parents permanently, and is willing to do everything he can to accomplish this goal. This obsession is balanced with his strong ideals of justice and moral values, which were instilled to him by his humanitarian parents. His dedication is backed up by his indomitable will and his strong resolve.
To the public Bruce Wayne takes on the facade of a irresponsible, fun-seeking playboy in order to avoid suspicion of his alter-ego. However, even as Bruce Wayne, he has attempted to do good, through charitable campaigns, renovation projects. As Batman he reveals his dark, intimidating personality in the form of a bat (his childhood fear for his enemies to dread) to frighten the criminals he stands against, believing theatricality to help him seem more than a man. Bruce Wayne's ultimate goal is to bring order and justice to Gotham City.
Batman also has a deep love for humanity, which also backs his no-killing rule, and he truly believes that deep down, people can be good. He also has an extreme distaste for firearms, and always tries to refrain from using them, because he considers them to be the weapon of cowards, the same weapon that killed his parents.
GCPD Bulletin Profile Edit
FROM GCPD FILES: Suspect is to be responsible for multiple assaults against both criminal and law enforcement identity of suspect currently unknown.Conflicting reports of a suspect range from highly trained individual or individuals. To allegations of a "Large Winged Creature" sporadic sightings first reported two years ago,frequent sightings up the last six months. Limited photographic and evidence suggests a single individual a white male adult utilizing a dark militarized armor with unexplained high mobility.
Various statements indicate the suspect armed with weaponry, tools, and some of unsubstantiated unlicensed low flying aircraft. Comsidered Armed and Extremely Dangerous. Multiple cases of have proven suspect is an expert in Hand to Hand Combat and Evasion Specialist. If SIGHTED Do Not Engage await deployment and further instructions from SWAT Personnel.
Dr. Hugo StrangeEdit
Bruce Wayne A.K.A: Batman
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
- Master Tactician and Strategist
- Photographic Memory
- Trained in an Arsenal of Gadgets, Vehicles, and Advanced Technology
- Master Inventor, Master Detective, Genius Level Intellect, Tatical Analysis
- Master in almost every known form of Martial-Arts
- Trained in all aspects of Criminology
- Mastery of the Physical Sciences
- Computer Expert
- Master of Disguise
- Eidetic Memory
- Master in Stealth and Espionage
- Master Escape Artist
- Indomitable, almost Superhuman Force of Will
- Mechanical Aptitude
Behind the ScenesEdit
Arkham Asylum Edit
- Batman's design was based on the art of Jim Lee; he drew Batman as a strong, muscular character who could plausibly handle himself in a fight. The costume composed of black and dark gray was based on the character's modern outfit.
Arkham City Edit
- 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.
Arkham Origins Edit
- The name "Batman" is used sparingly to emphasize how in that point in his career, Batman was largely considered an urban myth. Whenever he is referred to as such, it is usually in a vague matter (i.e. "the Bat-Man").
- It was suggested that Batman make mistakes because of his inexperience (such as tripping or missing with batarangs), but this idea was discarded as inconsistent with the character. His inexperience was instead personality-based: learning how to be the city's protector and overcoming his obsession with vengeance.
- "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!"
- "I wouldn't be in your position, Turner." - To Bronze Tiger.
- "This ends here " - Catwoman boss fight
- "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.
- "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.
- "So we both die. I'm fine with that." - To Joker
- "They can't see me. Good. Let's keep it that way."
- "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
- "The Riddler's mine!"
- "I know you helped him, Nigma! Tell me where it is."
- "Something's wrong at Arkham."
- "Talk! Why are you here?!"
- "Waller? What's she got--?" - After Deadshot reveals why the Squad invaded Arkham.
- "Joker! Where did he go!?!"
Batman: Arkham KnightEdit
- "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.
- "I'm just wondering which one of you should I take out first." - Batman going up against the Arkham Knight's guards.
- "Let's hope they're still alive." - Batman prepared to locate some hostages.
- "Time to bring in the car." - Batman calling in the Batmobile.
- "(Angrily) I WON'T LET YOU HURT ANYONE!!"
- "If you hurt anybody, I'll be coming for you."
- "Do you know what I'm thinking right now?"
- "I will stop you."
- "Oracle. Whoever this guy is he's assembled an army."
- "I'm going to show The Arkham Knight what happens when he messes with my city."
- "If I don't stop Scarecrow's bomb, there will be no city to save."-To Alfred.
- "Over my dead body."-To Poison Ivy.
- "They should be able to tell us what Scarecrow's up to."-To Comissioner Gordon.
- "When I find Arkham Knight, he'll pay for what he's done. Him and Scarecrow both."-To Oracle.
- "I'm not afraid of you."-To Scarecrow.
- "If you're lying, I'll break the other one!"
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 is voiced by Kevin Conroy. Conroy previously voiced the character in Batman: The Animated Series and other DCAU related shows, as well as in previous games and animated movies. He is voiced, however, by Roger Craig Smith in Arkham Origins in similar style to Conroy.
- In the Arkham Origins GCPD Files, the GCPD knows little about THE BATMAN but he's wanted for questioning. Criminal elements are beginning to realize he is a real threat to them, though there is still widespread scepticism regarding his existence. Conflicting reports suggest he is one man, many men, or a creature. Limited forensics, photo or video suggest he's not real, just reports from eye witnesses.
- Before the events of Arkham Origins Batman was working in the shadows shutting down Carmine Falcone illegal drug operations.
- 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, designed to appear assembled rather than manufactured. He later switches to the more flexible and lightweight suit seen in Arkham Asylum and Arkham City that still provides bullet protection.
- 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 Arkham City suit and then 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.
- Batman's reputation grows as the series progresses. In Origins, he is largely regarded as a myth. Some criminals don't believe he exists and is a story the GCPD made up to intimidate them. In Asylum, he is considered a hero and beloved by most of Gotham, though some people still thinks he is a myth. In City, he is known to everyone as a hero and protector. In Knight, he will likely be called a savior or a champion.
- Batman's most common title aside from his name in the Arkham series is the Bat or Bats. Another title, "Dark Knight", is the most commonly used, usually by the Riddler and Hugo Strange, and once by Joker at the end of Asylum.
- Five villains (possibly six) overall Know Batman's identity. In Origins, Bane managed to figure out who he was though he couldn't remember it after his Venom overdose. In Asylum, a hallucination of Scarecrow is aware of who he is and the real one implies who he is in Arkham Knight. In City, Talia and Professor Strange both know his identity, although it is implied Bruce revealed his identity to Talia rather than her deducing who it was, who may have revealed it to her father, Ra's al Ghul. The Arkham Knight, although it is not confirmed in his quotes, during demos or by Rocksteady, strongly implies he is aware of the Dark Knight's identity.
- Batman has attracted the attention of two secret societies: The League of Assassins and the Order of St. Dumas.
- Fans believed that the title "Arkham Knight" was referring to Batman before learning it was the title of the game's second main antagonist.
- Batman is referred to as predictable several times. Joker noted it in Asylum, Strange stated his identity and moral code makes him predictable, and the Arkham Knight mocks him by stating that criminals now know his move before he does by putting innocents in danger, or as the Arkham Knight calls them "the weak and the helpless". The Knight even states that is what he likes about Batman and that his code is the reason criminality will win in their final battle with him.
- Bruce Wayne's birthday is on February 19.
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