This page includes spoiler details from the latest game in the series, Batman: Arkham Knight. Please proceed at your own risk.

Batman: Arkham Knight — The Official Novelization is, as its name implies, the official novelization of the hit video game Batman: Arkham Knight, written by Marv Wolfman.


The Arkham Knight novelization follows the same, but somewhat altered version of the game's plot. Some scenes and scenarios have been changed to possibly fit better with written format. New scenes and information were added probably for the same reason.

Changes & Added Information

  • After Commissioner Gordon and Batman cremated the Joker's body, Gordon took Joker's ashes and flushed them down various toilets into the waters beneath Gotham City.
  • The novel states that Commissioner Gordon had already lost his son James Junior.
  • Batman acknowledges Joker's presence alot more in the novel than in the game, to the point where Batman is shouting at him and telling him he's not real.
  • Albert King, one of the Joker infected, is not in the novel. Instead he's been reimagined as a bank robber named Albert Christopher Rogers, who goes by the alias "Big Al,". Rogers was shot in an attempted robbery and was given a routine blood transfusion with Joker's blood.
  • After Batman finds Simon Stagg, who has been exposed to Fear Toxin while being held captive by the Arkham Knight's Militia, he tricks Stagg into believing that Batman is a monster that wants to help Simon get revenge on Scarecrow. Batman does this to get information out of Stagg.
  • When Batman confronts Scarecrow on Stagg's Airship, he has a hallucination where Joker forces Batman to brutality beat Scarecrow down to a broken and bloody mess on the floor. Afterwards, Joker seemingly takes control of Batman's body for a brief period of time.
  • When Batman catches up to Scarecrow on the roof of the Arkham Knight's hideout, Batman has another Joker hallucination and Scarecrow tells Batman that he is aware about the Joker's presences. Scarecrow then reveals to the Dark Knight that he and Joker were working together. Joker contacted Scarecrow after he injected Batman with his blood and Scarecrow modified his Fear Toxin to bring out the Joker in Batman.