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Hush Thomas Elliot Arkham Knight


Biographical information
Full Name Thomas Elliot
Occupation Serial Killer (Former Surgeon)
Base of Operations Arkham Asylum/Arkham City, Gotham City
Physical description
Hair Reddish-Brown; Dyed Black
Eyes Brown; Wears Blue Contacts
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)
Weight 220 lbs (100 kg)
Game Information
Voice Actor Kevin Conroy
First Appearance Batman #609 (January 2003)
  • Would you believe good, old-fashioned revenge? To be honest, I don't care if you do. Wayne will suffer and you will not stop me.
    — Hush to Batman in his hideout in Arkham City
    Thomas Elliot and Bruce Wayne were childhood friends. After a tragic accident claimed his father, Thomas developed a pathological hatred for the Waynes. An incredibly skilled surgeon as an adult, Elliot planned an elaborate revenge scheme on the Batman. He disguised himself as the villain known as Hush, with his face covered in bandages, and plotted to finally take his revenge against Wayne.

    He served as the main antagonist of Gotham's Most Wanted Side Missions: Identity Theft and Friend in Need.

    Incident ReportsEdit

    Before  Arkham Origins IncidentEdit

    Thomas Elliot and Bruce Wayne were childhood friends, and, unknown to Bruce, dark reflections of each other. A childhood sociopath, Elliot actually tried to kill his parents so he could inherit their fortune. His plan failed partly due to the surgical skills of Thomas Wayne, and his mother survived, which led to Elliot to blame the Wayne Family for his failure and sought out revenge against them.

    Arkham Origins IncidentEdit

    Although he did not appear in Origins, Elliot was mentioned by Alfred. When Batman listened to Alfred's final Wisdom conversation in the Batcave, he told Bruce that Thomas had called to celebrate a surgery that he had just completed to separate co-joined twins. In Bane's Underground HQ, there were newspapers on the floor with the topic: "The Identity Thief Strikes Again". This meant that Elliot had already started constructing the mask of Bruce Wayne's face and had finally finished it in Arkham City. It was most likely just a recycled prop from the previous game, and considered the differences in Bruce Wayne's face's between Origins and City.

    Between Arkham Origins and Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit

    Elliot continued to work as a successful surgeon, while also still secretly planning his revenge against Bruce Wayne. When Arkham Asylum was opened again, Elliot started working there as a doctor.

    At some point, Elliot was the one responsible for the surgery that separated Mr. Hammer and Sickle, who were hired by the Joker to perform the surgery on, in exchange for the finances that would fund his later surgeries.

    Arkham Asylum IncidentEdit

    Even though Hush didn't appear in the Asylum itself, you could find his name on a timetable in the Surgery Room at the Medical Facility on the second floor in the same room as you rescued Dr. Adrian Chen. It was easiest to grapple up as soon as the fight ensued as you attempted to rescue Chen started. Turn around and scan the timetable to solve the riddle and unlock his biography.

    Between Arkham Asylum and Arkham City IncidentEdit

    Elliot likely continued to work as a doctor at Arkham until he transferred to Arkham City.

    Arkham City IncidentEdit

    Hush first appeared at the Church and Medical Center after Batman rescued the Medical Staff from Joker's Henchmen . He was the man to the left of the Church on a gurney, with bandages on
    Hush Medical Center

    Hush at the Medical Center in Arkham City, holding the mysterious box which most likely contained his own face

    on his face and was clutching a box. Medic Adam Hamasaki said that he was a doctor who recently got transferred there who stashed medical supplies and then cut his own face off. The medic further stated that he found Hush laughing in a corner, wrapped him up, and sedated him. He also said that they couldn't pry loose the box that he was holding. 

    Identity TheftEdit

    Batman tracked six murders back to Elliot after he scanned three corpses, interrogated one political prisoner who said that Elliot looked like Bruce Wayne, uploaded the fingerprints that were Bruce Wayne's, and interrogated one inmate who was told by Hush to clean up a third victim with bleach who then told Batman Hush's location. When Batman entered Hush's Hideout (in Park Row by the Solomon Wayne Courthouse and below Catwoman's Apartment), he learned that Elliot had created a face that looked exactly like Bruce Wayne's (minus the surgery scars) and even managed to change his prints and voice to that of Bruce's. Hush trapped Batman in his surgical room and left Arkham City. Batman informed Oracle of that and said he would track him down the next day.

    Back to GothamEdit

    As it turns out, Hush's new face was part of a plan that had taken the Arkham Knight years to put into action. Thinking that he was truly Bruce Wayne, the Ratcatcher tried to kill him, but was disappointed when Hush's bandages came off and his scars were revealed. Two GCPD officers tried to help Hush, and also believed that he was Wayne, but were overwhelmed by Ratcatcher's rats. The Arkham Knight, who'd been following Hush, saved him from Ratcatcher and both of them escaped before Batman showed up.

    In a safehouse, Hush was patched up and given a sample of Clayface mud that would heal his surgery scars on the promise that he wouldn't reveal his new face again until the plan was ready.

    Arkham Knight IncidentEdit

    Hush remained behind during Scarecrow's attack, infiltrated Wayne Tower, and gained access to Lucius Fox's Office on the top floor.

    Hush disguised as Bruce Wayne at Wayne Tower.

    After he failed to gain access to a computer due to security protocols that he hadn't foreseen, Elliot took Fox hostage, and used his retina to access the Wayne Enterprises mainframe. Subsequently, Fox's assistant, Clara Saberton, entered the room to investigate the commotion, but Hush scared her off by shooting at the door with a gun. He then began transferring Wayne's funds out of his accounts. Before he could actually do anything, Batman entered. Elliot demanded that Batman find Bruce Wayne and bring him to the tower, otherwise he would destroy the building. Batman tried to reason with Elliot, and reminded him that the Waynes' had stood by him after the car crash that killed his father. Hush then inadvertently admitted to deliberately causing the crash and let out his resentment at Bruce Wayne for getting his fortune handed to him. Batman removed his mask, revealed his identity to Hush, and dared his former friend to take his best shot. Startled, Hush attempted to shoot Batman, but the Dark Knight quickly disarmed him. Fox assaulted him with a vase, which damaged his face, and Batman then choke slammed him through Fox's desk. After he knew that he couldn't deliver Hush to the GCPD without putting himself under investigation, Batman instructed Fox to lock the unconscious Elliot in the vault underneath the building.


    After The Knightfall Protocol, it could be assumed that Hush was again a candidate to be moved to the GCPD Lockup.

    Personality Edit

    Thomas Elliot had a burning pathological hatred of the Waynes because Bruce's father, Thomas Wayne, had saved his mother and prevented him from collecting the Elliot Family fortune. Even in his childhood, Elliot was murderous, selfish, and a sociopath. He grew to resent his former childhood best friend Bruce Wayne, he even said, "I wish my parents were dead, then I'd be a billionaire like you".

    As an adult, Thomas was a gifted surgeon as well a ruthless and depraved serial killer. He murdered people and stole their faces which he used to create his own that looked like Bruce Wayne's, which was something he took pride in describing it as his "Michelangelo's David" and his "Mona Lisa." Hush showed no remorse for his actions, and described the people he murdered as "unfortunate, but necessary."

    Psychological ProfileEdit


    Real Name: Thomas Elliot A.K.A. Hush


    • Great Physical Strength, augmented by the drive of revenge
    • World-Class Surgeon
    • Master of Disguise
    • Medical Science
    • Marksmanship
    • Deception


    Arkham CityEdit

    • "This is the journal of Dr. Thomas Elliot. My work is complete. The pain, though still present, has been worth it. He will suffer for what he did to me. He will suffer the way I have suffered. As I look in the mirror, I understand how Leonardo felt when he finished the Mona Lisa. How Michelangelo felt when David was complete. My work has taken too long, but now it's time for my masterpiece to be unveiled. My new face is ready." - From audio recording
    • "I couldn't have put it better myself. I take it you're here to stop me?" (Batman)
    • (Batman: "What do you think?") "I think you're too late".
    • (Batman: "You're a killer, a psychopath. I will stop you.") "Really?"
    • (Batman: "But you look just like...") "Bruce Wayne? It took time, of course. To find the perfect donors. To graft on the flesh and, finally, to lose myself in order to create this."
    • (Batman: "Six people died.") "Unfortunate, but necessary to complete my plan."
    • (Batman: "Why?") "Would you believe good, old fashioned revenge? To be honest, I don't care if you do. Wayne will suffer, and you will not stop me."
    • "I can see you have your hands full with Arkham City, but it's time for me to leave. Pray we do not meet again. Next time, I will not be in such a generous mood." (Batman)

    Arkham Knight Edit

    • "Don't worry. This will be over soon." (Clara Saberton)
    • "So, I finally have your attention. Come and join the party. If you try anything stupid, Wayne Enterprises will be looking for a new CEO." (Batman)
    • (Batman: "Let him go.") "We're just negotiating, aren't we, Mister Fox? I have a job for you, Batman. Bring me Bruce Wayne or I bring down this tower."
    • (Batman: "Why Wayne? The two of you were friends.") "That brat's family destroyed me, and now I will destroy him."
    • (Batman: "The Waynes stood by you.") "Ah yes. The great surgeon Thomas Wayne. To think he was once my idol. Until he ruined everything."
    • (Batman: "He did all he could to save your parents after the crash. I'm sorry you lost your father, but he saved your mother's life.") "He denied me what was rightfully mine!"
    • (Batman: "The car crash wasn't an accident, it was you. You wanted to kill them.") "I only want what I deserve! Bruce Wayne had his riches handed to him on a plate. He never had to fight for anything in his life! Now bring me Wayne, or I'll destroy this tower and everything he stands for!"
    • (Bruce Wayne: "Take your best shot, Tommy.") "Bruce... that's impossible."
    • "I should've known..."
    • "Stay back. I'll kill him. I'll do it!"
    • "My face..." (after Lucius Fox hits him with a vase)

    Game Over LinesEdit

    Arkham City Edit

    • "I knew you couldn't stop me. Guess you'll never figure out my true face."

    Arkham Knight Edit

    • "Everything you are, everything you have. It's mine Bruce, all mine." (shoots Batman)
    • "Too bad, Lucius, I could've used a man of your talents." (shoots Lucius)


    Trivia Edit

    • His reference in Arkham Asylum actually created a plot-hole in the Arkham series' timeline as Hush was unknown to Batman in Arkham City, yet he had a full biography for him in Arkham Asylum.
    • Hush was one of the few villains who did not have a game over scene in Arkham City, the others were: BaneTalia al Ghul, Catwoman, and Killer Croc.
    • In Arkham Origins, Alfred revealed that Thomas Elliot had successfully separated conjoined-twins, which lead many people to believe that these were the Abramovici Twins. However, this didn't really fit in with the Arkham Storyline. It was most probable that they were just another couple of twins.
    • This incarnation of Hush, who cut off the faces of his victims, was similar to the MO of Leatherface, from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, albeit, was significantly more skillfully done.
    • In Arkham Knight, Hush's facial scars remained, though they were much fainter. They could be seen in the character showcase.
    • There was a subtle hint during the mission that the "Bruce Wayne" who emerged at Wayne Enterprises was actually Hush instead of the real Bruce Wayne, as when accessing the phone messages at his office, the player could hear the intended recipients as recorded on the system, while when playing as Batman, the phone messages, due to Joker's influence, came across in a mocking manner. This was only the case if the player managed to complete the mission before they defeated Scarecrow.
    • If the player completed the Hush Side Mission in Arkham Knight after defeating Scarecrow, Bruce and Lucius' conversation was different, and mentioned that Batman was retiring due to his secret identity being publicly outed on live television (which Fox had been unaware of due to not catching the news at the time). Oddly, Batman still didn't deliver Hush to the GCPD, despite everyone knowing his connection to Bruce Wayne by that point, and thus made the risk of being investigated by the GCPD irrelevant. Possibly, Bruce had enough sympathy for his deranged friend, that he didn't want him to become the target of the criminals' hatred by mistake.
    • In the Arkhamverse, Hush was never referred to by his comic-book name and was instead called the Identity Thief. Despite this, subtitles referred to him solely as Hush.

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