History Characters / BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGallery

1st Jan '16 4:03:08 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryKnight Arkham Knight]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.[[note]]Arkham Knight, Deacon Blackfire, Man-Bat, Professor Pyg, Red Hood[[/note]]

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* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryKnight Arkham Knight]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.[[note]]Arkham Knight, Deacon Blackfire, the Joker Infected, Man-Bat, Professor Pyg, Red Hood[[/note]]Nyssa Raatko[[/note]]
23rd Jun '15 3:04:33 AM Anicomicgeek
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* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryKnight Arkham Knight]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.[[note]]Arkham Knight, Red Hood[[/note]]

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* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryKnight Arkham Knight]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.[[note]]Arkham Knight, Deacon Blackfire, Man-Bat, Professor Pyg, Red Hood[[/note]]
23rd Jul '14 10:51:47 PM BlueSteel
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* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryKnight Arkham Knight]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.[[note]]Arkham Knight[[/note]]

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* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryKnight Arkham Knight]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.[[note]]Arkham Knight[[/note]]Knight, Red Hood[[/note]]
4th Jun '14 9:54:13 AM TVRulezAgain
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!!Index By Page
4th Jun '14 9:51:56 AM TVRulezAgain
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* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Arkham Asylum]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''.
* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Arkham City]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins Arkham Origins]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''.
* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryKnight Arkham Knight]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.

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* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Arkham Asylum]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''.
''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''. [[note]]Bane, Clayface, Harley Quinn, The Joker, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Scarecrow, Scarface, Victor Zsasz[[/note]]
* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Arkham City]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''. [[note]]Black Mask, Calendar Man, Catwoman, Deadshot, Mister Freeze, Mad Hatter, Penguin, Ra's al Ghul, Solomon Grundy, Talia al Ghul, Two-Face[[/note]]
* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins Arkham Origins]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''.
''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''. [[note]]Anarky, Copperhead, Deathstroke, The Electrocutioner, Firefly, Shiva[[/note]]
* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryKnight Arkham Knight]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.[[note]]Arkham Knight[[/note]]




!!Index By Character
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins Anarky (Lonnie Machin)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryKnight Arkham Knight]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Bane]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Black Mask (Roman Sionis)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Calendar Man (Julian Gregory Day)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Catwoman (Selina Kyle)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Clayface (Basil Karlo)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins Copperhead]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Deadshot (Floyd Lawton)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins Deathstroke (Slade Wilson)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins The Electrocutioner (Lester Buchinsky)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins Firefly (Garfield Lynns)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Quinzel)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum The Joker]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Killer Croc (Waylon Jones)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Mister Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Mad Hatter (Jervis Tetch)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Ra's al Ghul]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum The Riddler (Edward Nigma)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Scarface]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins Shiva]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Solomon Grundy (Cyrus Gold)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Talia al Ghul]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Two-Face (Harvey Dent)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Victor Zsasz]]
1st Jun '14 9:22:25 AM ashlay
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!!Index By Page



* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryMisc Miscellaneous]]: Miscellaneous members of the RoguesGallery who appear in the spin-off media related to the ''Arkham'' series or are otherwise significant. This also includes significant henchmen to the main rogues who appear throughout the series

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* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryMisc Miscellaneous]]: Miscellaneous members of the RoguesGallery who appear in the spin-off media related to the ''Arkham'' series or are otherwise significant. This also includes significant henchmen to the main rogues who appear throughout the seriesseries.

!!Index By Character
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins Anarky (Lonnie Machin)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryKnight Arkham Knight]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Bane]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Black Mask (Roman Sionis)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Calendar Man (Julian Gregory Day)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Catwoman (Selina Kyle)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Clayface (Basil Karlo)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins Copperhead]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Deadshot (Floyd Lawton)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins Deathstroke (Slade Wilson)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins The Electrocutioner (Lester Buchinsky)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins Firefly (Garfield Lynns)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Quinzel)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum The Joker]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Killer Croc (Waylon Jones)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Mister Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Mad Hatter (Jervis Tetch)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Ra's al Ghul]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum The Riddler (Edward Nigma)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Scarface]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins Shiva]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Solomon Grundy (Cyrus Gold)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Talia al Ghul]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Two-Face (Harvey Dent)]]
* [[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Victor Zsasz]]
3rd May '14 9:56:16 AM DoctorNemesis
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3rd May '14 9:55:38 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryArkham Arkham Asylum]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''.

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* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryArkham ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryAsylum Arkham Asylum]]'': Main members of the RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''.
3rd May '14 9:55:24 AM DoctorNemesis
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Characters in Batman's RoguesGallery for the ''Arkham'' videogame series.

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!Main Rogues

[[folder:Anarky (Lonnie Machin)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Oppressed citizens of Gotham, your cries for help have been heard! I am Anarky -- voice of the people -- here to save you from the plague of corruption that now infests this once proud city!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MatthewMercer

'''ComicBook/{{Anarky}}''' is a genius criminal who attempts to subvert the government and establish anarchism, believing it will improve society.
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!!Provides examples of:
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, most of Anarky's actions were targeted at specific individuals, and although some of his actions put his targets in critical condition, he wasn't a killer and he would avoid collateral damage. In ''Origins'', Anarky plans to blow up buildings connected to what he believes are the root problems of society, and he's unconcerned with who might get hurt in the process. He's also portrayed as somewhat less rational than his comic book counterpart. You probably wouldn't hear the comic Anarky ranting against soft drinks, for example.
* AntiVillain: He [[WellIntentionedExtremist genuinely wants to help Gotham,]] but he believes that it is possible [[BombThrowingAnarchists to use any means]] to do so.
* BrokenPedestal: For Batman, during the final confrontation.
* [[BombThrowingAnarchists Bomb Throwing Anarkist]]: Has bombs set up at three key locations in Gotham, which Batman must disarm. Taken more literally when in the fight against him, since he spends most of the fight on a balcony lobbing {{Molotov Cocktail}}s at Batman before leaping down to join the fray.
* CharacterFilibuster: He just ''loves'' to give these -- especially after he's apprehended.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: How he introduces himself to Batman. He even lampshades this at the end of his announcement, telling the populace that he'll let them get back to their regularly scheduled "propagandist garbage".
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: His design in ''Origins'' was specifically made to evoke images of the modern "street protester"; it's all topped off by an expressionless mask, much like the infamous Guy Fawkes mask popularized by ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' and [[{{Image Boards}} Anonymous]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Barbara Gordon. Both of them are highly intelligent individuals who vocally hate the corruption in Gotham, make efforts to fix it and see Batman as a hero for doing the same. However, while Barbara just points Batman towards some illegal gun deals and eventually becomes Batgirl and later Oracle, Anarky becomes a full-blown terrorist and eventually rejects Batman.
* IJustWantToBeYou: He confesses that he became Anarky to try and be like his idol, Batman.
* InTheHood: He and his men all have hoods to help disguise themselves along with their masks.
* KingOfTheHomeless: He's known to be a protector of Gotham's homeless population, and it's mentioned that some of his men were vagrants recruited off the streets.
* {{Malevolent Masked M|en}}an: A creepy white mask to help hide his identity.
* MisaimedFandom: InUniverse. WordOfGod describes him, aside from being an anarchist, as a Batman fan.
* MoodSwinger: Especially upon his defeat, where his constant changes in opinion make him seem legitimately borderline.
* MotorMouth: He just seems naturally prone to making speeches lamenting the evils of consumerism.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Aside from his white mask and a white anarchy symbol, his entire outfit is red and black.
* [[spoiler:TeensAreMonsters: As Batman learns after apprehending him, he's just a teenager, despite all of his rhetoric involving anarchy and bombing tactics.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: After Batman rejects his [[WeCanRuleTogether proposition]], he becomes more than a little unhinged.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers an alliance with Batman to clean up Gotham. After Batman refuses, cue VillainousBreakdown.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He really believes tearing down the government and establishing anarchy would be a good thing. He's also gained a reputation as the protector of Gotham's homeless population.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: He and his men wear expressionless white masks.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "Anarky", not "Anarchy". [[spoiler:Justified, as he's a teenager.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Arkham Knight]]

[[quoteright:149:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/image_317096_fit_940_3201.jpg]]

'''Arkham Knight''' is a new villain introduced in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AntagonistTitle: His name serves as the subtitle of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.
* CanonForeigner: Arkham Knight isn't based on a character from the Batman comics, but is a brand new villain created for Rocksteady by writer Creator/GeoffJohns.
** OlderThanTheyThink: What little we know about him resembles the comic character Wrath. Though his costume's black and red motifs, full face cowl and lack of cape makes it resemble the WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond outfit.
* ChestInsignia: A stylized form of the Arkham Asylum logo.
* EvilCounterpart: Is an evil version of Batman.
* TheFaceless: Has a cowl covering his entire face.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: a deadly adversary who wears a helmet with glowing blue eyes.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* TheUnfettered: A man with Batman's skills and tech who has no problem using guns or killing.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bane]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeBane_9855.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I will break you, Batman!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' FredTatasciore (''Arkham Asylum'', ''Arkham City''), Creator/JBBlanc (''Arkham Origins'')

'''Bane''' grew up in the infamous Santa Priscan prison to serve his dead father's sentence. He was subjected to horrific military experiments involving Venom, which turned him superhumanly strong. Combined with his intellect, this allowed Bane to escape. He set out to Gotham City to forge a criminal empire, and made his name on Christmas Eve by recruiting his right-hand man, Bird, and joining a team of eight assassins hired by Black Mask[[spoiler:!Joker]] in an attempt to kill Batman. However, he was eventually defeated by Batman and imprisoned in Blackgate. Years later whilst imprisoned, he was secretly transferred to Arkham Asylum, where Dr. Penelope Young experimented on him to create the Titan formula. Bane managed to escape and sought revenge, but was defeated by Batman again. After being imprisoned in Arkham City, Bane started a fight club and learned that containers of Titan had been scattered throughout the prison and dedicated himself to destroying them to prevent others from suffering the horrific effects it causes.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AffablyEvil: If he isn't trying to kill him or [[spoiler:mislead him like in ''City'']], Bane's rather polite to Batman.
* {{Badass}}: Breaking The Dark Knight's back definitely qualifies him as this. Furthermore, in ''Arkham Origins'', [[spoiler:he deduces Bruce's identity, manages to infiltrate his home, destroys the Batcave, provides the greatest challenge to him of the assassins, and is the final boss.]]
** BadassBaritone: Courtesy of FredTatasciore and Creator/JBBlanc.
** BadassDecay: An in-universe example. [[spoiler:His desire to beat Batman ultimately overwhelms him to the point he injects himself with a drug that ultimately destroys his mind and leaves him incapable of remembering all that he'd learned about the Dark Knight.]] By the time of ''Arkham Asylum'', he's been reduced to a guinea pig for Dr. Young's experiments. {{Lampshaded}} by The Joker, who calls him "Has-Bane". By the time he escapes from imprisonment following his side mission in ''City'', he's reduced by his addiction to Titan to being a tool of nameless, low-level mooks, rather than the other way around.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: His Venom formula makes him much stronger than a normal man. That said, he was ''still'' much stronger than a normal man even before he used Venom.
* BaldOfEvil: As seen when he's not wearing his mask.
* BodyHorror: When Batman and Gordon come across him in the first game, Dr. Young had the Venom compound completely drained from his blood, leaving him bone-thin and gasping for breath. Then Joker injects him with an experimental dose of the Titan formula, bulking him up to full size in seconds. Also, he sounds like he's in pain when he's changing.
** His transformation throughout the timeline. In ''Origins'', he's a pretty big guy, but not too out of the ordinary, and his Venom equipment is easily hidden. In ''Asylum'', he's so huge he needs to brace himself to run (some players have noticed that TN-1 Bane is faster than in the earlier games), and his equipment involves a storage tank and Venom feeds directly into his shoulders. He hasn't changed in ''City'', but he's still giant sized, suggesting he can't shrink down to a normal height.
* [[spoiler:ButThouMust]]: [[spoiler:Flat-out tells Batman that he has to break his [[ThouShaltNotKill one rule]] before his boss fight, by killing Bane, otherwise Joker dies by electric chair due to the heart monitor Bane carries, which charges the chair. Batman does "kill" him, but resuscitates him with the [[ChekhovsGun Shock Gauntlets]], which leads to Bane being an UngratefulBastard.]]
* CarFu: Gets flattened with a remote-controlled Batmobile in ''Asylum''. As revealed in ''City'', Batman knew it wouldn't kill him.
* CompositeCharacter: He uses Venom and has a similar system for feeding it into him like in the comics, but his outfit in ''Origins'' recalls his costume in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', sans the mask.
* CoolMask: As is tradition.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In ''Origins'', Bane has studied Batman intensely, eventually deducing that [[spoiler:Bruce Wayne is Batman]]. Later, when Batman takes an elevator to the top of a hotel, Bane knows enough to tear him out from the ceiling almost immediately. [[spoiler:And during the FinalBattle, despite being hopped up on TN-1, he still has enough clarity of mind to check grates and vents for Batman.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDragon: To the Joker in ''Arkham Origins''.]]
** [[spoiler:TheStarscream: Bane is unusually open about his plans to turn on Joker and take over Gotham once Batman is dead. Joker doesn't seem to mind.]]
* EnemyMine: He forms a temporary alliance with Batman to destroy the caches of Titan stashed all over Arkham City. [[spoiler:But he really just wanted it all for himself. Which Batman knew.]]
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler:After being forced to make a retreat during his fist encounter with Batman, launches an assault on the Batcave, and nearly kills Alfred. Then he forces him into a situation in which Batman must either kill him or the Joker, or die. After Batman stops then restarts his heart... he just snaps.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: As befitting a man of his stature. In ''Origins'', his voice goes even deeper than normal when using Venom.
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: Of ''Arkham Origins''. He's the last of the eight assassins that Batman faces in a boss battle during the main game and the Joker is more or less a CutsceneBoss.]]
* GeniusBruiser: Dr. Young notes that he is highly intelligent. So intelligent, in fact, that [[spoiler:in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' not only does Bane synthesize another, more powerful version of Venom by himself, he also ''[[OhCrap deduces that Bruce Wayne is Batman]]'']].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has scars on his face that match the pattern on his mask.
* GratuitousSpanish:
** Refers to Dr. Young as "the bruja" (meaning "witch"), but otherwise speaks English in the rest of his dialogue.
** Subverted in the comic, where [[YouAreAlreadyDead his only spoken line]] is in Spanish, but his thoughts are in English.
** In ''City'' and ''Origins'', he refers to Joker as "payaso" (meaning "clown").
--->'''Bane:''' I will come back for you, ''payaso loco''![[note]]meaning "crazy clown"[[/note]]
** He also refers to the citizens of Arkham as "basura," meaning "garbage."
* HealThyself: In his boss fight in the first game, if you don't remove the tubes from his neck, then he'll get back a good chunk of health. Everytime you take away a tube, however, he'll lose that mini-healthbar.
* HeelFaceTurn: He claims to have made one in ''City'', planning to go straight and asking for Batman's help in destroying the remaining Titan formula. [[spoiler:He was lying, wanting the stuff all to himself, but Batman anticipated this.]]
* HoistHeroOverHead: One of his counter moves in ''Arkham Origins'' is snapping Batman's spine on his leg. It's not nearly as debilitating to Batman, unless it happens to be the hit that kills the player. In ''Arkham Asylum'', his Batbreaker is used in a game over quote.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler:Calls off his first fight with Batman when the police arrive.]]
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedAmnesia]]: Come the end of ''Origins'', [[spoiler:his knowledge of Batman's SecretIdentity is forgotten due to his rampage on the prototype Titan formula, reducing him to a temporary mindless brute who is left hanging by 2 chains by Batman.]]
** [[spoiler:EasyAmnesia]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:He pins Alfred under an incomplete Batmobile in ''Origins''. Batman returns the favor with the completed Batmobile in ''Asylum''.]]
* MercyKill: He ends up having to do this to a Joker henchman laced with the Titan formula who had Bane at his mercy, because the henchman in question was suffering from a cardiac arrest and experiencing a very painful death.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Bane" has all sorts of scary meanings.
* NeckLift: One of his special moves in multiplayer.
* NoIndoorVoice: He shouts almost all of his lines in ''Arkham Asylum''.
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: Injects himself with [[PsychoSerum TN-1]] during the final boss fight of ''Origins''.]]
* PlotIrrelevantVillain: To an extent, in ''Asylum'': he shows up once to fight Batman and gets taken down immediately, unlike the other villains who all come back at least once. His indirect role in the plot, however, is greater: [[spoiler:Joker plans to use a derivative of the [[PsychoSerum Venom]] formula in his blood to make rampaging monsters out of all of Gotham.]]
* RetCanon: His appearance in ''Asylum'' and ''City'' was initially the basis for Bane's {{New 52}} design (it's since been tweaked to include [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises a vest and cargo pants]]).
* ScreamingWarrior: He tends to yell a lot during combat, especially in ''Asylum''.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: His only appearance in the first game is a brief, yet [[Awesome/BatmanArkhamAsylum epic]] confrontation, but [[spoiler:his Venom serum]] is the catalyst for the game's plot.
* [[spoiler:StealthBasedMission: In ''Arkham Origins'', the final phase of the boss fight against Bane requires Batman to rely on stealth, as Bane has become a hulking behemoth due to using TN-1.]]
** [[spoiler:TimedMission: Take too long and Bane will gain the ability to [[OneHitKill kill Batman in one hit]]]].
* [[spoiler:[[SomeoneHasToDie Someone Is Going to Die]]]]: [[spoiler:Before his final boss battle, he drops this line to decide which of the 3 subjects (later 4 with Gordon in Joker's grasp) will die: If Batman does not kill Bane ([[TakeAThirdOption or so he says anyway]]), Joker (and by extension Gordon) dies by electric chair powered by the heart monitor on Bane's chest. Batman circumvents this with the MagicalDefibrillator [[ChekhovsGun Shock Gloves]], much to the Joker's annoyance when he finds out Batman really didn't kill Bane.]]
* [[spoiler:UngratefulBastard: In ''Arkham Origins'', after Batman goes through the trouble of making Bane's heart stop and have it beat again (so he does not have to kill either the Joker or Bane), Bane continues his attempt to kill Batman.]]
* VillainTeamUp: In addition to being one of the eight assassins working for Black Mask in ''Origins'', he also seems to have a fragile alliance with The Joker.
* VolcanicVeins: Has glowing green Venom/Titan pulsating throughout his body.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: If the digital graphic novel prequel to Arkham City are anything to go by, Bane might want to destroy the source of Titan by any means necessary. [[spoiler:But the end of his sidequest reveals he only wanted the Titan for himself, not to destroy it. Batman [[GenreSavvy already knew from the start]].]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Black Mask (Roman Sionis)]]
[[quoteright:268:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bao_black_mask_8279.png]]
[[caption-width-right:268:''"Kill him and I'll pay you whatever you want. Make him suffer and I'll double it."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NolanNorth (''Arkham City''), Creator/BrianBloom (''Arkham Origins''), [[spoiler:Creator/TroyBaker (Joker as Black Mask)]]

'''Roman Sionis''' was the heir to the wealthy Sionis family. His parents were extremely negligent, and after they blamed him for their businesses going under and cut him off from their fortune, Roman burnt their mansion down and killed them. The company was still failing, but was bailed out by Bruce Wayne, causing Sionis to hate him out of resentment. After carving a mask out of his father's black coffin, Sionis tried to take revenge on Wayne but was stopped by Batman, with his mask being burnt into his skin. Sionis thus became '''Black Mask''' and turned into one of the most powerful mob bosses in Gotham City. He sought revenge on Batman, and [[spoiler:apparently]] sent eight assassins after him on Christmas Eve during the early years of Batman's career. After being imprisoned in Arkham City, Black Mask was the only prisoner to find a way to escape, although he was quickly caught and subjected to brutal treatment at the hands of TYGER.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AbusiveParents[=/=]ParentalNeglect: From the day he was born, Roman's parents cared nothing for him. They hadn't even left the hospital after his birth before he fell onto the ground and cracked his head open while they chatted away uncaring. After paying off the hospital to cover up the accident, they proceeded to ignore him for his entire life until they needed a scapegoat for Sionis Industries going under. He finally snapped and burned their house down with them in it.
* [[spoiler:AdaptationalHeroism: More like Adaptational ''Softness'', as the ''real'' Black Mask is implied to have loved his girlfriend and didn't aim his sadism out against his mooks as much, to the point that at least a quarter of them were actually loyal. Black Mask in the comics... well, he disfigures his former fiancee's face for leaving him, and tortured Stephanie Brown brutally before fatally shooting her after she chose to not kill him. He's still a horribly sadistic monster, but appears to be not ''quite'' as bad.]]
* AscendedExtra: He goes from a brief cameo in ''Arkham City'' to becoming the main antagonist of ''Arkham Origins''. [[spoiler:Even though he actually isn't the BigBad after all, he still gets a lot more focus and screen time in ''Origins'' than he did in previous games.]]
* AssholeVictim: The brutal crimelord gets beaten up by a couple of TYGER mercs in ''City''.
** [[spoiler:Subverted in ''Origins'', as while he is a real jerk, the Joker is far worse, and actually killed many of his men and some cops. By contrast, it is implied that he loves his girlfriends, and that he was nowhere near as brutal as the Joker is.]]
* BadBoss: The reveal trailer for ''Arkham Origins'' shows him kneeling over one of his own men injured in the warehouse explosion and pleading for help, picking up a smouldering board (with nails in it), and smashing his head in. [[spoiler:Actually, downplayed. His men don't seem to have a problem with him - provided they stay loyal. [[IdentityImpersonator The Joker]] on the other hand... And while Sionis is stated to be a brutal and sadistic crime lord, the game heavily emphasizes that the Joker is much worse.]]
* BigBad: Of ''Arkham Origins''. [[spoiler:Subverted; it's really the Joker, who took over his operation.]]
* BonusBoss: He shows up in a challenge map pack in ''Arkham City'', and the player gets to fight him on the Freight Train map. [[spoiler:He also serves this role as a Most Wanted villain in ''Origins''.]]
* ButtMonkey: [[spoiler:Sionis ''really'' gets the short end of the stick in ''Arkham Origins''.]] His entire life has been one bad break after the next, barring his mob activities [[spoiler:for the most part]]. In ''City'' and his prequel story in ''Unhinged'', he seems to be ''really'' trying to get himself back on his feet regarding keeping up with the {{supervillain}}s around him, but spends the entire time either trying to run away from them or being beaten up by TYGER.
* TheCameo: The only time you see him in ''Arkham City'' is in the processing center at the beginning as he attacks a couple of TYGER guards with a folding chair before getting tasered and beaten down.
* CarnivalOfKillers: ''Arkham Origins'' revolves around Black Mask placing a bounty on Batman's head, which eight assassins are seeking to collect.
* [[spoiler:CastAsAMask]]: [[spoiler:Pun not intended.]]
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: He wields a chair to try and defend himself from Tyger goons at the beginning of ''Arkham City'', but gets tazed before being able to do anything.
* ColdBloodedTorture: He is well-known for employing this for intimidation and because it entertains him.
* ContractualBossImmunity: When you fight him in the Robin DLC, he's immune to all forms of instant knock outs, much like the Joker's boss fight.
* CoolMask: His black mask was made out of his father's coffin, and gets burned into his skin at some point.
* DemotedToExtra: In-universe, as he's the BigBad of ''Arkham Origins'', which is set several years before Asylum and City. In the former, he was only alluded to and in the latter, he only shows up as part of a background event and in a DLC challenge.
* {{Determinator}}: Even after [[spoiler:having his position usurped by The Joker, and enduring intense physical and emotional torment]], the first thing he does after he's set free is attempt to re-establish himself in Gotham's underworld. Sionis himself even remarks that a nigh-insane amount of perseverance is something both he and Batman seem to have in common.
* [[spoiler:DiscOneFinalBoss]]: [[spoiler:In ''Arkham Origins''.]]
* DoomedByCanon: In ''Arkham Origins'', Black Mask is the undisputed ruler of Gotham's underworld and Roman Sionis is still a free man, his identity hidden behind his mask and with most Gotham criminals under his heel, including a corrupt police force and international assassins on the payroll. Come Arkham City, he's a lone FunnyBackgroundEvent.
* [[BadassInANiceSuit Dressed to Kill]]: Sports a ''damn'' fine suit in ''Arkham Origins''. He's not afraid of doing dirty work while wearing it, either.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: According to ''Origins'', he has several girlfriends, at least one of which he opts to MercyKill when he doesn't really have to give her the courtesy.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: By implication in ''Origins''. [[spoiler:The Joker is so brutal by comparison that almost a quarter of his men try to abandon him, and many others are too scared to do so, meaning that Sionis was nowhere near as bad.]]
* GreatEscape: He's the first and only inmate to ever escape from Arkham City [[spoiler:until Hush]]. He stole some explosives from Penguin, waited for a guard shift change, then blew a hole in the perimeter wall and ran off. He was recaptured soon after. Incidentally, his escape is what led to [[NiceJobFixingItVillain the installation of auto-turrets along the perimeter.]]
* GutturalGrowler: Courtesy of both Creator/NolanNorth and Creator/BrianBloom.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Surprisingly, ''Origins'' gives him this treatment, though he's also a crime boss. [[spoiler:Sionis is forced to MercyKill his girlfriend, kidnapped, has his identity stolen by the Joker, sees a quarter of his loyal men [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness massacred by the Joker as an example to the rest]], and loses his family's steel mill to become [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity "Joker's Funland"]].]] By the time the game ends, it's hard not to feel at least a little sorry for him.
* ManInWhite: In previews for ''Origins'', he appears in a white pinstripe suit.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: His reaction to the Joker. Over the course of ''Arkham Origins'', we see [[JustifiedTrope there is a very good reason for this]].
* {{Retcon}}: Kind of. We see Sionis' face in ''Origins'', meaning that Black Mask's...well, mask hasn't been burned into his face yet; a bit odd, considering it was established that this happened during his first personal encounter with Batman. And yet, when he meets Batman, no burning. A mystery.
* SelfMadeOrphan: They [[AbusiveParents kind of deserved]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive it though]].
* SkullForAHead: His black mask.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: And insanity. He believed that Joker was "no-one that matters", underestimating his abilities. [[spoiler:This led to him being overthrown and his life ruined.]]
* [[spoiler:UngratefulBastard: In ''Arkham Origins'', after Batman rescues him from the Joker's men and asks him about the Joker's whereabouts, he still tries to get Copperhead to kill Batman. Though Batman ''did'' pull a JackBauerInterrogationTechnique on him.]]
* VillainousFriendship: With Firefly.
* TheWorfEffect: His profile tells of how he's a feared gang leader. TYGER makes swift work of him in the opening of ''Arkham City''.
* WholeCostumeReference[=/=]MythologyGag: His appearance in ''Arkham Origins'' recalls his design on ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Broker (Sherman Fine)]]
'''Sherman Fine''', aka '''The Broker''', runs a lucrative business by finding and selling property to other Gotham villains to serve as their {{Supervillain Lair}}s.
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!!Provides examples of:

* TheGhost: He's mentioned a few times in ''Arkham City'' and also has a Arkham City story dedicated to him, but never actually appears.
* SupervillainLair: He provides this to other villains. In ''Arkham City'', he found and provided buildings to The Riddler and Victor Zsasz.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bronze Tiger (Ben Turner)]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Gary Sturgis

'''Ben Turner''', aka '''Bronze Tiger''', is a martial artist who has ties to the League of Assassins.
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!!Provides examples of:

* RoleReprisal: From ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
* ScaryBlackMan: His ties to the League of Assassins, martial arts skills, and claws are all signs that you wouldn't bump into him in a dark alley.
* WolverineClaws: He wears a pair of bladed gauntlets.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Calendar Man (Julian Gregory Day)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Thirty days has November. April, June, and September. Of twenty eight is but one. And all the rest are thirty one. Of course leap year comes and slays. Every four years got it right, and twenty eight is twenty nine."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MauriceLaMarche

'''Julian Day''' was a man obsessed with dates and their meaning, becoming the infamous criminal '''Calendar Man''' and tormenting Gotham City every holiday with insane themed schemes that resulted in the loss of much life. After being imprisoned in Arkham City, Calendar Man took over the Solomon Wayne Courthouse. However, Two-Face soon arrived and captured the courthouse for himself, and locked Calendar Man in a cell in the building's basement.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AdaptationalBadass: By far the most dangerous and frightening incarnation of Calendar Man.
* BadBoss: One of his henchmen ratted him out to Batman, but he wasn't sure which. So on St. Patrick’s Day, he poisoned them all with green snake venom in their green beer.
* BaldOfEvil: As seen in the above image.
* EasterEgg: If you visit his cell in Arkham City in certain holidays (or mess with the system clock), he will tell you a story about a crime he committed on that particular day.
* EvilCripple: He wears a leg brace and elevated shoe and walks with a limp. It doesn't seem to get in the way of his plots.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's very calm and polite when you speak to him. However, hearing about some of his crimes makes you wish you could break some of the other bones in his body.
* FatBastard: This incarnation of Calendar Man is a lot heftier than past incarnations.
* TheGhost: In ''Origins''. Strangely, he gets a character bio without actually appearing in the game.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: His M.O.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: In every single piece of Batman-related media with the exception of ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'', Calendar Man is the epitome of HarmlessVillain, a powerless loser with a bunch of ridiculous costumes and a silly date gimmick. In this game, not only are his stories of past crimes utterly horrifying, but [[spoiler:if you listen to them all and visit him again, you find his cell empty and a Two-Face thug hanging from the ceiling.]]
* RedRightHand: His right leg is shorter than the other, and he has to wear a custom-made platform shoe to stand. His tattoos of the months of the year is also a tip off.
* RoomFullOfCrazy: His cells at the various prisons.
* SelfMadeOrphan: It's implied that he killed his parents on their respective holidays.
* SerialKiller: He has an obsession with killing on holidays. When he was first locked in Arkham City, he would capture anyone entering the Solomon Wayne Courthouse and keep them prisoner until the next holiday, when he would kill them.
* SoftSpokenSadist: His voice is calm and oddly soothing, and he's quite polite when talking to Batman, even as he describes in detail the brutal murders he committed.
* StalkerWithACrush: Some of his crimes have this angle.
* TalkativeLoon: He's very chatty, to say the least.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Inverted, especially in comparison to his comics counterpart: All of his crimes are categorized under murder, murder, and murder alone.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Carpenter (Jenna Duffy)]]
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'''Jenna Duffy''', aka '''The Carpenter''', is a villain who's really good at... [[MeaningfulName carpentering]]. Despite having served her time and going into legitimate business, Hugo Strange had her sent to Arkham City.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AdaptationDyeJob: A strawberry blonde here, unlike her brunette version in the main comics.
* AllThereInTheManual: Only appears in the prequel comics for ''Arkham City'' and ''Arkham Unhinged''.
* BlondesAreEvil[=/=]EvilRedhead: Or at least they try.
* TheCameo: A poster for her work is seen on a building in ''City''.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Like in the comics, she took a legitimate job after her sentence. Unfortunately, Strange had her arrested and put in [[HellholePrison Arkham City]] [[KickTheDog anyway]].
* DamselInDistress: Like Vicki Vale, [[BadassInDistress Poison Ivy, and Catwoman]], she's kidnapped by [[ObliviouslyEvil the Mad Hatter]] as one of his "Alices" in ''Arkham Unhinged''.
* DarkActionGirl: When she tries to fight.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Carpenter's tools. In ''Unhinged'', she mentions a [[NailEm nail gun]].
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: There's a reason why she supplies the page image.
* NiceHat: Her workwoman's hat.
* ReformedButRejected: She tried to go clean after her sentence, but [[PsychoPsychologist Strange]] had her arrested and put in Arkham City anyway.
* TomboyishPonytail: As seen in the above image.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Catwoman (Selina Kyle)]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeKyle_9207.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This place is dangerous. I like it!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Music/GreyDeLisle

'''Selina Kyle''', aka '''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}''', is a master thief with a [[DatingCatwoman complicated]] relationship with Batman. When Arkham City was opened, Catwoman was one of the last two major criminals on the loose, with Two-Face being the other. After Two-Face sold her out and TYGER confiscated all of her stolen goods, she swore revenge on him and vowed to recover her treasures along with all of the other supervillains' personal belongings that Hugo Strange was keeping in a vault inside Arkham City.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: As can be seen in the above image.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Her alternate costumes include [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Animated]] and ComicBook/TheLongHalloween, with an armored version of her normal outfit featured in ''[[ColonCancer Batman: Arkham City: Armored Edition]]''.
* AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: Often skirts the line between the two.
* ArchEnemy: Two-Face, who sold her out in an effort to avoid being sent to Arkham City.
* BadassNormal: She has no abnormal skills, but can tear through dozens of goons [[spoiler:and survive a point blank explosion]].
* [[spoiler:BigBad: In a surprise twist, she fills this role for ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate''. She works directly for the BiggerBad Amanda Waller and serves as the game's final and most personal antagonist, since she betrays Batman and tricks him into helping with her plan.]]
* {{Caltrops}}: One of her weapons, which she can use to slow down and distract enemies.
* CeilingCling: She can jump upwards and cling to grated surfaces with her claws.
* ClassyCatBurglar: As is tradition.
* CombatStilettos: A part of her costume.
* DanceBattler: As seen whenever she fights.
* DarkActionGirl: While she's still not evil, her actions show that her morals aren't that up to par yet. She even comments about when she started getting a conscience and actually hesitated whether to let Batman die or not.
* DatingCatwoman: She's certainly interested in Batman, to say the least.
* DeadpanSnarker: You thought Alfred was bad? Her whole dialogue oozes sass as well as her thoughts.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: There are secret doors in Wayne Manor that Catwoman can't use.
** Seemingly averted when it comes to Riddler Trophies. If The Cat tries to pickup one of The Bat's trophies, she can and will, despite the Riddler electrifying hers for Batman. While many are impossible for her to get to, some of the simpler ones can be grabbed with no issues, and a couple are trivialized due to her unique skills. Then again, one Batman trophy (in the Museum, by taking a left before the gladiator pit in the Museum) is impossible for Batman to reach without the Line Launcher and features a nearby Catwoman trophy.
* FemmeFatale: As one would expect from Catwoman.
* FemmeFatalons: Two-Face will no doubt [[EyeScream vouch for that]].
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: Of ''Arkham Orgins: Blackgate''.]]
* FragileSpeedster: She is quicker than other playable characters, but can take less damage.
* FreudianExcuse: In an interesting conversation found on the interview tapes, Hugo Strange comes to the conclusion that Selina might suffer from this more than even she's aware of. From his analysis, she despises men because her father abandoned her, and this is the reason that she can't come to trust Batman. Still, she loves him and seeks his approval, and the way she goes about this is to get his attention by stealing and dressing seductively.
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: It might initially appear to a player that her GogglesDoNothing. But if you look at her face while you have Thief Vision turned on, you'll notice that they've been pulled down from their normal place on her forehead and are now covering her eyes.
* GreenEyes: The game made them particularly striking.
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: During her interview tapes, Hugo Strange asks her if she's in love with Batman. She denies it, even stating that he'd have to already be committed to someone, otherwise he wouldn't be able to resist her. However, Strange delves deeper in his analysis, after which her denial seems a lot weaker.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's a thief, no doubt, but she's Batman's ally nonetheless.
* MamaBear: When Strange has her in custody and asks what she'd do if he sent his men after her adopted daughter Holly, Catwoman snarls "Touch her and you're ''dead''." The interview tape ends there. At the beginning of the next one, Strange asks Selina if she's calmed down yet. Exactly what Selina did to make Strange stop recording and wait a while before talking to her again is open to speculation. It's entirely possible that she tried to tear his throat out right then and there, guards or no guards.
* MoralDilemma[=/=]FriendOrIdolDecision: While Batman isn't exactly her ''friend'', she does meet this trope twice. The first one, subtly, consisted of helping/saving him when he was confronting the Joker or getting into the vault. It wasn't difficult. The second one was much more grave, and she either had to save Batman from the verge of death or get out of Arkham City with the loot she recently gained. She placed more consideration for this decision.
* MsFanservice: Skintight outfit? Check. AbsoluteCleavage? Check. Flirtatious nature? Check.
* MurderousThighs: Has a few different varieties of this, like wrapping her right leg around the left side of a Mook's neck and yanking him to the ground to strangle him or swinging down from the ceiling and choking them. Batman can also do the ceiling variant, though he holds their necks closer to his ankles.
* ParentalAbandonment: Mentioned by Hugo Strange. Additionally, if you visit Calendar Man in jail, she'll make a passing reference to the Falcone crime family, which leads to Calendar Man asking about her father; suggesting the plot point from ''Dark Victory'' and ''When in Rome'' (that she possibly is Carmine Falcone's illegitimate daughter) is canon in the ''Arkham'' games.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Holly Robinson. In her interview tapes, Hugo Strange draws parallels between her relationship with Holly to Batman's relationship with Robin.
* PungeonMaster: Cat puns a-plenty, "purrrfect" being one of them.
* SensualSpandex: Wears this kind of costume.
* SheFu: She's quite agile in combat.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:If you choose to leave Arkham City in her third episode, Batman dies, Joker escapes, and Gotham is doomed. Her intervention is what derails the EvilPlan.]]
* SpyCatsuit: Fitting that Catwoman wears a catsuit.
* TakeThatKiss: Before some of her knock-out moves.
* TheTease: Mainly towards Batman.
* ThirdPersonSeductress: Whenever you play as her.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Just like Batman, she never kills anyone in-game, which is how she usually is in the comics.
* VaporWear: She's obviously not wearing a bra.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Hides the palm pilot that she had stolen from Two-Face this way.
* VillainProtagonist: She has her own chapters in City that take place during Batman's. The two storylines crisscross at various points.
* WhipItGood: Her whip is her main weapon, which she can also use to swing between buildings.
* WolverinePublicity: Leading into the game, you'd think Catwoman would've actually been the {{Deuteragonist}} of the game. Her side of the story ended up being surprisingly short.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Most of her moves would fit right into Lucha Libre style matches, like her Frankensteiner takedown.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clayface (Basil Karlo)]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeKarlo_3172.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This was the performance of a lifetime!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RickDWasserman (as Clayface), Creator/TomKane (as Commissioner Gordon and Quincy Sharp), Duane R. Shepard Sr. (as Aaron Cash), [[spoiler:Creator/MarkHamill (as the Joker)]]

'''Basil Karlo''' is an iconic horror film actor who starred in the classic film "The Terror". When he discovered that it was being remade, Karlo went insane and murdered several people involved with the new film before being stopped by Batman and Robin. He later stole and injected himself with an experimental compound that turned him into a mass of living clay, allowing him to mimic anything or anyone, and he became the monstrous '''Clayface'''. When Joker took over Arkham Asylum, Clayface escaped by impersonating Warden Quincy Sharp and stayed on the run in Gotham City, constantly changing his identity to avoid being thrown into Arkham City.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AscendedExtra: Goes from a cameo in the first game where he doesn't actually have his own model to [[spoiler:the FinalBoss of the second.]]
* [[spoiler:AsteroidsMonster: Sends several mini-Clayfaces against Batman during the second phase of his fight.]]
* [[spoiler:BodyDouble and TheDragon: To the Joker in the second game.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: His cameo appearance in the first game [[spoiler:leads to one of the greatest reveals in Batman history.]]
* DoingItForTheArt: In-universe: [[spoiler:The reason he's working for the Joker in the second game; apparently, impersonating the Clown Prince of Crime was "The Role of a Lifetime!"]]
* ElementalShapeshifter: He's a walking mountain of mud, and can use his powers for shapeshifting or brute strength.
* FalseInnocenceTrick: In the first game, you can see Clayface in a glass cell. But in fact, he [[{{Shapeshifting}} changes his appearance]] each time the camera wanders away from him and tries to trick you into releasing him. Good thing the game doesn't offer you the opportunity to free him, or quite a few people would. A rare example of Arkham security working correctly: he's in a unique, hermetically sealed cell with no easy way for one person to open and warning signs clearly explaining the problem with its occupant. But if you can advance the plot (including optional parts) far enough, he'll stop pretending - not the disguise, just pretending he ''is'' that person. And since he can't fake internal organs or a skeleton, he shouldn't be able to fool Batman's detective vision.
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: For the main story in ''Arkham City''.]]
* [[spoiler:FlunkyBoss: The second round of the fight against Clayface has him [[MookMaker sending parts of himself in humanoid form]] to attack Batman.]]
* ForTheLulz:
** Given that he didn't seem too disappointed at Batman recognizing him in the first game, coupled with the burst of laughter, it's likely that he was playing for cheap laughs.
** Patient notes on Clayface reveal that he has a habit of transforming into Dr. Young during her attempts to interview him, apparently [[{{Troll}} just for the sake of annoying her]].
* [[spoiler:GameOverMan: Both during his own boss fight, and when he's posing as the Joker.]]
* [[spoiler:GodzillaThreshold: Aside from Solomon Grundy, he's the only enemy Batman uses lethal force on. He goes really far with Clayface, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill slicing him into pieces and ripping him apart from the inside out.]]]]
* GracefulLoser: If Clayface is found out while he's still disguised as Warden Sharp or Aaron Cash, he politely congratulates Batman. As Commissioner Gordon, he only laughs tauntingly.
* GreenLanternRing: With shapeshifting, it's a given.
* HumanoidAbomination: When disguised as someone.
* [[spoiler:LargeHam: Not only does he ham it up in his boss fight, but his game over taunts are also quite over-the-top.]]
* [[spoiler:LightningBruiser: Despite being the largest character in the series and looking like mobile sludge, he will relentlessly attack and leap across the stage as you attempt to fend off his attacks. Even though the Freeze Blasts come out very quickly, it's difficult to get more than one or two in between his attacks.]]
* [[spoiler:LiterallyShatteredLives: It actually does some damage, relative to everything else.]]
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler:Batman has one gadget with enough firepower to dent him: Freeze Blasts. Even then, it takes a truly staggering amount to slow him down, and about double that plus a lot of smacking him in the face with a sword to do any significant harm.]]
* [[spoiler:RollingAttack: Will use this against Batman in the boss battle, though players can trick Clayface into smashing into some nearby explosives if they wish to.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: And he stays that way throughout the first game. [[spoiler:Not so much in the second game.]]
* ShapeshifterBaggage: He's a gargantuan monstrosity, towering well above anybody in the game including TITAN henchmen and Bane. And yet [[spoiler:he takes the form of the Joker, one of (if not the) thinnest character in the game]].
* ShapeShifterWeapon: He can create several weapons to use, which include [[AnAxeToGrind an axe]], [[CarryABigStick a sort of quarterstaff]], and a [[DropTheHammer hammer]].
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: He [[AWolfInSheepsClothing tries to impersonate Gordon and Cash]] in the hopes that Batman will let him out of his cell. [[ForegoneConclusion It doesn't work]].
* SizeShifter: Being a shapeshifter, he can shrink himself down to a person's size when taking their form.
* [[spoiler:[[KillItWithIce Slowly Whittle It Down With Ice Grenades]] [[KillItWithFire And Fiery Explosions]]]]
* SpinAttack: Part of his fight strategy involves spinning really fast in order to shred his opponent with his {{shapeshifter weapon}}s.
* SpotTheThread:
** Scanning him with Detective Vision reveals he has no bones, no matter what form he's taken. Also, [[spoiler:if you pay very close attention, "Healthy Joker" is slightly less wacky than the real deal. You can scan "Healthy Joker" with Detective Vision during his boss fight.]]
** Additionally, [[spoiler:his occasional, rather odd use of British phrases (most blatant being "Well bully for you!" to Talia) relate to the fact that Karlo is British in the comics, like his real life inspiration, Boris Karloff.]]
* [[spoiler:ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Over the course of his boss fight, he gets blown up several times, frozen and chopped into small pieces, ripped apart from the inside out, and then finally thrown into the molten Lazarus Pit.]]
* [[spoiler:UnexpectedCharacter: We go from Joker's machinations, {{Gambit Pileup}}s, and somewhat humanoid enemies to tossing ice grenades into a full-on massive mud-slinging monster, and then whacking him with a sword.]]
* UpToEleven: [[spoiler:The largest humanoid boss in the series and a candidate for the fastest. Also necessitates the most extensive beatdown.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can imitate any person in addition to his clay form.
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:In ''Arkham City''.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Copperhead]]
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[[caption-width-right:343:''"I killed you. And in a few more minutes, your body will realize it."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Rosa Salazar

'''Copperhead''' is an internationally known assassin suspected to operate out of Guatemala whose identity is shrouded in mystery. Reports of both male and female Copperheads have surfaced, leading to the authorities believing that it is either a group operating under a single name or a floating moniker. What all the reports agree on is that Copperhead is deadly and skilled, leaving a trail of victims dead by asphyxiation, [[NeckSnap broken necks]], and exotic poisons. Early in Batman's career, a female Copperhead was one of eight assassins who accepted a 50 million dollar bounty offered by Black Mask to kill the vigilante on Christmas Eve.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: As seen in the image.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: It's unclear whether her reptilian eyes are some sort of genetic mutation, or whether they are simply colored contacts.
* AnimalMotifs: The snake, naturally.
* BareYourMidriff: As part of her look.
* BlondesAreEvil: Has short, blonde hair.
* DarkActionGirl: She's quite deadly, to say the least.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: She's never shown wearing shoes, opting to go barefoot instead.
* EvilLaugh: When Batman starts hallucinating from the poison, her apparition does this to toy with him.
* [[spoiler:FragileSpeedster: Once her toxin is overcome, Batman's quick to take her out.]]
* GenderFlip: Copperhead is traditionally male, but is seen here as a female, though Batman notes how the reports are of a male, hinting that this Copperhead is a LegacyCharacter.
* GratuitousSpanish: Not to the same extent as Bane, but she occasionally hurls insults in Spanish at Batman, calling him "Pendejo" (stupid), and "Cabron" (meaning "male goat", contextually "asshole").
** One of her Game Over quotes is almost entirely un-translated Spanish.[[note]]"''Lo siento'', Batman, ''pero mi veneno es la muerte''." In English: "Sorry, Batman, but my poison is death."[[/note]]
* HellBentForLeather: Adding to the overall snake theme.
* IWorkAlone: Like Deathstroke, she doesn't have any henchmen.
* LampshadeHanging: Batman himself notes that all the information he has is on the male Copperhead, lampshading that this Copperhead is a new villain.
* MurderousThighs: The very first thing she's shown doing in Penguin's security footage is leaping onto her would-be captor, snapping his neck and arm with a hard jerk. She can also ensnare Batman during combat, though he has the ability to break free.
* PoisonousPerson: She can secrete poison from her claws.
* PrisonEscapeArtist: According to available data, the individual known as "Copperhead" has 13 escapes on their record, though how many can be attributed to her in particular is unknown. She certainly seems to have no trouble [[SlippedTheRopes getting out of handcuffs]].
* ProfessionalKiller: She's an internationally renowned assassin.
* SheFu: A contortionist who utilizes her skills in combat.
* SmarterThanYouLook: While she's somewhat feral in her mannerisms, she naturally knows a great deal about poisons and their effect on human physiology, including the symptoms of necroptosis. [[spoiler:She's also clever enough to realize that despite Roman's offer to pay her for killing Batman, any influence he once had has been waylaid by the Joker's scheme.]]
* SmugSnake: Pun aside, she seems quite confident that Batman will succumb to her poison, and enjoys toying with him in his delirious state.
* SnakePeople: She mostly looks human, but has a forked tongue, slit pupils, and venom.
* StatuesqueStunner: She stands at 5'10", making her the tallest woman in ''Origins''.
* TattooedCrook: Copperhead sports several tattoos on her body.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Copperhead was already fairly obscure (and male, to boot), so not many people expected the inclusion of this character, much less a female version. Batman even remarks that she's one of the few faces among the assassins whom he doesn't recognize.
* WhyWontYouDie: Gets increasingly frustrated as Batman continues to resist her poison.
* WolverineClaws: Sports a pair on each of her wristguards.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Deadshot (Floyd Lawton)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You're next on my list, Batman. Run if you like. Deadshot always hits his target."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Chris Cox

'''ComicBook/{{Deadshot}}''' is the most lethal marksman in the world, utilizing a wide variety of weapons to kill his targets. He was one of the eight assassins hired by Black Mask to assassinate Batman on Christmas Eve. Later on, he was also hired by Hugo Strange to infiltrate Arkham City and eliminate a group of political prisoners (and Batman) who knew too much about Strange's plans.
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!!Provides examples of:

* ArmCannon: He has a pair of silenced wrist-mounted 9mm cannons.
* BadBoss: In his battle in ''Origins'', he threatens his minions constantly by aiming his guns at them and telling them to not slack off. It serves the purpose of keeping them alert and making him somewhat unpredictable, as he can possibly spot Batman as he's doing so.
* BerserkButton: Causing him to miss his target.
** [[spoiler:He angrily destroys the spotlights during the fight against him in ''Blackgate'' as they throw off his aim. Batman needs to use this distraction to get close to him.]]
* BonusBoss: In both ''City'' and ''Origins'', Deadshot is dealt with in a sidequest storyline rather than in the main story.
* ChekhovsGunman: When playing as Bruce Wayne at the start of the game, Deadshot is seen in the line ahead of you as you enter Arkham City. He even says to Bruce "You're on my list" and mock shoots him with his finger. Unless the player is familiar with Deadshot or has already played the game, through, the player's unlikely to notice that it's Deadshot.
* CrosshairAware: Used during the first stage of the fight against him in ''Arkham Origins Blackgate''.
* DeathSeeker: His profile notes that he hates himself as much as he does his targets, with psychologists having diagnosed with "suicidal tendencies". In ''Origins'', upon his defeat and Batman's proclamation that his time of harming innocents is over, he translates that to him being about to kill him and shrugs it off, saying [[TheFatalist if that's how it's gonna be, that's how it's gonna be]].
* [[BeardOfEvil Goatee of Evil]]: He sports a classic "bad guy" beard.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: A staple for the character.
** [[spoiler:Evidenced with the third kill in the his side-quest, where he manages to kill the target by ricocheting the bullet off of a metal shutter before hitting him. This was proven physically impossible by ''Series/MythBusters'', so it's probable that he did it just to prove he's that good.]]
** And in ''Arkham Origins'', [[spoiler:he ricochets another shot to ''shoot through a SWAT sniper before taking out a helicopter's tail rotor'' and causing it to crash]]. Also in ''Origins'', not only does his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment single-shot murder of several cops at the same time]] cause even ''[[ServileSnarker Alfred]]'' to have a SarcasmFailure, but his LaserSight deflects off of corners in gameplay to hit Batman.
* MarkedBullet: He uses custom rounds with his moniker on them. It's one of several mistakes that eventually leads the Dark Knight straight to him.
* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer: After Batman starts investigating his killings, Deadshot comes after him behind schedule.
* OneHitKill: Unlike other gun-toting enemies, he can kill Batman with one attack (if you listen when he fires, it sounds like 3 or 4 shots very rapidly) in ''Arkham City''.
* PornStache: As part of his BeardOfEvil.
* ProfessionalKiller: He doesn't call himself "the world's best assassin" for nothing.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His look in ''Origins''.
* TrojanPrisoner: Got into Arkham City disguised as a regular Blackgate transfer, had his weapons smuggled in separately, and then got to work. See ChekhovsGunman.
* [[spoiler:WeWillMeetAgain: After Batman defeats him and traps him in a monorail car.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Deadshot:''' This isn't over, Batman! I swear!]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:Played with. Deadshot is employed by Hugo Strange to tie up loose ends regarding Protocol 10. One of the targets on his list, right after Batman, is Bruce Wayne. Since Strange knows that Batman and Wayne are the same person, it is very likely that he sent Deadshot on a wild-goose chase to keep him inside Arkham City long enough for Protocol 10 to start [[spoiler:hoping that the killer would die during the bombing. It doesn't work.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Deathstroke (Slade Wilson)]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Mark Rolston

'''ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}''' is one of the most lethal assassins in the world, and one of eight people hired by Black Mask to kill Batman on Christmas Eve.
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!!Provides examples of:

* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's quite confident in his abilities, with good reason. While he's generally respectful toward Batman, he makes it clear that the mooks he goes up against in challenge mode are far beneath him.
* AscendedExtra: Makes an appearance as a single short boss opponent in ''Arkham City: Lockdown''. He appears in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' with a more plot heavy role [[spoiler:including TheStinger, where he's seemingly given an offer by Amanda Waller to join the Suicide Squad]], as well as being a playable character in challenge maps.
* {{Badass}}: He's Batman if he were a mercenary and had no problem with guns or killing.
** BadassBeard: Sports a beard beneath his mask.
** BadassGrandpa: He's older than Batman, but he's no less effective in combat.
* BeardOfEvil: As seen when he's unmasked.
* BloodKnight: While his primary motivation is money, some of his comments imply that he enjoys combat for its own sake.
* BoomStick: He initially appears to have a SimpleStaff, but it doubles as his rifle.
* CoolMask: As is tradition.
* CoolSword: Wields two custom katanas.
* DuelBoss: He fights Batman one-on-one, with no mooks interfering at any point of the battle, nor does he use any fancy gimmicks outside of his own arsenal, which is comparable to Batman's.
* EyepatchOfPower: Downplayed, but it's evident by his mask that he's, like his comic counterpart, willing to show his status as having one eye by only making one eyehole.
* HandicappedBadass: Only having one eye doesn't make Deathstroke any less dangerous.
* IWorkAlone: Unlike most of the other major villains in ''Origins'', Deathstroke has no henchmen to back him up while he hunts Batman down.
* MasterSwordsman: He's very good with those blades of his.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: See WhileRomeBurns.
* ProfessionalKiller: Comes with being an assassin.
* PragmaticVillainy: He simply chooses to stay in his cell and tells Batman that he'll have nothing to worry about from him since no one's paying for his contract now.
* RedemptionDemotion: While he's hardly redeemed, DLC playable Deathstoke lacks much of his arsenal the boss version has, losing his lethal weapons like his sword and guns. He's still effective without it, and this was likely a balancing issue as combat maps would have been a cakewalk if he could just stab and shoot his way through everyone.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: While he's always been Nightwing's ArchEnemy, he's usually a ComicBook/TeenTitans villain, and lately a GreenArrow one. The latter is referenced in the debut trailer for ''Origins'', as the IncrediblyObviousBomb he uses is in a box labeled "Queen".
* SimpleStaff: His initial weapon used against Batman until you get him to half health and Batman breaks it, causing him to switch to the sword. Playable Deathstroke has it as his only melee weapon.
* TheUnexpected: Deathstroke as part of eight assassins hunting Batman? That's understandable. As playable DLC in a Batman title? That's a new one.
* WhileRomeBurns: At the end of ''Origins''. When [[spoiler:Joker takes over Blackgate and causes widespread rioting and destruction]], Slade just stays in his cell and quietly works out. He doesn't care about the conflict because he can't profit from it.
* WorthyOpponent: He seems to regard Batman as this.
* WouldHitAGirl: Unlike Batman and his protégés, whose takedown animations for ninjas consist only of flips or strikes, Deathstroke has no compunctions about breaking arms and legs.
* [[YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood You Could Have Used Your Powers for Evil]]: He feels this way about Batman.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: His in-game biography, during the cinematic introducing the assassins, lists him as being 45 years old. His grizzled countenance makes him look a good 10-15 years older.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Electrocutioner (Lester Buchinsky)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm-a kill you, then I'm-a jump start your heart, and kill you again!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SteveBlum

->''"Just think of me as a bat zapper. Now, come to the light."''

'''Lester Buchinsky''', known also by his title of "Electrocutioner", is one of the eight assassins hired by Black Mask in ''Arkham Origins''.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BraggartBoss: He certainly talks a big game, to say the least.
* BullyingADragon: Taunting Batman also earned him a lunge kick to the face. Also, [[spoiler:he ''really'' should have thought twice before insulting the Joker, a man who's noticeably unstable. His one question as to who he is (partly in response to [[EvilIsPetty ruining his Asteroids game]]) got him [[DestinationDefenestration kicked out of a window of a penthouse]]]].
* ButtMonkey: Things just don't go his way.
* [[spoiler:ChekhovsGun: The Shock Gloves, once Batman obtains them from his corpse. Not only do they manage to function as a defibrillator to save Alfred's life after Bane attacks the Batcave, but they're also used to stop Bane's heart temporarily to prevent Joker from killing himself and Gordon in a deathtrap. And Batman restarts Bane's heart again afterwards.]]
* [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman]]: [[spoiler:The funniest, hammiest, and easiest assassin to beat is the sole reason Batman triumphs in the final boss fight. See ChekhovsGun above.]]
* [[spoiler:DestinationDefenestration: The Joker throws him through the window of the penthouse of The Royal Hotel.]]
* [[DoNotTauntCthulhu Do Not Taunt Batman]]: Has the balls to do this, with his consequence being a kick to the face. [[spoiler:He later does the same to the Joker and gets kicked out a window for his troubles.]]
* [[spoiler:DidntThinkThisThrough]]: Taunting Batman? Sure. [[spoiler:Only a kick induced injury for that]]. [[spoiler:Standing up to the Joker because he interrupted your ''Asteroids'' game? '''That's a horrendously stupid idea.''']]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Unlike the other assassins, he's known as a "street tough" [[SuperWeaponAverageJoe with Shock Gloves]] in his introduction, and his profile lists his job as "pit fighter". Predictably, he's not nearly on the level of the other assassins, and goes down in one hit in both of his appearances. [[spoiler:Also his comment about jump-starting your heart, since that's what you do to (a briefly dead) Bane.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Dies when Joker pushes him out of a window at the Gotham Royal Hotel.]]
* LargeHam: Especially during his introductory cutscene, where he plays up his entrance into Penguin's arena as if he were a professional wrestler.
* MagicalDefibrillator: Claims to have one. [[spoiler:As shown in-game (see ChekhovsGun), he's right.]]
-->'''Electrocutioner:''' [[IllKillYou I'm-a kill you]], then I'm-a jump start your heart, and kill you again!
* [[spoiler:NotSoSmallRole]]: [[spoiler:Much like Bane was in the first ''Arkham Asylum'' game, he gets only a few moments to shine during the story. Play through the game twice and you realize his Shock Gloves give him a '''huge''' impact on the plot.]]
* [[spoiler:[[OneHitKill One-Hit KO]]]]: He jumps into the ring with all the other goons cheering him on, [[SuicidalOverconfidence himself cackling about how he's going to kill Batman with ease]], and bellows "ARE YOU READY?!" to the crowd as the music swells. [[spoiler:[[Funny/BatmanArkhamOrigins Take a wild guess what happens.]]]]
* PowerFist: His Shock Gloves.
* [[spoiler:PlotDeviceAllAlong]]: [[spoiler: The Shock Gloves. GameBreaker when fighting {{Mooks}}, ChekhovsGun while fighting Bane.]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb: He's killed by the Joker via pushed out of a window mid-way through the story.]]
* ShockAndAwe: His preferred way of dealing with enemies, courtesy of his Shock Gloves. They don't call him ''Electro''cutioner for nothing.
* [[spoiler:SmallRoleBigImpact]]: He's [[JustForPun pushed out]] [[spoiler:([[KilledOffForReal through a window, no less]])]] of the story pretty early. [[spoiler:His Shock Gloves are the catalyst for the finale, and reviving Bane after temporarily killing him.]]
* SmarterThanYouLook: His in-game profile notes that the fact that he could develop his gloves points to him being smart than he acts. However, it also suggests that he may have had someone else build them for him.
* StaticStunGun: His Shock Gloves. He uses them for decidedly more lethal purposes, though. [[spoiler:In Batman's hands, the electricity is cranked down enough to function as a combat power-up instead. Oh, and reviving Bane after briefly killing him.]]
* SuicidalOverconfidence: [[spoiler:[[DoNotTauntCthulhu Taunting Batman]] [[Funny/BatmanArkhamOrigins isn't the best of ideas if you're a street thug.]]]]
* SuperWeaponAverageJoe: He's characterized as little more than a thug with highly advanced technology.
* [[spoiler:SpannerInTheWorks: His bragging, see MagicalDefibrillator, came in awfully handy against Bane.]]
* TwoFaced: He's not affected quite as badly as Harvey, but he's still got a gruesome burn on his left side - a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichtenberg_figure Lichtenberg figure]], in fact, which suggests [[DumbMuscle he's accidentally zapped himself in the past]].
* TheUnfought: Well, ok, ''technically'' you could say you have a boss battle with him, but he just stands there taunting you, and the first time you land any attack, it switches to a cutscene of Batman {{One Hit KO}}-ing him with a jump-kick (which is a little jarring if you were in the middle of throwing a punch.)
* VillainsOutShopping: One scene shows him playing ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'' on his phone.
* WalkingSpoiler: Talking about [[ButtMonkey Electrocutioner]] is easy. [[spoiler:Talking about his Shock Gloves without spoiling what they do and how they impact the game is not.]]
* [[YoungerThanTheyLook Younger Than He Looks]]: His file lists him as being only 24 years old. His voice, scars and attitude give him the impression of being at least a decade older.
* [[spoiler:ZeroEffortBoss]]: [[spoiler:Run up and attack. [[Funny/BatmanArkhamOrigins Cue laughter.]]]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Firefly (Garfield Lynns)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Gotham's gonna BURN!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/CrispinFreeman

'''Garfield Lynns''', known as the villain '''Firefly''', is a friend and ally of crime lord Black Mask [[spoiler:and the disguised Joker]] and one of the few super criminals to avoid being locked up in Arkham City. He makes his debut appearance in the games in ''Arkham Origins''.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AxCrazy: Definitely the craziest of the assassins. He's not even really interested in the bounty - he just wants to blow stuff up.
* BadBoss: His men openly admit they can't trust a psychopath like him, [[spoiler:and worry that they won't be able to get clear of the bombs before he just decides to destroy the bridge for fun. As one goon mentions to Branden, the only way they know he hasn't already is because the explosive caches are large enough to be heard across town.]]
* BaldOfEvil: According to his profile in ''Origins''.
* CoolHelmet: As part of his PoweredArmor.
* DarthVaderClone: Much like the TropeNamer, he wears his intimidating suit of black armor to cover up his severely burned body.
* TheDragon: The ''Arkham Unhinged'' comic revealed that he's Black Mask's right-hand man.
* EvilIsHammy: He rivals the Joker in this regard.
%%* EvilLaugh
* {{Expy}}: Replace his fighter jet pilot-like mask with a space helmet and he's a dead ringer for The Fury from ''MetalGearSolid3''. While Firefly as a character is much older than The Fury, his modernized look in ''Origins'' is certainly inspired by him.
* FireBreathingWeapon: As always, Firefly's WeaponOfChoice is a flamethrower.
* ForTheEvulz: When he confronts Batman during ''Origins'', [[spoiler:Joker's been put in prison]], meaning it's very unlikely that Firefly could cash in the bounty if he won the fight. He doesn't care, since he just wants to cause destruction.
* GadgeteerGenius: His jetpack and flamethrower are selfmade.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: His profile says he's covered in burn scars caused by his own fires, and that he actually derives pleasure from burning himself. From what little we see of his face after Batman cracks his visor, there's at least one noticeably nasty one around his left eye.
%%* GutturalGrowler
* JetPack: Part of his arsenal.
* KillItWithFire: His modus operandi.
* LargeHam: As expected from Crispin Freeman.
-->'''Firefly:''' "How do you wanna die? The quick, incinerating flash of an ''EXPLOSION''!? Or a nice, SLOW ''BUUURN!?''"
* LaughablyEvil: He's so over-the-top it's hard not to crack a smile.
* LaughingMad: Especially when he sets something on fire.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: "Scream for me!"
* MadBomber: [[spoiler:Rigs the Pioneer Bridge to explode along with everyone on it in order to lure Batman to him.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:Although Batman and the GCPD defused his bombs, he on his own managed to set over half of the bridge on fire, nearly completely destroying it.]]
* PoweredArmor: Mainly to protect him from being burned by his own flamethrower.
* PsychoForHire: While $50 million is nothing to sneeze at, he's just looking for an excuse to blow things up.
* PungeonMaster: Almost every other word out of his mouth is some kind of fire pun.
* {{Pyromaniac}}: ''[[UpToEleven Big time]]''.
* TechnicolorFire: His jetpack emits purple flames.
* VillainousFriendship: With Black Mask, even before they adopted their supervillain personas.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: For ''City''. He disappears after being sent by Black Mask to torch any place associated with Hugo Strange in one issue of ''Arkham Unhinged'', and is the only one of Batman's rogues to be known to be outside of the City itself at that time.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mister Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Have you ever seen a flower die? Watched something that was once so beautiful, so full of life, collapse and rot from within?"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MauriceLaMarche

Doctor '''Victor Fries''' is a brilliant cryogenicist who placed his wife Nora into suspended animation as he desperately searched for a cure to her degenerative disease, but a lab accident when the company he worked for pulled the plug on his research led to him becoming cold-blooded and requiring sub-zero temperatures to survive. Donning a specialized suit and utilizing freeze based weapons, '''Mister Freeze''' does whatever he must to continue searching for a way to cure his wife. When Professor Hugo Strange arranged for Nora to be sent to Arkham City, Freeze willingly went to the prison to be with his wife and continue searching for a cure, setting up base in an old G.C.P.D. building. When the Joker kidnapped Nora, Freeze was forced to work on a cure to his TITAN poisoning in order to get his wife back.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AdaptiveArmor: In ''City'' he can reprogram his suit to avoid [[ItOnlyWorksOnce being hurt by the same attacks twice]], e.g., by setting his scanners to constantly watch his back after you attack him from behind, and altering his shields to resist Batman's explosive gel. His adaptations to other attacks are more the result of him just remembering how Batman hurt him and making sure he can't do it again, e.g., after you ambush him from a floor grate, he will freeze over every one he comes across to make sure you're not hiding in it. The original version in ''Origins'' is simply too massive to damage directly.
* AnIcePerson: Via a freak lab accident, his body temperature is below zero.
* AnIceSuit: Needs this to keep himself alive in warm environments due to his low body temperature. It also acts as Powered Armor, seemingly.
* AntiVillain: He just wants to be reunited with his wife, Nora, like the comics and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries cartoon]]. However, also like the comics, this doesn't stop him from trying to put Batman [[WorldOfPun on ice]]. Judging by Arkham City alone, he barely qualifies as a villain. Unlike others who go on the rampage, he was [[spoiler:kidnapped by Penguin and forced to create a Titan cure by Joker. He even let Batman borrow some of his technology]]. He's not exactly a pleasant person to be around and is too focused on revenge, but by the end of the game Batman at least considers him redeemable.
* BadassBookworm: One of about three guys who can give Batman trouble in a straight fight by himself, and also the only one smart enough to come up with the cure for Joker's disease.
* BadBoss: During his FlunkyBoss fight in "Cold, Cold Heart" he demonstrates a severe lack of care regarding where he shoots his freeze ray, often hitting his own henchmen. In a later stage he freezes the entire room without a second thought to the men still inside who don't have high tech thermal gear.
* BaldOfEvil: For a given value of "evil".
* BeehiveBarrier: Can summon one to protect himself.
* BerserkButton: Smashing one of the sculptures of Nora that are in the room during the boss fight is a good way to piss him off.
* {{BFG}}: His Freeze Gun, especially the one from ''Cold, Cold Heart'' which needs to be attached to his armor for him to use it at all.
* BodyHorror: He can only survive in subzero temperatures, but at the same time it looks like the cold is taking its toll on his body. His fingers and toes are pitch black from frostbite and his ears are nearly ''gone''; only stubs remain.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Mildly in ''Arkham City'', where, after being rescued, he steps on the Penguin's broken hand with his extremely heavy boots (the ones with spikes for walking in ice). At least until Batman tells him to stop. More straightforward example in "Cold, Cold Heart" where he encases Ferris Boyle in ice until he'll tell him the codes to freeing Nora.
* CompositeCharacter: He's based on his ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' incarnation, including his origins, voice filter while he's in his armor, and seems to be undergoing deterioration like his ''B: TAS'' incarnation in ''The New Batman Adventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' episode "[[NextSundayAD Artifacts]]". He also wears armor, ala ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
* CreepyMonotone: His voice becomes this during his boss fight, in part because of the way his suit filters it.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He averts BossArenaIdiocy -- when you find a way to damage him, Freeze immediately neutralizes it. For example, if you jump on him from a railing, he'll not only freeze that particular railing, but all the other railings as well.
* EnemyMine: Makes it very clear to Batman that their working together is only a temporary thing:
-->'''Fries:''' Don't let this situation fool you. We are ''not'' friends.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: Justified, as he needs to be in sub-zero temperatures in order to survive. One of his NonStandardGameOver quotes is literal:
--> ''"Death is cold, Batman."''
* FinalExamBoss: You have to know how to use Batman's gadgets and fighting techniques well, since after you hit him with one, [[ItOnlyWorksOnce it won't work a second time]].
* FlunkyBoss: For his boss fight in "Cold, Cold Heart".
* FreakLabAccident: Freeze became what he is after an accident in a cryogenics lab.
* FreezeRay: Though Penguin has it for a portion of ''City''.
* GenreSavvy: He's reluctant to tell Batman how to deactivate his gun [[spoiler:after Penguin steals it]], for obvious reasons. During his boss fight, he [[ItOnlyWorksOnce also adapts to Batman's fighting style]], freezing things over after Batman uses them to damage him. He'll even reprogram his gun so the trick he told Batman [[spoiler:to use on Penguin]] won't work a second time on him.
%%* HeartbrokenBadass
* TheHeavy: The ''Cold, Cold Heart'' DLC has him as the central threat, but he's not the BigBad.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: He can adapt to any takedown move that Batman uses on him once.
* JadedWashout: He is by any standards a brilliant scientist whose gifts can definitely contribute positively to mankind since he doesn't have any obsessive mania to build superweapons or anything like that. But his TraumaCongaLine and being an HeartbrokenBadass who suffered injustice has disillusioned him severely outside of a goal to rescue his wife.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: His love for Nora is what drives ''everything'' he does.
* MadScientist: Although a very tragic one.
* MightyGlacier: No [[AnIcePerson pun]] intended. He's slow, but attacking him head-on is suicide.
* NeverMyFault:
** Although his proposed "solution" isn't nearly so benign, Strange accurately points out in the interview tapes that while Mr. Freeze has good intentions, his unwillingness to admit his own flaws has made his life more difficult than it should have been.
** During the boss fight with him, he might accidentally destroy the statues of Nora while shooting at Batman. If this happens, he says that Batman made him do it.
** Again, during his origin story boss fight he blames Boyle and Batman for everything that he did over the course of the game, including but not limiting to freezing dozens of innocent people, causing untold amounts of property damage, and giving cryogenic weaponry to the Penguin.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Primary specialty is cryogenics, but he also designed his suit himself and can synthesize an antidote for Joker's Titan infected blood.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: After Batman defeats Penguin and gets Freeze his suit back, Freeze proceeds to stomp on Penguin's broken hand until Batman forces him to back off, after which he locks Penguin in one of the display cases in his museum -- the very same one he intended for Bruce Wayne.
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler:Causes his fight with Batman]], though that wasn't entirely his fault.
* PoweredArmor: It's what keeps him alive outside of freezing environments.
* PuzzleBoss: In ''City''. A unique example in that he has several weaknesses, but each can only be targeted once.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His goggles go red when he's about to freeze things (or people).
** In his origin story DLC his goggles are red all of the time, and he is notably more caustic and violent than his subdued behaviors in ''City''.
* SoftSpokenSadist: Occasionally, such as a few lines while stalking Batman in his ''City'' boss fight. Also shows up in "Cold, Cold Heart", where he calmly and demurely explains to a frozen Ferris Boyle that his vital signs are dropping, and that if he doesn't give up the codes to getting Nora back Victor will let him die.
* StealthBasedMission: Oracle tells Batman when the fight begins not to take Freeze head-on, since Freeze can easily overpower him. The achievement for defeating him is even called "Hide and Seek".
** True to form, his final boss fight in "Cold, Cold Heart" is also predator style.
* TheStoic: He almost never shows any emotions.
** NotSoStoic: Reacts with either extreme anger or desperate love where Nora is concerned.
* TailorMadePrison: Has a unique prison cell to keep him alive without his suit and its assorted powers.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: His obsession with ice and preservation led him to freeze several of his neighbors' pets, an act that landed him in reform school. Although he argues that they ''were'' sick and dying, and that he ''did'' plan to revive them later.
** Despite this, Freeze isn't completely insane like say, Poison Ivy, in that he believes living in subzero temperature is man's natural state or anything. He's just deeply depressed and obsessive.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He's a very tragic character, to say the least. So much that in ''Cold, Cold Heart'', after finding out about his StartOfDarkness, Batman immediately changes his target to the one responsible for his condition.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: An optional conversation with Batman, after [[spoiler:the latter rescues and locates Nora]] has Freeze thanking Batman for saving her. His response is simple:
--> ''"Fix her and quit this life. You are better than this."''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Quinzel)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"It'd be a shame to get blood all over my nice new outfit."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Arleen Sorkin (''Arkham Asylum''), Creator/TaraStrong (''Arkham City'', ''Arkham Origins'', ''Arkham Knight'')

'''Dr. Harleen F. Quinzel''' is a former psychiatrist turned criminal after becoming obsessed with the Joker and becoming his right hand girl, becoming '''Harley Quinn'''. She is obsessed with gaining Joker's approval at any cost, but is just as violent and unpredictable as him. She was vital to his takeover of Arkham Asylum, and later busted him out while he was weakened by TITAN illness, taking him to set up base in Arkham City. Due to Joker's illness, she ran most operations for their gang herself, with her mental state deteriorating significantly as he got worse.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Following the end of Arkham City, a psychiatrist says, in his professional opinion, that Harley has been [[SophisticatedAsHell "losing it big time"]] following the Joker's death. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Her own goons agree.]] Her StalkerShrine [[ShrineToTheFallen to him]] kind of proves them right.]]
* BadBadActing: In contrast with her original origin story, in which she ''did'' sound professional, her interview tapes have her speaking in the same tone of voice as her Harley Quinn persona, whilst trying to maintain her status as an Arkham psychiatrist. ''Origins'' fixes this a bit, as she starts out sounding rather mellow when she interviews the Joker... but slowly starts to sound more like the Harley we know as he turns on the charm.
* BareYourMidriff: In both games.
* BatterUp: She wields a baseball bat at several points.
* BigBad: Of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'''s "Harley Quinn's Revenge" DownloadableContent.
* BlondesAreEvil: As always, she has blonde hair.
* BoundAndGagged: [[spoiler:Talia found her and took the cure from her before she could get it to Joker. It seems she chose to leave her this way afterwards. If the player finds her, they can have fun gagging and ungagging her and listening to her reactions.]]
* TheCameo: Shows up a few times in ''Origins'', before she became Harley Quinn, in the first times she met Joker.
* CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure: The tapes of her "curing" the Joker. The first of her tapes though is her applying for the job, where she says she's so fascinated by the powerful villains that end up in Arkham. And Arkham still hired her. Presumably because all competent Doctors recognized the pattern and applied for jobs anywhere else, and because she was probably competent during her time in Blackgate.
* CrocodileTears: In ''Asylum'', after being recaptured, she sits in her cell sobbing pitifully with her face buried in her hands. However, she occasionally looks up to make sure that Batman is still looking at her, and Detective Vision reveals that her heart rate is still registering as 'Calm'.
** She does it again in ''City'' [[spoiler:when the Joker fakes his own death and she pretends to cry for him. It is finally subverted at the end, though, when she sees that her Mr. J has truly died of Titan poisoning due to his IdiotBall and impatience for the cure that became his downfall]].
* CurbStompBattle: Her attempt to fight Batman after all her {{Mooks}} were taken out in Arkham Asylum ended with one move on Batman's part, and her first appearance in Arkham City goes much the same way.
* CuteAndPsycho: She's always been this, but in ''Arkham City'' it goes to new heights. Her goons think she is worse than the Joker.
* CutsceneBoss: Less so in "Harley Quinn's Revenge", though, where Robin has to take some effort in order to take her down, akin to Catwoman's battle with Two-Face.
* [[spoiler:DamselInDistress: She gets tied up along with the hostages during the Joker's Blackgate Prison takeover near the end of ''Origins''.]]
* DarkActionGirl: In the comic, we see her take out Arkham guards with as much skill as the playable characters, and she's able to trade more blows with Robin than her goons could.
* DarkMistress: For the Joker.
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker: Became one after Joker's death in an attempt to [[TogetherInDeath be with him in the afterlife]]. Her plot in "Harley Quinn's Revenge" was an attempt to at least attempt RevengeByProxy to make Batman suffer, at most an attempt to [[TakingYouWithMe take him down with her]].]]
* [[spoiler:DeterminedWidow: A villainous version as of the end of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', even calling herself a widow to one of her new mooks in [[DownloadableContent "Harley Quinn's Revenge"]]. Granted, [[DeathSeeker her]] [[TogetherInDeath goal]] isn't very long-lasting, but she's far more proactive and effective than she was previously.]]
* TheDitz: {{Lampshaded}} by Batman himself in both games: "She never was very bright." in the Arkham Asylum and repeated but with "smart" in Arkham City. It makes one wonder how she became a doctor in the first place. Even the captured cops get in on it in ''Harley Quinn's Revenge''.
-->'''Harley:''' Quiet, bozos, I'm trying to think!\\
'''Cop:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Does it hurt?]]
** Somewhat subverted in Harley Quinn's Revenge, where she not only [[spoiler:manages to reanimate Ra's al Ghul's century old robots]], but also manages to [[spoiler:capture Batman in a death trap for two days while leaving him completely defenseless. She also has a backup bomb for the other three bombs that she distracts Batman with.]]
* DominoMask: First game only.
* TheDragon: To SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
** DragonAscendant: Although Joker is still the leader of the gang, she has to run the gang until he recovers. After [[spoiler:Joker's death]], she becomes the full leader of the gang.
* DumbBlonde: She's really psychopathic, but still a ditzy girl.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: In the DLC "Harley Quinn's Revenge," she actually becomes a lot ''more'' evil than before, and apparently she either let her natural brunette haircolor out, or she dyed it black.
* ExpansionPackPast: ''Origins'' negates her previous backstory of being a psych student in Arkham when she met Joker; in the retcon, she worked as a receptionist for Professor Hugo Strange's therapy clinic, before obtaining a job at Blackgate evaluating the mental health of incoming patients.
* {{Foil}}: She's quite dangerous herself, but Joker's constant abuse, belittlement, and exploitation of her shows he's by far the nastier of the two. [[spoiler:When he eventually dies, people are still comparing her to Joker - by fearfully admitting she's now worse than he ever was.]]
* [[GameOverMan Game Over Woman]]: In some scenes when you die in both ''Arkham Asylum'' and ''Arkham City''.
* GenkiGirl: She's very energetic, at least until [[spoiler:Joker's death]].
* GirlishPigtails: Her trademark hairstyle.
* {{Goth}}: Her new look in the "Harley Quinn's Revenge" DLC for the second game.
* HandCannon: Sports an absolutely massive one in "Harley's Revenge" that seems to operate like a one-handed GrenadeLauncher. [[spoiler:Batman TakingTheBullet for a cop she's trying to kill with it is how he's knocked out and captured.]]
* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: To the point of a RunningGag. She does this in both games ''and'' in the "Harley Quinn's Revenge" DownloadableContent for the second game. At least in the latter case one of her {{mooks}} has the decency to tell her that she did so.
** DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Usually the result, whether finding it out on her own or being told by a {{mook|s}}.
* LetsGetDangerous: You thought she was bad in the second game? Wait until you see her in the DLC "Harley Quinn's Revenge," as she gets even ''worse.''
* MadLove: She volunteered to interview Joker because she was fascinated with him, and fell in love with him during their interviews. If what one of the mooks in VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity stated is true, apparently the MadLove evolved into UnholyMatrimony. [[spoiler:She even says that she's a "widow" in Harley Quinn's Revenge.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: In ''Arkham Origins'' as Dr. Harleen Quinzel.
* MistakenIdentity: As shown in ''Origins'', this is why she's in love with the Joker. He spoke to her about someone "special" he had met that night (Batman) who had changed his entire outlook on life, and how they are [[ArchEnemy meant for each other]]. She thought he was flirting with her and meant her the entire time.
* MsFanservice: Played up with her NaughtyNurseOutfit in ''Arkham Asylum'' and her HellBentForLeather number in ''Arkham City''.
* MulticoloredHair: The tips of her pigtails for her ''Arkham City'' design are colored black and red, whilst the rest is her traditional blonde.
* NaughtyNurseOutfit: Her outfit in the first game.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Both of her outfits in the series have one, and her character profile in the first game depicts her traditional jester look as having one too.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Wouldn't be Harley otherwise.
* [[spoiler:PostFinalBoss]]: For the second game, considering the Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC takes place after the story ends.
* PromotedToPlayable: As a pre-order bonus for ''Arkham Knight''.
* PsychoPsychologist: She was the therapist for the Joker and ended up falling completely in love with him, quickly becoming his sidekick.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Her costume in ''Arkham City''.
** [[spoiler:WomanInBlack: In ''Harley Quinn's Revenge'', after the Joker's death.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Her motivation towards Batman after [[spoiler:Joker's death]].
* RoleReprisal: Voiced by Arleen Sorkin, her ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'' voice actor, for ''Asylum''.
* SexyJester: As is tradition.
* [[spoiler:SomeoneToRememberHimBy: Villainous example. By the end of Arkham City, Joker's dead... and Harley has a positive pregnancy test.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted in Harley Quinn's Revenge. There are many objects used for pregnancy tests in a room with Scarface in a crib painted like Joker. They all show negatives, and a box for one of them says that it is possible to get a false positive on the test.]]
** [[spoiler:Although, in her headquarters, you find posters for Cadmus Labs, known mostly in the DCU for cloning experiments... And you find them near a Joker mannequin.]]
* StartOfDarkness: Heard in the interview tapes of ''Arkham Aslyum''. And seen in ''Arkham Origins'' when the Joker tells her about his past and starts to sway to his side the more she hears his story.
* [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe: Her ultimate plan for Batman in her DLC. Barring that, she wants him to know the pain of losing a loved one, in this case, Robin.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Comes off as a lot more competent in the second game, since she's managing all of Joker's goons while he's inactive. She's also worlds ahead of her portrayal in the TV Series and comics, with the result that overheard conversations between mooks suggest she frightens them almost as much as the Joker: some claim that she's even crazier than he is, and suggest that one of her roles in both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City involves torturing and/or killing the Joker's [[YouHaveFailedMe less efficient minions]]. She also isn't framed in any sort of (intentional) sympathetic light as she is in the comics and show, here viewed from Batman's perspective as worthy of just as much pity as the Joker himself. Oh, and that's not even getting into her DLC in the second game, Harley Quinn's Revenge.
* UnholyMatrimony: It's implied that she and Joker got married in ''Arkham City''.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Where she keeps Joker's "party list" in the first game, and [[spoiler:the key to Batman's cage]] in the "Harley Quinn's Revenge" DLC for the second game. In fact, this seems to be a signature move for her, as both Batman and Robin seem to know exactly where to look for important items.
* VillainousBreakdown: Her DLC is more or less about her going through this.
* VillainousHarlequin: As always.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She doesn't take kindly to people harming "Mistah J", to say the least.
* WomanScorned: She's back in "Harley's Revenge," and she's definitely not fooling around this time around.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: None of the Joker's Mooks are happy that she has taken over. [[spoiler:Once Joker dies, they say she's become [[UpToEleven even crazier than he was]].]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Joker]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Welcome to the madhouse, Batman!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarkHamill (''Arkham Asylum'', ''Arkham City''), Creator/TroyBaker (''Arkham Origins'')

'''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''' is Batman's deadliest foe with an unknown past, terrorizing Gotham City with his insane, unpredictable, and sometimes hilarious schemes, [[spoiler:including posing as Black Mask and hiring eight assassins with a bounty reward for killing the Batman (whom he hasn't met yet) on Christmas Eve]]. After being caught once again by Batman, he is taken to Arkham Asylum, where he proceeds to escape custody and take over the island the asylum is located on. His scheme is foiled by Batman, but not before dozens of guards, doctors, and inmates have died and the Joker contracts a deadly illness from a TITAN overdose. After escaping to Arkham City several months later, The Joker realizes that he is dying, and sets about looking for a cure while setting one last plot into motion to defeat The Dark Knight.
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!!Provides examples of:

* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Almost spoken word for word to Batman [[spoiler:[[FamousLastWords as he kicks the bucket]]]].
** [[spoiler:Done again in ''Origins'' where he at first considers Batman reviving and saving Bane "not funny". But after he's beaten and had time to reflect on it, he laughs himself silly at the whole notion, stating "That IS pretty funny". Ironically, since the game is the first timeline-wise, that would make his last lines in ''City'' more of a {{Book End|s}}.]]
* [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain: At the end of ''Arkham City''.]]
* AlasPoorYorick: In ''Arkham Asylum'', his profile on the status screen shows him holding up a bloody skull in reference to ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.
* ArchEnemy: To Batman.
* AreWeThereYet:
** Asks this in the prequel comic to the first game, while handcuffed in the Batmobile. Batman's response is [[OffhandBackhand simple but effective]].
** Yet again in the prequel comic to the ''second'' game, as he's being transferred down the hallway while strapped in a wheelchair. The guard [[DeadpanSnarker takes it in stride]]. [[spoiler:Probably because [[TheDogBitesBack he and the boys were planning to]] [[ColdBloodedTorture slice Joker up]] [[GenocideBackfire for all the guards he killed last time.]]]]
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: In what is probably a ShoutOut to ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', at the end of the first game, Joker is seated on a throne resting on a mound of dismembered mannequin.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Enforced at the end of the first game where he [[spoiler:pulls a OneWingedAngel]]. Otherwise, he's more than capable of beating up a room of guards, including Cash and Gordon. Next to Batman, though, he's an {{Elite Mook|s}} with ContractualBossImmunity.
* AxCrazy: To call him psychotic would be putting it lightly. This is especially apparent in ''Origins'', where his funny components are played down in favor of making him an ''absolutely terrifying'' MoodSwinger.
* BackstabBackfire: [[spoiler:After losing his chances at immortality, Joker begs for the cure. Batman tells him that he'll most likely start committing crimes again anyways. Joker, interpreting it as a refusal, then stabs Batman in the shoulder, causing Batman to drop the cure vial, which shatters on the floor and ruins any chances of Joker's survival. It gets even worse when Batman says immediately after the vial was broken that he still would have given Joker the cure.]]
* {{Badass}}: There's a reason he's Batman's ArchEnemy.
** BadassLongcoat: Sports a trenchcoat in ''Arkham Origins''.
** BadassInANiceSuit: As always, Joker sports his classic purple suit.
** BadassNormal: He's not superpowered like Clayface, but that doesn't make him any less dangerous.
** [[spoiler:EmpoweredBadassNormal: After injecting himself with Titan in ''Asylum''.]]
* BadBoss: Threatens his men with death if they don't succeed at following his orders... and then muses that killing them would probably be fun anyway. Lampshaded, since after these announcements, many of his men can be heard grumbling about how much it sucks working for the Joker.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: In ''Arkham Origins'', one of the ways he taunts Batman is how he managed to make more progress against corruption in Gotham in a few days than Batman managed in a few years, just because he's TheUnfettered. [[spoiler:Judging by a flashback Batman has later, this taunt was actually pretty effective at getting under his skin.]]
* BatmanGambit:
** The events of the first game could've been avoided entirely or drastically changed if someone had put proper handcuffs behind Joker's back, or simply left him in full restraints.
** Another possibility would be when he yells "boo" at the medic, while 4 or 5 guards are pointing rifles. If just one of those guards had [[BoomHeadshot overreacted...]]
** For ''City'', it's [[spoiler:poisoning Batman in the first place. Talia probably wouldn't have gotten involved, meaning Harley would've gotten the cure to him. Also, it's incredibly lucky that Batman started keeling over while underground and not while gliding through the air or dealing with enemies]].
* BigBad: Of ''Arkham Asylum'' [[spoiler:and ''Arkham Origins'']].
* [[spoiler:BigBadEnsemble: With Hugo Strange in ''Arkham City''.]]
* BigNo: Does it twice in ''Arkham City'', [[spoiler:once after seeing the Lazarus Pit get destroyed, and once after stabbing Batman in the shoulder ends up causing the vial containing the cure to drop to the floor and shatter]].
** And before that in ''Arkham Asylum'', [[spoiler:when he is defeated as the Titan Joker by Batman.]]
* BigOlEyebrows: Has quite a bushy pair in ''Origins''. By the time of the earlier games, he's apparently groomed them down to simply EvilEyebrows.
* BodyHorror: Big time with this incarnation. In ''Arkham Asylum'', he [[spoiler:takes a huge Titan dose and transforms into a huge, hideous Titan monster with his spine poking out of his back, his ribs protruding from his sides, and a huge claw on each finger]]. And in ''Arkham City'', he's extremely sick, and his face is one large, disgusting rash.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: The digital comic ''Arkham City: Endgame'' reveals that Joker inverts this, as Batman finds a diary in Joker's cell that reveals he wrote down the names of everyone he killed through memory.
* CardCarryingVillain: Joker doesn't deny that he's evil. (Quite the contrary, in fact - he loves every minute of it.)
* TheCastShowoff: ''Origins'' Joker's voiced by Creator/TroyBaker, who's also known for his skills as a singer. So Joker suddenly sings a lot more.
** Mark Hamill is no slouch either at the end credits of ''Arkham City''.
* TheChessmaster: Let's see: he organized the development of a secret Titan project, arranged for the supervillains he needed to be at Arkham during his plan, arranged for Blackgate to be burned down, and planned his own recapture and escape, doing most of this from his own jail cell. After his escape, he manipulated Batman into wandering around Arkham until he was ready for their final confrontation.
* CombatPragmatist: He's got no problem with fighting dirty.
* ComplexityAddiction: His plan in ''Origins'' - [[spoiler:kidnapping Black Mask, impersonating him for weeks, and hiring eight assassins from around the world to kill Batman for a huge cash payout]] is outlandish even for the likes of him. [[spoiler:He even took advantage of Black Mask's paranoia to stage his murder by killing his double, and Penguin accidentally framed himself by leaving evidence at the crime scene.]]
* CompositeCharacter: He's based on the comics' Joker, including having his appearance being affected by falling into a vat of chemicals and wearing a tuxedo and has the [[Creator/MarkHamill voice]] of his Franchise/{{DCAU}} incarnation in ''Asylum'' and ''City'', along with said incarnation's younger look in ''Origins''. His face is also similar to [[Film/{{Batman}} Jack Nicholson's]], his suit is in poor condition and his red "lips" extend past his actual mouth like [[Film/TheDarkKnight Heath Ledger's]], and mugs like [[Series/{{Batman}} Cesar Romero]]. His plot in ''Asylum'' also [[spoiler:ends with him turning himself into a monster with an offshoot of Bane's Venom]] like he did in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: The only consistent thing in all his back stories is Batman.
** And indeed true in ''Origins'', before he was just some maniac doing wanton acts of destruction for kicks, not even caring if he lives or dies. Once he meets Batman and sees that he won't kill him no matter what he does, he consider Bats his equal and now has a purpose to keep living for.
* DanceBattler: In the [=PlayStation=] 3-only downloadable Joker missions of ''Arkham Asylum'', the Joker seems to use mostly a combination of Capoeira, Drunken Boxing, and lethal novelty toys.
** And in ''Origins'', [[spoiler:the Flashback!Joker you play as can be this, since his fighting moves are the same as in ''Asylum'', while his moves are somersaulting and leap frogs. And all this takes place in the Comedy Club, set to the tune of "The Thieving Magpie Overture" by Music/GioachinoRossini, doubling as a ShoutOut to the hallucinatory fight scene in ''Film/AClockworkOrange''.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Portrayed as this in ''Orgins''. His comical aspects are considerably toned down in favor of making him a terrifyingly violent MoodSwinger who'd kill you for the most miniscule slight.
* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: The Joker has to be kept on life support because [[spoiler:he's dying from Titan poisoning. The Titan serum that mutated him and gave him superhuman strength at the end of ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Arkham Asylum]]'' actually had unforseen side-effects; he has a sickness that is slowly killing him]].
* DeadpanSnarker: He's got a wicked sense of humor, to say the least.
* DealWithTheDevil: Joker's interview tapes with Hugo Strange reveal that he's willing to work with the guy in exchange for making his last days of his life "more comfortable." This deal involves kidnapping and smuggling doctors to ''treat'' the Joker's incurable condition which leads to [[YouHaveFailedMe their inevitable deaths]]. Joker successfully blackmails Strange with knowledge that he used Mad Hatter's tech to drive Quincy Sharp BrainwashedAndCrazy and Strange agrees to continue supplying more doctors.
** Strange's enabling of Joker was AllAccordingToPlan, [[spoiler:he arranged for Joker's thugs to be armed and stage a riot]] as a plan to justify [[KillEmAll ''Protocol 10'']].
* [[spoiler:DeathByIrony: Although he finds it [[ActuallyPrettyFunny kinda funny]].]]
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker: ''Origins'' portrays him this way. He tells Batman that he is a monster who deserves to die, and tries to shoot himself in the head, but is stopped by Batman for reasons he cannot comprehend.]]
** [[spoiler:In the finale, he straps ''himself'' to an electric chair that's wired to Bane's heart, and tells Batman if he doesn't kill Bane, each heartbeat will charge the chair until it's at full power to electrocute him.]]
* DieLaughing: His toxin causes this to happen in ''Arkham Asylum'' and ''Arkham Origins''. [[spoiler:Also happens to the Joker himself at the end of ''Arkham City'' when he finds the hopeless situation to be ActuallyPrettyFunny.]]
* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen: At the end of ''Arkham City'', combined with GoOutWithASmile.]]
* [[spoiler:DistressedDude]]: [[spoiler:The aforementioned run-in with the guard and his crew. He's only rescued [[JustInTime at the very last second]] by an [[DressingAsTheEnemy incognito]] Harley Quinn]].
* ElectricJoybuzzer: One of his take downs.
* EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler:To Black Mask in ''Origins'', which began his rise FromNobodyToNightmare and led to him taking over his crew.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Shortly after he released the Arkham lunatics, he gives various (serious) messages to his inmates to put down the lunatics if they ever encounter them laced into his (otherwise) {{Troll}}ing messages, and the exchange between Harley and Joker suggests that he only did so as a last resort to stop Batman and not as part of his original plans, which gives the heavy implication that even the Joker, someone who definitely isn't a shining example of sanity, was horrified with the nature of their insanity.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler:He just couldn't see that Batman would have given him the cure even after all of the horrible things he's done.]] At first he gloats about how it's a sure thing Batman will do it, but after Batman hesitates while in a HeroicBSOD, he figures that [[spoiler:Batman actually is going to let him die after all, and tries to stab him and take it in desperation.]]
** ''Origins'' shows that this is actually one of the things that starts off his long obsession with Batman. He's downright amazed, to the point where he's not sure what to think, that Batman would save the life of someone like him, even when Joker's trying to kill him.
* EvilLaugh: Regularly, and with gusto. This ''is'' the Joker we're talking about, after all.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: Even more so in ''City'', as he's dying of disease.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's so damn entertaining, yet at the same time is completely monstrous.
* FightingClown: What did you expect from a guy named the Joker?
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He [[spoiler:spoils the ending of ''Arkham City'']] if you choose not to jump out of the church immediately when he activates the bombs.
* ForTheEvulz: He ''is'' the trope image, after all. The trope is slightly [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] In ''Origins''. When he first established himself in Gotham, he was just a no-name maniac committing acts of wanton destruction simply because it amused him, unfazed by morality or the prospect of death, and viewed the Batman as a distraction at best. But after Batman saves his life and he realizes Batman won't kill him no matter what he does, he comes to view Batman as a rival he could play his sadistic games with and thus has a purpose to keep living for.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: As shown in ''Origins'', he's not even considered a big enough issue that most people even know he ''exists''. [[spoiler:This is precisely why he is able to outwit Black Mask and take over his crew: nobody ever suspected him.]]
** Neatly encapsulated in this conversation between Black Mask and his girlfriend:
-->''Who is the Joker?''\\
''[[TemptingFate Nobody that matters.]]''
* GameOverMan: It's obvious he acts as one if you die... even when he is very sick in ''Arkham City''.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: Pun aside, Joker's last words were a weak, amused chuckle and claiming that Batman's statement that despite what he continuously does, he still would have saved Joker had he not attempted to knife Batman in the back, was actually pretty funny.]]
* GroinAttack: Some of his finishers invoke this trope.
* GrossUpCloseUp: The first time he reveals his mangled face in ''Arkham City''.
* [[spoiler:GrowingMusclesSequence: Has a pretty gross looking one when he injects himself with Titan in ''Arkham Asylum''.]]
* HappilyMarried[=/=]UnholyMatrimony: One of the Joker's goons will mention that he heard that Joker and Harley Quinn got married, whereas the other mentioned that he heard that he dumped her several months ago. Given the fact that she's present with the Joker, [[spoiler:and Harley may or may not be pregnant with what is implied to be Joker's child,]] it's implied that the former part was true, and more or less outright stated in '"Harley Quinn's Revenge" when Harley calls herself [[spoiler:a widow]].
* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: What ultimately kills Joker is his own nature. The Jokers obsession with torturing Batman results in the cure he needed being destroyed. Batman even lets him in on the irony that had the Joker not stabbed him, he would've followed through with curing him.]]
* TheHyena: He never misses a chance to laugh manically.
* [[spoiler:IdentityImpersonator: Has been impersonating Black Mask for several days without being noticed by most by the time of ''Origins''. He gives up the façade when the real Black Mask calls him out in front of Batman.]]
* [[spoiler:IncurableCoughOfDeath: Poor Joker. Thanks to his Titan poisoning, his coughing gets more pronounced as ''Arkham City'' progresses on until the end, which is when his JokerImmunity gets thrown out the window in one of his few cases.]]
* InsanityImmunity: [[spoiler:Most people transformed into Titan mutants become dumb, atavistic brutes. But the Joker remains mentally unaffected during his time as a Titan mutant.]]
* ISurrenderSuckers: As stated in the TrojanPrisoner section, this is the reason he was able to take over Arkham Asylum in the first game. Also done in the second game, where [[spoiler:Clayface]] Joker seemed to give up easily in three knockdowns and claim that Batman won, only for him to then realize that he meant that Batman should beat him and his goons (including Mr. Hammer and a Titan-powered {{Mook|s}}).
* JokeCharacter: Not so much in the combat challenges, but in the predator ones, you're gonna have to bring your A-game between not using gargoyles and having to stand still while using the X-ray glasses.
* JokerImmunity: The {{Trope Namer|s}}, [[spoiler:but ultimately ''{{defied|Trope}}''; Joker dies from his Titan poisoning at the end of the second game]].
* JustJokingJustification: In the first game he pulls one as one of his looping taunts after beating challenge mode.
-->'''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''': While you were fighting, I've had everyone you love BRUTALLY MURDERED! [[EvilLaugh hehehe...]] Only joking.
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: He created the Titan formula that made him sick, and his final attack on Batman destroys the last of the cure.]]
* KickTheDog:
-->'''Joker:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext You're making me late for my spa treatment!]] [[spoiler:I mean, it's not like you've got a girl to save anymore, is it?]][[note]][[spoiler:Shortly before the Clayface fight, he killed Talia.]][[/note]] ''[laughs]'' Oh, I'm sorry. TooSoon?
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Killing Loeb and dethroning Black Mask; even though the Joker just wanted to create chaos, Black Mask and Loeb were arguably the biggest sources of corruption in Gothan City; as a result, it's hard to feel sorry when the Joker kills and or dethrones them.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: At the end of the second game. Confirmed several times in "Harley Quinn's Revenge" as well.]]
* LargeHam: A [[{{Foil}} deliberate contrast]] to [[TheStoic Batman]].
* LargeHamAnnouncer: He takes up the role of announcer in ''Asylum''. HilarityEnsues.
-->"Harley tells me [[CoolCar the Batman's car]] is still parked right outside Intensive Treatment. We can't have him up and leave us! Every thug, villain, murderer, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking kindergarten teacher]] that isn't carrying out party orders should head there now and smash it to pieces!"
* LastDayToLive: Thanks to his Titan overdose in ''Arkham Asylum'', by the time ''Arkham City'' starts, Joker has contracted a deadly disease, leaving him with only months to live. [[spoiler:He's dead by the end of the game.]]
* LaughablyEvil: He ''does'' provide the page image after all.
* LaughingMad: As is tradition.
* LeanAndMean: He's quite skinny, which is a big contrast to the more muscular Batman.
* MadBomber: The Joker's plans in the Arkham Series usually involve '''a lot''' of explosives. [[spoiler:Harley even uses a cache of them in "Harley's Revenge".]]
* TheMadHatter: He beats out Mad Hatter himself in this regard.
* [[spoiler:MakeSureHesDead]]: In the comic series, ''Arkham City : End Game'', Batman, in a world of Lazarus Pits and who knows what other unknown things that may or may not [[spoiler:bring Joker back to life, ensures that Joker is cremated and DeaderThanDead.]]
--> ''"No more laughs."''
* MonsterClown: As well as his normal state, [[spoiler:he becomes a ''literal'' one at the end of the first game, after shooting himself with the Titan formula]]. His appearance in the second game also seems to come close to a literal interpretation of the trope, given his disease-induced deformities.
* MoodSwinger: In ''Origins'', since he doesn't even have his obsession with Batman yet, he is even more terrifying because there is ''no way'' of knowing what little comment will set him off on a homicidal rage.
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler:Gives one near the end of ''Orgins'', compelete with HumansAreTheRealMonsters and NotSoDifferent.]]
* MultipleChoicePast: Just like how he is depicted in the comics, the Joker is implied to have told multiple renditions of his childhood, one of which involved {{Retirony}} in regards to his father's cop status. During a session with Hugo Strange, he tells a story that sounds remarkably similar to that which was shown in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', leading one to assume that ''some'' of it might be true. Hugo doesn't believe him, however, and accuses Joker of using this as an excuse to never face up to the truth of what happened to him and what he's become. Joker doesn't seem too bothered by the accusation and he doesn't seem too sure whether his story is true or not. In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', [[MythologyGag he even quotes the comics]], saying [[Creator/AlanMoore someone]] once told him to go for the multiple choice option.
** As shown in ''Origins'' in an interview with Harley, his own mental version of his history is, at least at the time of the interview, ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''. [[spoiler:You even play as the first Red Hood.]]
* NeverMyFault: Played with in ''Arkham City''. [[spoiler:The Joker seems to blame his impending death from the poisonous side-effects of the Titan Super Serum on Batman, because he "left [him] to die" after their climactic battle at the end of the first game. He then immediately acknowledges that Batman probably doesn't remember it that way, and then just moves on with trying to constructively fix the problem without wasting any more time. Given that the Joker is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for MultipleChoicePast, it is unclear whether he truly thinks he remembers Batman leaving him to die, or if he's just screwing around (and possibly LampshadeHanging the villain's tendency to use this trope).]]
** A more clear-cut example happens during the ending [[spoiler:when Joker stabs Batman, causing him to drop the cure. His last hope for survival lost, Joker bitterly asks Batman if he's happy now, as if Batman had done it on purpose]].
** Hugo Strange also lampshades this, pointing out while he has a MultipleChoicePast, he blames Batman for his origin in every one. Joker insists that it's Batman's fault he got doused in chemicals.
--> ''""I'm sure he'd say he tried to save me, but we all know he didn't."''
* NotMeThisTime:
** Batman accuses Joker of being involved in Protocol 10. Joker, upon hearing it, denies any knowledge of it.
** Also, when Batman first finds [[spoiler:Harley bound and gagged]], the player might naturally assume that Joker is back to [[spoiler:his normal abusive relationship with her]]. However, nearing the end of the game, it becomes especially apparent that this time, he wasn't responsible for [[spoiler:Harley's predicament; rather, Talia was, who also was the one truly responsible for retrieving the cure before Joker had a chance to drink it]].
* NotSoDifferent: [[LampshadeHanging Aside from numerous lampshades in Asylum and City]], [[spoiler:this trope is invoked, ''word for word'', at the end of Arkham Origins, during the Joker's MotiveRant while holding Batman at gunpoint.]]
* ObsessionSong: A sort of passive/aggressive mix and a disturbing one at that (though considering that the song is from the perspective of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, it's understandable), in Music/CoheedAndCambria's "Deranged" off the Arkham City album.
-->Who will be your pretty, little enemy?\\
When I'm gone your world will prove empty.\\
I promise you will always remember me.\\
The joke's on you, poison me.\\
While you clean the streets of misfortune,\\
I pick the innocent from my dirty teeth.\\
[[NotSoDifferent We're one and the same]]...deranged.
** The Joker's "cover" of "Only You" by The Platters [[{{Applicability}} applies]] that famous track to his and Batman's FoeRomanceSubtext:
--> "When you hold my hand/I understand/The magic that you do/You're my dream come true/My one and only you..."
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: At the end of ''Asylum''.]]
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: [[spoiler:It's rather noticeable in ''Origins'' when Troy Baker does his Black Mask voice. It sounds much like his own, only more of a Mafia gangster accent.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: [[spoiler:Though this goes away when things don't go his way, most prominently when the last of the Titan cure available is destroyed.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Especially in ''Origins''. In his own words, he's managed to [[spoiler:kill untold scores of people, bring the city to its knees, and cripple the police force]] in the span of one horrific night.
* PlayAlongPrisoner: In the first game, he only lets Batman capture him so that he can take over Arkham.
* PlayingSick: Subverted: Batman initially guesses that Joker was actually faking his illness after Joker ambushed him by seemingly using a BodyDouble to fake his death, only for Joker to reveal that he is in fact really sick, even going so far as to reveal his disease-laced sores on his face.
* RealityEnsues:
** [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Uses this]] against [[spoiler:Talia al Ghul]] [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim by simply shooting]] [[spoiler:her]] InTheBack instead of trying to fight someone he couldn't take in a fair fight. For added {{irony}}, [[spoiler:Talia]] tried to do something similar to him with [[spoiler:a sword]] earlier, but [[spoiler:she stabbed Clayface instead]].
** Joker also suffers RealityEnsues himself when [[spoiler:it turns out that poisoning oneself with multiple poisons over the years [[AvertedTrope doesn't]] [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity work out]] [[JokerImmunity the way you'd like]], especially if one injects themselves with a PsychoSerum, in this case, Titan. Joker dies of poisoning at the end of VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity]].
* RoleReprisal: Voiced by ''Creator/MarkHamill'' in ''Asylum'' and ''City'', who voiced the character in the ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}.''
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:In the finale of ''Origins'', he tells Batman to either kill Bane or leave him alive, whereas the electric chair Joker's strapped himself to will be charged by Bane's heartbeat and fry him once it reaches full power. Either way, someone will have to die by Batman's hands to save the other. Luckily for Batman, the Electrocutioner's gauntlets [[TakeAThirdOption null either of those choices]].]]
* ShootTheShaggyDog:
** Joker has a moment which is almost perfectly this trope, but he's an antagonist instead of a protagonist. [[spoiler:Despite all his plans to save himself from dying of Titan poisoning, he comes extremely close to manipulating Batman to bring him the cure. In fact, Batman has the cure and Joker is in the very same room as him when Joker stabs Batman in the shoulder, making him drop the cure and dooming Joker, who would have lived if he could have seen that Batman would never intentionally cause him to die.]]
** Joker's character arc in the first two games could qualify. [[spoiler:His plan to tear down Gotham with Titan enhanced inmates is stopped by Batman; if the ending of ''Asylum'' is anything to go by, the Titan would've worn off in less than an hour anyway, so his goons wouldn't have reached Gotham in time to do any damage. Even if he killed Batman, Joker and his gang would've been rounded up once they turned back to normal and be arrested, thrown into Arkham City, and killed in Protocol 10. In ''City'', his manipulating Batman to get the antidote doesn't work as mentioned above, his plan to poison Gotham is thwarted, and he ultimately didn't leave any offspring behind as seen in HQR. So in two years, all he's left behind is a gang that's implied to be falling apart.]]
* SlasherSmile: Does several especially in ''Origins''.
* TheSpook: Mostly emphasised in ''Origins'', where it's noted that no one knew of him before he made his appearance, and there's no information about him on any database.
* StraightEdgeEvil: Though he's probably the farthest thing from LawfulEvil, he only orders a glass of milk when he goes into the Iceberg Lounge in Arkham City's backstory.
* TakingYouWithMe:
** Part of a gambit in the second game. [[spoiler:He injects Batman with his diseased blood, also claiming he shipped it to a hospital across Gotham. Knowing full well Batman will go looking for a cure. Even if he didn't succeed, he would at least take his hated nemesis down with him.]]
** He also attempted a variation that occurred at least a few weeks after [[spoiler:his death]]. Specifically, he [[spoiler:arranged to have Clayface rig an isolation cell with explosives, and also had a radio tower within Arkham City rigged to release a message that anyone who manages to find his corpse and delivers it to Harley Quinn will be rewarded with a million dollars in order to incite a huge riot by followers, civilians, and cops alike for the expressed purpose of causing Gotham City to tear itself apart as well as the "revelation" that the walls were still wired with explosives that would release several of Arkham City's most dangerous inmates into the rioting streets in order to lure Batman into the isolation cell. He nearly won, but Batman survived]].
* TooSoon: Invoked. See KickTheDog.
* TrojanPrisoner: Batman is convinced the Joker [[AllTooEasy went down too easily]] during his capture at the beginning of the first game. [[ISurrenderSuckers He's right.]]
* VillainSong: A quiet, melancholy yet deranged version of "Only You (And You Alone)" by The Platters. It can be heard during the credits of ''Arkham City''. It follows what seems to be Joker's [[spoiler:final voice message to Batman, after his death.]]
** Another Villain Song, this time an eerie version of "Cold, Cold Heart" by Music/HankWilliams, is heard during the credits of ''Arkham Origins''.
* VillainTeamUp: With Bane, in ''Arkham Origins''.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: Goes beyond "Male-pattern baldness" and into "impossibly exaggerated" territory, especially in ''Arkham City.''
* WaistcoatOfStyle: In ''Arkham Origins''. It's never shown closely in-game, but [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/22ea3d8650c2fb655c5a79db39e46828/tumblr_mx7r38fuQ31sn3ne4o1_1280.jpg it's also patterned with a playing-card motif]].
* WildCard: [[spoiler:Strange supplies the Joker with a military arsenal so that the he'll give Strange a very public reason to wipe him and Arkham City off the face of the earth. However, a NonStandardGameOver reveals that without Batman's intervention, the plan fails; the Joker survives Protocol 10 and uses the weaponry to overthrow Gotham.]]
* WorthyOpponent: He sees Batman as this.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: It was dyed that way by his dip in the chemical bath.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Killer Croc (Waylon Jones)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Tick-tock, feed the croc!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SteveBlum (''Arkham Asylum'', ''Arkham City''), Creator/KharyPayton (''Arkham Origins'')

'''Waylon Jones''' was born with a rare disorder that caused his skin to be green and scaly and grew his body to grotesque proportions. Raised by an alcoholic and abusive aunt and bullied by his peers for his appearance, Jones developed a deep-seated misanthropic bent. He briefly was a member of a freak show, nicknamed '''Killer Croc'''. As his condition worsened, his bestial nature and misanthropy grew and he turned to a life of crime. With immense strength, he served as a mob enforcer and murderer, and as one of the eight assassins hired by Black Mask to kill Batman on Christmas Eve, eventually coming to be incarcerated in Blackgate and then Arkham Asylum; he especially hates Batman for capturing him.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: His "cell" in Arkham is one of these, located deep underneath the Asylum. Given how ''big'' Croc is, it'd have to be.
* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Aunt]]: [[spoiler:The ''Arkham Unhinged'' comics show that she was his first murder.]]
* AdvancingBossOfDoom: He'll let out a deep breath when nearby, drag you into the water if you make too much noise, or just come out and try to grab you, with your only defense being activating his shock collar with a Batarang. At the last part of his lair, he chases you, and you have to run to escape to [[CrazyPrepared a trap you set up beforehand to stop him]].
* AnimalMotifs: A crocodile, obviously.
* BeastMan: Just ''look'' at him.
* BizarreHumanBiology: His backstories place him at suffering from a form of "regressive atavism", meaning he has inherited traits of pre-human species.
* BodyHorror: There's the obvious, but ''Origins'' shows him during his earlier years, and whilst still very beastly and reptilian, looks decidedly smaller and more human than he does at present. Meaning his condition ''got significantly worse'' over the years.
* TheBrute: To Joker in ''Arkham Asylum''.
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:The death of Becky, a blind girl he befriended,]] in the ''Arkham Unhinged'' comic.
* DemotedToExtra: In ''Arkham City''. [[EasterEgg Unless you do a specific thing in the sewers at a specific point in the game, he won't even show up at all.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: Courtesy of Creator/SteveBlum.
* FangsAreEvil: His razor-sharp teeth are quite fearsome, to say the least.
* GutturalGrowler: Comes with being voiced by Creator/SteveBlum.
* HandwrapsOfAwesome: In the concept art, at least. His in-game model wears a torn prison uniform and broken handcuffs.
* ImAHumanitarian: Croc is explicitly mentioned as having eaten people in the past, and during the game, tries to eat Scarecrow and Batman when they encounter one another in his lair. During his patient interview, Dr. Gretchen Whistler doesn't believe him about this particular aspect... he later proves her wrong when he bites off and swallows Cash's hand right in front of her. Although numerous characters believe that he doesn't qualify as human.
* TheJuggernaut:
** You never actually ''beat'' him, you either set off a shock-collar that throws his whole nervous system out of whack for a few seconds so he doesn't run you over like a bulldozer and [[ImAHumanitarian bring you home for dinner]], or blow out a floor to send him hurtling to the stygian depths. After which he can be heard yelling at you for a few seconds. [[spoiler:And depending on the random generator during the ending sequence, you might see his hand burst from the water to grab a surviving case of Titan.]]
** ''Arkham Unhinged'' shows that he is capable of shrugging off fully automatic gunfire.
** ''Arkham Origins'' shows that at one time, it was possible for Batman to go up against him one-on-one. He's since mutated to the point that such an option is now virtually suicide.
* JumpScare: When you try opening the door to his lair in the sewer tunnels. His brief appearance in ''Arkham City'' also involves one.
* LightningBruiser: Despite his size, he can move frighteningly quickly.
* LizardFolk: [[BizarreHumanBiology Sort of.]]
* MonsterSobStory: The ''Arkham Unhinged'' comic "Crocodile Tears".
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Likely due to his condition, Croc has far more teeth than is normal for a human being.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: He's Killer ''Croc'', after all.
* TheNoseKnows:
** As part of his "condition", he seems to have heightened senses. The most frequently mentioned being his sense of smell.
** In Arkham City, he can actually tell that [[spoiler:Batman's dying from the Joker's disease]] just from his scent.
* RaginCajun: Sports a noticeable Cajun accent in ''Arkham Origins''. He presumably lost it after spending so much time in Gotham.
* RestrainingBolt: How he is kept under control during his treatment at the Asylum; he has an electric collar attached round his neck which can be remotely used to give him shocks in order to get him to cooperate. This actually becomes crucial to Batman surviving his encounter with Croc in his lair, as hitting the collar with Batarangs (giving Croc an automatic shock) is the only thing that will stop him from getting overpowered and eaten when Croc charges out of the water.
* ScaryBlackMan: Well, formerly black (and from a certain point of view, formerly a man), but definitely scary.
* SerialKiller: He's responsible for the "disappearance" of hundreds of Gotham vagrants.
* TailorMadePrison: He is kept in the deepest, darkest depths of Arkham, where the guards occasionally drop down some food for him and try to forget he even exists. This is because physically, Croc is the most dangerous inmate, and his [[IAmAHumanitarian feeding habits]] make him even worse.
* VillainsOutShopping: He shows up in the VIP section of the Iceberg Lounge challenge map as a FunnyBackgroundEvent, [[SmokyGentlemensClub drinking a glass of brandy and smoking a cigar]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mad Hatter (Jervis Tetch)]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeTetch_7890.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You're late, Batman. Late, late, late."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Peter [=MacNicol=]

'''Jervis Tetch''' was an expert hypnotist and chemist who was obsessed with Literature/AliceInWonderland and came to believe that he was an incarnation of the '''Mad Hatter''' from the story. He became obsessed with finding Alice, and murders several blonde women before being caught by Batman and sent to Arkham Asylum. There, he was taken advantage of by Hugo Strange, who had him create mind control substances to help his domination of his TYGER guards. Once he was done with him, Strange threw Mad Hatter into Arkham City, where he gathered a small gang with his mind control devices and sought to add one more member to his gang: Batman.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BunnyEarsLawyer: It's hard to find anything that he says that makes sense whatsoever, but according to Strange, his work in chemistry is unparalled.
* ChronicVillainy: Going hand-in-hand with ObliviouslyEvil, it actually seems that Tetch is entirely harmless (if insane) when kept away from anyone that fit his "Alice" victim archetype. When he sees one who matches, though...
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: His targeted Alices are, according to him, all blonde. However, as shown in a side story to Arkham City in ''Unhinged'', he's willing to take a great many women regardless of hair color.
* EvilGenius: He provided the mind control tech and chemicals that allowed Strange to come to power.
* EvilRedhead: Hard to tell due to the condition of his entire body, but his hair ''is'' red. Whether or not he can be considered [[ObliviouslyEvil legitimately evil, however]], is another thing altogether.
* FingerlessGloves: Wears them in both ''Arkham City'' and ''Arkham Origins''.
* FriendlessBackground: If you return to his hideout after beating him, he wonders why you resisted, since he had only wanted a friend.
* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler:Uses a hypnotic suggestion to lure Batman into taking his psychoactive chemicals. The method lures him in with what he most wants. Which at the time, is the cure to the TITAN poisoning]].
* MadScientist: See BunnyEarsLawyer above.
* MindControlDevice: How he controls his minions, and [[spoiler:how he attempts to control Batman]].
* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: Takes up this role for several non-story Predator maps in ''Origins'', and is arguably even less lucid than the Joker, to the point where some of his men comment that they can barely understand what he's saying.
* NiceHat: To the point he suffers a mental breakdown after Batman steps on it.
* NoMisterBondIExpectYouToDine: His appearances in Arkham City, both in the game and in a side story, involve setting people and animals up in tea parties. In the interview tapes, he does this with rats, in the game proper, he does this with [[spoiler:Batman]], and in "Vicki in Wonderland", he does this with Vicki Vale, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, the Carpenter, and one other woman.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Doesn't remember the Alices he goes through and doesn't seem to understand how what he does is wrong, and he's just as upset at what he is being "accused" of by [[PsychoPsychologist Hugo Strange]].
* ReluctantPsycho: Ironically, since TheMadHatter is characterized by enjoying his own madness. However, he doesn't respond poorly to being called mad.
-->'''Tetch:''' As a hat. Yes, as a hat.
* SerialKiller: He's killed many an "Alice".
* SmallRoleBigImpact: His actual appearance in the game is short-lived, and on the surface he doesn't seem very important to the main plot. [[spoiler:But it's his MindControlDevice that Hugo Strange used to take control of Quincy Sharp. Meaning that without him, Arkham City may not even exist at all.]]
* SpotOfTea: It's his "[[WorldOfPun special-tea]]".
* VillainousBSOD: Suffers one when confronted by Strange about his victims.
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Strange used him and his MindControlDevice to gain control of Quincy Sharp, and later dumped him in Arkham City.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[WelcomeToHell Welcome to hell!]]"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NolanNorth

'''Oswald Cobblepot''' is the heir to the prestigious Cobblepot family, with has a long rivalry with the Waynes. Educated in England, Cobblepot found more in common with thugs than the elite and returned to Gotham City to take over his family's businesses, take revenge on the Waynes for his family's fall from fortune, and take control of the criminal underworld. Basing his numerous operations out of the Cyrus Pinkney's Institute for Natural History and attached Iceberg Lounge, Cobblepot, known among some underworld circles as '''The Penguin''', ruthlessly began expanding his businesses while being able to avoid being confirmed as a criminal by the G.C.P.D. That situation ended when Arkham City was built and Cobblepot refused to be evicted, entering into a gun battle with the police and TYGER before being sealed into the prison. He controls the largest and best supplied gang within the walls of the prison, and is aiming to take out Two-Face and Joker's crews for complete control.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BadBoss:
** In the GCPD, he lets some of his goons know that Batman is coming for them... and laughs about it. Shortly after, he has all the bridges detonated to cut off Joker's forces (not reckoning on the sewers), and doesn't give a crap that this puts several of his men at the mercy of the Joker's crew. In addition, one of the mooks says in the Penguin's debut trailer "You think the Joker's bad? Wait until Penguin deals with him! Penguin's an animal", which carries the implication that he's even worse of a boss than even SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, the latter of whom is definitely no saint in terms of being a boss.
** He's such a bad boss that one of his thugs actually calls him a bastard directly to him after he [[spoiler:blows up a bridge preventing his goons from leaving Joker's turf, effectively leaving them for dead]].
** Being this may have actually backfired on him at least once. [[spoiler:Listening in on a conversation with his henchmen after Batman leaves the museum reveals that Penguin had a guy spying on Joker with a sniper rifle. Not only does Penguin aggravate the goon with his constant badgering for information, but it's implied that the guy let Joker live just to spite Penguin.]]
** Unlike Joker's goons, who stick together even after [[spoiler:Joker's death]], or Two-Face's, who continue to support their boss despite him being dealt a severe blow early on in the game, as soon as Penguin is defeated, his mooks almost immediately abandon him; choosing to join up with the other gangs rather than free their leader.
*** This makes sense, since a thug said most of Penguin's thugs were mercenaries. Another even said "''we'' are professionals." Penguin may pay for a higher grade of mooks, but if Penguin, aka their paycheck is gone, then so are they.
* BaldOfEvil: As seen in the above image.
* UsefulNotes/BritishAccents: Speaks in a cockney accent.
* BreakTheHaughty: What he goes through when Batman beats him.
* BullyingADragon: ''City'' starts off with him capturing Bruce (in his civilian persona) and planning to torture him. No sooner then he tries to throw the first punch with his brass knuckles, Bruce grabs his hand and breaks it (even more embarrassingly, Bruce was ''handcuffed'' at that point). And, if the player wishes after finishing off his mooks, laying him out with an uppercut.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Penguin freezes a cop's hand and smashed it with a hammer while using a P.A. system to let Batman hear the whole thing. It's heavily implied that he does this with the captive Precinct 13 policemen frequently, as well.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: He's got a lot of strange stuff in that museum of his.
* CompositeCharacter: While he's not disfigured (or at least in the same way) as he was in ''Film/BatmanReturns'', his clothes are similar to those worn by the Penguin there and looks a bit like Danny [=DeVito=], albeit how the actor normally looks. He has s savage and animalistic, but [[FauxAffablyEvil trying to pass off as refined]] personality (as seen in ''Returns'') instead of the actual refined personality of the comics version and has a similar backstory of his family having a grudge against the Waynes ala ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
* DemotedToExtra: His role in ''Origins'', since his criminal activities are entirely unrelated to the plot, and he only gets Batman's attention due to having needed information; immediately after he confesses (most of) what he knows, their confrontation is interrupted by Deathstroke. He sticks around to watch the fight, then wisely locks himself in his office with his secretaries to prevent Batman from reaching him. The only other element of the game related to him is a side mission to find the weapon caches he's selling off.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Suppose the player decides to not knock out Penguin and leave him at the gate. The game has Penguin shout about how he always knew that Bruce was a coward just for that occasion. If the player decides to slide into him instead of uppercutting him, he'll slump onto the ground instead of flying off his feet.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The speech at the booth he has for Zsasz is played more seriously than the others. Whether it's guilt for [[spoiler:cheating him out his money at cards]] or general disgust for Zsasz's actions is unclear.
-->'''Penguin:''' Take a good look into the eyes of a monster. A deeply disturbed killer. A man, responsible for the murder and subsequent mutilation of over 100 men, women, and children. You're looking at Zsasz.
* EvilBrit: Played with. His bio says he ''grew up'' in London, but wasn't necessarily born there. His family has had a multi-generational feud with the Waynes. He's a Gothamite by breeding.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Well, it's [[WellIntentionedExtremist a relative measure of "good"]], but in the ''Cold, Cold Heart'' DLC, Penguin assumes that whatever Ferris Boyle has confiscated and locked away is extremely valuable if Mr. Freeze is fighting so hard to get it.
* EyeScream: That monocle of his? [[GrievousBottleyHarm It's the bottom half of a beer bottle shoved into his eye]]. According to Penguin, he got it in a bar fight, and aside from him liking it (giving him a "unique look"), he also implies that the doctors told him it was impossible to remove without killing him, even if he did try to pay for it.
* FatBastard: As is tradition.
* FeudingFamilies: The Cobblepots and the Waynes apparently did not get along very well (Dating back to Solomon Wayne and Henry Cobblepot, who were two of the three founding fathers of Gotham), and he also seems to blame the Waynes for his family being financially ruined. It would be more accurate to say that they ruined themselves by competing with the Waynes directly when they could have stayed prosperous by focusing in industries they were more suited to running.
* GlassCannon: The cannon part comes from him using Mr. Freeze's freeze gun. The glass part comes from him only taking two hits total (one before the Grundy fight, one afterwards) to be defeated.
* GroinAttack[=/=]FunnyBackgroundEvent: If you look closely when Penguin says to the psychopathic inmates "Come on out, lads! It's initiation time!", you'll notice that while gesturing, he whacks one of his mooks in the family jewels with his umbrella.
* HighClassGlass: Subverted. See EyeScream.
* JabbaTableManners: In the prequel comic.
* {{Jerkass}}: And that's one of the ''nicest'' terms to describe him.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:He killed and stuffed Joker's pet hyenas.]] Also, it's heavily implied in both a story and an interview tape that [[spoiler:he used the raving lunatics from the previous game as live targets for his mooks' weapons.]]
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: Inverted: Aside from bios and a few mooks, he's referred to by his real name more often than to his nickname, most likely out of politeness or fear.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Penguin has a collection of people, with [[{{Irony}} separate display cases for Batman and Bruce Wayne]]. When Batman defeated him, Mr. Freeze locked Penguin up in one of his own display stands (more specifically, the Bruce Wayne exhibit), ''after'' adding more pain to his broken hand by stepping on it.]]
* LondonGangster: This Penguin is closer to a RayWinstone-style thug with delusions of grandeur, complete with an East-End accent, than his usual depiction.
* MisterBig: See TheNapoleon.
* MuggingTheMonster:
** This is the reason why Penguin's left hand is in a cast; Penguin, when meeting up with Bruce Wayne, tells him that Bruce's family destroyed his, and puts on brass knuckles, referring to them as "Good, old fashioned revenge" before trying to punch Bruce, only for Bruce to suddenly grab his hand and twist it behind Penguin's back, breaking it.
** On a citywide scale, it's revealed that Penguin and his gang were trapped in Arkham City because of his ego. When the plans for Arkham City were first displayed, Penguin wasn't supposed to be an inmate; the City was trying to take his property. Penguin refused to vacate the Iceberg Lounge, choosing to get into a gunfight with the GCPD when they tried to evict him.
* TheNapoleon: Strange even [[LampshadeHanging asks him if he's familiar with the term "Napoleon Complex"]].
* NeverMyFault: His interview tapes with Strange reveal that Penguin constantly blames the Waynes and Batman for the failures caused by the poor decisions of his ancestors and himself.
* PeopleZoo: He has a museum featuring several of Gotham's finest criminals, although most of them are either dead or have broken out by the time Batman gets there.
* PaidHarem: Has one in ''Origins'' in the form of Candy and Tracey, who also serve as his personal CoDragons.
* SinisterSchnoz: Not as much as other incarnations, but it's still there.
* SlaveToPR: Like in previous incarnations, he's always trying to play himself up as a gentleman socialite even though he clearly isn't. This is also the reason he and Joker went to war; Joker attacked one of his waitresses with acid in the Iceberg Lounge, which spoiled Penguin's reputation. When Joker later tried to bury the hatchet, Penguin refused to make amends.
* SmugSnake: Not as much as Riddler, but he's still pretty egotistical.
* StockBritishPhrases: His East End accent allows him free usage of a few of these terms, including calling Bats "wanker".
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:His treatment of Zsasz, detailed in the payphone sidequest, is a key part of Zsasz's downfall into insanity.]]
* VillainExitStageLeft: How he leaves the story in "Origins".
* WaxMuseumMorgue: Has this in his museum. He has a member of the League of Assassins, Mr. Freeze and Scarface on display, bodies of cops and members of Joker's and Two Face's gangs, and exhibits ready for Bruce Wayne and Batman. Some of them, such as police fed to sharks and Harley's hyenas killed and stuffed, show how utterly sadistic he is.
* WickedCultured:
** Subverted, since he's just as crude and nasty as his thugs, but he'd tell you otherwise.
** In a rather twisted inversion, he even destroyed the exhibits of a natural history museum just to accommodate his criminal headquarters.
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[[folder:Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You will pay, Batman, for hurting my babies."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Tasia Valenza

'''Pamela Lillian Isley''' is a brilliant botanist who had her blood replaced with chlorophyll in a freak lab accident, gaining the ability to control plants and exude pheromones capable of seducing most people. She was driven insane and became dedicated to protecting plant life from humanity as the eco-terrorist '''Poison Ivy''', but was defeated and imprisoned by Batman in Arkham Asylum. In Arkham City, Ivy has taken over a building at the edge of the prison city and is uninterested in the conflict between the other supervillains.
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!!Provides examples of:

* DemotedToExtra: In ''Arkham City'', she only shows up in Catwoman's downloadable campaign or in a game over quote if Batman should happen to die on her turf.
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** She tries to kill Catwoman for ''forgetting to water some plants she was looking after.'' Though this is Ivy we're talking about here. To her, all plants' lives are as precious, if not more than, a person's. From her perspective, Catwoman allowed some of her children to starve to death. [[MamaBear It's natural she'd be a wee bit peeved]].
** If you visit her as Catwoman after completing the game, Catwoman blames Strange for the death of the last plant (which Catwoman actually killed to get back at Ivy). Ivy swears vengeance on all of humanity.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: She's always seen barefoot.
* EarthyBarefootCharacter: See DoesNotLikeShoes.
* EnemyMine / HeelFaceDoorSlam: She begged Batman to let her out so she can help stop the Joker, mainly because his Titan experiments are harming her plants. He wisely says no.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She didn't support Joker's rebellion, and also [[spoiler:initially]] requested for Batman to stop Joker and his plans because of the negative affects on her plants.
* EvilRedhead: Her hair's scarlet, and she's got the evil part down.
* GaiasVengeance: Seeing as she has plant powers and all.
* GreenThumb: As one would expect from Poison Ivy.
* HeelFaceTurn: Attempted one by opening up a flower shop. However, as she continued to see humanity destroying the environment, she couldn't take it anymore and killed a customer who came into her shop to buy flowers for his wife after having cheated on her.
* MamaBear: She doesn't appreciate her plants being harmed.
* MisanthropeSupreme: Identifying with plants more than animals, she despises humans.
* NoFlowInCGI: Her hair is notably different from her usual appearance, being fixed backward like the Bride of Frankenstein. Having wavy long bangs and such would have been more complicated.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Her eyes even seem to ''glow'' green for this incarnation.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her "patient uniform" consists of nothing but a single red shirt, held together at cleavage level by only two buttons, and panties made of ''leaves''.
* StationaryBoss: Having merged with a giant mutated plant while under the influence of the Titan formula.
* TheVamp: It's best seen in her interview tapes in ''Arkham Asylum''.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Unfortunately, her intentions in stopping the Joker's plans failed when she realized her plants were growing stronger as a result of the Titan formula.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She can be classified as one because [[spoiler: she is an eco-terrorist essentially because society harms Nature, her "babies", and she wants humans to stop hurting the planet. In addition, in Arkham City she locks herself up and really just wants to be left alone when Catwoman comes in and she sees herself forced to kill her.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ra's al Ghul]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You disappoint me, Detective."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

'''[[ComicBook/RasAlGhul Ra's al Ghul]]''' is the head of the League of Assassins and a centuries old terrorist dedicated to cleansing the world in order to save it. One hundred years before the events of Arkham City, he attempted to transform Gotham with Wonder City, but the Lazarus Pit underneath it drove its citizens mad. In the present, he has become obsessed with finding a successor, and wants Batman to take his place.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AffablyEvil: He's actually very polite and respectful of Batman.
* AffectionateNickname: Always refers to Batman as "Detective" as a sign of respect. Just like he did in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
* BackFromTheDead: Between ''Arkham Asylum'' and ''Arkham City'', and at least once beforehand, judging from Batman's comments.
* {{Badass}}: He's one of the few villains in the series who can challenge Batman in one-on-one combat.
** BadassBaritone: Has a very gruff voice combined well with some VoiceOfTheLegion at first.
** BadassBeard: Sports one with a soul patch.
** BadassGrandpa: He's at least half a millennium old and still a very formidable opponent.
** BadassInCharge: He leads the League of Assassins.
* BeardOfEvil: See the above image.
* [[spoiler: BiggerBad: In ''Origins'', he's indirectly referred to by Shiva multiple times as her master; one of her extortion tapes reveals that she, acting on his orders, gave Quincy Sharp the idea to restore Arkham Asylum as leverage to become mayor of Gotham.]]
** [[spoiler:He's also this for ''City'', where he is TheManBehindTheMan for Hugo Strange and everything the latter does is in order to win Ra's al Ghul's approval and become his heir.]]
** The backstory unearthed in ''Arkham City'' reveals that 100 years in the past, he created a failed utopian city called "Wonder City" powered with steampunk Lazarus-powered green energy that ended up driving its prisoners mad, many of whom were later sent to Arkham Asylum, which means that Gotham city's propensity for psychopathic criminals is likely a result of his chemical influence and he later justifies extreme measures to use against the same insanity that he's responsible for creating...
* BodyHorror: Before using the Lazarus Pit, Ra's appears withered, decayed and corpse-like, only returning to health by bathing in the Pit.
* DeathIsCheap: In ''Arkham Asylum'', Ra's was a corpse, but was quite alive (if in poor condition, at first) in ''Arkham City''. Earlier, Batman stated to Talia that if Ra's was "dead again", he needed her to "wake him up", indicating that this is not Ra's' first time rising from the dead in this continuity. [[spoiler: Later, after Ra's is killed, Batman is unconcerned, simply saying that Ra's was going to need another trip to a Lazarus Pit. Sure enough, in the PlayableEpilogue, Ra's' body is gone, hinting at another possible resurrection.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathSeeker: Wishes for either Hugo Strange or Batman to take his place as the Head of the Demon, and seems almost frightened of the idea of living longer. When Batman repeatedly refuses to kill him, Ra's goes so far as to put a knife to Talia's throat and ''demand'' that Batman kill him.]]
--> '''Ra's''': [[spoiler: I have used the Lazarus Pit too many times. My mind and body cannot take much more. Every time I enter the Pit, I am frightened of what will come out.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath[=/=]TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Batman tackles Ra's Al Ghul out of the tower before it explodes. Ra's attempts to kill Batman by stabbing himself when Batman grabs him and is on his back as the two of them are falling. The sword goes clean through him and almost through Batman as well, but Batman's able to evade it at the last second, letting Ra's continue to fall with the sword still impaled into him.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo. In Asylum, you can find his corpse. If you go check again after beating the game, [[SequelHook it's gone.]]
* EngagementChallenge: He actively ''wants'' Bruce with his daughter if it would mean he joins the League of Assassins.
* EvilOldFolks: He's an old man who leads the League of Assassins.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Courtesy of Creator/DeeBradleyBaker.
* [[spoiler: FictionFiveHundred: He and the League of Assassins funded Hugo Strange and the Arkham City project.]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Though only after [[spoiler: bathing in the Lazarus Pit]].
* [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave Grandpa, What Massive Hotness You Have]], after [[spoiler: a dive in the Lazarus pit]], he comes out quite handsome despite his extremely advanced age.
* GreenEyes: And they glow when he uses the Lazarus Pit.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Batman even says as much to his face.
--> '''Batman''': You're wrong, Ra's. You've become what you've always fought against, and I ''will'' stop you.
* HeirClubForMen: Despite having a daughter, he wants Batman as his heir.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Hugo Strange, either as a way to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeem himself]] or [[TheDogBitesBack to exact revenge on Ra's for executing him]], activates [[TakingYouWithMe Protocol 11]], which was the self destruction of the primary tower of Arkham City. Ra's then tries to kill Batman by stabbing himself in the gut, but Batman evades the blade at the last second and lets him fall.]]
* [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Twice during the Wonder Tower climax. First by his own hand while trying to kill Batman. And shortly after landing on a gate structure. Ouch.]]
* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: He claims that "this is only the beginning" [[spoiler:while watching Arkham City burning from the effects of Protocol 10]].
* KickTheDog: He takes a moment to add insult to injury by contemptuously telling [[spoiler:the mortally wounded Hugo Strange]] that "Batman is better than you".
* KnightTemplar: He's willing to let people die in order to bring about peace.
* LastDayToLive: Due to his usage of the Lazarus Pits for centuries, he's now withering away.
** SanitySlippage: It's also implied that he's also near-completely lost his sanity as a result.
* TheMagnificent: Ra's' followers, as well as Talia, and, at one point, an illusion of Ra's himself, refer to him as "the great Ra's al Ghul". The assassin Batman follows to Ra's' lair even refers to Batman as a "blasphemer" who is "not worthy to speak of the great Ra's al Ghul!"
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: Turns out to be the one who was pulling Hugo Strange's strings. It's also implied that he and his League of Assassins were also responsible for funding Sharp's campaign as part of his plot.]]
** [[spoiler:He is implied to be behind Shiva's presence in Gotham in ''Arkham Origins'' as well.]]
* MasterSwordsman: He's pretty good with that scimitar of his.
* MisanthropeSupreme: He's an insane and immortal eco-terrorist who believes that humanity must be eradicated, or greatly culled, to stop them from ruining the planet.
* MotiveRant: A rather [[NightmareFuel/BatmanArkhamCity unsettling]] one that plays over the old radios in Wonder City.
* {{Omniglot}}: According to the comics, He's able to speak Arabic, French, Greek, Latin, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, Urdu, multiple Indian languages and possibly others.
* PowerTattoo: Ra's bears intricate dragon tattoos on both arms.
** PowerGlows: The tattoos glow for a brief while after Ra's takes his dip in the Lazarus Pit.
* RedemptionRejection: Ra's admits to Batman that the effects of the Lazarus Pit are wearing his body away as much as they replenish it, and seem to be causing him SanitySlippage. He expressed a genuine worry about what would happen to him should he continue using it, and Batman points out if his pit ever fell into the wrong hands, he'd be helpless to stop centuries of destruction. He gives him one chance for redemption, and to call off his [[KnightTemplar crusade]], or he'd be back for him. [[spoiler: His offer turns out to have been for nothing, since Ra's is behind everything in Arkham City, including Hugo Strange]]. It should be pointed out that Batman himself doubted that Ra's would actually take the offer, citing his belief that Ra's is addicted to the Pit.
* Really700YearsOld: He's ''much'' older than he appears to be.
* SinisterScimitar: His WeaponOfChoice.
* SkunkStripe: As always, he has a white stripe in his otherwise black hair.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: During the Demon Trials and his fight with Batman. Possibly justified by [[MushroomSamba the nature]] of both events.
* WakingUpAtTheMorgue: We don't get to see it, but it happens in ''Asylum''; when you first visit the morgue, one of the bodies stored there is that of Ra's al Ghul (which you can find out by investigating). Knowing who Ra's is, when you come back later, he's long gone from the morgue.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Consistently offers Batman a chance to join the League, viewing him as a possible successor.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He thinks he is this. Whether or not he is could easily be up for discussion.
* [[spoiler:YouHaveFailedMe: He ends up stabbing Hugo Strange InTheBack when he failed to defeat Batman, even stating the trope word for word.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ratcatcher (Otis Flannegan)]]
'''Otis Flannegan''' was a ratcatcher born with the ability to speak with and control rats. He eventually turned to a life of crime using his ability, and the '''Ratcatcher''' was born. After being put in Arkham City, Ratcatcher used his rats to smuggle luxury goods into the prison to sell. The Penguin did not take learning of his competition in the black market trade very well, and had the Ratcatcher dragged screaming to the Iceberg Lounge for punishment.
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!!Provides examples of:

* TheBeastmaster: Well, rat master at least.
%%* CListFodder
* TheGhost: In ''Arkham Asylum'', Batman can find some of his equipment hidden in the ventilation ducts. In ''Arkham City'' he is killed before the events of the game by the Penguin. He does show up in one issue of ''Arkham Unhinged'' as a member of the supervillain jury Two-Face puts together to try the Joker.
* KilledOffScreen: By the Penguin, according to {{Mook|s}} chatter. First Penguin tried to [[DeathByIrony feed him to rats]], but after they ignored him for several days he tossed Ratcatcher to his shark Tiny.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Riddler (Edward Nigma)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Explore! Find my challenges! And when you fail to solve them and lie blubbering like an ignorant child on the floor, you will know, that the Riddler is better than you!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WallyWingert

'''Edward Nashton,''' also known as Edward Nigma, is a genius obsessed with proving his mental superiority to the rest of mankind. As '''ComicBook/TheRiddler''', he leaves clues to his crimes behind to challenge those who come after him. He is determined to prove his superior intellect to Batman, leaving numerous riddles scattered around Arkham Island when the Joker took over to stump him. When that failed and The Riddler was arrested by Batman, he swore revenge and plotted even more devious plots in Arkham City, putting the full force of his intellect behind riddles and traps designed to defeat and kill Batman.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AbusiveParents: In his patient interview, he comments on how his dad called him a "moron" over and over again. [[spoiler: To prove him wrong, Edward entered a contest at school, where if he solves a nearly impossible logic problem, he gets $20. He won, but his dad demanded him to confess that he cheated. He denied it only to get hit. He actually did cheat.]]
* AlwaysSecondBest: To Batman. His attempts to prove himself the intellectual superior through his riddles and deathtraps only serve to disprove this notion when Batman constantly defeats him. In fact during one of his DeathTrap scenarios when Edward attempts to cheat, in order to "outwit" the Dark Knight, it fails because Batman is also ''better at cheating''.
* AffablyEvil: During his time as Enigma, though he was still pretty snide even then.
* ArcVillain: Of his sidequests (which comprise of the majority of the sidequest content in ''Arkham City'' and ''Arkham Origins'', and all of the sidequest content of Arkham Asylum).
* AttentionWhore: His character bio mentions that he has a compulsive need for attention.
* BadBoss: In the second game, he replaces Joker as the commentator during the Predator and Combat side missions. He's just as abusive to the {{Mooks}} as Joker was in the first game.
* BerserkButton:
** He does ''not'' appreciate [[TheResenter Batman being called a hero]], or anyone besting him intellectually. (Particularly [[ArchEnemy the Bat himself]].)
** Also doesn't like to be called insane, as it implies he has a mental illness or deficiency.
* BreakTheHaughty: Gets hit by this in all of his appearances, to the point of it being a RunningGag.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting:
** It's likely unintentional, but in ''Arkham City'', he bears an uncanny resemblance to Creator/StephenMerchant. In ''Arkham Knight'', he resembles Creator/CharlieSheen.
** He also sounds a lot like Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.
* CompositeCharacter: As seen in ''Arkham City'', he dressed similarly to the [[Series/{{Batman}} '60s show]] and early ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' versions of the Riddler and Creator/WallyWingert seems to be channeling a mixture of both a low-key version of [[Film/BatmanForever Jim]] [[Creator/JimCarrey Carrey]] and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries John]] [[Creator/JohnGlover Glover]].
* TheCracker: Playing the AlternateRealityGame reveals that he's the one who compromised Arkham's security, paving the way for Joker's takeover, and he hacks into Batman's headset in both games. He slides into PlayfulHacker territory when he calls Hugo Strange just to talk.
** He started out exclusively as one of these, before he became obsessed with Batman.
* DeathTrap: In Arkham City, he kidnaps people and puts them in these for Batman to attempt to rescue by solving riddles and puzzles.
* ElectronicSpeechImpediment: In ''Arkham City'', whenever talking to anyone remotely, his transmissions are constantly distorting and stuttering, in a distinctly [[VideoGame/SystemShock SHODAN-like]] manner.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He's firmly convinced that Batman is a VillainWithGoodPublicity who steals from the crooks he captures to fund his gadget arsenal and bribes the GCPD to look the other way because, as he puts it, "no one's that selfless."
* EvilGenius: [[SmugSnake Riddler isn't quite as smart as he thinks he is]], but he's still highly intelligent.
* FaceHeelTurn: He used to work for the GCPD, but decided that blackmail was a more efficient way of stopping criminals and left the force.
* FingerlessGloves: To go along with his rougher look in this incarnation.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He wears a pair of glasses, and the zero soul part is pretty self-explanitory.
* FlatWhat: When Hugo Strange reveals that he knows who Batman is, something which the Riddler still hasn't figured out.
* GogglesDoNothing: Averted. When Batman visits him in ''Arkham Knight'', he's working in his garage, and thus requires a pair for safety.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Once Batman solves all riddles, the Riddler puts bombs on hostages, which blow up if they stop moving at all, and forces them to walk around the room endlessly. After saving those hostages and subduing the Riddler, Batman puts the bombs on the Riddler and force him to walk around the room instead. Even though Batman and others know that the bombs are deactivated, they just let the Riddler suffer. It's immensely satisfying.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: As Batman gets close to stopping his scheme in ''Origins'', Nigma tries to make him back off by arguing that compared to the assassins and other villains running around, his extortion scheme is pretty harmless since it doesn't physically hurt people. This is ignoring that 1) Nigma's plan will end with him revealing the extorted information to the public, causing widespread chaos and destruction, and 2) Nigma's own belief that brain is more powerful and dangerous than brawn.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: His most driving motive in his rivalry with Batman, particularly as he feels the compulsive need to prove himself superior to everybody else. Virtually very time he talks to Batman or his henchmen, he often likes to take a moment to remind them that he is, [[TemptingFate in fact]], intellectually superior.
* IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance: Most people, in his [[SarcasmMode humble]] opinion.
* InsufferableGenius: With the emphasis on "insufferable." In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', even Dr. Young — who expressed a hopelessly naïve belief that she could cure the Joker — confesses that she finds him nearly intolerable to be around.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Calling him egotistical would be putting it lightly.
* [[spoiler: LawmanGoneBad: An optional conversation with Alfred in ''Origins'' reveals that he used to work for the GCPD's cyber crime division.]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the first game, as you get near to collecting all his riddles, he will accuse you of looking the answers up on the internet.
* MadnessMakeover: His repeated failures have clearly taken a toll on [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/079994c58cc4cbb2d2a7e6a7320c3ee6/tumblr_mw8a7wScr01qe5zr1o1_500.jpg on]] [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111123091832/batman/images/4/43/Riddler-character.png his]] [[http://cdn.denofgeek.us/sites/denofgeekus/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/arkham_knight_5.jpg?itok=0295hUOO appearance]].
* MoodSwinger: Dr. Young claims that his "tantrums" have compromised numerous therapy sessions, and based on what we can hear, she's right.
* {{Narcissist}}: He's got a very high opinion of himself.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: After Batman beats him in ''Arkham Asylum'', he kicks off his side mission in ''Arkham City'' by kidnapping numerous security and medical personnel and placing them in increasingly deadly {{Death Trap}}s, all to "prove" that he's better than Batman.
* PassiveAggressiveKombat: When not outright insulting others, he'll often engage in this as a form of criticism.
* {{Pride}}: His FatalFlaw.
* PsychopathicManchild: He wants to turn Arkham City into his personal [[DeathTrap playground]]. His "The Riddler is better than you" attitude is also pretty childish.
* RiddleMeThis: His {{Catchphrase}}, no doubt.
* RiddleOfTheSphinx: Referenced in a gruesome fashion in ''Asylum'': he claims the answer is "a baby", because it walks around on four limbs, ''but it walks on only two if you cut off its legs and three if you give it a crutch.'' When asked how he could make such a sick joke, the Riddler calmly responds "It's not ''my'' baby."
* SmugSmiler: It's almost his default expression.
* SmugSnake: He's very arrogant, but he's not quite as clever as he thinks and is quick to anger whenever Batman starts winning.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Or so he claims.
* SoreLoser: When Batman's on a winning streak, he's quick to accuse him of cheating.
* TookALevelInJerkass: As shown in ''Origins'', he was rather AffablyEvil if somewhat snide as Enigma, and complimented Batman for his achievements and saying he would actually help him if he just asked at some points. By the time he adopts his Riddler persona, he's gone completely over the deep end and refuses to acknowledge any achievements other than his own.
* VillainousBreakdown: In the first game, he gets more and more unhinged as Batman slowly solves all of his riddles. In the second game, it happens [[spoiler:as Batman locates and rescues more hostages]]. ''Origins'' also shows that he suffered one early on as well, which prompts his transformation into The Riddler.
* VillainHasAPoint: His stated goal in ''Origins'' is to blackmail the powers-that-be into either resigning or being forced out of office. Given that said powers are probably uniformly corrupt in a city where rule of law is a sick joke, one could almost compare him to Batman's reliance on vigilante justice...except he probably doesn't care if his actions actually make things better and is definitely doing it primarily out of self-aggrandizement.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: For the first game; he makes a physical appearance in Arkham City.
* YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive: Sometimes does several times in the same sentence.
--> Do you know of anyone else in your twisted little penitentiary who is ''ingenious'' enough to arrange this little chat?
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Is your mind playing tricks on you... or am I?"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Dino Andrade

'''Dr. Jonathan Crane''' is a brilliant psychologist and biochemist obsessed with studying peoples fears. He turned to experimenting on humans with a specially developed fear gas, becoming the terrifying villain '''Scarecrow'''. When the Joker took over Arkham Asylum, Scarecrow roamed the island testing his newest fear gas on the staff and attempting to break Batman. He didn't show up in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''[[note]]Though Easter Eggs exist referring to his activities.[[/note]] or ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' but HesBack in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' as part of the BigBadEnsemble.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BadassBookworm: He's a psychologist, after all.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: As seen in his third challenge.
* BreakThemByTalking: His patient interviews constitute a extended one on fear, and how it drives the human condition. [[spoiler: His final tape ends with him getting one from Batman]].
* ComeOutComeOutWhereverYouAre: Although this line's never said, its typical follow-up line is used by Scarecrow if he spots the Dark Knight. Batman must avoid him by hiding in the shadows, but if he's seen, the follow-up line is spoken:
--->'''Scarecrow:''' Oh, '''there''' you are... ''[SLASH]''
** Or, if not that, is ''I see you Batman !''
* CompositeCharacter: His costume from the torso to legs is based upon the general Scarecrow look, but the noose is from his ''New Batman Adventures'' incarnation, and he also wears a gas mask akin to the one from ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.
* DeadlyDoctor: He created that fear gas of his.
* EvilGloating: Subjects Batman to constant mockery during the latter's fear gas hallucinations.
* EvilGenius: He's a psychologist-turned-villain.
* EvilLaugh: He's good at these, to say the least.
* FauxAffablyEvil: As seen in his interview tapes, he speaks politely to the doctors even as he's giving them a dose of fear toxin.
* FissionMailed: [[spoiler:In his third illusion.]]
* ForScience: In his interview tapes, Doctor Kellerman believes that the Scarecrow's only motivation is continuing his fear research, whatever the consequences are for his test subjects.
** ForTheEvulz: Another reason of his actions. Seems like he truly loves what he does.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: In the third challenge, he actually makes the player feel the same sensations Batman felt during the first two hallucinations.
* GigglingVillain: He boasts a rather impressive chortle.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: His mask makes this effect.
* HesJustHiding:
** In-universe, several of the inmates speculate that Scarecrow was killed by Killer Croc during the events of the first game, but there was evidence (such as TheStinger in the first game, as well as his mask being found near hay as part of a riddle by the Riddler in the second game) that he actually survived.
** [[spoiler:Batman can find a boat in the Arkham City harbor full of fear toxin, documents in Crane's name, and a near-catatonic inmate tied to a chair. Scarecrow definitely set up shop at some point. The numbers stations you can listen to via the cryptographic sequencer also hint at his return.]]
* HesBack: Returns after a long absence in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' putting bombs of fear toxin across the city and ordering a city-wide evacuation of every Gotham citizen.
* IconicItem: His hypodermic syringe enhanced gloves.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: When Batman gets over a large dose of his Toxin, Crane wisely makes a break for it.
* LeanAndMean: He's quite skinny.
* LevelInBossClothing: Several times.
* MadDoctor: An evil psychologist who invented a toxin that simulates a person's worst fears.
* MadScientist: How else could he have created his fear toxin?
* MalevolentMaskedMan: He wears an unsettling burlap sack/gas mask.
* ManipulativeBastard: In a rather impressive move, he managed to charm Dr. Young into thinking that he was both sane and innocent, and that he might qualify for a job as a researcher in the Titan Progam. It's also implied that he was able to persuade Carmine Falcone into helping him with his plot (there's a note implying that Falcone is arranging for Mr. Fine aka the Broker to arrange a more permanent base.)
* MindRape: Inflicts this one people with his toxin.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Given that Crane's a psychologist and all.
* PlayingWithSyringes: Sports some on his glove.
* PsychoPsychologist: He's got both parts down.
* {{Scary Scarecrow|s}}: His general motif.
* [[spoiler:SequelHook: "FEAR WILL TEAR GOTHAM CITY TO SHREDS!"]]
* SinisterScythe: Holds one in his profile.
* [[spoiler:UnexplainedRecovery: The second game heavily implies that Crane is still alive, but doesn't mention how he survived his encounter with Killer Croc.]]
* WolverineClaws: Sports a [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]-esque glove with syringes acting as the claws.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Scarface]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarkHamill

'''Scarface''' is a dummy carved from an old gallows tree at Blackgate Prison which fell into the hands of Arnold Wesker, a meek man from a mafia family. However, when he was imprisoned in Arkham Asylum, he was forced to carve a new puppet, which was taken by the Joker when he took over the asylum. Following the building of Arkham City, Joker had multiple Scarface puppets made to abuse.
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!!Provides examples of:

* TheCameo: In both games.
* DemonicDummy: As expected from Scarface.
* LegacyCharacter: An odd version: the original Scarface never shows up, just multiple copies, with the first created by Wesker and then the rest by Mugsy Binks, one of Wesker's former henchmen who joined the Joker.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shiva]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"What do you know of justice? Behind bars or beyond them, these people never change. As long as they live, Gotham is stained."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' KellyHu

A deadly martial artist, '''[[ComicBook/LadyShiva Shiva]]''' is one of the assassins hired to kill Batman on Christmas Eve.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AdaptationNameChange: Very minor, but she drops the "Lady" from her name.
* AffablyEvil: She's actually quite courteous towards Batman, all things considered.
* BonusBoss: Dealing with her is an optional sidequest, similar to Deadshot.
* DarkActionGirl: Considered ''the'' greatest martial artist in the DC universe, to the point that not even Batman can defeat her in a fair fight.
* TheDragon: She's implied to be one for [[CynicalMentor Kirigi]] in ''Initiation'' through her appearance as the FinalExamBoss and the scenes shown in inter-challenge screens. In ''Origins'', she is implied to be this to [[spoiler:Ra's al Ghul]].
* DragonLady: One of the most archetypical examples.
* FinalExamBoss: In the ''Initiation'' DLC, she fulfills this role in-story, being the final challenge of Bruce Wayne's training, and having the resilience of an armored enemy and the expertise of a martial artist.
* FlunkyBoss: She fights you with a pack of ninjas as backup in both ''Origins'' and ''Initiation''.
* HellBentForLeather: She sports a biker-esque outfit, complete with a leather jacket.
* JustTestingYou: It's referenced multiple times that she's not really trying to kill Batman in ''Origins'', but rather to test him for someone else, heavily implied to be [[spoiler:Ra's al Ghul]]. This is proven in ''Initiation'', where she ''is'' actively trying to kill him, and is much tougher to defeat.
* KnightTemplar: She repeatedly refers to Gotham as corrupt and deserving of destruction, [[spoiler:which makes sense, considering that she serves Ra's al Ghul]].
* MadeOfIron: Despite having very little combat armor, her boss battle in ''Initiation'' shows that she is as resilient as a HeavilyArmoredMook.
* ProfessionalKiller: Comes with the territory of being an assassin.
* PunchClockVillain: She doesn't hold any animosity towards Batman, choosing instead to test him and claiming that the reward money is just a consolation prize if he fails.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: She sets up tests to see if Batman is a WorthyOpponent before confronting him. [[spoiler:She also seems to be testing him on behalf of Ra's al Ghul, to prove he would be a worthy successor.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Solomon Grundy (Cyrus Gold)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Solomon Grundy... born on a Monday..."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' FredTatasciore

'''Cyrus Gold''' was a merchant in Old Gotham who fled into Slaughter Swamp to escape the law after committing murder, but was killed and left there. However, a storm mixed with the swamp gas reanimated Gold but left him with no memory of who he was, able to only recite the nursery rhyme '''"Solomon Grundy"'''. For more than a century he has been used and experimented on by various factions, with the latest criminal to use him being the Penguin as a means of execution and entertainment in the Iceberg Lounge.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: His body is eventually set on fire and burned by the electric currents powering him during the course of his boss fight. He's constantly releasing supernaturally huge maggots. By the final stage of his boss fight, his ribcage is exposed.]]
* TheDragon: To the Penguin in ''Arkham City''.
* EvilAlbino: Just look at how pale he is.
* FateWorseThanDeath: While Ra's al Ghul controlled Wonder City, he had Grundy imprisoned and ''repeatedly'' killed so as to experiment on him. By the end, Grundy was so broken by his suffering, that he stayed in the laboratory even after Wonder City was abandoned, waiting for Ra's to kill him yet again.
* FeedItWithFire: In addition to Penguin giving him a boost with the generator, if you try shooting him with your electrical charge, it'll restore some of his health.
* FrankensteinsMonster: Appears to have traits of this.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: His eyes have an unnatural golden hue.
* GodzillaThreshold: Aside from [[spoiler: Clayface]], he is the only opponent Batman uses lethal force on, and that does mean ''lethal.'' See ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill below for details. Justified, as he's virtually indestructible.
* HulkSpeak: When he speaks, it's in very few words.
* ImplacableMan: No matter what you throw at him, he'll keep coming back for more.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In this case, he's an immortal, electrically powered revenant who recites a children's rhyme.
* RevivingEnemy: Twice even. Justified, as he's a zombie.
* ShockAndAwe: Like FrankensteinsMonster, he's brought to life by electric charges, and can channel them through his body and into his ball and chains.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: And they {{glow|ingEyesOfDoom}}, too.
* TragicMonster: When a troop of soldiers encountered his corpse [[spoiler:among the remains of Wonder City]], he awoke and killed them all in a fit of rage. However, this reincarnation had the ability to feel regret, and Grundy was so horrified by his actions that he stayed there for days, waiting for the scientists who had experimented on him to return and "murder" him again.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Grundy's body is eventually set on fire and burned by the electric currents powering him during the course of his boss fight. Then, Batman finishes Grundy by punching his heart out.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Talia al Ghul]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You must show you are willing to take a life to save the world."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Stana Katic

'''Talia al Ghul''' is Ra's al Ghul's daughter and the head of the League of Shadows legitimate business interests. She and Batman have a complicated history, being both lovers and enemies. She wants nothing more than for Batman to take up her fathers mantle as the Head of the Demon, but knows that one day she may have to chose between her father and Batman. Talia is currently residing under Arkham City, within the ruins of Wonder City where the League of Shadows is located.
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!!Provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: She's a member of the League of Assassins.
* AdaptationDyeJob: SubvertedTrope. She's normally a brunette in the comics and other adaptations, and shows up as a blonde here. However, as shown in "Arkham Unhinged", she's still a brunette, and the blonde hair is a dye.
* AntiVillain: Talia is loyal to her father's [[KnightTemplar ideals]] and shares his [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans beliefs]] [[MisanthropeSupreme about humanity]], but never actually goes against Batman in ''Arkham City''.
* BareYourMidriff:
* BodyguardBabes: Her personal guard.
* CombatPragmatist: Tries this against [[spoiler:the Joker. Unfortunately for her, she only stabbed the BodyDouble]].
* DaddysLittleVillain: For Ra's.
* DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler: Batman's willing to put off saving a thousand people [[LoveMakesYouCrazy to rescue her]].]]
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: She dies in Batman's arms after being shot by Joker.]]
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath: Possibly implied, as Talia's corpse is nowhere to be seen after her death. Her personal guard was still in the city, and her corpse wasn't exactly a great distance from the Lazarus Pit.]]
* FauxActionGirl: Although her bio says she's a well trained fighter, her skills in that regard don't really show up at all in ''Arkham City'' over the manipulative nature she learned from her father.
* HellBentForLeather: She almost looks like a biker.
* InkSuitActor: She bears a great physical resemblance to her voice actress, Stana Katic, only having darker skin.
* [[spoiler:InTheBack: She dies after being shot fom behind by ''Joker''.]]
* KnightTemplar: Talia shares her father's beliefs regarding humanity, and [[spoiler: was likely complicit in Ra's and Strange's plot to destroy Arkham City and slaughter thousands of criminals]]. She also had no problem [[spoiler: killing the Joker ([[BodyDouble or thinking she did]]) in a situation where it would have been easy to non-lethally overpower him]].
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Played darkly [[spoiler:[[InTheBack when Ra's makes a move of threatening Batman with her life]] if he does not kill him]]. This results her in leaving him [[spoiler:after Batman saves her]].
* MaleGaze: While she and Batman walk down the Chamber of the Demon, the camera has a pretty good view of her behind while walking down the stairs.
* MisanthropeSupreme: Much like her father.
* MsFanservice: Just ''look'' at her.
* NoodleIncident: She mentions a "night in Metropolis" between herself and Batman, and teases him that after that, he "could have just called." This is elaborated on in the [[ComicBook/BatmanArkhamUnhinged Arkham Unhinged]] arc "Beloved".
* NumberTwo: She acts as her father's second-in-command among the League of Assassins.
* SexyWalk
* SinisterScimitar: Subverted in personality. She's actually rather benevolent to Batman, though she's far more willing to kill than he is.
* SlapSlapKiss: Textbook example. First thing she does upon seeing Batman? Slap him. Second thing? Flirt and try and kiss him.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:The last act would have gone down very differently had she not stolen back the cure.]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: She explicitly mentions "cleansing the scum of humanity" and creating "a better world".
* VillainousRescue: After a fashion; [[spoiler:she steps in to stop the (fake) Joker from killing Batman, and ensures that Batman can track them once they leave, but she isn't a hero, and doesn't go so far as to actually free Batman from the rubble he's pinned under.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: She adamantly wants Bruce Wayne by her side, but only if he joins the League's crusade against humanity.
--> '''Talia''': [''to Batman''] Just imagine it: You... me... [''whispers as she leans in to kiss him''] ''A better world''...
* WomanScorned: She takes Bruce's refusals to join the League personally, which may to do with the fact that he lied to her face. She initially doubts his commitment to going evil and seems a little taken back by the idea of Bruce actually killing someone. When you realize she was operating from the idea that he was fully invested in becoming an assassin, her anger makes sense, as does her return when he needs help.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Two-Face (Harvey Dent)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[SplitPersonality The only way to get by in this place is to get ourselves some respect... Fear! That's how we get respect! Show them all how we do things!]]"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TroyBaker

'''Harvey Dent''' was a key ally of Batman as the District Attorney of Gotham City, until a criminal threw acid into his face in the courtroom, melting half his face. The psychological trauma of the incident turned him into the vicious schizophrenic criminal '''ComicBook/TwoFace''' and he became obsessed with duality, using a scarred trick silver dollar to decide upon his victims' fate. Upon being imprisoned in Arkham City, Two-Face took over the Solomon Wayne Courthouse and began using campaign tactics to recruit inmates into his army, while also pursing a vendetta against Catwoman.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type I]].
* ArchEnemy: At least during the events of ''Arkham City'', he is this to Catwoman. The [[AllThereInTheManual Arkham City Stories]] reveal that this started from them competing over the riches stored in TYGER's vault. Things quickly escalated.
* {{Badass}}: Largely by reputation, but his mooks claim that when Harvey's face was burnt, he never stopped fighting.
** BadassBaritone: Courtesy of Creator/TroyBaker.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Half of one, anyway.
* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins: Although it's a subtle and non-depressing variation. Two-Face was the underdog of the game at the start, but by the end of the story, he's more or less seized control of at least Park Row and the Bowery. He's in hiding after Catwoman's story is finished, but that's better than Penguin and Joker are doing.]]
* BaldOfEvil: On the burned half of his face.
* BenevolentBoss: It's hinted that he legitimately cares for his troops, as he intended to bolster the morale of his troops after becoming leader.
** Likewise, when listening to the recruiters at the beginning. Two-Face's way of testing the recruits is simply having them fight each other until only some are left standing. Those who stand are in, those who aren't can come back later and try again. Joker and Penguin berate their own men harshly over the radio, have pretty brutal recruitment standards, and Joker in particular kills new recruits at random ForTheEvulz.
** Not only that, but even his henchmen seem to have much better attitudes with him as their boss. At the very beginning of the game if you listen to the mooks messing with Jack Ryder, they'll mention how lucky he is he ran into them, since Penguin or Joker's thugs would have probably tortured him to death, or worse, brought him before their boss. They just want to pick on the weak guy, which as far as normal prison behavior goes and compared to the sadistic behavior of the criminals under the other two super villains employ, isn't all that bad.
** This is all rather in keeping with his character. He has a split personality, and makes major decisions via coin flips. It figures he'd be relatively benign half the time, which is certainly more than you'd expect from Penguin or Joker.
** The Bat-Computer also notes that, Two-Face -- fittingly for a former politician -- is running his attempt to control Arkham City as if it were a political campaign, unlike the gang-warfare approaches of Penguin and Joker. A major part of politics is buttering up the people who you depend on to keep you in power.
* BigBad: Of Catwoman's story, anyway.
** BigBadWannabe: He's the first villain Batman "fights" (not counting Bruce Wayne's brief run-in with the Penguin) and his gang spends the aftermath on the backfoot against Penguin and Joker's goons. They only rise to prominence because Batman is forced to prioritize the other two villains first, so while Two-Face [[spoiler:wins the gang war and becomes the most powerful inmate in Arkham City by the end of the game]], it's only because he wasn't that big a threat in the first place.
* CompositeCharacter: The unscarred side of his face recalls [[Film/BatmanForever Tommy Lee Jones]], but otherwise, he mostly draws from his ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' incarnations.
** From ''Batman: The Animated Series'': The suit takes after the right half of Two-Face's suit in that series, Two-Face's entire left half being scarred, and Creator/TroyBaker admitted to emulating Creator/RichardMoll's Two-Face voice for the Two-Face personality.
** From ''The Dark Knight'': The level of scarring done to his face, the suit being a normal suit with the left half ruined, and his Harvey Dent persona's voice is reminiscent of Aaron Eckhart.
* {{Determinator}}:
** He doesn't give up trying to take over Arkham City despite being the leader of the weakest major gang, [[spoiler:which winds up paying off when he is last gang leader standing at the end]].
** His mooks even discuss this, noting he'll never give up ever, with one even stating that he was in the courtroom when Two-Face's face was scarred, and that he never stopped fighting back against his attacker even as the acid was burning his face.
* EvilIsHammy: His evil half is a lot less subdued than his good half.
* EvilSoundsDeep: As expected, given who his [[Creator/TroyBaker voice actor]] is.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Two-Face (or rather, his good half) is reluctant to kill Catwoman immediately, as they're in a courtroom, which is a place of justice. He also appears to be the nicest of the three super-criminal gang bosses.
* FacialHorror: The damage done to his face is particularly gruesome here, much like in Nolan's films.
* FallenHero: He used to be a well-respected attorney before the accident.
* GutturalGrowler: His evil half has a distinctive growling voice.
* JekyllAndHyde: The two sides of Harvey's personality occasionally argue about the best course of action, as they ([[PronounTrouble he]]?) did shortly before Catwoman's "trial".
* JokerJury: He subjects Catwoman to one at the start of the second game... With her tied up and hanging over a tank of acid. Ironically, he chose this because the good side of the coin went up.
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack: His good and evil halves debate whether they should execute Catwoman immediately or hold a trial for her (the evil and good halves supporting the respective actions.)
* NobleDemon: As Harvey Dent. Technically speaking, as Two-Face as well, in that he's actually a far more BenevolentBoss than any of the other crime lords in the Arkham Gang War.
* NumerologicalMotif: As one would expect, he's obsessed with the concept of duality and the number two.
* RedOniBlueOni: His evil half is the red to his good half's blue.
* RedemptionRejection: Hugo Strange, of all people, [[SadisticChoice offers to do whatever he can to cure Two-Face if he simply refuses to catch his coin when Strange flips it into the air, or tell him where Catwoman is and what she is doing if he does catch it]]. Two-Face sounds torn over what to do, but ultimately catches the coin. Strange is rather disappointed by the choice.
* ShutUpKirk:
-->"[[ThatWasObjectionable OBJECTION!]] ''[shoots Batman]'' Overruled.
* SplitPersonality: His two personalities will even hold conversations with each other while trying to decide upon a course of action, with the evil half even insulting his good half a few times.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "Two guns, bitch!" Really, 50% of his dialogue towards Catwoman invokes this.
* TwoFaced: The TropeNamer himself.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Considering his backstory.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Victor Zsasz]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm going to take my time, Batman. After all... [[WhatTheHellHero You took yours.]]"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Danny Jacobs

'''Victor Zsasz''' was the son of a wealthy family who became a [[TheGamblingAddict gambling addict]] after his parents died and lost all his money to the Penguin. Convinced that life was meaningless, Zsasz became a SerialKiller who makes a mark on his body for every person he kills. He leaves his victims in various poses that imitate life, believing he is freeing them from a world of hardship. When the Joker took over Arkham Asylum, Zsasz rampaged around the island, killing guards and prisoners alike and posing them. After Arkham City opened, Zsasz picked out his victims by calling random phones across the prison, and killing whoever picked them up.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AxCrazy: He beats out ''Joker'' in this regard.
* BadLiar: Although he hypes himself up as a deliverer of lost souls, there are several times during his phone calls where he expresses regret at not being a better gambler or anger at the Penguin for cheating him out of his money. [[spoiler:His breakdown about the mark being "the only thing (he) has left"]] further proves this.
* BaldOfEvil: After shaving his head.
* BloodbathVillainOrigin: As he was destitute and contemplating suicide, a homeless man with a knife attempted to mug him. Zsasz's response, which even he was apparently startled by, was to quickly grab the blade and slit open the other man's throat, splattering himself in blood.
* CoveredWithScars: That he made himself, one for every kill. He has a special spot picked out for when he kills Batman.
* DetachedSleeves: Despite not even wearing a shirt.
* DirtyCoward: His behavior during the story of the first game definitely has shades of this, as he absolutely refuses to confront Batman physically on his own, opting to take a hostage during both of their encounters. Given that he seems capable of killing guards with relative ease, though, it's more likely that [[KnowWhenToFoldEm he's aware of his limitations]].
** Perhaps the best example comes when he's holding Dr. Young hostage and ordering you to keep away from him.
-->'''Joker''': Zsasz, what are you talking about?! Just kill her! She's useless to me now.\\
'''Zsasz''': But if I kill her, the bat will get me!\\
'''Joker''': Ohhh, you're not scared of a ''little'' bat, are ya Slicey?
* EvilPhone: His SideQuest involves a number of them, through which he delivers his sick {{Motive Rant}}s.
* TheGamblingAddict: Losing all of his parents money was part of his StartOfDarkness.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Just like his comics counterpart, he has a collection of tally scorings, that ''he carved into his own skin'', that cover almost his ''entire body''. His design in the game seems to be intended to show this off as much as possible.
* HairTriggerTemper: He quite calm and composed most of the time but it is very easy to anger him. This is especially noticeable when he is recounting his life story to Batman, specifically the events at the Iceberg Lounge.
** [[spoiler: During one of his calls, Batman gets him REALLY angry which leads to Zsasz murdering one of the three hostages.]]
* KnifeNut: Expect him to be carrying a knife whenever he shows up.
* PsychopathicManchild: Dr. Young's notes state that Zsasz has an I.Q. of 78 (though, given [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter her track record of diagnosing other inmates]], this is somewhat questionable). At the very most, his psychosis often seems to manifest itself in [[TheUnfettered unwavering devotion to a single murderous goal]], and [[VillainousBSOD he suffers a near-total mental breakdown when he can't complete it]].
* PsychoticSmirk: Has a tendency to do this.
* SerialKiller: Of the "Power/Control" type, according to Dr. Young's notes.
* ShadowArchetype: He claims his life reached a turning point when his wealthy parents died, leaving him rich but lost and alone in the world, and a desire to find some purpose to live for. Just like Bruce Wayne back then, except that Bruce didn't find his purpose in killing people.
* TheSociopath: After becoming a murderer.
* SoftSpokenSadist: He speaks in a soft yet sadistic tone of voice.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Has shades of this in his interview tapes in the first game; [[BreakThemByTalking his therapist, Doctor Cassidy, is outright terrified when he describes her home and daily routine in great detail]]. When Cassidy takes an (understandable) leave of absence, he tells Doctor Whistler that he's depressed about "the one that got away", and how he needed to kill her.
* TattooedCrook: Slightly more noticeable in the concept art.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He's never seen wearing a shirt.
[[/folder]]

!Henchpeople

[[folder:The Abramovici Twins]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FredTatasciore (Hammer) and Creator/SteveBlum (Sickle)

'''The Abramovici Twins''' were born in Russia conjoined on the side. With their mother dead in childbirth, their grieving father left them with a traveling freakshow. After growing older, the Joker learned of their existence and sent out Harley to bring them to him. After having the twins separated, Joker kept '''Hammer''' as one of his henchmen, and sent '''Sickle''' to the Penguin as a joke. The two brothers loyalties were then divided by philosophical differences, and the two continued serving different masters as the walls of Arkham City were built.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BadassBaritone: They each have one.
* BadassBoast:
-->You look so strong. You're not so strong. I kill you with ''one hand''.
* BaldOfEvil: Both of them, though Mr. Hammer wears a Joker wig.
* BilingualBonus: Hammer's tattoo says "Joker The Tzar" in Russian.
* {{The Brute}}s: They each serve in this position to their respective bosses: Hammer for the Joker, and Sickle for the Penguin.
* {{Canon Foreigner}}s: Created for the Arkhamverse.
* CainAndAbel: A unique case since both are criminals, but with different political ideologies (Mr. Hammer is a communist, Sickle is a capitalist), working for different super-criminals.
* ConjoinedTwins: They used to be, but were eventually cut in two after Joker decided they would fight better separated (the comics revealing it wasn't by choice either, Joker drugged them before having Hush operate on them). Mr. Hammer stayed with Joker and became one of his lieutenants because he wanted a literal "Right Hand Man", while Harley Quinn left Sickle at Penguin's headquarters as a present after deciding not to dump him into the Gotham bay.
* DropTheHammer[=/=]{{Sinister S|cythe}}ickle: The Joker Brother ("Mr. Hammer") uses the hammer and the Penguin Brother ("Sickle") uses the sickle. Attacks from either will blur Batman's vision.
* EliteMooks[=/=]{{Mook Lieutenant}}s: For Joker and Penguin.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: They love each other, despite their political differences and conflicting loyalties.
* EvilLaugh: They both let them out while fighting Batman.
* FriendlyEnemy: Despite the fact that he was dispatched to stop Killer Croc from eating Joker's henchmen, Hammer actually strikes up something of a friendship with him over their similar pasts.
* {{Guttural Growler}}s: Not surprisingly, given who their [[FredTatasciore voice]] [[Creator/SteveBlum actors]] are.
* {{Handicapped Badass}}es: Despite only having one arm, they each manage to easily tear through opponents. {{Lampshaded}} in one of the comics by one of Penguin's thugs, who was amazed at how easily Hammer beat a squad of Penguin's men.
* {{Husky Russkie}}s: They're from Russia, as indicated by their accents.
* {{Mighty Glacier}}s: They're not the fastest of foes, but they can sure pack a punch.
* ParentalAbandonment: Their mother died from childbirth and their father, after nearly contemplating throwing them into a river, left them with a traveling circus where they joined the freak show.
* SmashMook: Mr. Hammer.
* {{Tattooed Crook}}s: Both are covered in tattoos that reflect their respective alignments.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Neither of them bother to wear a shirt.
* WeaponOfChoice: Let's see, we have a [[CaptainObvious man named Hammer and another named Sickle]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bird]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Christian Lanz

'''Bird''' is one of Bane's lieutenants and came with him to Gotham during the Christmas' Eve Incident. Little is known of his past, but rumors are that he was born and raised in Peña Duro like Bane.

* AdaptationalDyeJob: He's blonde in the comics, but what hair he does have in ''Arkham Origins'' is brown.
* BaldOfEvil: The top of his head is bald.
* TheDragon: To Bane.
* InNameOnly: The Bird from the comics is a falconer with long blonde hair, whereas the Bird in ''Origins'' is a balding brunette in body armor.
* NumberTwo: Implied, to Bane.
* RaceLift: Previously depicted as a blond Caucasian and a former resident of Gotham City, this incarnation is a Hispanic native of Santa Prisca.
* TattooedCrook: He sports a design around his mouth of bullets arranged into wing patterns, with similar decals on his arms and head.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Candy]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Masasa Moyo

'''Candy''' was raised on the streets, but managed to pull herself up and earn a business degree. Unfortunately, lean times and a contracting job market caused her to fall in with Penguin's Crowd. The recession has driven many well educated people to take desperate action to support themselves, but that's no excuse for criminal behavior. Her crimes are minor, however, making her an excellent candidate for rehabilitation
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!!Provides examples of:

* CanonForeigner: Didn't appear in comics.
* CoDragons: With Tracey for Penguin.
* LittleBlackDress: In contrast to Tracey's white one.
* MsFanservice: Seemingly one of her jobs.
* PaidHarem: A member of Penguin's.
* PunchClockVillain: She doesn't seem to enjoy watching Penguin hurt people, but does take account of how he does so and why.
* SexySecretary: Acts as Penguin's secretary, and serves in his PaidHarem, as shown in her last scene.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ricky 'Loose Lips' Leblanc]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/SteveBlum
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!!Provides examples of:

* ButtMonkey: Batman's so rough with interrogating him that he passes out. He wakes up and finds that Batman is dangling him off of a ledge for information, and then ''drops him on a Christmas tree''. He ends up getting taken into police custody to be interrogated ''again'', first by them and then [[spoiler: Batman, while breaking into the building for access to their criminal database]]. It doesn't even stop there--Batman later beats him up and interrogates him about the location of a cryodrill for getting to Freeze in "Cold, Cold Heart". Leblanc begs him to not drop him off a roof again.
-->'''Batman:''' Maybe next time. *''Knocks him out''*
* GutturalGrowler: Given who his [[Creator/SteveBlum voice actor]] is, it's no big surprise.
** [[YouLookFamiliar You Sound Familiar]]: While there were dozens of Blum-voiced goons in ''Asylum'' and ''City'' who all had the exact same voice as Ricky, ''Origins'' restricts it solely to him, in order to differentiate him as a character.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Though he's relatively nice to his customers, it's a front for an extremely abrasive attitude toward those who are not.
* NiceHat: His Santa hat makes him stand out among the rest of Penguin's men.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Smugly mentions to his interrogator, Marks, at the GCPD that he's got a cousin working at the Gotham Gazette who can expose their deals with Penguin.[[note]]This cousin, if he even exists, [[HalfTruth is likely a janitor instead of a reporter]].[[/note]] Marks doesn't seem to believe him, but refrains from calling evidence lockup all the same.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Despite being nothing more than a common thug with NominalImportance, Ricky "fancies himself a comedian and a ladies' man", according to Batman's files.
* [[SmarterThanYouLook Smarter Than He Looks]]: He elegantly compares the arms deal he's conducting to a wine tasting, and himself to a sommelier. None of his customers have any idea what he's talking about.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:T & T (Terry and Tracy Trask)]]
'''Terry and Tracy Trask''' were low level thugs in Two-Face's gang who were assigned to guard a batch of Titan he had captured. Instead, they used the Titan, slowly building up tolerance levels to it to gain superhuman strength. Under the mentorship of Hugo Strange, they rebelled against Two-Face and attacked a ceremony attended by Mayor Quincy Sharp. They were stopped by Batman, but not before killing themselves with TNT, along with hundreds of civilians, providing the last excuse needed to open Arkham City.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AlliterativeName: Both of their given names and their surname begins with a "T".
* AllThereInTheManual: They only appear in the prequel comic, which explains how their actions sent gave Quincy Sharp the crises he needed to get Arkham City approved.
* TheBrute: Their fighting styles after they used Titan.
* {{Canon Foreigner}}s: They only appear in the Arkhamverse.
* FromNobodyToNightmare:
** Went from being two low level thugs working for Two-Face to causing Gotham to enter a state of martial law.
** Also in terms of fighting ability, they went from two {{mooks}} to using Titan to become insanely huge and muscular beings with SuperStrength who can take on Batman. Their SuperStrength and muscular forms were also permanent due to slowly taking the drug, rather than using a lot at once and gaining strength but dying soon after like most Titan users.
* MeaningfulName: Their appearance ends with the detonation of TNT they carry.
* SiblingsInCrime: They're brother and sister.
* TakingYouWithMe: When Batman starts to take them down, Hugo Strange orders them to detonate the TNT strapped to them. Batman manages to escape, but they kill hundreds and wound many more.
* {{Unwitting Pawn}}s: To Hugo Strange.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tracey Buxton]]
-->'''Voiced by:'''

'''Tracey Buxton''' is one of Penguin's allies during the Christmas' Eve Incident.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BlondesAreEvil: As a member of Penguin's crew who is far more deliberately cruel than Candy.
* BritishAccents: Cockney like Cobblepot.
* CanonForeigner: Created for the Arkhamverse.
* CoDragons: With Candy for Penguin.
* MsFanservice: Seemingly one of her main jobs.
* PaidHarem: A member of Penguin's.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Penguin.
[[/folder]]

to:

Characters in Members of Batman's RoguesGallery for who appear in the ''Arkham'' ''Batman: Arkham'' videogame series.

[[foldercontrol]]
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!Main Rogues

[[folder:Anarky (Lonnie Machin)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Oppressed citizens
series. Owing to the size of Gotham, your cries for help have this page, the list has been heard! I am Anarky -- voice divided into the following sub-subpages:
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* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryArkham Arkham Asylum]]'': Main members
of the people -- here to save you from the plague of corruption that now infests this once proud city!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MatthewMercer

'''ComicBook/{{Anarky}}''' is a genius criminal
RoguesGallery who attempts to subvert the government and establish anarchism, believing it will improve society.
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!!Provides examples of:
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, most of Anarky's actions were targeted at specific individuals, and although some of his actions put his targets
first appear in critical condition, he wasn't a killer and he would avoid collateral damage. In ''Origins'', Anarky plans to blow up buildings connected to what he believes are the root problems of society, and he's unconcerned with who might get hurt in the process. He's also portrayed as somewhat less rational than his comic book counterpart. You probably wouldn't hear the comic Anarky ranting against soft drinks, for example.
''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum''.
* AntiVillain: He [[WellIntentionedExtremist genuinely wants to help Gotham,]] but he believes that it is possible [[BombThrowingAnarchists to use any means]] to do so.
* BrokenPedestal: For Batman, during the final confrontation.
* [[BombThrowingAnarchists Bomb Throwing Anarkist]]: Has bombs set up at three key locations in Gotham, which Batman must disarm. Taken more literally when in the fight against him, since he spends most
''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryCity Arkham City]]'': Main members of the fight on a balcony lobbing {{Molotov Cocktail}}s at Batman before leaping down to join the fray.
* CharacterFilibuster: He just ''loves'' to give these -- especially after he's apprehended.
* DoNotAdjustYourSet: How he introduces himself to Batman. He even lampshades this at the end of his announcement, telling the populace that he'll let them get back to their regularly scheduled "propagandist garbage".
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: His design
RoguesGallery who first appear in ''Origins'' was specifically made to evoke images ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryOrigins Arkham Origins]]'': Main members
of the modern "street protester"; it's all topped off by an expressionless mask, much like RoguesGallery who first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins''.
* ''[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryKnight Arkham Knight]]'': Main members of
the infamous Guy Fawkes mask popularized by ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' and [[{{Image Boards}} Anonymous]].
* EvilCounterpart: To Barbara Gordon. Both of them are highly intelligent individuals
RoguesGallery who vocally hate the corruption in Gotham, make efforts to fix it and see Batman as a hero for doing the same. However, while Barbara just points Batman towards some illegal gun deals and eventually becomes Batgirl and later Oracle, Anarky becomes a full-blown terrorist and eventually rejects Batman.
* IJustWantToBeYou: He confesses that he became Anarky to try and be like his idol, Batman.
* InTheHood: He and his men all have hoods to help disguise themselves along with their masks.
* KingOfTheHomeless: He's known to be a protector of Gotham's homeless population, and it's mentioned that some of his men were vagrants recruited off the streets.
* {{Malevolent Masked M|en}}an: A creepy white mask to help hide his identity.
* MisaimedFandom: InUniverse. WordOfGod describes him, aside from being an anarchist, as a Batman fan.
* MoodSwinger: Especially upon his defeat, where his constant changes in opinion make him seem legitimately borderline.
* MotorMouth: He just seems naturally prone to making speeches lamenting the evils of consumerism.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Aside from his white mask and a white anarchy symbol, his entire outfit is red and black.
* [[spoiler:TeensAreMonsters: As Batman learns after apprehending him, he's just a teenager, despite all of his rhetoric involving anarchy and bombing tactics.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: After Batman rejects his [[WeCanRuleTogether proposition]], he becomes more than a little unhinged.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers an alliance with Batman to clean up Gotham. After Batman refuses, cue VillainousBreakdown.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He really believes tearing down the government and establishing anarchy would be a good thing. He's also gained a reputation as the protector of Gotham's homeless population.
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: He and his men wear expressionless white masks.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: "Anarky", not "Anarchy". [[spoiler:Justified, as he's a teenager.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Arkham Knight]]

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'''Arkham Knight''' is a new villain introduced
first appear in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AntagonistTitle: His name serves as the subtitle of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''.
* CanonForeigner: Arkham Knight isn't based on a character from the Batman comics, but is a brand new villain created for Rocksteady by writer Creator/GeoffJohns.
** OlderThanTheyThink: What little we know about him resembles the comic character Wrath. Though his costume's black and red motifs, full face cowl and lack of cape makes it resemble the WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond outfit.
* ChestInsignia: A stylized form
[[Characters/BatmanArkhamSeriesRoguesGalleryMisc Miscellaneous]]: Miscellaneous members of the Arkham Asylum logo.
* EvilCounterpart: Is an evil version of Batman.
* TheFaceless: Has a cowl covering his entire face.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: a deadly adversary
RoguesGallery who wears a helmet with glowing blue eyes.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* TheUnfettered: A man with Batman's skills and tech who has no problem using guns or killing.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bane]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I will break you, Batman!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' FredTatasciore (''Arkham Asylum'', ''Arkham City''), Creator/JBBlanc (''Arkham Origins'')

'''Bane''' grew up
appear in the infamous Santa Priscan prison to serve his dead father's sentence. He was subjected to horrific military experiments involving Venom, which turned him superhumanly strong. Combined with his intellect, this allowed Bane to escape. He set out to Gotham City to forge a criminal empire, and made his name on Christmas Eve by recruiting his right-hand man, Bird, and joining a team of eight assassins hired by Black Mask[[spoiler:!Joker]] in an attempt to kill Batman. However, he was eventually defeated by Batman and imprisoned in Blackgate. Years later whilst imprisoned, he was secretly transferred to Arkham Asylum, where Dr. Penelope Young experimented on him to create the Titan formula. Bane managed to escape and sought revenge, but was defeated by Batman again. After being imprisoned in Arkham City, Bane started a fight club and learned that containers of Titan had been scattered throughout the prison and dedicated himself to destroying them to prevent others from suffering the horrific effects it causes.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AffablyEvil: If he isn't trying to kill him or [[spoiler:mislead him like in ''City'']], Bane's rather polite to Batman.
* {{Badass}}: Breaking The Dark Knight's back definitely qualifies him as this. Furthermore, in ''Arkham Origins'', [[spoiler:he deduces Bruce's identity, manages to infiltrate his home, destroys the Batcave, provides the greatest challenge to him of the assassins, and is the final boss.]]
** BadassBaritone: Courtesy of FredTatasciore and Creator/JBBlanc.
** BadassDecay: An in-universe example. [[spoiler:His desire to beat Batman ultimately overwhelms him to the point he injects himself with a drug that ultimately destroys his mind and leaves him incapable of remembering all that he'd learned about the Dark Knight.]] By the time of ''Arkham Asylum'', he's been reduced to a guinea pig for Dr. Young's experiments. {{Lampshaded}} by The Joker, who calls him "Has-Bane". By the time he escapes from imprisonment following his side mission in ''City'', he's reduced by his addiction to Titan to being a tool of nameless, low-level mooks, rather than the other way around.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: His Venom formula makes him much stronger than a normal man. That said, he was ''still'' much stronger than a normal man even before he used Venom.
* BaldOfEvil: As seen when he's not wearing his mask.
* BodyHorror: When Batman and Gordon come across him in the first game, Dr. Young had the Venom compound completely drained from his blood, leaving him bone-thin and gasping for breath. Then Joker injects him with an experimental dose of the Titan formula, bulking him up to full size in seconds. Also, he sounds like he's in pain when he's changing.
** His transformation throughout the timeline. In ''Origins'', he's a pretty big guy, but not too out of the ordinary, and his Venom equipment is easily hidden. In ''Asylum'', he's so huge he needs to brace himself to run (some players have noticed that TN-1 Bane is faster than in the earlier games), and his equipment involves a storage tank and Venom feeds directly into his shoulders. He hasn't changed in ''City'', but he's still giant sized, suggesting he can't shrink down to a normal height.
* [[spoiler:ButThouMust]]: [[spoiler:Flat-out tells Batman that he has to break his [[ThouShaltNotKill one rule]] before his boss fight, by killing Bane, otherwise Joker dies by electric chair due to the heart monitor Bane carries, which charges the chair. Batman does "kill" him, but resuscitates him with the [[ChekhovsGun Shock Gauntlets]], which leads to Bane being an UngratefulBastard.]]
* CarFu: Gets flattened with a remote-controlled Batmobile in ''Asylum''. As revealed in ''City'', Batman knew it wouldn't kill him.
* CompositeCharacter: He uses Venom and has a similar system for feeding it into him like in the comics, but his outfit in ''Origins'' recalls his costume in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', sans the mask.
* CoolMask: As is tradition.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In ''Origins'', Bane has studied Batman intensely, eventually deducing that [[spoiler:Bruce Wayne is Batman]]. Later, when Batman takes an elevator to the top of a hotel, Bane knows enough to tear him out from the ceiling almost immediately. [[spoiler:And during the FinalBattle, despite being hopped up on TN-1, he still has enough clarity of mind to check grates and vents for Batman.]]
* [[spoiler:TheDragon: To the Joker in ''Arkham Origins''.]]
** [[spoiler:TheStarscream: Bane is unusually open about his plans to turn on Joker and take over Gotham once Batman is dead. Joker doesn't seem to mind.]]
* EnemyMine: He forms a temporary alliance with Batman to destroy the caches of Titan stashed all over Arkham City. [[spoiler:But he really just wanted it all for himself. Which Batman knew.]]
* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler:After being forced to make a retreat during his fist encounter with Batman, launches an assault on the Batcave, and nearly kills Alfred. Then he forces him into a situation in which Batman must either kill him or the Joker, or die. After Batman stops then restarts his heart... he just snaps.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: As befitting a man of his stature. In ''Origins'', his voice goes even deeper than normal when using Venom.
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: Of ''Arkham Origins''. He's the last of the eight assassins that Batman faces in a boss battle during the main game and the Joker is more or less a CutsceneBoss.]]
* GeniusBruiser: Dr. Young notes that he is highly intelligent. So intelligent, in fact, that [[spoiler:in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' not only does Bane synthesize another, more powerful version of Venom by himself, he also ''[[OhCrap deduces that Bruce Wayne is Batman]]'']].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: He has scars on his face that match the pattern on his mask.
* GratuitousSpanish:
** Refers to Dr. Young as "the bruja" (meaning "witch"), but otherwise speaks English in the rest of his dialogue.
** Subverted in the comic, where [[YouAreAlreadyDead his only spoken line]] is in Spanish, but his thoughts are in English.
** In ''City'' and ''Origins'', he refers to Joker as "payaso" (meaning "clown").
--->'''Bane:''' I will come back for you, ''payaso loco''![[note]]meaning "crazy clown"[[/note]]
** He also refers to the citizens of Arkham as "basura," meaning "garbage."
* HealThyself: In his boss fight in the first game, if you don't remove the tubes from his neck, then he'll get back a good chunk of health. Everytime you take away a tube, however, he'll lose that mini-healthbar.
* HeelFaceTurn: He claims to have made one in ''City'', planning to go straight and asking for Batman's help in destroying the remaining Titan formula. [[spoiler:He was lying, wanting the stuff all to himself, but Batman anticipated this.]]
* HoistHeroOverHead: One of his counter moves in ''Arkham Origins'' is snapping Batman's spine on his leg. It's not nearly as debilitating to Batman, unless it happens to be the hit that kills the player. In ''Arkham Asylum'', his Batbreaker is used in a game over quote.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler:Calls off his first fight with Batman when the police arrive.]]
* [[spoiler:LaserGuidedAmnesia]]: Come the end of ''Origins'', [[spoiler:his knowledge of Batman's SecretIdentity is forgotten due to his rampage on the prototype Titan formula, reducing him to a temporary mindless brute who is left hanging by 2 chains by Batman.]]
** [[spoiler:EasyAmnesia]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:He pins Alfred under an incomplete Batmobile in ''Origins''. Batman returns the favor with the completed Batmobile in ''Asylum''.]]
* MercyKill: He ends up having to do this to a Joker henchman laced with the Titan formula who had Bane at his mercy, because the henchman in question was suffering from a cardiac arrest and experiencing a very painful death.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Bane" has all sorts of scary meanings.
* NeckLift: One of his special moves in multiplayer.
* NoIndoorVoice: He shouts almost all of his lines in ''Arkham Asylum''.
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: Injects himself with [[PsychoSerum TN-1]] during the final boss fight of ''Origins''.]]
* PlotIrrelevantVillain: To an extent, in ''Asylum'': he shows up once to fight Batman and gets taken down immediately, unlike the other villains who all come back at least once. His indirect role in the plot, however, is greater: [[spoiler:Joker plans to use a derivative of the [[PsychoSerum Venom]] formula in his blood to make rampaging monsters out of all of Gotham.]]
* RetCanon: His appearance in ''Asylum'' and ''City'' was initially the basis for Bane's {{New 52}} design (it's since been tweaked to include [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises a vest and cargo pants]]).
* ScreamingWarrior: He tends to yell a lot during combat, especially in ''Asylum''.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: His only appearance in the first game is a brief, yet [[Awesome/BatmanArkhamAsylum epic]] confrontation, but [[spoiler:his Venom serum]] is the catalyst for the game's plot.
* [[spoiler:StealthBasedMission: In ''Arkham Origins'', the final phase of the boss fight against Bane requires Batman to rely on stealth, as Bane has become a hulking behemoth due to using TN-1.]]
** [[spoiler:TimedMission: Take too long and Bane will gain the ability to [[OneHitKill kill Batman in one hit]]]].
* [[spoiler:[[SomeoneHasToDie Someone Is Going to Die]]]]: [[spoiler:Before his final boss battle, he drops this line to decide which of the 3 subjects (later 4 with Gordon in Joker's grasp) will die: If Batman does not kill Bane ([[TakeAThirdOption or so he says anyway]]), Joker (and by extension Gordon) dies by electric chair powered by the heart monitor on Bane's chest. Batman circumvents this with the MagicalDefibrillator [[ChekhovsGun Shock Gloves]], much to the Joker's annoyance when he finds out Batman really didn't kill Bane.]]
* [[spoiler:UngratefulBastard: In ''Arkham Origins'', after Batman goes through the trouble of making Bane's heart stop and have it beat again (so he does not have to kill either the Joker or Bane), Bane continues his attempt to kill Batman.]]
* VillainTeamUp: In addition to being one of the eight assassins working for Black Mask in ''Origins'', he also seems to have a fragile alliance with The Joker.
* VolcanicVeins: Has glowing green Venom/Titan pulsating throughout his body.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: If the digital graphic novel prequel to Arkham City are anything to go by, Bane might want to destroy the source of Titan by any means necessary. [[spoiler:But the end of his sidequest reveals he only wanted the Titan for himself, not to destroy it. Batman [[GenreSavvy already knew from the start]].]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Black Mask (Roman Sionis)]]
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[[caption-width-right:268:''"Kill him and I'll pay you whatever you want. Make him suffer and I'll double it."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NolanNorth (''Arkham City''), Creator/BrianBloom (''Arkham Origins''), [[spoiler:Creator/TroyBaker (Joker as Black Mask)]]

'''Roman Sionis''' was the heir to the wealthy Sionis family. His parents were extremely negligent, and after they blamed him for their businesses going under and cut him off from their fortune, Roman burnt their mansion down and killed them. The company was still failing, but was bailed out by Bruce Wayne, causing Sionis to hate him out of resentment. After carving a mask out of his father's black coffin, Sionis tried to take revenge on Wayne but was stopped by Batman, with his mask being burnt into his skin. Sionis thus became '''Black Mask''' and turned into one of the most powerful mob bosses in Gotham City. He sought revenge on Batman, and [[spoiler:apparently]] sent eight assassins after him on Christmas Eve during the early years of Batman's career. After being imprisoned in Arkham City, Black Mask was the only prisoner to find a way to escape, although he was quickly caught and subjected to brutal treatment at the hands of TYGER.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AbusiveParents[=/=]ParentalNeglect: From the day he was born, Roman's parents cared nothing for him. They hadn't even left the hospital after his birth before he fell onto the ground and cracked his head open while they chatted away uncaring. After paying off the hospital to cover up the accident, they proceeded to ignore him for his entire life until they needed a scapegoat for Sionis Industries going under. He finally snapped and burned their house down with them in it.
* [[spoiler:AdaptationalHeroism: More like Adaptational ''Softness'', as the ''real'' Black Mask is implied to have loved his girlfriend and didn't aim his sadism out against his mooks as much, to the point that at least a quarter of them were actually loyal. Black Mask in the comics... well, he disfigures his former fiancee's face for leaving him, and tortured Stephanie Brown brutally before fatally shooting her after she chose to not kill him. He's still a horribly sadistic monster, but appears to be not ''quite'' as bad.]]
* AscendedExtra: He goes from a brief cameo in ''Arkham City'' to becoming the main antagonist of ''Arkham Origins''. [[spoiler:Even though he actually isn't the BigBad after all, he still gets a lot more focus and screen time in ''Origins'' than he did in previous games.]]
* AssholeVictim: The brutal crimelord gets beaten up by a couple of TYGER mercs in ''City''.
** [[spoiler:Subverted in ''Origins'', as while he is a real jerk, the Joker is far worse, and actually killed many of his men and some cops. By contrast, it is implied that he loves his girlfriends, and that he was nowhere near as brutal as the Joker is.]]
* BadBoss: The reveal trailer for ''Arkham Origins'' shows him kneeling over one of his own men injured in the warehouse explosion and pleading for help, picking up a smouldering board (with nails in it), and smashing his head in. [[spoiler:Actually, downplayed. His men don't seem to have a problem with him - provided they stay loyal. [[IdentityImpersonator The Joker]] on the other hand... And while Sionis is stated to be a brutal and sadistic crime lord, the game heavily emphasizes that the Joker is much worse.]]
* BigBad: Of ''Arkham Origins''. [[spoiler:Subverted; it's really the Joker, who took over his operation.]]
* BonusBoss: He shows up in a challenge map pack in ''Arkham City'', and the player gets to fight him on the Freight Train map. [[spoiler:He also serves this role as a Most Wanted villain in ''Origins''.]]
* ButtMonkey: [[spoiler:Sionis ''really'' gets the short end of the stick in ''Arkham Origins''.]] His entire life has been one bad break after the next, barring his mob activities [[spoiler:for the most part]]. In ''City'' and his prequel story in ''Unhinged'', he seems to be ''really'' trying to get himself back on his feet regarding keeping up with the {{supervillain}}s around him, but spends the entire time either trying to run away from them or being beaten up by TYGER.
* TheCameo: The only time you see him in ''Arkham City'' is in the processing center at the beginning as he attacks a couple of TYGER guards with a folding chair before getting tasered and beaten down.
* CarnivalOfKillers: ''Arkham Origins'' revolves around Black Mask placing a bounty on Batman's head, which eight assassins are seeking to collect.
* [[spoiler:CastAsAMask]]: [[spoiler:Pun not intended.]]
* ChairmanOfTheBrawl: He wields a chair to try and defend himself from Tyger goons at the beginning of ''Arkham City'', but gets tazed before being able to do anything.
* ColdBloodedTorture: He is well-known for employing this for intimidation and because it entertains him.
* ContractualBossImmunity: When you fight him in the Robin DLC, he's immune to all forms of instant knock outs, much like the Joker's boss fight.
* CoolMask: His black mask was made out of his father's coffin, and gets burned into his skin at some point.
* DemotedToExtra: In-universe, as he's the BigBad of ''Arkham Origins'', which is set several years before Asylum and City. In the former, he was only alluded to and in the latter, he only shows up as part of a background event and in a DLC challenge.
* {{Determinator}}: Even after [[spoiler:having his position usurped by The Joker, and enduring intense physical and emotional torment]], the first thing he does after he's set free is attempt to re-establish himself in Gotham's underworld. Sionis himself even remarks that a nigh-insane amount of perseverance is something both he and Batman seem to have in common.
* [[spoiler:DiscOneFinalBoss]]: [[spoiler:In ''Arkham Origins''.]]
* DoomedByCanon: In ''Arkham Origins'', Black Mask is the undisputed ruler of Gotham's underworld and Roman Sionis is still a free man, his identity hidden behind his mask and with most Gotham criminals under his heel, including a corrupt police force and international assassins on the payroll. Come Arkham City, he's a lone FunnyBackgroundEvent.
* [[BadassInANiceSuit Dressed to Kill]]: Sports a ''damn'' fine suit in ''Arkham Origins''. He's not afraid of doing dirty work while wearing it, either.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: According to ''Origins'', he has several girlfriends, at least one of which he opts to MercyKill when he doesn't really have to give her the courtesy.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: By implication in ''Origins''. [[spoiler:The Joker is so brutal by comparison that almost a quarter of his men try to abandon him, and many others are too scared to do so, meaning that Sionis was nowhere near as bad.]]
* GreatEscape: He's the first and only inmate to ever escape from Arkham City [[spoiler:until Hush]]. He stole some explosives from Penguin, waited for a guard shift change, then blew a hole in the perimeter wall and ran off. He was recaptured soon after. Incidentally, his escape is what led to [[NiceJobFixingItVillain the installation of auto-turrets along the perimeter.]]
* GutturalGrowler: Courtesy of both Creator/NolanNorth and Creator/BrianBloom.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Surprisingly, ''Origins'' gives him this treatment, though he's also a crime boss. [[spoiler:Sionis is forced to MercyKill his girlfriend, kidnapped, has his identity stolen by the Joker, sees a quarter of his loyal men [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness massacred by the Joker as an example to the rest]], and loses his family's steel mill to become [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity "Joker's Funland"]].]] By the time the game ends, it's hard not to feel at least a little sorry for him.
* ManInWhite: In previews for ''Origins'', he appears in a white pinstripe suit.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: His reaction to the Joker. Over the course of ''Arkham Origins'', we see [[JustifiedTrope there is a very good reason for this]].
* {{Retcon}}: Kind of. We see Sionis' face in ''Origins'', meaning that Black Mask's...well, mask hasn't been burned into his face yet; a bit odd, considering it was established that this happened during his first personal encounter with Batman. And yet, when he meets Batman, no burning. A mystery.
* SelfMadeOrphan: They [[AbusiveParents kind of deserved]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive it though]].
* SkullForAHead: His black mask.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: And insanity. He believed that Joker was "no-one that matters", underestimating his abilities. [[spoiler:This led to him being overthrown and his life ruined.]]
* [[spoiler:UngratefulBastard: In ''Arkham Origins'', after Batman rescues him from the Joker's men and asks him about the Joker's whereabouts, he still tries to get Copperhead to kill Batman. Though Batman ''did'' pull a JackBauerInterrogationTechnique on him.]]
* VillainousFriendship: With Firefly.
* TheWorfEffect: His profile tells of how he's a feared gang leader. TYGER makes swift work of him in the opening of ''Arkham City''.
* WholeCostumeReference[=/=]MythologyGag: His appearance in ''Arkham Origins'' recalls his design on ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Broker (Sherman Fine)]]
'''Sherman Fine''', aka '''The Broker''', runs a lucrative business by finding and selling property to other Gotham villains to serve as their {{Supervillain Lair}}s.
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!!Provides examples of:

* TheGhost: He's mentioned a few times in ''Arkham City'' and also has a Arkham City story dedicated to him, but never actually appears.
* SupervillainLair: He provides this to other villains. In ''Arkham City'', he found and provided buildings to The Riddler and Victor Zsasz.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bronze Tiger (Ben Turner)]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Gary Sturgis

'''Ben Turner''', aka '''Bronze Tiger''', is a martial artist who has ties to the League of Assassins.
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!!Provides examples of:

* RoleReprisal: From ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''.
* ScaryBlackMan: His ties to the League of Assassins, martial arts skills, and claws are all signs that you wouldn't bump into him in a dark alley.
* WolverineClaws: He wears a pair of bladed gauntlets.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Calendar Man (Julian Gregory Day)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Thirty days has November. April, June, and September. Of twenty eight is but one. And all the rest are thirty one. Of course leap year comes and slays. Every four years got it right, and twenty eight is twenty nine."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MauriceLaMarche

'''Julian Day''' was a man obsessed with dates and their meaning, becoming the infamous criminal '''Calendar Man''' and tormenting Gotham City every holiday with insane themed schemes that resulted in the loss of much life. After being imprisoned in Arkham City, Calendar Man took over the Solomon Wayne Courthouse. However, Two-Face soon arrived and captured the courthouse for himself, and locked Calendar Man in a cell in the building's basement.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AdaptationalBadass: By far the most dangerous and frightening incarnation of Calendar Man.
* BadBoss: One of his henchmen ratted him out to Batman, but he wasn't sure which. So on St. Patrick’s Day, he poisoned them all with green snake venom in their green beer.
* BaldOfEvil: As seen in the above image.
* EasterEgg: If you visit his cell in Arkham City in certain holidays (or mess with the system clock), he will tell you a story about a crime he committed on that particular day.
* EvilCripple: He wears a leg brace and elevated shoe and walks with a limp. It doesn't seem to get in the way of his plots.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's very calm and polite when you speak to him. However, hearing about some of his crimes makes you wish you could break some of the other bones in his body.
* FatBastard: This incarnation of Calendar Man is a lot heftier than past incarnations.
* TheGhost: In ''Origins''. Strangely, he gets a character bio without actually appearing in the game.
* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: His M.O.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: In every single piece of Batman-related
spin-off media with the exception of ''ComicBook/TheLongHalloween'', Calendar Man is the epitome of HarmlessVillain, a powerless loser with a bunch of ridiculous costumes and a silly date gimmick. In this game, not only are his stories of past crimes utterly horrifying, but [[spoiler:if you listen related to them all and visit him again, you find his cell empty and a Two-Face thug hanging from the ceiling.]]
* RedRightHand: His right leg is shorter than the other, and he has to wear a custom-made platform shoe to stand. His tattoos of the months of the year is also a tip off.
* RoomFullOfCrazy: His cells at the various prisons.
* SelfMadeOrphan: It's implied that he killed his parents on their respective holidays.
* SerialKiller: He has an obsession with killing on holidays. When he was first locked in Arkham City, he would capture anyone entering the Solomon Wayne Courthouse and keep them prisoner until the next holiday, when he would kill them.
* SoftSpokenSadist: His voice is calm and oddly soothing, and he's quite polite when talking to Batman, even as he describes in detail the brutal murders he committed.
* StalkerWithACrush: Some of his crimes have this angle.
* TalkativeLoon: He's very chatty, to say the least.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Inverted, especially in comparison to his comics counterpart: All of his crimes are categorized under murder, murder, and murder alone.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Carpenter (Jenna Duffy)]]
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'''Jenna Duffy''', aka '''The Carpenter''', is a villain who's really good at... [[MeaningfulName carpentering]]. Despite having served her time and going into legitimate business, Hugo Strange had her sent to Arkham City.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AdaptationDyeJob: A strawberry blonde here, unlike her brunette version in the main comics.
* AllThereInTheManual: Only appears in the prequel comics for ''Arkham City'' and ''Arkham Unhinged''.
* BlondesAreEvil[=/=]EvilRedhead: Or at least they try.
* TheCameo: A poster for her work is seen on a building in ''City''.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Like in the comics, she took a legitimate job after her sentence. Unfortunately, Strange had her arrested and put in [[HellholePrison Arkham City]] [[KickTheDog anyway]].
* DamselInDistress: Like Vicki Vale, [[BadassInDistress Poison Ivy, and Catwoman]], she's kidnapped by [[ObliviouslyEvil the Mad Hatter]] as one of his "Alices" in ''Arkham Unhinged''.
* DarkActionGirl: When she tries to fight.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Carpenter's tools. In ''Unhinged'', she mentions a [[NailEm nail gun]].
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: There's a reason why she supplies the page image.
* NiceHat: Her workwoman's hat.
* ReformedButRejected: She tried to go clean after her sentence, but [[PsychoPsychologist Strange]] had her arrested and put in Arkham City anyway.
* TomboyishPonytail: As seen in the above image.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Catwoman (Selina Kyle)]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeKyle_9207.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This place is dangerous. I like it!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Music/GreyDeLisle

'''Selina Kyle''', aka '''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}''', is a master thief with a [[DatingCatwoman complicated]] relationship with Batman. When Arkham City was opened, Catwoman was one of the last two major criminals on the loose, with Two-Face being the other. After Two-Face sold her out and TYGER confiscated all of her stolen goods, she swore revenge on him and vowed to recover her treasures along with all of the other supervillains' personal belongings that Hugo Strange was keeping in a vault inside Arkham City.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: As can be seen in the above image.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Her alternate costumes include [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Animated]] and ComicBook/TheLongHalloween, with an armored version of her normal outfit featured in ''[[ColonCancer Batman: Arkham City: Armored Edition]]''.
* AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain: Often skirts the line between the two.
* ArchEnemy: Two-Face, who sold her out in an effort to avoid being sent to Arkham City.
* BadassNormal: She has no abnormal skills, but can tear through dozens of goons [[spoiler:and survive a point blank explosion]].
* [[spoiler:BigBad: In a surprise twist, she fills this role for ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate''. She works directly for the BiggerBad Amanda Waller and serves as the game's final and most personal antagonist, since she betrays Batman and tricks him into helping with her plan.]]
* {{Caltrops}}: One of her weapons, which she can use to slow down and distract enemies.
* CeilingCling: She can jump upwards and cling to grated surfaces with her claws.
* ClassyCatBurglar: As is tradition.
* CombatStilettos: A part of her costume.
* DanceBattler: As seen whenever she fights.
* DarkActionGirl: While she's still not evil, her actions show that her morals aren't that up to par yet. She even comments about when she started getting a conscience and actually hesitated whether to let Batman die or not.
* DatingCatwoman: She's certainly interested in Batman, to say the least.
* DeadpanSnarker: You thought Alfred was bad? Her whole dialogue oozes sass as well as her thoughts.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: There are secret doors in Wayne Manor that Catwoman can't use.
** Seemingly averted when it comes to Riddler Trophies. If The Cat tries to pickup one of The Bat's trophies, she can and will, despite the Riddler electrifying hers for Batman. While many are impossible for her to get to, some of the simpler ones can be grabbed with no issues, and a couple are trivialized due to her unique skills. Then again, one Batman trophy (in the Museum, by taking a left before the gladiator pit in the Museum) is impossible for Batman to reach without the Line Launcher and features a nearby Catwoman trophy.
* FemmeFatale: As one would expect from Catwoman.
* FemmeFatalons: Two-Face will no doubt [[EyeScream vouch for that]].
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: Of ''Arkham Orgins: Blackgate''.]]
* FragileSpeedster: She is quicker than other playable characters, but can take less damage.
* FreudianExcuse: In an interesting conversation found on the interview tapes, Hugo Strange comes to the conclusion that Selina might suffer from this more than even she's aware of. From his analysis, she despises men because her father abandoned her, and this is the reason that she can't come to trust Batman. Still, she loves him and seeks his approval, and the way she goes about this is to get his attention by stealing and dressing seductively.
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: It might initially appear to a player that her GogglesDoNothing. But if you look at her face while you have Thief Vision turned on, you'll notice that they've been pulled down from their normal place on her forehead and are now covering her eyes.
* GreenEyes: The game made them particularly striking.
* [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend He Is Not My Boyfriend]]: During her interview tapes, Hugo Strange asks her if she's in love with Batman. She denies it, even stating that he'd have to already be committed to someone, otherwise he wouldn't be able to resist her. However, Strange delves deeper in his analysis, after which her denial seems a lot weaker.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's a thief, no doubt, but she's Batman's ally nonetheless.
* MamaBear: When Strange has her in custody and asks what she'd do if he sent his men after her adopted daughter Holly, Catwoman snarls "Touch her and you're ''dead''." The interview tape ends there. At the beginning of the next one, Strange asks Selina if she's calmed down yet. Exactly what Selina did to make Strange stop recording and wait a while before talking to her again is open to speculation. It's entirely possible that she tried to tear his throat out right then and there, guards or no guards.
* MoralDilemma[=/=]FriendOrIdolDecision: While Batman isn't exactly her ''friend'', she does meet this trope twice. The first one, subtly, consisted of helping/saving him when he was confronting the Joker or getting into the vault. It wasn't difficult. The second one was much more grave, and she either had to save Batman from the verge of death or get out of Arkham City with the loot she recently gained. She placed more consideration for this decision.
* MsFanservice: Skintight outfit? Check. AbsoluteCleavage? Check. Flirtatious nature? Check.
* MurderousThighs: Has a few different varieties of this, like wrapping her right leg around the left side of a Mook's neck and yanking him to the ground to strangle him or swinging down from the ceiling and choking them. Batman can also do the ceiling variant, though he holds their necks closer to his ankles.
* ParentalAbandonment: Mentioned by Hugo Strange. Additionally, if you visit Calendar Man in jail, she'll make a passing reference to the Falcone crime family, which leads to Calendar Man asking about her father; suggesting the plot point from ''Dark Victory'' and ''When in Rome'' (that she possibly is Carmine Falcone's illegitimate daughter) is canon in
the ''Arkham'' games.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Holly Robinson. In her interview tapes, Hugo Strange draws parallels between her relationship with Holly to Batman's relationship with Robin.
* PungeonMaster: Cat puns a-plenty, "purrrfect" being one of them.
* SensualSpandex: Wears this kind of costume.
* SheFu: She's quite agile in combat.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:If you choose to leave Arkham City in her third episode, Batman dies, Joker escapes, and Gotham is doomed. Her intervention is what derails the EvilPlan.]]
* SpyCatsuit: Fitting that Catwoman wears a catsuit.
* TakeThatKiss: Before some of her knock-out moves.
* TheTease: Mainly towards Batman.
* ThirdPersonSeductress: Whenever you play as her.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Just like Batman, she never kills anyone in-game, which is how she usually is in the comics.
* VaporWear: She's obviously not wearing a bra.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Hides the palm pilot that she had stolen from Two-Face this way.
* VillainProtagonist: She has her own chapters in City that take place during Batman's. The two storylines crisscross at various points.
* WhipItGood: Her whip is her main weapon, which she can also use to swing between buildings.
* WolverinePublicity: Leading into the game, you'd think Catwoman would've actually been the {{Deuteragonist}} of the game. Her side of the story ended up being surprisingly short.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Most of her moves would fit right into Lucha Libre style matches, like her Frankensteiner takedown.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clayface (Basil Karlo)]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeKarlo_3172.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"This was the performance of a lifetime!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RickDWasserman (as Clayface), Creator/TomKane (as Commissioner Gordon and Quincy Sharp), Duane R. Shepard Sr. (as Aaron Cash), [[spoiler:Creator/MarkHamill (as the Joker)]]

'''Basil Karlo''' is an iconic horror film actor who starred in the classic film "The Terror". When he discovered that it was being remade, Karlo went insane and murdered several people involved with the new film before being stopped by Batman and Robin. He later stole and injected himself with an experimental compound that turned him into a mass of living clay, allowing him to mimic anything or anyone, and he became the monstrous '''Clayface'''. When Joker took over Arkham Asylum, Clayface escaped by impersonating Warden Quincy Sharp and stayed on the run in Gotham City, constantly changing his identity to avoid being thrown into Arkham City.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AscendedExtra: Goes from a cameo in the first game where he doesn't actually have his own model to [[spoiler:the FinalBoss of the second.]]
* [[spoiler:AsteroidsMonster: Sends several mini-Clayfaces against Batman during the second phase of his fight.]]
* [[spoiler:BodyDouble and TheDragon: To the Joker in the second game.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: His cameo appearance in the first game [[spoiler:leads to one of the greatest reveals in Batman history.]]
* DoingItForTheArt: In-universe: [[spoiler:The reason he's working for the Joker in the second game; apparently, impersonating the Clown Prince of Crime was "The Role of a Lifetime!"]]
* ElementalShapeshifter: He's a walking mountain of mud, and can use his powers for shapeshifting or brute strength.
* FalseInnocenceTrick: In the first game, you can see Clayface in a glass cell. But in fact, he [[{{Shapeshifting}} changes his appearance]] each time the camera wanders away from him and tries to trick you into releasing him. Good thing the game doesn't offer you the opportunity to free him, or quite a few people would. A rare example of Arkham security working correctly: he's in a unique, hermetically sealed cell with no easy way for one person to open and warning signs clearly explaining the problem with its occupant. But if you can advance the plot (including optional parts) far enough, he'll stop pretending - not the disguise, just pretending he ''is'' that person. And since he can't fake internal organs or a skeleton, he shouldn't be able to fool Batman's detective vision.
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss: For the main story in ''Arkham City''.]]
* [[spoiler:FlunkyBoss: The second round of the fight against Clayface has him [[MookMaker sending parts of himself in humanoid form]] to attack Batman.]]
* ForTheLulz:
** Given that he didn't seem too disappointed at Batman recognizing him in the first game, coupled with the burst of laughter, it's likely that he was playing for cheap laughs.
** Patient notes on Clayface reveal that he has a habit of transforming into Dr. Young during her attempts to interview him, apparently [[{{Troll}} just for the sake of annoying her]].
* [[spoiler:GameOverMan: Both during his own boss fight, and when he's posing as the Joker.]]
* [[spoiler:GodzillaThreshold: Aside from Solomon Grundy, he's the only enemy Batman uses lethal force on. He goes really far with Clayface, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill slicing him into pieces and ripping him apart from the inside out.]]]]
* GracefulLoser: If Clayface is found out while he's still disguised as Warden Sharp or Aaron Cash, he politely congratulates Batman. As Commissioner Gordon, he only laughs tauntingly.
* GreenLanternRing: With shapeshifting, it's a given.
* HumanoidAbomination: When disguised as someone.
* [[spoiler:LargeHam: Not only does he ham it up in his boss fight, but his game over taunts are also quite over-the-top.]]
* [[spoiler:LightningBruiser: Despite being the largest character in the
series and looking like mobile sludge, he will relentlessly attack and leap across the stage as you attempt to fend off his attacks. Even though the Freeze Blasts come out very quickly, it's difficult to get more than one or two in between his attacks.]]
* [[spoiler:LiterallyShatteredLives: It actually does some damage, relative to everything else.]]
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler:Batman has one gadget with enough firepower to dent him: Freeze Blasts. Even then, it takes a truly staggering amount to slow him down, and about double that plus a lot of smacking him in the face with a sword to do any
are otherwise significant. This also includes significant harm.]]
* [[spoiler:RollingAttack: Will use this against Batman in
henchmen to the boss battle, though players can trick Clayface into smashing into some nearby explosives if they wish to.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: And he stays that way
main rogues who appear throughout the first game. [[spoiler:Not so much in the second game.]]
* ShapeshifterBaggage: He's a gargantuan monstrosity, towering well above anybody in the game including TITAN henchmen and Bane. And yet [[spoiler:he takes the form of the Joker, one of (if not the) thinnest character in the game]].
* ShapeShifterWeapon: He can create several weapons to use, which include [[AnAxeToGrind an axe]], [[CarryABigStick a sort of quarterstaff]], and a [[DropTheHammer hammer]].
* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: He [[AWolfInSheepsClothing tries to impersonate Gordon and Cash]] in the hopes that Batman will let him out of his cell. [[ForegoneConclusion It doesn't work]].
* SizeShifter: Being a shapeshifter, he can shrink himself down to a person's size when taking their form.
* [[spoiler:[[KillItWithIce Slowly Whittle It Down With Ice Grenades]] [[KillItWithFire And Fiery Explosions]]]]
* SpinAttack: Part of his fight strategy involves spinning really fast in order to shred his opponent with his {{shapeshifter weapon}}s.
* SpotTheThread:
** Scanning him with Detective Vision reveals he has no bones, no matter what form he's taken. Also, [[spoiler:if you pay very close attention, "Healthy Joker" is slightly less wacky than the real deal. You can scan "Healthy Joker" with Detective Vision during his boss fight.]]
** Additionally, [[spoiler:his occasional, rather odd use of British phrases (most blatant being "Well bully for you!" to Talia) relate to the fact that Karlo is British in the comics, like his real life inspiration, Boris Karloff.]]
* [[spoiler:ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Over the course of his boss fight, he gets blown up several times, frozen and chopped into small pieces, ripped apart from the inside out, and then finally thrown into the molten Lazarus Pit.]]
* [[spoiler:UnexpectedCharacter: We go from Joker's machinations, {{Gambit Pileup}}s, and somewhat humanoid enemies to tossing ice grenades into a full-on massive mud-slinging monster, and then whacking him with a sword.]]
* UpToEleven: [[spoiler:The largest humanoid boss in the series and a candidate for the fastest. Also necessitates the most extensive beatdown.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: He can imitate any person in addition to his clay form.
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:In ''Arkham City''.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Copperhead]]
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[[caption-width-right:343:''"I killed you. And in a few more minutes, your body will realize it."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Rosa Salazar

'''Copperhead''' is an internationally known assassin suspected to operate out of Guatemala whose identity is shrouded in mystery. Reports of both male and female Copperheads have surfaced, leading to the authorities believing that it is either a group operating under a single name or a floating moniker. What all the reports agree on is that Copperhead is deadly and skilled, leaving a trail of victims dead by asphyxiation, [[NeckSnap broken necks]], and exotic poisons. Early in Batman's career, a female Copperhead was one of eight assassins who accepted a 50 million dollar bounty offered by Black Mask to kill the vigilante on Christmas Eve.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: As seen in the image.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: It's unclear whether her reptilian eyes are some sort of genetic mutation, or whether they are simply colored contacts.
* AnimalMotifs: The snake, naturally.
* BareYourMidriff: As part of her look.
* BlondesAreEvil: Has short, blonde hair.
* DarkActionGirl: She's quite deadly, to say the least.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: She's never shown wearing shoes, opting to go barefoot instead.
* EvilLaugh: When Batman starts hallucinating from the poison, her apparition does this to toy with him.
* [[spoiler:FragileSpeedster: Once her toxin is overcome, Batman's quick to take her out.]]
* GenderFlip: Copperhead is traditionally male, but is seen here as a female, though Batman notes how the reports are of a male, hinting that this Copperhead is a LegacyCharacter.
* GratuitousSpanish: Not to the same extent as Bane, but she occasionally hurls insults in Spanish at Batman, calling him "Pendejo" (stupid), and "Cabron" (meaning "male goat", contextually "asshole").
** One of her Game Over quotes is almost entirely un-translated Spanish.[[note]]"''Lo siento'', Batman, ''pero mi veneno es la muerte''." In English: "Sorry, Batman, but my poison is death."[[/note]]
* HellBentForLeather: Adding to the overall snake theme.
* IWorkAlone: Like Deathstroke, she doesn't have any henchmen.
* LampshadeHanging: Batman himself notes that all the information he has is on the male Copperhead, lampshading that this Copperhead is a new villain.
* MurderousThighs: The very first thing she's shown doing in Penguin's security footage is leaping onto her would-be captor, snapping his neck and arm with a hard jerk. She can also ensnare Batman during combat, though he has the ability to break free.
* PoisonousPerson: She can secrete poison from her claws.
* PrisonEscapeArtist: According to available data, the individual known as "Copperhead" has 13 escapes on their record, though how many can be attributed to her in particular is unknown. She certainly seems to have no trouble [[SlippedTheRopes getting out of handcuffs]].
* ProfessionalKiller: She's an internationally renowned assassin.
* SheFu: A contortionist who utilizes her skills in combat.
* SmarterThanYouLook: While she's somewhat feral in her mannerisms, she naturally knows a great deal about poisons and their effect on human physiology, including the symptoms of necroptosis. [[spoiler:She's also clever enough to realize that despite Roman's offer to pay her for killing Batman, any influence he once had has been waylaid by the Joker's scheme.]]
* SmugSnake: Pun aside, she seems quite confident that Batman will succumb to her poison, and enjoys toying with him in his delirious state.
* SnakePeople: She mostly looks human, but has a forked tongue, slit pupils, and venom.
* StatuesqueStunner: She stands at 5'10", making her the tallest woman in ''Origins''.
* TattooedCrook: Copperhead sports several tattoos on her body.
* UnexpectedCharacter: Copperhead was already fairly obscure (and male, to boot), so not many people expected the inclusion of this character, much less a female version. Batman even remarks that she's one of the few faces among the assassins whom he doesn't recognize.
* WhyWontYouDie: Gets increasingly frustrated as Batman continues to resist her poison.
* WolverineClaws: Sports a pair on each of her wristguards.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Deadshot (Floyd Lawton)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You're next on my list, Batman. Run if you like. Deadshot always hits his target."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Chris Cox

'''ComicBook/{{Deadshot}}''' is the most lethal marksman in the world, utilizing a wide variety of weapons to kill his targets. He was one of the eight assassins hired by Black Mask to assassinate Batman on Christmas Eve. Later on, he was also hired by Hugo Strange to infiltrate Arkham City and eliminate a group of political prisoners (and Batman) who knew too much about Strange's plans.
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!!Provides examples of:

* ArmCannon: He has a pair of silenced wrist-mounted 9mm cannons.
* BadBoss: In his battle in ''Origins'', he threatens his minions constantly by aiming his guns at them and telling them to not slack off. It serves the purpose of keeping them alert and making him somewhat unpredictable, as he can possibly spot Batman as he's doing so.
* BerserkButton: Causing him to miss his target.
** [[spoiler:He angrily destroys the spotlights during the fight against him in ''Blackgate'' as they throw off his aim. Batman needs to use this distraction to get close to him.]]
* BonusBoss: In both ''City'' and ''Origins'', Deadshot is dealt with in a sidequest storyline rather than in the main story.
* ChekhovsGunman: When playing as Bruce Wayne at the start of the game, Deadshot is seen in the line ahead of you as you enter Arkham City. He even says to Bruce "You're on my list" and mock shoots him with his finger. Unless the player is familiar with Deadshot or has already played the game, through, the player's unlikely to notice that it's Deadshot.
* CrosshairAware: Used during the first stage of the fight against him in ''Arkham Origins Blackgate''.
* DeathSeeker: His profile notes that he hates himself as much as he does his targets, with psychologists having diagnosed with "suicidal tendencies". In ''Origins'', upon his defeat and Batman's proclamation that his time of harming innocents is over, he translates that to him being about to kill him and shrugs it off, saying [[TheFatalist if that's how it's gonna be, that's how it's gonna be]].
* [[BeardOfEvil Goatee of Evil]]: He sports a classic "bad guy" beard.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: A staple for the character.
** [[spoiler:Evidenced with the third kill in the his side-quest, where he manages to kill the target by ricocheting the bullet off of a metal shutter before hitting him. This was proven physically impossible by ''Series/MythBusters'', so it's probable that he did it just to prove he's that good.]]
** And in ''Arkham Origins'', [[spoiler:he ricochets another shot to ''shoot through a SWAT sniper before taking out a helicopter's tail rotor'' and causing it to crash]]. Also in ''Origins'', not only does his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment single-shot murder of several cops at the same time]] cause even ''[[ServileSnarker Alfred]]'' to have a SarcasmFailure, but his LaserSight deflects off of corners in gameplay to hit Batman.
* MarkedBullet: He uses custom rounds with his moniker on them. It's one of several mistakes that eventually leads the Dark Knight straight to him.
* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer: After Batman starts investigating his killings, Deadshot comes after him behind schedule.
* OneHitKill: Unlike other gun-toting enemies, he can kill Batman with one attack (if you listen when he fires, it sounds like 3 or 4 shots very rapidly) in ''Arkham City''.
* PornStache: As part of his BeardOfEvil.
* ProfessionalKiller: He doesn't call himself "the world's best assassin" for nothing.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: His look in ''Origins''.
* TrojanPrisoner: Got into Arkham City disguised as a regular Blackgate transfer, had his weapons smuggled in separately, and then got to work. See ChekhovsGunman.
* [[spoiler:WeWillMeetAgain: After Batman defeats him and traps him in a monorail car.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Deadshot:''' This isn't over, Batman! I swear!]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness:Played with. Deadshot is employed by Hugo Strange to tie up loose ends regarding Protocol 10. One of the targets on his list, right after Batman, is Bruce Wayne. Since Strange knows that Batman and Wayne are the same person, it is very likely that he sent Deadshot on a wild-goose chase to keep him inside Arkham City long enough for Protocol 10 to start [[spoiler:hoping that the killer would die during the bombing. It doesn't work.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Deathstroke (Slade Wilson)]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Mark Rolston

'''ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}''' is one of the most lethal assassins in the world, and one of eight people hired by Black Mask to kill Batman on Christmas Eve.
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!!Provides examples of:

* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's quite confident in his abilities, with good reason. While he's generally respectful toward Batman, he makes it clear that the mooks he goes up against in challenge mode are far beneath him.
* AscendedExtra: Makes an appearance as a single short boss opponent in ''Arkham City: Lockdown''. He appears in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' with a more plot heavy role [[spoiler:including TheStinger, where he's seemingly given an offer by Amanda Waller to join the Suicide Squad]], as well as being a playable character in challenge maps.
* {{Badass}}: He's Batman if he were a mercenary and had no problem with guns or killing.
** BadassBeard: Sports a beard beneath his mask.
** BadassGrandpa: He's older than Batman, but he's no less effective in combat.
* BeardOfEvil: As seen when he's unmasked.
* BloodKnight: While his primary motivation is money, some of his comments imply that he enjoys combat for its own sake.
* BoomStick: He initially appears to have a SimpleStaff, but it doubles as his rifle.
* CoolMask: As is tradition.
* CoolSword: Wields two custom katanas.
* DuelBoss: He fights Batman one-on-one, with no mooks interfering at any point of the battle, nor does he use any fancy gimmicks outside of his own arsenal, which is comparable to Batman's.
* EyepatchOfPower: Downplayed, but it's evident by his mask that he's, like his comic counterpart, willing to show his status as having one eye by only making one eyehole.
* HandicappedBadass: Only having one eye doesn't make Deathstroke any less dangerous.
* IWorkAlone: Unlike most of the other major villains in ''Origins'', Deathstroke has no henchmen to back him up while he hunts Batman down.
* MasterSwordsman: He's very good with those blades of his.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: See WhileRomeBurns.
* ProfessionalKiller: Comes with being an assassin.
* PragmaticVillainy: He simply chooses to stay in his cell and tells Batman that he'll have nothing to worry about from him since no one's paying for his contract now.
* RedemptionDemotion: While he's hardly redeemed, DLC playable Deathstoke lacks much of his arsenal the boss version has, losing his lethal weapons like his sword and guns. He's still effective without it, and this was likely a balancing issue as combat maps would have been a cakewalk if he could just stab and shoot his way through everyone.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: While he's always been Nightwing's ArchEnemy, he's usually a ComicBook/TeenTitans villain, and lately a GreenArrow one. The latter is referenced in the debut trailer for ''Origins'', as the IncrediblyObviousBomb he uses is in a box labeled "Queen".
* SimpleStaff: His initial weapon used against Batman until you get him to half health and Batman breaks it, causing him to switch to the sword. Playable Deathstroke has it as his only melee weapon.
* TheUnexpected: Deathstroke as part of eight assassins hunting Batman? That's understandable. As playable DLC in a Batman title? That's a new one.
* WhileRomeBurns: At the end of ''Origins''. When [[spoiler:Joker takes over Blackgate and causes widespread rioting and destruction]], Slade just stays in his cell and quietly works out. He doesn't care about the conflict because he can't profit from it.
* WorthyOpponent: He seems to regard Batman as this.
* WouldHitAGirl: Unlike Batman and his protégés, whose takedown animations for ninjas consist only of flips or strikes, Deathstroke has no compunctions about breaking arms and legs.
* [[YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood You Could Have Used Your Powers for Evil]]: He feels this way about Batman.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: His in-game biography, during the cinematic introducing the assassins, lists him as being 45 years old. His grizzled countenance makes him look a good 10-15 years older.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Electrocutioner (Lester Buchinsky)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm-a kill you, then I'm-a jump start your heart, and kill you again!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SteveBlum

->''"Just think of me as a bat zapper. Now, come to the light."''

'''Lester Buchinsky''', known also by his title of "Electrocutioner", is one of the eight assassins hired by Black Mask in ''Arkham Origins''.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BraggartBoss: He certainly talks a big game, to say the least.
* BullyingADragon: Taunting Batman also earned him a lunge kick to the face. Also, [[spoiler:he ''really'' should have thought twice before insulting the Joker, a man who's noticeably unstable. His one question as to who he is (partly in response to [[EvilIsPetty ruining his Asteroids game]]) got him [[DestinationDefenestration kicked out of a window of a penthouse]]]].
* ButtMonkey: Things just don't go his way.
* [[spoiler:ChekhovsGun: The Shock Gloves, once Batman obtains them from his corpse. Not only do they manage to function as a defibrillator to save Alfred's life after Bane attacks the Batcave, but they're also used to stop Bane's heart temporarily to prevent Joker from killing himself and Gordon in a deathtrap. And Batman restarts Bane's heart again afterwards.]]
* [[spoiler:ChekhovsGunman]]: [[spoiler:The funniest, hammiest, and easiest assassin to beat is the sole reason Batman triumphs in the final boss fight. See ChekhovsGun above.]]
* [[spoiler:DestinationDefenestration: The Joker throws him through the window of the penthouse of The Royal Hotel.]]
* [[DoNotTauntCthulhu Do Not Taunt Batman]]: Has the balls to do this, with his consequence being a kick to the face. [[spoiler:He later does the same to the Joker and gets kicked out a window for his troubles.]]
* [[spoiler:DidntThinkThisThrough]]: Taunting Batman? Sure. [[spoiler:Only a kick induced injury for that]]. [[spoiler:Standing up to the Joker because he interrupted your ''Asteroids'' game? '''That's a horrendously stupid idea.''']]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Unlike the other assassins, he's known as a "street tough" [[SuperWeaponAverageJoe with Shock Gloves]] in his introduction, and his profile lists his job as "pit fighter". Predictably, he's not nearly on the level of the other assassins, and goes down in one hit in both of his appearances. [[spoiler:Also his comment about jump-starting your heart, since that's what you do to (a briefly dead) Bane.]]
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: Dies when Joker pushes him out of a window at the Gotham Royal Hotel.]]
* LargeHam: Especially during his introductory cutscene, where he plays up his entrance into Penguin's arena as if he were a professional wrestler.
* MagicalDefibrillator: Claims to have one. [[spoiler:As shown in-game (see ChekhovsGun), he's right.]]
-->'''Electrocutioner:''' [[IllKillYou I'm-a kill you]], then I'm-a jump start your heart, and kill you again!
* [[spoiler:NotSoSmallRole]]: [[spoiler:Much like Bane was in the first ''Arkham Asylum'' game, he gets only a few moments to shine during the story. Play through the game twice and you realize his Shock Gloves give him a '''huge''' impact on the plot.]]
* [[spoiler:[[OneHitKill One-Hit KO]]]]: He jumps into the ring with all the other goons cheering him on, [[SuicidalOverconfidence himself cackling about how he's going to kill Batman with ease]], and bellows "ARE YOU READY?!" to the crowd as the music swells. [[spoiler:[[Funny/BatmanArkhamOrigins Take a wild guess what happens.]]]]
* PowerFist: His Shock Gloves.
* [[spoiler:PlotDeviceAllAlong]]: [[spoiler: The Shock Gloves. GameBreaker when fighting {{Mooks}}, ChekhovsGun while fighting Bane.]]
* [[spoiler:SacrificialLamb: He's killed by the Joker via pushed out of a window mid-way through the story.]]
* ShockAndAwe: His preferred way of dealing with enemies, courtesy of his Shock Gloves. They don't call him ''Electro''cutioner for nothing.
* [[spoiler:SmallRoleBigImpact]]: He's [[JustForPun pushed out]] [[spoiler:([[KilledOffForReal through a window, no less]])]] of the story pretty early. [[spoiler:His Shock Gloves are the catalyst for the finale, and reviving Bane after temporarily killing him.]]
* SmarterThanYouLook: His in-game profile notes that the fact that he could develop his gloves points to him being smart than he acts. However, it also suggests that he may have had someone else build them for him.
* StaticStunGun: His Shock Gloves. He uses them for decidedly more lethal purposes, though. [[spoiler:In Batman's hands, the electricity is cranked down enough to function as a combat power-up instead. Oh, and reviving Bane after briefly killing him.]]
* SuicidalOverconfidence: [[spoiler:[[DoNotTauntCthulhu Taunting Batman]] [[Funny/BatmanArkhamOrigins isn't the best of ideas if you're a street thug.]]]]
* SuperWeaponAverageJoe: He's characterized as little more than a thug with highly advanced technology.
* [[spoiler:SpannerInTheWorks: His bragging, see MagicalDefibrillator, came in awfully handy against Bane.]]
* TwoFaced: He's not affected quite as badly as Harvey, but he's still got a gruesome burn on his left side - a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichtenberg_figure Lichtenberg figure]], in fact, which suggests [[DumbMuscle he's accidentally zapped himself in the past]].
* TheUnfought: Well, ok, ''technically'' you could say you have a boss battle with him, but he just stands there taunting you, and the first time you land any attack, it switches to a cutscene of Batman {{One Hit KO}}-ing him with a jump-kick (which is a little jarring if you were in the middle of throwing a punch.)
* VillainsOutShopping: One scene shows him playing ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'' on his phone.
* WalkingSpoiler: Talking about [[ButtMonkey Electrocutioner]] is easy. [[spoiler:Talking about his Shock Gloves without spoiling what they do and how they impact the game is not.]]
* [[YoungerThanTheyLook Younger Than He Looks]]: His file lists him as being only 24 years old. His voice, scars and attitude give him the impression of being at least a decade older.
* [[spoiler:ZeroEffortBoss]]: [[spoiler:Run up and attack. [[Funny/BatmanArkhamOrigins Cue laughter.]]]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Firefly (Garfield Lynns)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Gotham's gonna BURN!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/CrispinFreeman

'''Garfield Lynns''', known as the villain '''Firefly''', is a friend and ally of crime lord Black Mask [[spoiler:and the disguised Joker]] and one of the few super criminals to avoid being locked up in Arkham City. He makes his debut appearance in the games in ''Arkham Origins''.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AxCrazy: Definitely the craziest of the assassins. He's not even really interested in the bounty - he just wants to blow stuff up.
* BadBoss: His men openly admit they can't trust a psychopath like him, [[spoiler:and worry that they won't be able to get clear of the bombs before he just decides to destroy the bridge for fun. As one goon mentions to Branden, the only way they know he hasn't already is because the explosive caches are large enough to be heard across town.]]
* BaldOfEvil: According to his profile in ''Origins''.
* CoolHelmet: As part of his PoweredArmor.
* DarthVaderClone: Much like the TropeNamer, he wears his intimidating suit of black armor to cover up his severely burned body.
* TheDragon: The ''Arkham Unhinged'' comic revealed that he's Black Mask's right-hand man.
* EvilIsHammy: He rivals the Joker in this regard.
%%* EvilLaugh
* {{Expy}}: Replace his fighter jet pilot-like mask with a space helmet and he's a dead ringer for The Fury from ''MetalGearSolid3''. While Firefly as a character is much older than The Fury, his modernized look in ''Origins'' is certainly inspired by him.
* FireBreathingWeapon: As always, Firefly's WeaponOfChoice is a flamethrower.
* ForTheEvulz: When he confronts Batman during ''Origins'', [[spoiler:Joker's been put in prison]], meaning it's very unlikely that Firefly could cash in the bounty if he won the fight. He doesn't care, since he just wants to cause destruction.
* GadgeteerGenius: His jetpack and flamethrower are selfmade.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: His profile says he's covered in burn scars caused by his own fires, and that he actually derives pleasure from burning himself. From what little we see of his face after Batman cracks his visor, there's at least one noticeably nasty one around his left eye.
%%* GutturalGrowler
* JetPack: Part of his arsenal.
* KillItWithFire: His modus operandi.
* LargeHam: As expected from Crispin Freeman.
-->'''Firefly:''' "How do you wanna die? The quick, incinerating flash of an ''EXPLOSION''!? Or a nice, SLOW ''BUUURN!?''"
* LaughablyEvil: He's so over-the-top it's hard not to crack a smile.
* LaughingMad: Especially when he sets something on fire.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: "Scream for me!"
* MadBomber: [[spoiler:Rigs the Pioneer Bridge to explode along with everyone on it in order to lure Batman to him.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: [[spoiler:Although Batman and the GCPD defused his bombs, he on his own managed to set over half of the bridge on fire, nearly completely destroying it.]]
* PoweredArmor: Mainly to protect him from being burned by his own flamethrower.
* PsychoForHire: While $50 million is nothing to sneeze at, he's just looking for an excuse to blow things up.
* PungeonMaster: Almost every other word out of his mouth is some kind of fire pun.
* {{Pyromaniac}}: ''[[UpToEleven Big time]]''.
* TechnicolorFire: His jetpack emits purple flames.
* VillainousFriendship: With Black Mask, even before they adopted their supervillain personas.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: For ''City''. He disappears after being sent by Black Mask to torch any place associated with Hugo Strange in one issue of ''Arkham Unhinged'', and is the only one of Batman's rogues to be known to be outside of the City itself at that time.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mister Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Have you ever seen a flower die? Watched something that was once so beautiful, so full of life, collapse and rot from within?"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MauriceLaMarche

Doctor '''Victor Fries''' is a brilliant cryogenicist who placed his wife Nora into suspended animation as he desperately searched for a cure to her degenerative disease, but a lab accident when the company he worked for pulled the plug on his research led to him becoming cold-blooded and requiring sub-zero temperatures to survive. Donning a specialized suit and utilizing freeze based weapons, '''Mister Freeze''' does whatever he must to continue searching for a way to cure his wife. When Professor Hugo Strange arranged for Nora to be sent to Arkham City, Freeze willingly went to the prison to be with his wife and continue searching for a cure, setting up base in an old G.C.P.D. building. When the Joker kidnapped Nora, Freeze was forced to work on a cure to his TITAN poisoning in order to get his wife back.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AdaptiveArmor: In ''City'' he can reprogram his suit to avoid [[ItOnlyWorksOnce being hurt by the same attacks twice]], e.g., by setting his scanners to constantly watch his back after you attack him from behind, and altering his shields to resist Batman's explosive gel. His adaptations to other attacks are more the result of him just remembering how Batman hurt him and making sure he can't do it again, e.g., after you ambush him from a floor grate, he will freeze over every one he comes across to make sure you're not hiding in it. The original version in ''Origins'' is simply too massive to damage directly.
* AnIcePerson: Via a freak lab accident, his body temperature is below zero.
* AnIceSuit: Needs this to keep himself alive in warm environments due to his low body temperature. It also acts as Powered Armor, seemingly.
* AntiVillain: He just wants to be reunited with his wife, Nora, like the comics and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries cartoon]]. However, also like the comics, this doesn't stop him from trying to put Batman [[WorldOfPun on ice]]. Judging by Arkham City alone, he barely qualifies as a villain. Unlike others who go on the rampage, he was [[spoiler:kidnapped by Penguin and forced to create a Titan cure by Joker. He even let Batman borrow some of his technology]]. He's not exactly a pleasant person to be around and is too focused on revenge, but by the end of the game Batman at least considers him redeemable.
* BadassBookworm: One of about three guys who can give Batman trouble in a straight fight by himself, and also the only one smart enough to come up with the cure for Joker's disease.
* BadBoss: During his FlunkyBoss fight in "Cold, Cold Heart" he demonstrates a severe lack of care regarding where he shoots his freeze ray, often hitting his own henchmen. In a later stage he freezes the entire room without a second thought to the men still inside who don't have high tech thermal gear.
* BaldOfEvil: For a given value of "evil".
* BeehiveBarrier: Can summon one to protect himself.
* BerserkButton: Smashing one of the sculptures of Nora that are in the room during the boss fight is a good way to piss him off.
* {{BFG}}: His Freeze Gun, especially the one from ''Cold, Cold Heart'' which needs to be attached to his armor for him to use it at all.
* BodyHorror: He can only survive in subzero temperatures, but at the same time it looks like the cold is taking its toll on his body. His fingers and toes are pitch black from frostbite and his ears are nearly ''gone''; only stubs remain.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Mildly in ''Arkham City'', where, after being rescued, he steps on the Penguin's broken hand with his extremely heavy boots (the ones with spikes for walking in ice). At least until Batman tells him to stop. More straightforward example in "Cold, Cold Heart" where he encases Ferris Boyle in ice until he'll tell him the codes to freeing Nora.
* CompositeCharacter: He's based on his ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' incarnation, including his origins, voice filter while he's in his armor, and seems to be undergoing deterioration like his ''B: TAS'' incarnation in ''The New Batman Adventures'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' episode "[[NextSundayAD Artifacts]]". He also wears armor, ala ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
* CreepyMonotone: His voice becomes this during his boss fight, in part because of the way his suit filters it.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He averts BossArenaIdiocy -- when you find a way to damage him, Freeze immediately neutralizes it. For example, if you jump on him from a railing, he'll not only freeze that particular railing, but all the other railings as well.
* EnemyMine: Makes it very clear to Batman that their working together is only a temporary thing:
-->'''Fries:''' Don't let this situation fool you. We are ''not'' friends.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: Justified, as he needs to be in sub-zero temperatures in order to survive. One of his NonStandardGameOver quotes is literal:
--> ''"Death is cold, Batman."''
* FinalExamBoss: You have to know how to use Batman's gadgets and fighting techniques well, since after you hit him with one, [[ItOnlyWorksOnce it won't work a second time]].
* FlunkyBoss: For his boss fight in "Cold, Cold Heart".
* FreakLabAccident: Freeze became what he is after an accident in a cryogenics lab.
* FreezeRay: Though Penguin has it for a portion of ''City''.
* GenreSavvy: He's reluctant to tell Batman how to deactivate his gun [[spoiler:after Penguin steals it]], for obvious reasons. During his boss fight, he [[ItOnlyWorksOnce also adapts to Batman's fighting style]], freezing things over after Batman uses them to damage him. He'll even reprogram his gun so the trick he told Batman [[spoiler:to use on Penguin]] won't work a second time on him.
%%* HeartbrokenBadass
* TheHeavy: The ''Cold, Cold Heart'' DLC has him as the central threat, but he's not the BigBad.
* ItOnlyWorksOnce: He can adapt to any takedown move that Batman uses on him once.
* JadedWashout: He is by any standards a brilliant scientist whose gifts can definitely contribute positively to mankind since he doesn't have any obsessive mania to build superweapons or anything like that. But his TraumaCongaLine and being an HeartbrokenBadass who suffered injustice has disillusioned him severely outside of a goal to rescue his wife.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: His love for Nora is what drives ''everything'' he does.
* MadScientist: Although a very tragic one.
* MightyGlacier: No [[AnIcePerson pun]] intended. He's slow, but attacking him head-on is suicide.
* NeverMyFault:
** Although his proposed "solution" isn't nearly so benign, Strange accurately points out in the interview tapes that while Mr. Freeze has good intentions, his unwillingness to admit his own flaws has made his life more difficult than it should have been.
** During the boss fight with him, he might accidentally destroy the statues of Nora while shooting at Batman. If this happens, he says that Batman made him do it.
** Again, during his origin story boss fight he blames Boyle and Batman for everything that he did over the course of the game, including but not limiting to freezing dozens of innocent people, causing untold amounts of property damage, and giving cryogenic weaponry to the Penguin.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Primary specialty is cryogenics, but he also designed his suit himself and can synthesize an antidote for Joker's Titan infected blood.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: After Batman defeats Penguin and gets Freeze his suit back, Freeze proceeds to stomp on Penguin's broken hand until Batman forces him to back off, after which he locks Penguin in one of the display cases in his museum -- the very same one he intended for Bruce Wayne.
* PoorCommunicationKills: [[spoiler:Causes his fight with Batman]], though that wasn't entirely his fault.
* PoweredArmor: It's what keeps him alive outside of freezing environments.
* PuzzleBoss: In ''City''. A unique example in that he has several weaknesses, but each can only be targeted once.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His goggles go red when he's about to freeze things (or people).
** In his origin story DLC his goggles are red all of the time, and he is notably more caustic and violent than his subdued behaviors in ''City''.
* SoftSpokenSadist: Occasionally, such as a few lines while stalking Batman in his ''City'' boss fight. Also shows up in "Cold, Cold Heart", where he calmly and demurely explains to a frozen Ferris Boyle that his vital signs are dropping, and that if he doesn't give up the codes to getting Nora back Victor will let him die.
* StealthBasedMission: Oracle tells Batman when the fight begins not to take Freeze head-on, since Freeze can easily overpower him. The achievement for defeating him is even called "Hide and Seek".
** True to form, his final boss fight in "Cold, Cold Heart" is also predator style.
* TheStoic: He almost never shows any emotions.
** NotSoStoic: Reacts with either extreme anger or desperate love where Nora is concerned.
* TailorMadePrison: Has a unique prison cell to keep him alive without his suit and its assorted powers.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: His obsession with ice and preservation led him to freeze several of his neighbors' pets, an act that landed him in reform school. Although he argues that they ''were'' sick and dying, and that he ''did'' plan to revive them later.
** Despite this, Freeze isn't completely insane like say, Poison Ivy, in that he believes living in subzero temperature is man's natural state or anything. He's just deeply depressed and obsessive.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He's a very tragic character, to say the least. So much that in ''Cold, Cold Heart'', after finding out about his StartOfDarkness, Batman immediately changes his target to the one responsible for his condition.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: An optional conversation with Batman, after [[spoiler:the latter rescues and locates Nora]] has Freeze thanking Batman for saving her. His response is simple:
--> ''"Fix her and quit this life. You are better than this."''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Quinzel)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"It'd be a shame to get blood all over my nice new outfit."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Arleen Sorkin (''Arkham Asylum''), Creator/TaraStrong (''Arkham City'', ''Arkham Origins'', ''Arkham Knight'')

'''Dr. Harleen F. Quinzel''' is a former psychiatrist turned criminal after becoming obsessed with the Joker and becoming his right hand girl, becoming '''Harley Quinn'''. She is obsessed with gaining Joker's approval at any cost, but is just as violent and unpredictable as him. She was vital to his takeover of Arkham Asylum, and later busted him out while he was weakened by TITAN illness, taking him to set up base in Arkham City. Due to Joker's illness, she ran most operations for their gang herself, with her mental state deteriorating significantly as he got worse.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Following the end of Arkham City, a psychiatrist says, in his professional opinion, that Harley has been [[SophisticatedAsHell "losing it big time"]] following the Joker's death. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Her own goons agree.]] Her StalkerShrine [[ShrineToTheFallen to him]] kind of proves them right.]]
* BadBadActing: In contrast with her original origin story, in which she ''did'' sound professional, her interview tapes have her speaking in the same tone of voice as her Harley Quinn persona, whilst trying to maintain her status as an Arkham psychiatrist. ''Origins'' fixes this a bit, as she starts out sounding rather mellow when she interviews the Joker... but slowly starts to sound more like the Harley we know as he turns on the charm.
* BareYourMidriff: In both games.
* BatterUp: She wields a baseball bat at several points.
* BigBad: Of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'''s "Harley Quinn's Revenge" DownloadableContent.
* BlondesAreEvil: As always, she has blonde hair.
* BoundAndGagged: [[spoiler:Talia found her and took the cure from her before she could get it to Joker. It seems she chose to leave her this way afterwards. If the player finds her, they can have fun gagging and ungagging her and listening to her reactions.]]
* TheCameo: Shows up a few times in ''Origins'', before she became Harley Quinn, in the first times she met Joker.
* CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure: The tapes of her "curing" the Joker. The first of her tapes though is her applying for the job, where she says she's so fascinated by the powerful villains that end up in Arkham. And Arkham still hired her. Presumably because all competent Doctors recognized the pattern and applied for jobs anywhere else, and because she was probably competent during her time in Blackgate.
* CrocodileTears: In ''Asylum'', after being recaptured, she sits in her cell sobbing pitifully with her face buried in her hands. However, she occasionally looks up to make sure that Batman is still looking at her, and Detective Vision reveals that her heart rate is still registering as 'Calm'.
** She does it again in ''City'' [[spoiler:when the Joker fakes his own death and she pretends to cry for him. It is finally subverted at the end, though, when she sees that her Mr. J has truly died of Titan poisoning due to his IdiotBall and impatience for the cure that became his downfall]].
* CurbStompBattle: Her attempt to fight Batman after all her {{Mooks}} were taken out in Arkham Asylum ended with one move on Batman's part, and her first appearance in Arkham City goes much the same way.
* CuteAndPsycho: She's always been this, but in ''Arkham City'' it goes to new heights. Her goons think she is worse than the Joker.
* CutsceneBoss: Less so in "Harley Quinn's Revenge", though, where Robin has to take some effort in order to take her down, akin to Catwoman's battle with Two-Face.
* [[spoiler:DamselInDistress: She gets tied up along with the hostages during the Joker's Blackgate Prison takeover near the end of ''Origins''.]]
* DarkActionGirl: In the comic, we see her take out Arkham guards with as much skill as the playable characters, and she's able to trade more blows with Robin than her goons could.
* DarkMistress: For the Joker.
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker: Became one after Joker's death in an attempt to [[TogetherInDeath be with him in the afterlife]]. Her plot in "Harley Quinn's Revenge" was an attempt to at least attempt RevengeByProxy to make Batman suffer, at most an attempt to [[TakingYouWithMe take him down with her]].]]
* [[spoiler:DeterminedWidow: A villainous version as of the end of ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', even calling herself a widow to one of her new mooks in [[DownloadableContent "Harley Quinn's Revenge"]]. Granted, [[DeathSeeker her]] [[TogetherInDeath goal]] isn't very long-lasting, but she's far more proactive and effective than she was previously.]]
* TheDitz: {{Lampshaded}} by Batman himself in both games: "She never was very bright." in the Arkham Asylum and repeated but with "smart" in Arkham City. It makes one wonder how she became a doctor in the first place. Even the captured cops get in on it in ''Harley Quinn's Revenge''.
-->'''Harley:''' Quiet, bozos, I'm trying to think!\\
'''Cop:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Does it hurt?]]
** Somewhat subverted in Harley Quinn's Revenge, where she not only [[spoiler:manages to reanimate Ra's al Ghul's century old robots]], but also manages to [[spoiler:capture Batman in a death trap for two days while leaving him completely defenseless. She also has a backup bomb for the other three bombs that she distracts Batman with.]]
* DominoMask: First game only.
* TheDragon: To SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.
** DragonAscendant: Although Joker is still the leader of the gang, she has to run the gang until he recovers. After [[spoiler:Joker's death]], she becomes the full leader of the gang.
* DumbBlonde: She's really psychopathic, but still a ditzy girl.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: In the DLC "Harley Quinn's Revenge," she actually becomes a lot ''more'' evil than before, and apparently she either let her natural brunette haircolor out, or she dyed it black.
* ExpansionPackPast: ''Origins'' negates her previous backstory of being a psych student in Arkham when she met Joker; in the retcon, she worked as a receptionist for Professor Hugo Strange's therapy clinic, before obtaining a job at Blackgate evaluating the mental health of incoming patients.
* {{Foil}}: She's quite dangerous herself, but Joker's constant abuse, belittlement, and exploitation of her shows he's by far the nastier of the two. [[spoiler:When he eventually dies, people are still comparing her to Joker - by fearfully admitting she's now worse than he ever was.]]
* [[GameOverMan Game Over Woman]]: In some scenes when you die in both ''Arkham Asylum'' and ''Arkham City''.
* GenkiGirl: She's very energetic, at least until [[spoiler:Joker's death]].
* GirlishPigtails: Her trademark hairstyle.
* {{Goth}}: Her new look in the "Harley Quinn's Revenge" DLC for the second game.
* HandCannon: Sports an absolutely massive one in "Harley's Revenge" that seems to operate like a one-handed GrenadeLauncher. [[spoiler:Batman TakingTheBullet for a cop she's trying to kill with it is how he's knocked out and captured.]]
* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: To the point of a RunningGag. She does this in both games ''and'' in the "Harley Quinn's Revenge" DownloadableContent for the second game. At least in the latter case one of her {{mooks}} has the decency to tell her that she did so.
** DidIJustSayThatOutLoud: Usually the result, whether finding it out on her own or being told by a {{mook|s}}.
* LetsGetDangerous: You thought she was bad in the second game? Wait until you see her in the DLC "Harley Quinn's Revenge," as she gets even ''worse.''
* MadLove: She volunteered to interview Joker because she was fascinated with him, and fell in love with him during their interviews. If what one of the mooks in VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity stated is true, apparently the MadLove evolved into UnholyMatrimony. [[spoiler:She even says that she's a "widow" in Harley Quinn's Revenge.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: In ''Arkham Origins'' as Dr. Harleen Quinzel.
* MistakenIdentity: As shown in ''Origins'', this is why she's in love with the Joker. He spoke to her about someone "special" he had met that night (Batman) who had changed his entire outlook on life, and how they are [[ArchEnemy meant for each other]]. She thought he was flirting with her and meant her the entire time.
* MsFanservice: Played up with her NaughtyNurseOutfit in ''Arkham Asylum'' and her HellBentForLeather number in ''Arkham City''.
* MulticoloredHair: The tips of her pigtails for her ''Arkham City'' design are colored black and red, whilst the rest is her traditional blonde.
* NaughtyNurseOutfit: Her outfit in the first game.
* OfCorsetsSexy: Both of her outfits in the series have one, and her character profile in the first game depicts her traditional jester look as having one too.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Wouldn't be Harley otherwise.
* [[spoiler:PostFinalBoss]]: For the second game, considering the Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC takes place after the story ends.
* PromotedToPlayable: As a pre-order bonus for ''Arkham Knight''.
* PsychoPsychologist: She was the therapist for the Joker and ended up falling completely in love with him, quickly becoming his sidekick.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Her costume in ''Arkham City''.
** [[spoiler:WomanInBlack: In ''Harley Quinn's Revenge'', after the Joker's death.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Her motivation towards Batman after [[spoiler:Joker's death]].
* RoleReprisal: Voiced by Arleen Sorkin, her ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'' voice actor, for ''Asylum''.
* SexyJester: As is tradition.
* [[spoiler:SomeoneToRememberHimBy: Villainous example. By the end of Arkham City, Joker's dead... and Harley has a positive pregnancy test.]]
** [[spoiler:Subverted in Harley Quinn's Revenge. There are many objects used for pregnancy tests in a room with Scarface in a crib painted like Joker. They all show negatives, and a box for one of them says that it is possible to get a false positive on the test.]]
** [[spoiler:Although, in her headquarters, you find posters for Cadmus Labs, known mostly in the DCU for cloning experiments... And you find them near a Joker mannequin.]]
* StartOfDarkness: Heard in the interview tapes of ''Arkham Aslyum''. And seen in ''Arkham Origins'' when the Joker tells her about his past and starts to sway to his side the more she hears his story.
* [[spoiler:TakingYouWithMe: Her ultimate plan for Batman in her DLC. Barring that, she wants him to know the pain of losing a loved one, in this case, Robin.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: Comes off as a lot more competent in the second game, since she's managing all of Joker's goons while he's inactive. She's also worlds ahead of her portrayal in the TV Series and comics, with the result that overheard conversations between mooks suggest she frightens them almost as much as the Joker: some claim that she's even crazier than he is, and suggest that one of her roles in both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City involves torturing and/or killing the Joker's [[YouHaveFailedMe less efficient minions]]. She also isn't framed in any sort of (intentional) sympathetic light as she is in the comics and show, here viewed from Batman's perspective as worthy of just as much pity as the Joker himself. Oh, and that's not even getting into her DLC in the second game, Harley Quinn's Revenge.
* UnholyMatrimony: It's implied that she and Joker got married in ''Arkham City''.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Where she keeps Joker's "party list" in the first game, and [[spoiler:the key to Batman's cage]] in the "Harley Quinn's Revenge" DLC for the second game. In fact, this seems to be a signature move for her, as both Batman and Robin seem to know exactly where to look for important items.
* VillainousBreakdown: Her DLC is more or less about her going through this.
* VillainousHarlequin: As always.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: She doesn't take kindly to people harming "Mistah J", to say the least.
* WomanScorned: She's back in "Harley's Revenge," and she's definitely not fooling around this time around.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: None of the Joker's Mooks are happy that she has taken over. [[spoiler:Once Joker dies, they say she's become [[UpToEleven even crazier than he was]].]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Joker]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Welcome to the madhouse, Batman!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarkHamill (''Arkham Asylum'', ''Arkham City''), Creator/TroyBaker (''Arkham Origins'')

'''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''' is Batman's deadliest foe with an unknown past, terrorizing Gotham City with his insane, unpredictable, and sometimes hilarious schemes, [[spoiler:including posing as Black Mask and hiring eight assassins with a bounty reward for killing the Batman (whom he hasn't met yet) on Christmas Eve]]. After being caught once again by Batman, he is taken to Arkham Asylum, where he proceeds to escape custody and take over the island the asylum is located on. His scheme is foiled by Batman, but not before dozens of guards, doctors, and inmates have died and the Joker contracts a deadly illness from a TITAN overdose. After escaping to Arkham City several months later, The Joker realizes that he is dying, and sets about looking for a cure while setting one last plot into motion to defeat The Dark Knight.
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!!Provides examples of:

* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Almost spoken word for word to Batman [[spoiler:[[FamousLastWords as he kicks the bucket]]]].
** [[spoiler:Done again in ''Origins'' where he at first considers Batman reviving and saving Bane "not funny". But after he's beaten and had time to reflect on it, he laughs himself silly at the whole notion, stating "That IS pretty funny". Ironically, since the game is the first timeline-wise, that would make his last lines in ''City'' more of a {{Book End|s}}.]]
* [[spoiler:AlasPoorVillain: At the end of ''Arkham City''.]]
* AlasPoorYorick: In ''Arkham Asylum'', his profile on the status screen shows him holding up a bloody skull in reference to ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.
* ArchEnemy: To Batman.
* AreWeThereYet:
** Asks this in the prequel comic to the first game, while handcuffed in the Batmobile. Batman's response is [[OffhandBackhand simple but effective]].
** Yet again in the prequel comic to the ''second'' game, as he's being transferred down the hallway while strapped in a wheelchair. The guard [[DeadpanSnarker takes it in stride]]. [[spoiler:Probably because [[TheDogBitesBack he and the boys were planning to]] [[ColdBloodedTorture slice Joker up]] [[GenocideBackfire for all the guards he killed last time.]]]]
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: In what is probably a ShoutOut to ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', at the end of the first game, Joker is seated on a throne resting on a mound of dismembered mannequin.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Enforced at the end of the first game where he [[spoiler:pulls a OneWingedAngel]]. Otherwise, he's more than capable of beating up a room of guards, including Cash and Gordon. Next to Batman, though, he's an {{Elite Mook|s}} with ContractualBossImmunity.
* AxCrazy: To call him psychotic would be putting it lightly. This is especially apparent in ''Origins'', where his funny components are played down in favor of making him an ''absolutely terrifying'' MoodSwinger.
* BackstabBackfire: [[spoiler:After losing his chances at immortality, Joker begs for the cure. Batman tells him that he'll most likely start committing crimes again anyways. Joker, interpreting it as a refusal, then stabs Batman in the shoulder, causing Batman to drop the cure vial, which shatters on the floor and ruins any chances of Joker's survival. It gets even worse when Batman says immediately after the vial was broken that he still would have given Joker the cure.]]
* {{Badass}}: There's a reason he's Batman's ArchEnemy.
** BadassLongcoat: Sports a trenchcoat in ''Arkham Origins''.
** BadassInANiceSuit: As always, Joker sports his classic purple suit.
** BadassNormal: He's not superpowered like Clayface, but that doesn't make him any less dangerous.
** [[spoiler:EmpoweredBadassNormal: After injecting himself with Titan in ''Asylum''.]]
* BadBoss: Threatens his men with death if they don't succeed at following his orders... and then muses that killing them would probably be fun anyway. Lampshaded, since after these announcements, many of his men can be heard grumbling about how much it sucks working for the Joker.
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: In ''Arkham Origins'', one of the ways he taunts Batman is how he managed to make more progress against corruption in Gotham in a few days than Batman managed in a few years, just because he's TheUnfettered. [[spoiler:Judging by a flashback Batman has later, this taunt was actually pretty effective at getting under his skin.]]
* BatmanGambit:
** The events of the first game could've been avoided entirely or drastically changed if someone had put proper handcuffs behind Joker's back, or simply left him in full restraints.
** Another possibility would be when he yells "boo" at the medic, while 4 or 5 guards are pointing rifles. If just one of those guards had [[BoomHeadshot overreacted...]]
** For ''City'', it's [[spoiler:poisoning Batman in the first place. Talia probably wouldn't have gotten involved, meaning Harley would've gotten the cure to him. Also, it's incredibly lucky that Batman started keeling over while underground and not while gliding through the air or dealing with enemies]].
* BigBad: Of ''Arkham Asylum'' [[spoiler:and ''Arkham Origins'']].
* [[spoiler:BigBadEnsemble: With Hugo Strange in ''Arkham City''.]]
* BigNo: Does it twice in ''Arkham City'', [[spoiler:once after seeing the Lazarus Pit get destroyed, and once after stabbing Batman in the shoulder ends up causing the vial containing the cure to drop to the floor and shatter]].
** And before that in ''Arkham Asylum'', [[spoiler:when he is defeated as the Titan Joker by Batman.]]
* BigOlEyebrows: Has quite a bushy pair in ''Origins''. By the time of the earlier games, he's apparently groomed them down to simply EvilEyebrows.
* BodyHorror: Big time with this incarnation. In ''Arkham Asylum'', he [[spoiler:takes a huge Titan dose and transforms into a huge, hideous Titan monster with his spine poking out of his back, his ribs protruding from his sides, and a huge claw on each finger]]. And in ''Arkham City'', he's extremely sick, and his face is one large, disgusting rash.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: The digital comic ''Arkham City: Endgame'' reveals that Joker inverts this, as Batman finds a diary in Joker's cell that reveals he wrote down the names of everyone he killed through memory.
* CardCarryingVillain: Joker doesn't deny that he's evil. (Quite the contrary, in fact - he loves every minute of it.)
* TheCastShowoff: ''Origins'' Joker's voiced by Creator/TroyBaker, who's also known for his skills as a singer. So Joker suddenly sings a lot more.
** Mark Hamill is no slouch either at the end credits of ''Arkham City''.
* TheChessmaster: Let's see: he organized the development of a secret Titan project, arranged for the supervillains he needed to be at Arkham during his plan, arranged for Blackgate to be burned down, and planned his own recapture and escape, doing most of this from his own jail cell. After his escape, he manipulated Batman into wandering around Arkham until he was ready for their final confrontation.
* CombatPragmatist: He's got no problem with fighting dirty.
* ComplexityAddiction: His plan in ''Origins'' - [[spoiler:kidnapping Black Mask, impersonating him for weeks, and hiring eight assassins from around the world to kill Batman for a huge cash payout]] is outlandish even for the likes of him. [[spoiler:He even took advantage of Black Mask's paranoia to stage his murder by killing his double, and Penguin accidentally framed himself by leaving evidence at the crime scene.]]
* CompositeCharacter: He's based on the comics' Joker, including having his appearance being affected by falling into a vat of chemicals and wearing a tuxedo and has the [[Creator/MarkHamill voice]] of his Franchise/{{DCAU}} incarnation in ''Asylum'' and ''City'', along with said incarnation's younger look in ''Origins''. His face is also similar to [[Film/{{Batman}} Jack Nicholson's]], his suit is in poor condition and his red "lips" extend past his actual mouth like [[Film/TheDarkKnight Heath Ledger's]], and mugs like [[Series/{{Batman}} Cesar Romero]]. His plot in ''Asylum'' also [[spoiler:ends with him turning himself into a monster with an offshoot of Bane's Venom]] like he did in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: The only consistent thing in all his back stories is Batman.
** And indeed true in ''Origins'', before he was just some maniac doing wanton acts of destruction for kicks, not even caring if he lives or dies. Once he meets Batman and sees that he won't kill him no matter what he does, he consider Bats his equal and now has a purpose to keep living for.
* DanceBattler: In the [=PlayStation=] 3-only downloadable Joker missions of ''Arkham Asylum'', the Joker seems to use mostly a combination of Capoeira, Drunken Boxing, and lethal novelty toys.
** And in ''Origins'', [[spoiler:the Flashback!Joker you play as can be this, since his fighting moves are the same as in ''Asylum'', while his moves are somersaulting and leap frogs. And all this takes place in the Comedy Club, set to the tune of "The Thieving Magpie Overture" by Music/GioachinoRossini, doubling as a ShoutOut to the hallucinatory fight scene in ''Film/AClockworkOrange''.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Portrayed as this in ''Orgins''. His comical aspects are considerably toned down in favor of making him a terrifyingly violent MoodSwinger who'd kill you for the most miniscule slight.
* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: The Joker has to be kept on life support because [[spoiler:he's dying from Titan poisoning. The Titan serum that mutated him and gave him superhuman strength at the end of ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Arkham Asylum]]'' actually had unforseen side-effects; he has a sickness that is slowly killing him]].
* DeadpanSnarker: He's got a wicked sense of humor, to say the least.
* DealWithTheDevil: Joker's interview tapes with Hugo Strange reveal that he's willing to work with the guy in exchange for making his last days of his life "more comfortable." This deal involves kidnapping and smuggling doctors to ''treat'' the Joker's incurable condition which leads to [[YouHaveFailedMe their inevitable deaths]]. Joker successfully blackmails Strange with knowledge that he used Mad Hatter's tech to drive Quincy Sharp BrainwashedAndCrazy and Strange agrees to continue supplying more doctors.
** Strange's enabling of Joker was AllAccordingToPlan, [[spoiler:he arranged for Joker's thugs to be armed and stage a riot]] as a plan to justify [[KillEmAll ''Protocol 10'']].
* [[spoiler:DeathByIrony: Although he finds it [[ActuallyPrettyFunny kinda funny]].]]
* [[spoiler:DeathSeeker: ''Origins'' portrays him this way. He tells Batman that he is a monster who deserves to die, and tries to shoot himself in the head, but is stopped by Batman for reasons he cannot comprehend.]]
** [[spoiler:In the finale, he straps ''himself'' to an electric chair that's wired to Bane's heart, and tells Batman if he doesn't kill Bane, each heartbeat will charge the chair until it's at full power to electrocute him.]]
* DieLaughing: His toxin causes this to happen in ''Arkham Asylum'' and ''Arkham Origins''. [[spoiler:Also happens to the Joker himself at the end of ''Arkham City'' when he finds the hopeless situation to be ActuallyPrettyFunny.]]
* [[spoiler:DiesWideOpen: At the end of ''Arkham City'', combined with GoOutWithASmile.]]
* [[spoiler:DistressedDude]]: [[spoiler:The aforementioned run-in with the guard and his crew. He's only rescued [[JustInTime at the very last second]] by an [[DressingAsTheEnemy incognito]] Harley Quinn]].
* ElectricJoybuzzer: One of his take downs.
* EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler:To Black Mask in ''Origins'', which began his rise FromNobodyToNightmare and led to him taking over his crew.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Shortly after he released the Arkham lunatics, he gives various (serious) messages to his inmates to put down the lunatics if they ever encounter them laced into his (otherwise) {{Troll}}ing messages, and the exchange between Harley and Joker suggests that he only did so as a last resort to stop Batman and not as part of his original plans, which gives the heavy implication that even the Joker, someone who definitely isn't a shining example of sanity, was horrified with the nature of their insanity.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler:He just couldn't see that Batman would have given him the cure even after all of the horrible things he's done.]] At first he gloats about how it's a sure thing Batman will do it, but after Batman hesitates while in a HeroicBSOD, he figures that [[spoiler:Batman actually is going to let him die after all, and tries to stab him and take it in desperation.]]
** ''Origins'' shows that this is actually one of the things that starts off his long obsession with Batman. He's downright amazed, to the point where he's not sure what to think, that Batman would save the life of someone like him, even when Joker's trying to kill him.
* EvilLaugh: Regularly, and with gusto. This ''is'' the Joker we're talking about, after all.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: Even more so in ''City'', as he's dying of disease.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's so damn entertaining, yet at the same time is completely monstrous.
* FightingClown: What did you expect from a guy named the Joker?
* {{Foreshadowing}}: He [[spoiler:spoils the ending of ''Arkham City'']] if you choose not to jump out of the church immediately when he activates the bombs.
* ForTheEvulz: He ''is'' the trope image, after all. The trope is slightly [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] In ''Origins''. When he first established himself in Gotham, he was just a no-name maniac committing acts of wanton destruction simply because it amused him, unfazed by morality or the prospect of death, and viewed the Batman as a distraction at best. But after Batman saves his life and he realizes Batman won't kill him no matter what he does, he comes to view Batman as a rival he could play his sadistic games with and thus has a purpose to keep living for.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: As shown in ''Origins'', he's not even considered a big enough issue that most people even know he ''exists''. [[spoiler:This is precisely why he is able to outwit Black Mask and take over his crew: nobody ever suspected him.]]
** Neatly encapsulated in this conversation between Black Mask and his girlfriend:
-->''Who is the Joker?''\\
''[[TemptingFate Nobody that matters.]]''
* GameOverMan: It's obvious he acts as one if you die... even when he is very sick in ''Arkham City''.
* [[spoiler:GoOutWithASmile: Pun aside, Joker's last words were a weak, amused chuckle and claiming that Batman's statement that despite what he continuously does, he still would have saved Joker had he not attempted to knife Batman in the back, was actually pretty funny.]]
* GroinAttack: Some of his finishers invoke this trope.
* GrossUpCloseUp: The first time he reveals his mangled face in ''Arkham City''.
* [[spoiler:GrowingMusclesSequence: Has a pretty gross looking one when he injects himself with Titan in ''Arkham Asylum''.]]
* HappilyMarried[=/=]UnholyMatrimony: One of the Joker's goons will mention that he heard that Joker and Harley Quinn got married, whereas the other mentioned that he heard that he dumped her several months ago. Given the fact that she's present with the Joker, [[spoiler:and Harley may or may not be pregnant with what is implied to be Joker's child,]] it's implied that the former part was true, and more or less outright stated in '"Harley Quinn's Revenge" when Harley calls herself [[spoiler:a widow]].
* [[spoiler: HoistByHisOwnPetard: What ultimately kills Joker is his own nature. The Jokers obsession with torturing Batman results in the cure he needed being destroyed. Batman even lets him in on the irony that had the Joker not stabbed him, he would've followed through with curing him.]]
* TheHyena: He never misses a chance to laugh manically.
* [[spoiler:IdentityImpersonator: Has been impersonating Black Mask for several days without being noticed by most by the time of ''Origins''. He gives up the façade when the real Black Mask calls him out in front of Batman.]]
* [[spoiler:IncurableCoughOfDeath: Poor Joker. Thanks to his Titan poisoning, his coughing gets more pronounced as ''Arkham City'' progresses on until the end, which is when his JokerImmunity gets thrown out the window in one of his few cases.]]
* InsanityImmunity: [[spoiler:Most people transformed into Titan mutants become dumb, atavistic brutes. But the Joker remains mentally unaffected during his time as a Titan mutant.]]
* ISurrenderSuckers: As stated in the TrojanPrisoner section, this is the reason he was able to take over Arkham Asylum in the first game. Also done in the second game, where [[spoiler:Clayface]] Joker seemed to give up easily in three knockdowns and claim that Batman won, only for him to then realize that he meant that Batman should beat him and his goons (including Mr. Hammer and a Titan-powered {{Mook|s}}).
* JokeCharacter: Not so much in the combat challenges, but in the predator ones, you're gonna have to bring your A-game between not using gargoyles and having to stand still while using the X-ray glasses.
* JokerImmunity: The {{Trope Namer|s}}, [[spoiler:but ultimately ''{{defied|Trope}}''; Joker dies from his Titan poisoning at the end of the second game]].
* JustJokingJustification: In the first game he pulls one as one of his looping taunts after beating challenge mode.
-->'''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''': While you were fighting, I've had everyone you love BRUTALLY MURDERED! [[EvilLaugh hehehe...]] Only joking.
* [[spoiler:KarmicDeath: He created the Titan formula that made him sick, and his final attack on Batman destroys the last of the cure.]]
* KickTheDog:
-->'''Joker:''' [[ItMakesSenseInContext You're making me late for my spa treatment!]] [[spoiler:I mean, it's not like you've got a girl to save anymore, is it?]][[note]][[spoiler:Shortly before the Clayface fight, he killed Talia.]][[/note]] ''[laughs]'' Oh, I'm sorry. TooSoon?
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Killing Loeb and dethroning Black Mask; even though the Joker just wanted to create chaos, Black Mask and Loeb were arguably the biggest sources of corruption in Gothan City; as a result, it's hard to feel sorry when the Joker kills and or dethrones them.
* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: At the end of the second game. Confirmed several times in "Harley Quinn's Revenge" as well.]]
* LargeHam: A [[{{Foil}} deliberate contrast]] to [[TheStoic Batman]].
* LargeHamAnnouncer: He takes up the role of announcer in ''Asylum''. HilarityEnsues.
-->"Harley tells me [[CoolCar the Batman's car]] is still parked right outside Intensive Treatment. We can't have him up and leave us! Every thug, villain, murderer, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking kindergarten teacher]] that isn't carrying out party orders should head there now and smash it to pieces!"
* LastDayToLive: Thanks to his Titan overdose in ''Arkham Asylum'', by the time ''Arkham City'' starts, Joker has contracted a deadly disease, leaving him with only months to live. [[spoiler:He's dead by the end of the game.]]
* LaughablyEvil: He ''does'' provide the page image after all.
* LaughingMad: As is tradition.
* LeanAndMean: He's quite skinny, which is a big contrast to the more muscular Batman.
* MadBomber: The Joker's plans in the Arkham Series usually involve '''a lot''' of explosives. [[spoiler:Harley even uses a cache of them in "Harley's Revenge".]]
* TheMadHatter: He beats out Mad Hatter himself in this regard.
* [[spoiler:MakeSureHesDead]]: In the comic series, ''Arkham City : End Game'', Batman, in a world of Lazarus Pits and who knows what other unknown things that may or may not [[spoiler:bring Joker back to life, ensures that Joker is cremated and DeaderThanDead.]]
--> ''"No more laughs."''
* MonsterClown: As well as his normal state, [[spoiler:he becomes a ''literal'' one at the end of the first game, after shooting himself with the Titan formula]]. His appearance in the second game also seems to come close to a literal interpretation of the trope, given his disease-induced deformities.
* MoodSwinger: In ''Origins'', since he doesn't even have his obsession with Batman yet, he is even more terrifying because there is ''no way'' of knowing what little comment will set him off on a homicidal rage.
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler:Gives one near the end of ''Orgins'', compelete with HumansAreTheRealMonsters and NotSoDifferent.]]
* MultipleChoicePast: Just like how he is depicted in the comics, the Joker is implied to have told multiple renditions of his childhood, one of which involved {{Retirony}} in regards to his father's cop status. During a session with Hugo Strange, he tells a story that sounds remarkably similar to that which was shown in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'', leading one to assume that ''some'' of it might be true. Hugo doesn't believe him, however, and accuses Joker of using this as an excuse to never face up to the truth of what happened to him and what he's become. Joker doesn't seem too bothered by the accusation and he doesn't seem too sure whether his story is true or not. In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', [[MythologyGag he even quotes the comics]], saying [[Creator/AlanMoore someone]] once told him to go for the multiple choice option.
** As shown in ''Origins'' in an interview with Harley, his own mental version of his history is, at least at the time of the interview, ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''. [[spoiler:You even play as the first Red Hood.]]
* NeverMyFault: Played with in ''Arkham City''. [[spoiler:The Joker seems to blame his impending death from the poisonous side-effects of the Titan Super Serum on Batman, because he "left [him] to die" after their climactic battle at the end of the first game. He then immediately acknowledges that Batman probably doesn't remember it that way, and then just moves on with trying to constructively fix the problem without wasting any more time. Given that the Joker is the {{Trope Namer|s}} for MultipleChoicePast, it is unclear whether he truly thinks he remembers Batman leaving him to die, or if he's just screwing around (and possibly LampshadeHanging the villain's tendency to use this trope).]]
** A more clear-cut example happens during the ending [[spoiler:when Joker stabs Batman, causing him to drop the cure. His last hope for survival lost, Joker bitterly asks Batman if he's happy now, as if Batman had done it on purpose]].
** Hugo Strange also lampshades this, pointing out while he has a MultipleChoicePast, he blames Batman for his origin in every one. Joker insists that it's Batman's fault he got doused in chemicals.
--> ''""I'm sure he'd say he tried to save me, but we all know he didn't."''
* NotMeThisTime:
** Batman accuses Joker of being involved in Protocol 10. Joker, upon hearing it, denies any knowledge of it.
** Also, when Batman first finds [[spoiler:Harley bound and gagged]], the player might naturally assume that Joker is back to [[spoiler:his normal abusive relationship with her]]. However, nearing the end of the game, it becomes especially apparent that this time, he wasn't responsible for [[spoiler:Harley's predicament; rather, Talia was, who also was the one truly responsible for retrieving the cure before Joker had a chance to drink it]].
* NotSoDifferent: [[LampshadeHanging Aside from numerous lampshades in Asylum and City]], [[spoiler:this trope is invoked, ''word for word'', at the end of Arkham Origins, during the Joker's MotiveRant while holding Batman at gunpoint.]]
* ObsessionSong: A sort of passive/aggressive mix and a disturbing one at that (though considering that the song is from the perspective of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, it's understandable), in Music/CoheedAndCambria's "Deranged" off the Arkham City album.
-->Who will be your pretty, little enemy?\\
When I'm gone your world will prove empty.\\
I promise you will always remember me.\\
The joke's on you, poison me.\\
While you clean the streets of misfortune,\\
I pick the innocent from my dirty teeth.\\
[[NotSoDifferent We're one and the same]]...deranged.
** The Joker's "cover" of "Only You" by The Platters [[{{Applicability}} applies]] that famous track to his and Batman's FoeRomanceSubtext:
--> "When you hold my hand/I understand/The magic that you do/You're my dream come true/My one and only you..."
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel: At the end of ''Asylum''.]]
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: [[spoiler:It's rather noticeable in ''Origins'' when Troy Baker does his Black Mask voice. It sounds much like his own, only more of a Mafia gangster accent.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: [[spoiler:Though this goes away when things don't go his way, most prominently when the last of the Titan cure available is destroyed.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Especially in ''Origins''. In his own words, he's managed to [[spoiler:kill untold scores of people, bring the city to its knees, and cripple the police force]] in the span of one horrific night.
* PlayAlongPrisoner: In the first game, he only lets Batman capture him so that he can take over Arkham.
* PlayingSick: Subverted: Batman initially guesses that Joker was actually faking his illness after Joker ambushed him by seemingly using a BodyDouble to fake his death, only for Joker to reveal that he is in fact really sick, even going so far as to reveal his disease-laced sores on his face.
* RealityEnsues:
** [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy Uses this]] against [[spoiler:Talia al Ghul]] [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim by simply shooting]] [[spoiler:her]] InTheBack instead of trying to fight someone he couldn't take in a fair fight. For added {{irony}}, [[spoiler:Talia]] tried to do something similar to him with [[spoiler:a sword]] earlier, but [[spoiler:she stabbed Clayface instead]].
** Joker also suffers RealityEnsues himself when [[spoiler:it turns out that poisoning oneself with multiple poisons over the years [[AvertedTrope doesn't]] [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity work out]] [[JokerImmunity the way you'd like]], especially if one injects themselves with a PsychoSerum, in this case, Titan. Joker dies of poisoning at the end of VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity]].
* RoleReprisal: Voiced by ''Creator/MarkHamill'' in ''Asylum'' and ''City'', who voiced the character in the ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}.''
* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:In the finale of ''Origins'', he tells Batman to either kill Bane or leave him alive, whereas the electric chair Joker's strapped himself to will be charged by Bane's heartbeat and fry him once it reaches full power. Either way, someone will have to die by Batman's hands to save the other. Luckily for Batman, the Electrocutioner's gauntlets [[TakeAThirdOption null either of those choices]].]]
* ShootTheShaggyDog:
** Joker has a moment which is almost perfectly this trope, but he's an antagonist instead of a protagonist. [[spoiler:Despite all his plans to save himself from dying of Titan poisoning, he comes extremely close to manipulating Batman to bring him the cure. In fact, Batman has the cure and Joker is in the very same room as him when Joker stabs Batman in the shoulder, making him drop the cure and dooming Joker, who would have lived if he could have seen that Batman would never intentionally cause him to die.]]
** Joker's character arc in the first two games could qualify. [[spoiler:His plan to tear down Gotham with Titan enhanced inmates is stopped by Batman; if the ending of ''Asylum'' is anything to go by, the Titan would've worn off in less than an hour anyway, so his goons wouldn't have reached Gotham in time to do any damage. Even if he killed Batman, Joker and his gang would've been rounded up once they turned back to normal and be arrested, thrown into Arkham City, and killed in Protocol 10. In ''City'', his manipulating Batman to get the antidote doesn't work as mentioned above, his plan to poison Gotham is thwarted, and he ultimately didn't leave any offspring behind as seen in HQR. So in two years, all he's left behind is a gang that's implied to be falling apart.]]
* SlasherSmile: Does several especially in ''Origins''.
* TheSpook: Mostly emphasised in ''Origins'', where it's noted that no one knew of him before he made his appearance, and there's no information about him on any database.
* StraightEdgeEvil: Though he's probably the farthest thing from LawfulEvil, he only orders a glass of milk when he goes into the Iceberg Lounge in Arkham City's backstory.
* TakingYouWithMe:
** Part of a gambit in the second game. [[spoiler:He injects Batman with his diseased blood, also claiming he shipped it to a hospital across Gotham. Knowing full well Batman will go looking for a cure. Even if he didn't succeed, he would at least take his hated nemesis down with him.]]
** He also attempted a variation that occurred at least a few weeks after [[spoiler:his death]]. Specifically, he [[spoiler:arranged to have Clayface rig an isolation cell with explosives, and also had a radio tower within Arkham City rigged to release a message that anyone who manages to find his corpse and delivers it to Harley Quinn will be rewarded with a million dollars in order to incite a huge riot by followers, civilians, and cops alike for the expressed purpose of causing Gotham City to tear itself apart as well as the "revelation" that the walls were still wired with explosives that would release several of Arkham City's most dangerous inmates into the rioting streets in order to lure Batman into the isolation cell. He nearly won, but Batman survived]].
* TooSoon: Invoked. See KickTheDog.
* TrojanPrisoner: Batman is convinced the Joker [[AllTooEasy went down too easily]] during his capture at the beginning of the first game. [[ISurrenderSuckers He's right.]]
* VillainSong: A quiet, melancholy yet deranged version of "Only You (And You Alone)" by The Platters. It can be heard during the credits of ''Arkham City''. It follows what seems to be Joker's [[spoiler:final voice message to Batman, after his death.]]
** Another Villain Song, this time an eerie version of "Cold, Cold Heart" by Music/HankWilliams, is heard during the credits of ''Arkham Origins''.
* VillainTeamUp: With Bane, in ''Arkham Origins''.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: Goes beyond "Male-pattern baldness" and into "impossibly exaggerated" territory, especially in ''Arkham City.''
* WaistcoatOfStyle: In ''Arkham Origins''. It's never shown closely in-game, but [[http://25.media.tumblr.com/22ea3d8650c2fb655c5a79db39e46828/tumblr_mx7r38fuQ31sn3ne4o1_1280.jpg it's also patterned with a playing-card motif]].
* WildCard: [[spoiler:Strange supplies the Joker with a military arsenal so that the he'll give Strange a very public reason to wipe him and Arkham City off the face of the earth. However, a NonStandardGameOver reveals that without Batman's intervention, the plan fails; the Joker survives Protocol 10 and uses the weaponry to overthrow Gotham.]]
* WorthyOpponent: He sees Batman as this.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: It was dyed that way by his dip in the chemical bath.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Killer Croc (Waylon Jones)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Tick-tock, feed the croc!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SteveBlum (''Arkham Asylum'', ''Arkham City''), Creator/KharyPayton (''Arkham Origins'')

'''Waylon Jones''' was born with a rare disorder that caused his skin to be green and scaly and grew his body to grotesque proportions. Raised by an alcoholic and abusive aunt and bullied by his peers for his appearance, Jones developed a deep-seated misanthropic bent. He briefly was a member of a freak show, nicknamed '''Killer Croc'''. As his condition worsened, his bestial nature and misanthropy grew and he turned to a life of crime. With immense strength, he served as a mob enforcer and murderer, and as one of the eight assassins hired by Black Mask to kill Batman on Christmas Eve, eventually coming to be incarcerated in Blackgate and then Arkham Asylum; he especially hates Batman for capturing him.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: His "cell" in Arkham is one of these, located deep underneath the Asylum. Given how ''big'' Croc is, it'd have to be.
* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Aunt]]: [[spoiler:The ''Arkham Unhinged'' comics show that she was his first murder.]]
* AdvancingBossOfDoom: He'll let out a deep breath when nearby, drag you into the water if you make too much noise, or just come out and try to grab you, with your only defense being activating his shock collar with a Batarang. At the last part of his lair, he chases you, and you have to run to escape to [[CrazyPrepared a trap you set up beforehand to stop him]].
* AnimalMotifs: A crocodile, obviously.
* BeastMan: Just ''look'' at him.
* BizarreHumanBiology: His backstories place him at suffering from a form of "regressive atavism", meaning he has inherited traits of pre-human species.
* BodyHorror: There's the obvious, but ''Origins'' shows him during his earlier years, and whilst still very beastly and reptilian, looks decidedly smaller and more human than he does at present. Meaning his condition ''got significantly worse'' over the years.
* TheBrute: To Joker in ''Arkham Asylum''.
* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:The death of Becky, a blind girl he befriended,]] in the ''Arkham Unhinged'' comic.
* DemotedToExtra: In ''Arkham City''. [[EasterEgg Unless you do a specific thing in the sewers at a specific point in the game, he won't even show up at all.]]
* EvilSoundsDeep: Courtesy of Creator/SteveBlum.
* FangsAreEvil: His razor-sharp teeth are quite fearsome, to say the least.
* GutturalGrowler: Comes with being voiced by Creator/SteveBlum.
* HandwrapsOfAwesome: In the concept art, at least. His in-game model wears a torn prison uniform and broken handcuffs.
* ImAHumanitarian: Croc is explicitly mentioned as having eaten people in the past, and during the game, tries to eat Scarecrow and Batman when they encounter one another in his lair. During his patient interview, Dr. Gretchen Whistler doesn't believe him about this particular aspect... he later proves her wrong when he bites off and swallows Cash's hand right in front of her. Although numerous characters believe that he doesn't qualify as human.
* TheJuggernaut:
** You never actually ''beat'' him, you either set off a shock-collar that throws his whole nervous system out of whack for a few seconds so he doesn't run you over like a bulldozer and [[ImAHumanitarian bring you home for dinner]], or blow out a floor to send him hurtling to the stygian depths. After which he can be heard yelling at you for a few seconds. [[spoiler:And depending on the random generator during the ending sequence, you might see his hand burst from the water to grab a surviving case of Titan.]]
** ''Arkham Unhinged'' shows that he is capable of shrugging off fully automatic gunfire.
** ''Arkham Origins'' shows that at one time, it was possible for Batman to go up against him one-on-one. He's since mutated to the point that such an option is now virtually suicide.
* JumpScare: When you try opening the door to his lair in the sewer tunnels. His brief appearance in ''Arkham City'' also involves one.
* LightningBruiser: Despite his size, he can move frighteningly quickly.
* LizardFolk: [[BizarreHumanBiology Sort of.]]
* MonsterSobStory: The ''Arkham Unhinged'' comic "Crocodile Tears".
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Likely due to his condition, Croc has far more teeth than is normal for a human being.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: He's Killer ''Croc'', after all.
* TheNoseKnows:
** As part of his "condition", he seems to have heightened senses. The most frequently mentioned being his sense of smell.
** In Arkham City, he can actually tell that [[spoiler:Batman's dying from the Joker's disease]] just from his scent.
* RaginCajun: Sports a noticeable Cajun accent in ''Arkham Origins''. He presumably lost it after spending so much time in Gotham.
* RestrainingBolt: How he is kept under control during his treatment at the Asylum; he has an electric collar attached round his neck which can be remotely used to give him shocks in order to get him to cooperate. This actually becomes crucial to Batman surviving his encounter with Croc in his lair, as hitting the collar with Batarangs (giving Croc an automatic shock) is the only thing that will stop him from getting overpowered and eaten when Croc charges out of the water.
* ScaryBlackMan: Well, formerly black (and from a certain point of view, formerly a man), but definitely scary.
* SerialKiller: He's responsible for the "disappearance" of hundreds of Gotham vagrants.
* TailorMadePrison: He is kept in the deepest, darkest depths of Arkham, where the guards occasionally drop down some food for him and try to forget he even exists. This is because physically, Croc is the most dangerous inmate, and his [[IAmAHumanitarian feeding habits]] make him even worse.
* VillainsOutShopping: He shows up in the VIP section of the Iceberg Lounge challenge map as a FunnyBackgroundEvent, [[SmokyGentlemensClub drinking a glass of brandy and smoking a cigar]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mad Hatter (Jervis Tetch)]]
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/TropeTetch_7890.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"You're late, Batman. Late, late, late."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Peter [=MacNicol=]

'''Jervis Tetch''' was an expert hypnotist and chemist who was obsessed with Literature/AliceInWonderland and came to believe that he was an incarnation of the '''Mad Hatter''' from the story. He became obsessed with finding Alice, and murders several blonde women before being caught by Batman and sent to Arkham Asylum. There, he was taken advantage of by Hugo Strange, who had him create mind control substances to help his domination of his TYGER guards. Once he was done with him, Strange threw Mad Hatter into Arkham City, where he gathered a small gang with his mind control devices and sought to add one more member to his gang: Batman.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BunnyEarsLawyer: It's hard to find anything that he says that makes sense whatsoever, but according to Strange, his work in chemistry is unparalled.
* ChronicVillainy: Going hand-in-hand with ObliviouslyEvil, it actually seems that Tetch is entirely harmless (if insane) when kept away from anyone that fit his "Alice" victim archetype. When he sees one who matches, though...
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: His targeted Alices are, according to him, all blonde. However, as shown in a side story to Arkham City in ''Unhinged'', he's willing to take a great many women regardless of hair color.
* EvilGenius: He provided the mind control tech and chemicals that allowed Strange to come to power.
* EvilRedhead: Hard to tell due to the condition of his entire body, but his hair ''is'' red. Whether or not he can be considered [[ObliviouslyEvil legitimately evil, however]], is another thing altogether.
* FingerlessGloves: Wears them in both ''Arkham City'' and ''Arkham Origins''.
* FriendlessBackground: If you return to his hideout after beating him, he wonders why you resisted, since he had only wanted a friend.
* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler:Uses a hypnotic suggestion to lure Batman into taking his psychoactive chemicals. The method lures him in with what he most wants. Which at the time, is the cure to the TITAN poisoning]].
* MadScientist: See BunnyEarsLawyer above.
* MindControlDevice: How he controls his minions, and [[spoiler:how he attempts to control Batman]].
* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: Takes up this role for several non-story Predator maps in ''Origins'', and is arguably even less lucid than the Joker, to the point where some of his men comment that they can barely understand what he's saying.
* NiceHat: To the point he suffers a mental breakdown after Batman steps on it.
* NoMisterBondIExpectYouToDine: His appearances in Arkham City, both in the game and in a side story, involve setting people and animals up in tea parties. In the interview tapes, he does this with rats, in the game proper, he does this with [[spoiler:Batman]], and in "Vicki in Wonderland", he does this with Vicki Vale, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, the Carpenter, and one other woman.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Doesn't remember the Alices he goes through and doesn't seem to understand how what he does is wrong, and he's just as upset at what he is being "accused" of by [[PsychoPsychologist Hugo Strange]].
* ReluctantPsycho: Ironically, since TheMadHatter is characterized by enjoying his own madness. However, he doesn't respond poorly to being called mad.
-->'''Tetch:''' As a hat. Yes, as a hat.
* SerialKiller: He's killed many an "Alice".
* SmallRoleBigImpact: His actual appearance in the game is short-lived, and on the surface he doesn't seem very important to the main plot. [[spoiler:But it's his MindControlDevice that Hugo Strange used to take control of Quincy Sharp. Meaning that without him, Arkham City may not even exist at all.]]
* SpotOfTea: It's his "[[WorldOfPun special-tea]]".
* VillainousBSOD: Suffers one when confronted by Strange about his victims.
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Strange used him and his MindControlDevice to gain control of Quincy Sharp, and later dumped him in Arkham City.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[WelcomeToHell Welcome to hell!]]"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NolanNorth

'''Oswald Cobblepot''' is the heir to the prestigious Cobblepot family, with has a long rivalry with the Waynes. Educated in England, Cobblepot found more in common with thugs than the elite and returned to Gotham City to take over his family's businesses, take revenge on the Waynes for his family's fall from fortune, and take control of the criminal underworld. Basing his numerous operations out of the Cyrus Pinkney's Institute for Natural History and attached Iceberg Lounge, Cobblepot, known among some underworld circles as '''The Penguin''', ruthlessly began expanding his businesses while being able to avoid being confirmed as a criminal by the G.C.P.D. That situation ended when Arkham City was built and Cobblepot refused to be evicted, entering into a gun battle with the police and TYGER before being sealed into the prison. He controls the largest and best supplied gang within the walls of the prison, and is aiming to take out Two-Face and Joker's crews for complete control.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BadBoss:
** In the GCPD, he lets some of his goons know that Batman is coming for them... and laughs about it. Shortly after, he has all the bridges detonated to cut off Joker's forces (not reckoning on the sewers), and doesn't give a crap that this puts several of his men at the mercy of the Joker's crew. In addition, one of the mooks says in the Penguin's debut trailer "You think the Joker's bad? Wait until Penguin deals with him! Penguin's an animal", which carries the implication that he's even worse of a boss than even SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, the latter of whom is definitely no saint in terms of being a boss.
** He's such a bad boss that one of his thugs actually calls him a bastard directly to him after he [[spoiler:blows up a bridge preventing his goons from leaving Joker's turf, effectively leaving them for dead]].
** Being this may have actually backfired on him at least once. [[spoiler:Listening in on a conversation with his henchmen after Batman leaves the museum reveals that Penguin had a guy spying on Joker with a sniper rifle. Not only does Penguin aggravate the goon with his constant badgering for information, but it's implied that the guy let Joker live just to spite Penguin.]]
** Unlike Joker's goons, who stick together even after [[spoiler:Joker's death]], or Two-Face's, who continue to support their boss despite him being dealt a severe blow early on in the game, as soon as Penguin is defeated, his mooks almost immediately abandon him; choosing to join up with the other gangs rather than free their leader.
*** This makes sense, since a thug said most of Penguin's thugs were mercenaries. Another even said "''we'' are professionals." Penguin may pay for a higher grade of mooks, but if Penguin, aka their paycheck is gone, then so are they.
* BaldOfEvil: As seen in the above image.
* UsefulNotes/BritishAccents: Speaks in a cockney accent.
* BreakTheHaughty: What he goes through when Batman beats him.
* BullyingADragon: ''City'' starts off with him capturing Bruce (in his civilian persona) and planning to torture him. No sooner then he tries to throw the first punch with his brass knuckles, Bruce grabs his hand and breaks it (even more embarrassingly, Bruce was ''handcuffed'' at that point). And, if the player wishes after finishing off his mooks, laying him out with an uppercut.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Penguin freezes a cop's hand and smashed it with a hammer while using a P.A. system to let Batman hear the whole thing. It's heavily implied that he does this with the captive Precinct 13 policemen frequently, as well.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: He's got a lot of strange stuff in that museum of his.
* CompositeCharacter: While he's not disfigured (or at least in the same way) as he was in ''Film/BatmanReturns'', his clothes are similar to those worn by the Penguin there and looks a bit like Danny [=DeVito=], albeit how the actor normally looks. He has s savage and animalistic, but [[FauxAffablyEvil trying to pass off as refined]] personality (as seen in ''Returns'') instead of the actual refined personality of the comics version and has a similar backstory of his family having a grudge against the Waynes ala ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''.
* DemotedToExtra: His role in ''Origins'', since his criminal activities are entirely unrelated to the plot, and he only gets Batman's attention due to having needed information; immediately after he confesses (most of) what he knows, their confrontation is interrupted by Deathstroke. He sticks around to watch the fight, then wisely locks himself in his office with his secretaries to prevent Batman from reaching him. The only other element of the game related to him is a side mission to find the weapon caches he's selling off.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Suppose the player decides to not knock out Penguin and leave him at the gate. The game has Penguin shout about how he always knew that Bruce was a coward just for that occasion. If the player decides to slide into him instead of uppercutting him, he'll slump onto the ground instead of flying off his feet.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The speech at the booth he has for Zsasz is played more seriously than the others. Whether it's guilt for [[spoiler:cheating him out his money at cards]] or general disgust for Zsasz's actions is unclear.
-->'''Penguin:''' Take a good look into the eyes of a monster. A deeply disturbed killer. A man, responsible for the murder and subsequent mutilation of over 100 men, women, and children. You're looking at Zsasz.
* EvilBrit: Played with. His bio says he ''grew up'' in London, but wasn't necessarily born there. His family has had a multi-generational feud with the Waynes. He's a Gothamite by breeding.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Well, it's [[WellIntentionedExtremist a relative measure of "good"]], but in the ''Cold, Cold Heart'' DLC, Penguin assumes that whatever Ferris Boyle has confiscated and locked away is extremely valuable if Mr. Freeze is fighting so hard to get it.
* EyeScream: That monocle of his? [[GrievousBottleyHarm It's the bottom half of a beer bottle shoved into his eye]]. According to Penguin, he got it in a bar fight, and aside from him liking it (giving him a "unique look"), he also implies that the doctors told him it was impossible to remove without killing him, even if he did try to pay for it.
* FatBastard: As is tradition.
* FeudingFamilies: The Cobblepots and the Waynes apparently did not get along very well (Dating back to Solomon Wayne and Henry Cobblepot, who were two of the three founding fathers of Gotham), and he also seems to blame the Waynes for his family being financially ruined. It would be more accurate to say that they ruined themselves by competing with the Waynes directly when they could have stayed prosperous by focusing in industries they were more suited to running.
* GlassCannon: The cannon part comes from him using Mr. Freeze's freeze gun. The glass part comes from him only taking two hits total (one before the Grundy fight, one afterwards) to be defeated.
* GroinAttack[=/=]FunnyBackgroundEvent: If you look closely when Penguin says to the psychopathic inmates "Come on out, lads! It's initiation time!", you'll notice that while gesturing, he whacks one of his mooks in the family jewels with his umbrella.
* HighClassGlass: Subverted. See EyeScream.
* JabbaTableManners: In the prequel comic.
* {{Jerkass}}: And that's one of the ''nicest'' terms to describe him.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:He killed and stuffed Joker's pet hyenas.]] Also, it's heavily implied in both a story and an interview tape that [[spoiler:he used the raving lunatics from the previous game as live targets for his mooks' weapons.]]
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: Inverted: Aside from bios and a few mooks, he's referred to by his real name more often than to his nickname, most likely out of politeness or fear.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:Penguin has a collection of people, with [[{{Irony}} separate display cases for Batman and Bruce Wayne]]. When Batman defeated him, Mr. Freeze locked Penguin up in one of his own display stands (more specifically, the Bruce Wayne exhibit), ''after'' adding more pain to his broken hand by stepping on it.]]
* LondonGangster: This Penguin is closer to a RayWinstone-style thug with delusions of grandeur, complete with an East-End accent, than his usual depiction.
* MisterBig: See TheNapoleon.
* MuggingTheMonster:
** This is the reason why Penguin's left hand is in a cast; Penguin, when meeting up with Bruce Wayne, tells him that Bruce's family destroyed his, and puts on brass knuckles, referring to them as "Good, old fashioned revenge" before trying to punch Bruce, only for Bruce to suddenly grab his hand and twist it behind Penguin's back, breaking it.
** On a citywide scale, it's revealed that Penguin and his gang were trapped in Arkham City because of his ego. When the plans for Arkham City were first displayed, Penguin wasn't supposed to be an inmate; the City was trying to take his property. Penguin refused to vacate the Iceberg Lounge, choosing to get into a gunfight with the GCPD when they tried to evict him.
* TheNapoleon: Strange even [[LampshadeHanging asks him if he's familiar with the term "Napoleon Complex"]].
* NeverMyFault: His interview tapes with Strange reveal that Penguin constantly blames the Waynes and Batman for the failures caused by the poor decisions of his ancestors and himself.
* PeopleZoo: He has a museum featuring several of Gotham's finest criminals, although most of them are either dead or have broken out by the time Batman gets there.
* PaidHarem: Has one in ''Origins'' in the form of Candy and Tracey, who also serve as his personal CoDragons.
* SinisterSchnoz: Not as much as other incarnations, but it's still there.
* SlaveToPR: Like in previous incarnations, he's always trying to play himself up as a gentleman socialite even though he clearly isn't. This is also the reason he and Joker went to war; Joker attacked one of his waitresses with acid in the Iceberg Lounge, which spoiled Penguin's reputation. When Joker later tried to bury the hatchet, Penguin refused to make amends.
* SmugSnake: Not as much as Riddler, but he's still pretty egotistical.
* StockBritishPhrases: His East End accent allows him free usage of a few of these terms, including calling Bats "wanker".
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:His treatment of Zsasz, detailed in the payphone sidequest, is a key part of Zsasz's downfall into insanity.]]
* VillainExitStageLeft: How he leaves the story in "Origins".
* WaxMuseumMorgue: Has this in his museum. He has a member of the League of Assassins, Mr. Freeze and Scarface on display, bodies of cops and members of Joker's and Two Face's gangs, and exhibits ready for Bruce Wayne and Batman. Some of them, such as police fed to sharks and Harley's hyenas killed and stuffed, show how utterly sadistic he is.
* WickedCultured:
** Subverted, since he's just as crude and nasty as his thugs, but he'd tell you otherwise.
** In a rather twisted inversion, he even destroyed the exhibits of a natural history museum just to accommodate his criminal headquarters.
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[[folder:Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You will pay, Batman, for hurting my babies."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Tasia Valenza

'''Pamela Lillian Isley''' is a brilliant botanist who had her blood replaced with chlorophyll in a freak lab accident, gaining the ability to control plants and exude pheromones capable of seducing most people. She was driven insane and became dedicated to protecting plant life from humanity as the eco-terrorist '''Poison Ivy''', but was defeated and imprisoned by Batman in Arkham Asylum. In Arkham City, Ivy has taken over a building at the edge of the prison city and is uninterested in the conflict between the other supervillains.
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!!Provides examples of:

* DemotedToExtra: In ''Arkham City'', she only shows up in Catwoman's downloadable campaign or in a game over quote if Batman should happen to die on her turf.
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** She tries to kill Catwoman for ''forgetting to water some plants she was looking after.'' Though this is Ivy we're talking about here. To her, all plants' lives are as precious, if not more than, a person's. From her perspective, Catwoman allowed some of her children to starve to death. [[MamaBear It's natural she'd be a wee bit peeved]].
** If you visit her as Catwoman after completing the game, Catwoman blames Strange for the death of the last plant (which Catwoman actually killed to get back at Ivy). Ivy swears vengeance on all of humanity.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: She's always seen barefoot.
* EarthyBarefootCharacter: See DoesNotLikeShoes.
* EnemyMine / HeelFaceDoorSlam: She begged Batman to let her out so she can help stop the Joker, mainly because his Titan experiments are harming her plants. He wisely says no.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She didn't support Joker's rebellion, and also [[spoiler:initially]] requested for Batman to stop Joker and his plans because of the negative affects on her plants.
* EvilRedhead: Her hair's scarlet, and she's got the evil part down.
* GaiasVengeance: Seeing as she has plant powers and all.
* GreenThumb: As one would expect from Poison Ivy.
* HeelFaceTurn: Attempted one by opening up a flower shop. However, as she continued to see humanity destroying the environment, she couldn't take it anymore and killed a customer who came into her shop to buy flowers for his wife after having cheated on her.
* MamaBear: She doesn't appreciate her plants being harmed.
* MisanthropeSupreme: Identifying with plants more than animals, she despises humans.
* NoFlowInCGI: Her hair is notably different from her usual appearance, being fixed backward like the Bride of Frankenstein. Having wavy long bangs and such would have been more complicated.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Her eyes even seem to ''glow'' green for this incarnation.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Her "patient uniform" consists of nothing but a single red shirt, held together at cleavage level by only two buttons, and panties made of ''leaves''.
* StationaryBoss: Having merged with a giant mutated plant while under the influence of the Titan formula.
* TheVamp: It's best seen in her interview tapes in ''Arkham Asylum''.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Unfortunately, her intentions in stopping the Joker's plans failed when she realized her plants were growing stronger as a result of the Titan formula.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She can be classified as one because [[spoiler: she is an eco-terrorist essentially because society harms Nature, her "babies", and she wants humans to stop hurting the planet. In addition, in Arkham City she locks herself up and really just wants to be left alone when Catwoman comes in and she sees herself forced to kill her.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ra's al Ghul]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You disappoint me, Detective."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DeeBradleyBaker

'''[[ComicBook/RasAlGhul Ra's al Ghul]]''' is the head of the League of Assassins and a centuries old terrorist dedicated to cleansing the world in order to save it. One hundred years before the events of Arkham City, he attempted to transform Gotham with Wonder City, but the Lazarus Pit underneath it drove its citizens mad. In the present, he has become obsessed with finding a successor, and wants Batman to take his place.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AffablyEvil: He's actually very polite and respectful of Batman.
* AffectionateNickname: Always refers to Batman as "Detective" as a sign of respect. Just like he did in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
* BackFromTheDead: Between ''Arkham Asylum'' and ''Arkham City'', and at least once beforehand, judging from Batman's comments.
* {{Badass}}: He's one of the few villains in the series who can challenge Batman in one-on-one combat.
** BadassBaritone: Has a very gruff voice combined well with some VoiceOfTheLegion at first.
** BadassBeard: Sports one with a soul patch.
** BadassGrandpa: He's at least half a millennium old and still a very formidable opponent.
** BadassInCharge: He leads the League of Assassins.
* BeardOfEvil: See the above image.
* [[spoiler: BiggerBad: In ''Origins'', he's indirectly referred to by Shiva multiple times as her master; one of her extortion tapes reveals that she, acting on his orders, gave Quincy Sharp the idea to restore Arkham Asylum as leverage to become mayor of Gotham.]]
** [[spoiler:He's also this for ''City'', where he is TheManBehindTheMan for Hugo Strange and everything the latter does is in order to win Ra's al Ghul's approval and become his heir.]]
** The backstory unearthed in ''Arkham City'' reveals that 100 years in the past, he created a failed utopian city called "Wonder City" powered with steampunk Lazarus-powered green energy that ended up driving its prisoners mad, many of whom were later sent to Arkham Asylum, which means that Gotham city's propensity for psychopathic criminals is likely a result of his chemical influence and he later justifies extreme measures to use against the same insanity that he's responsible for creating...
* BodyHorror: Before using the Lazarus Pit, Ra's appears withered, decayed and corpse-like, only returning to health by bathing in the Pit.
* DeathIsCheap: In ''Arkham Asylum'', Ra's was a corpse, but was quite alive (if in poor condition, at first) in ''Arkham City''. Earlier, Batman stated to Talia that if Ra's was "dead again", he needed her to "wake him up", indicating that this is not Ra's' first time rising from the dead in this continuity. [[spoiler: Later, after Ra's is killed, Batman is unconcerned, simply saying that Ra's was going to need another trip to a Lazarus Pit. Sure enough, in the PlayableEpilogue, Ra's' body is gone, hinting at another possible resurrection.]]
* [[spoiler: DeathSeeker: Wishes for either Hugo Strange or Batman to take his place as the Head of the Demon, and seems almost frightened of the idea of living longer. When Batman repeatedly refuses to kill him, Ra's goes so far as to put a knife to Talia's throat and ''demand'' that Batman kill him.]]
--> '''Ra's''': [[spoiler: I have used the Lazarus Pit too many times. My mind and body cannot take much more. Every time I enter the Pit, I am frightened of what will come out.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath[=/=]TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Batman tackles Ra's Al Ghul out of the tower before it explodes. Ra's attempts to kill Batman by stabbing himself when Batman grabs him and is on his back as the two of them are falling. The sword goes clean through him and almost through Batman as well, but Batman's able to evade it at the last second, letting Ra's continue to fall with the sword still impaled into him.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo. In Asylum, you can find his corpse. If you go check again after beating the game, [[SequelHook it's gone.]]
* EngagementChallenge: He actively ''wants'' Bruce with his daughter if it would mean he joins the League of Assassins.
* EvilOldFolks: He's an old man who leads the League of Assassins.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Courtesy of Creator/DeeBradleyBaker.
* [[spoiler: FictionFiveHundred: He and the League of Assassins funded Hugo Strange and the Arkham City project.]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Though only after [[spoiler: bathing in the Lazarus Pit]].
* [[GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave Grandpa, What Massive Hotness You Have]], after [[spoiler: a dive in the Lazarus pit]], he comes out quite handsome despite his extremely advanced age.
* GreenEyes: And they glow when he uses the Lazarus Pit.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Batman even says as much to his face.
--> '''Batman''': You're wrong, Ra's. You've become what you've always fought against, and I ''will'' stop you.
* HeirClubForMen: Despite having a daughter, he wants Batman as his heir.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Hugo Strange, either as a way to [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeem himself]] or [[TheDogBitesBack to exact revenge on Ra's for executing him]], activates [[TakingYouWithMe Protocol 11]], which was the self destruction of the primary tower of Arkham City. Ra's then tries to kill Batman by stabbing himself in the gut, but Batman evades the blade at the last second and lets him fall.]]
* [[spoiler: ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Twice during the Wonder Tower climax. First by his own hand while trying to kill Batman. And shortly after landing on a gate structure. Ouch.]]
* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: He claims that "this is only the beginning" [[spoiler:while watching Arkham City burning from the effects of Protocol 10]].
* KickTheDog: He takes a moment to add insult to injury by contemptuously telling [[spoiler:the mortally wounded Hugo Strange]] that "Batman is better than you".
* KnightTemplar: He's willing to let people die in order to bring about peace.
* LastDayToLive: Due to his usage of the Lazarus Pits for centuries, he's now withering away.
** SanitySlippage: It's also implied that he's also near-completely lost his sanity as a result.
* TheMagnificent: Ra's' followers, as well as Talia, and, at one point, an illusion of Ra's himself, refer to him as "the great Ra's al Ghul". The assassin Batman follows to Ra's' lair even refers to Batman as a "blasphemer" who is "not worthy to speak of the great Ra's al Ghul!"
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan: Turns out to be the one who was pulling Hugo Strange's strings. It's also implied that he and his League of Assassins were also responsible for funding Sharp's campaign as part of his plot.]]
** [[spoiler:He is implied to be behind Shiva's presence in Gotham in ''Arkham Origins'' as well.]]
* MasterSwordsman: He's pretty good with that scimitar of his.
* MisanthropeSupreme: He's an insane and immortal eco-terrorist who believes that humanity must be eradicated, or greatly culled, to stop them from ruining the planet.
* MotiveRant: A rather [[NightmareFuel/BatmanArkhamCity unsettling]] one that plays over the old radios in Wonder City.
* {{Omniglot}}: According to the comics, He's able to speak Arabic, French, Greek, Latin, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, Urdu, multiple Indian languages and possibly others.
* PowerTattoo: Ra's bears intricate dragon tattoos on both arms.
** PowerGlows: The tattoos glow for a brief while after Ra's takes his dip in the Lazarus Pit.
* RedemptionRejection: Ra's admits to Batman that the effects of the Lazarus Pit are wearing his body away as much as they replenish it, and seem to be causing him SanitySlippage. He expressed a genuine worry about what would happen to him should he continue using it, and Batman points out if his pit ever fell into the wrong hands, he'd be helpless to stop centuries of destruction. He gives him one chance for redemption, and to call off his [[KnightTemplar crusade]], or he'd be back for him. [[spoiler: His offer turns out to have been for nothing, since Ra's is behind everything in Arkham City, including Hugo Strange]]. It should be pointed out that Batman himself doubted that Ra's would actually take the offer, citing his belief that Ra's is addicted to the Pit.
* Really700YearsOld: He's ''much'' older than he appears to be.
* SinisterScimitar: His WeaponOfChoice.
* SkunkStripe: As always, he has a white stripe in his otherwise black hair.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: During the Demon Trials and his fight with Batman. Possibly justified by [[MushroomSamba the nature]] of both events.
* WakingUpAtTheMorgue: We don't get to see it, but it happens in ''Asylum''; when you first visit the morgue, one of the bodies stored there is that of Ra's al Ghul (which you can find out by investigating). Knowing who Ra's is, when you come back later, he's long gone from the morgue.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Consistently offers Batman a chance to join the League, viewing him as a possible successor.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He thinks he is this. Whether or not he is could easily be up for discussion.
* [[spoiler:YouHaveFailedMe: He ends up stabbing Hugo Strange InTheBack when he failed to defeat Batman, even stating the trope word for word.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ratcatcher (Otis Flannegan)]]
'''Otis Flannegan''' was a ratcatcher born with the ability to speak with and control rats. He eventually turned to a life of crime using his ability, and the '''Ratcatcher''' was born. After being put in Arkham City, Ratcatcher used his rats to smuggle luxury goods into the prison to sell. The Penguin did not take learning of his competition in the black market trade very well, and had the Ratcatcher dragged screaming to the Iceberg Lounge for punishment.
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!!Provides examples of:

* TheBeastmaster: Well, rat master at least.
%%* CListFodder
* TheGhost: In ''Arkham Asylum'', Batman can find some of his equipment hidden in the ventilation ducts. In ''Arkham City'' he is killed before the events of the game by the Penguin. He does show up in one issue of ''Arkham Unhinged'' as a member of the supervillain jury Two-Face puts together to try the Joker.
* KilledOffScreen: By the Penguin, according to {{Mook|s}} chatter. First Penguin tried to [[DeathByIrony feed him to rats]], but after they ignored him for several days he tossed Ratcatcher to his shark Tiny.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Riddler (Edward Nigma)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Explore! Find my challenges! And when you fail to solve them and lie blubbering like an ignorant child on the floor, you will know, that the Riddler is better than you!"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WallyWingert

'''Edward Nashton,''' also known as Edward Nigma, is a genius obsessed with proving his mental superiority to the rest of mankind. As '''ComicBook/TheRiddler''', he leaves clues to his crimes behind to challenge those who come after him. He is determined to prove his superior intellect to Batman, leaving numerous riddles scattered around Arkham Island when the Joker took over to stump him. When that failed and The Riddler was arrested by Batman, he swore revenge and plotted even more devious plots in Arkham City, putting the full force of his intellect behind riddles and traps designed to defeat and kill Batman.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AbusiveParents: In his patient interview, he comments on how his dad called him a "moron" over and over again. [[spoiler: To prove him wrong, Edward entered a contest at school, where if he solves a nearly impossible logic problem, he gets $20. He won, but his dad demanded him to confess that he cheated. He denied it only to get hit. He actually did cheat.]]
* AlwaysSecondBest: To Batman. His attempts to prove himself the intellectual superior through his riddles and deathtraps only serve to disprove this notion when Batman constantly defeats him. In fact during one of his DeathTrap scenarios when Edward attempts to cheat, in order to "outwit" the Dark Knight, it fails because Batman is also ''better at cheating''.
* AffablyEvil: During his time as Enigma, though he was still pretty snide even then.
* ArcVillain: Of his sidequests (which comprise of the majority of the sidequest content in ''Arkham City'' and ''Arkham Origins'', and all of the sidequest content of Arkham Asylum).
* AttentionWhore: His character bio mentions that he has a compulsive need for attention.
* BadBoss: In the second game, he replaces Joker as the commentator during the Predator and Combat side missions. He's just as abusive to the {{Mooks}} as Joker was in the first game.
* BerserkButton:
** He does ''not'' appreciate [[TheResenter Batman being called a hero]], or anyone besting him intellectually. (Particularly [[ArchEnemy the Bat himself]].)
** Also doesn't like to be called insane, as it implies he has a mental illness or deficiency.
* BreakTheHaughty: Gets hit by this in all of his appearances, to the point of it being a RunningGag.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting:
** It's likely unintentional, but in ''Arkham City'', he bears an uncanny resemblance to Creator/StephenMerchant. In ''Arkham Knight'', he resembles Creator/CharlieSheen.
** He also sounds a lot like Creator/NeilPatrickHarris.
* CompositeCharacter: As seen in ''Arkham City'', he dressed similarly to the [[Series/{{Batman}} '60s show]] and early ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' versions of the Riddler and Creator/WallyWingert seems to be channeling a mixture of both a low-key version of [[Film/BatmanForever Jim]] [[Creator/JimCarrey Carrey]] and [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries John]] [[Creator/JohnGlover Glover]].
* TheCracker: Playing the AlternateRealityGame reveals that he's the one who compromised Arkham's security, paving the way for Joker's takeover, and he hacks into Batman's headset in both games. He slides into PlayfulHacker territory when he calls Hugo Strange just to talk.
** He started out exclusively as one of these, before he became obsessed with Batman.
* DeathTrap: In Arkham City, he kidnaps people and puts them in these for Batman to attempt to rescue by solving riddles and puzzles.
* ElectronicSpeechImpediment: In ''Arkham City'', whenever talking to anyone remotely, his transmissions are constantly distorting and stuttering, in a distinctly [[VideoGame/SystemShock SHODAN-like]] manner.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: He's firmly convinced that Batman is a VillainWithGoodPublicity who steals from the crooks he captures to fund his gadget arsenal and bribes the GCPD to look the other way because, as he puts it, "no one's that selfless."
* EvilGenius: [[SmugSnake Riddler isn't quite as smart as he thinks he is]], but he's still highly intelligent.
* FaceHeelTurn: He used to work for the GCPD, but decided that blackmail was a more efficient way of stopping criminals and left the force.
* FingerlessGloves: To go along with his rougher look in this incarnation.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He wears a pair of glasses, and the zero soul part is pretty self-explanitory.
* FlatWhat: When Hugo Strange reveals that he knows who Batman is, something which the Riddler still hasn't figured out.
* GogglesDoNothing: Averted. When Batman visits him in ''Arkham Knight'', he's working in his garage, and thus requires a pair for safety.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Once Batman solves all riddles, the Riddler puts bombs on hostages, which blow up if they stop moving at all, and forces them to walk around the room endlessly. After saving those hostages and subduing the Riddler, Batman puts the bombs on the Riddler and force him to walk around the room instead. Even though Batman and others know that the bombs are deactivated, they just let the Riddler suffer. It's immensely satisfying.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: As Batman gets close to stopping his scheme in ''Origins'', Nigma tries to make him back off by arguing that compared to the assassins and other villains running around, his extortion scheme is pretty harmless since it doesn't physically hurt people. This is ignoring that 1) Nigma's plan will end with him revealing the extorted information to the public, causing widespread chaos and destruction, and 2) Nigma's own belief that brain is more powerful and dangerous than brawn.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: His most driving motive in his rivalry with Batman, particularly as he feels the compulsive need to prove himself superior to everybody else. Virtually very time he talks to Batman or his henchmen, he often likes to take a moment to remind them that he is, [[TemptingFate in fact]], intellectually superior.
* IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance: Most people, in his [[SarcasmMode humble]] opinion.
* InsufferableGenius: With the emphasis on "insufferable." In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', even Dr. Young — who expressed a hopelessly naïve belief that she could cure the Joker — confesses that she finds him nearly intolerable to be around.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Calling him egotistical would be putting it lightly.
* [[spoiler: LawmanGoneBad: An optional conversation with Alfred in ''Origins'' reveals that he used to work for the GCPD's cyber crime division.]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the first game, as you get near to collecting all his riddles, he will accuse you of looking the answers up on the internet.
* MadnessMakeover: His repeated failures have clearly taken a toll on [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/079994c58cc4cbb2d2a7e6a7320c3ee6/tumblr_mw8a7wScr01qe5zr1o1_500.jpg on]] [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111123091832/batman/images/4/43/Riddler-character.png his]] [[http://cdn.denofgeek.us/sites/denofgeekus/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/arkham_knight_5.jpg?itok=0295hUOO appearance]].
* MoodSwinger: Dr. Young claims that his "tantrums" have compromised numerous therapy sessions, and based on what we can hear, she's right.
* {{Narcissist}}: He's got a very high opinion of himself.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: After Batman beats him in ''Arkham Asylum'', he kicks off his side mission in ''Arkham City'' by kidnapping numerous security and medical personnel and placing them in increasingly deadly {{Death Trap}}s, all to "prove" that he's better than Batman.
* PassiveAggressiveKombat: When not outright insulting others, he'll often engage in this as a form of criticism.
* {{Pride}}: His FatalFlaw.
* PsychopathicManchild: He wants to turn Arkham City into his personal [[DeathTrap playground]]. His "The Riddler is better than you" attitude is also pretty childish.
* RiddleMeThis: His {{Catchphrase}}, no doubt.
* RiddleOfTheSphinx: Referenced in a gruesome fashion in ''Asylum'': he claims the answer is "a baby", because it walks around on four limbs, ''but it walks on only two if you cut off its legs and three if you give it a crutch.'' When asked how he could make such a sick joke, the Riddler calmly responds "It's not ''my'' baby."
* SmugSmiler: It's almost his default expression.
* SmugSnake: He's very arrogant, but he's not quite as clever as he thinks and is quick to anger whenever Batman starts winning.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Or so he claims.
* SoreLoser: When Batman's on a winning streak, he's quick to accuse him of cheating.
* TookALevelInJerkass: As shown in ''Origins'', he was rather AffablyEvil if somewhat snide as Enigma, and complimented Batman for his achievements and saying he would actually help him if he just asked at some points. By the time he adopts his Riddler persona, he's gone completely over the deep end and refuses to acknowledge any achievements other than his own.
* VillainousBreakdown: In the first game, he gets more and more unhinged as Batman slowly solves all of his riddles. In the second game, it happens [[spoiler:as Batman locates and rescues more hostages]]. ''Origins'' also shows that he suffered one early on as well, which prompts his transformation into The Riddler.
* VillainHasAPoint: His stated goal in ''Origins'' is to blackmail the powers-that-be into either resigning or being forced out of office. Given that said powers are probably uniformly corrupt in a city where rule of law is a sick joke, one could almost compare him to Batman's reliance on vigilante justice...except he probably doesn't care if his actions actually make things better and is definitely doing it primarily out of self-aggrandizement.
* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: For the first game; he makes a physical appearance in Arkham City.
* YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive: Sometimes does several times in the same sentence.
--> Do you know of anyone else in your twisted little penitentiary who is ''ingenious'' enough to arrange this little chat?
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Is your mind playing tricks on you... or am I?"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Dino Andrade

'''Dr. Jonathan Crane''' is a brilliant psychologist and biochemist obsessed with studying peoples fears. He turned to experimenting on humans with a specially developed fear gas, becoming the terrifying villain '''Scarecrow'''. When the Joker took over Arkham Asylum, Scarecrow roamed the island testing his newest fear gas on the staff and attempting to break Batman. He didn't show up in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''[[note]]Though Easter Eggs exist referring to his activities.[[/note]] or ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' but HesBack in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' as part of the BigBadEnsemble.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BadassBookworm: He's a psychologist, after all.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: As seen in his third challenge.
* BreakThemByTalking: His patient interviews constitute a extended one on fear, and how it drives the human condition. [[spoiler: His final tape ends with him getting one from Batman]].
* ComeOutComeOutWhereverYouAre: Although this line's never said, its typical follow-up line is used by Scarecrow if he spots the Dark Knight. Batman must avoid him by hiding in the shadows, but if he's seen, the follow-up line is spoken:
--->'''Scarecrow:''' Oh, '''there''' you are... ''[SLASH]''
** Or, if not that, is ''I see you Batman !''
* CompositeCharacter: His costume from the torso to legs is based upon the general Scarecrow look, but the noose is from his ''New Batman Adventures'' incarnation, and he also wears a gas mask akin to the one from ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''.
* DeadlyDoctor: He created that fear gas of his.
* EvilGloating: Subjects Batman to constant mockery during the latter's fear gas hallucinations.
* EvilGenius: He's a psychologist-turned-villain.
* EvilLaugh: He's good at these, to say the least.
* FauxAffablyEvil: As seen in his interview tapes, he speaks politely to the doctors even as he's giving them a dose of fear toxin.
* FissionMailed: [[spoiler:In his third illusion.]]
* ForScience: In his interview tapes, Doctor Kellerman believes that the Scarecrow's only motivation is continuing his fear research, whatever the consequences are for his test subjects.
** ForTheEvulz: Another reason of his actions. Seems like he truly loves what he does.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: In the third challenge, he actually makes the player feel the same sensations Batman felt during the first two hallucinations.
* GigglingVillain: He boasts a rather impressive chortle.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: His mask makes this effect.
* HesJustHiding:
** In-universe, several of the inmates speculate that Scarecrow was killed by Killer Croc during the events of the first game, but there was evidence (such as TheStinger in the first game, as well as his mask being found near hay as part of a riddle by the Riddler in the second game) that he actually survived.
** [[spoiler:Batman can find a boat in the Arkham City harbor full of fear toxin, documents in Crane's name, and a near-catatonic inmate tied to a chair. Scarecrow definitely set up shop at some point. The numbers stations you can listen to via the cryptographic sequencer also hint at his return.]]
* HesBack: Returns after a long absence in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' putting bombs of fear toxin across the city and ordering a city-wide evacuation of every Gotham citizen.
* IconicItem: His hypodermic syringe enhanced gloves.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: When Batman gets over a large dose of his Toxin, Crane wisely makes a break for it.
* LeanAndMean: He's quite skinny.
* LevelInBossClothing: Several times.
* MadDoctor: An evil psychologist who invented a toxin that simulates a person's worst fears.
* MadScientist: How else could he have created his fear toxin?
* MalevolentMaskedMan: He wears an unsettling burlap sack/gas mask.
* ManipulativeBastard: In a rather impressive move, he managed to charm Dr. Young into thinking that he was both sane and innocent, and that he might qualify for a job as a researcher in the Titan Progam. It's also implied that he was able to persuade Carmine Falcone into helping him with his plot (there's a note implying that Falcone is arranging for Mr. Fine aka the Broker to arrange a more permanent base.)
* MindRape: Inflicts this one people with his toxin.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Given that Crane's a psychologist and all.
* PlayingWithSyringes: Sports some on his glove.
* PsychoPsychologist: He's got both parts down.
* {{Scary Scarecrow|s}}: His general motif.
* [[spoiler:SequelHook: "FEAR WILL TEAR GOTHAM CITY TO SHREDS!"]]
* SinisterScythe: Holds one in his profile.
* [[spoiler:UnexplainedRecovery: The second game heavily implies that Crane is still alive, but doesn't mention how he survived his encounter with Killer Croc.]]
* WolverineClaws: Sports a [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]]-esque glove with syringes acting as the claws.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Scarface]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarkHamill

'''Scarface''' is a dummy carved from an old gallows tree at Blackgate Prison which fell into the hands of Arnold Wesker, a meek man from a mafia family. However, when he was imprisoned in Arkham Asylum, he was forced to carve a new puppet, which was taken by the Joker when he took over the asylum. Following the building of Arkham City, Joker had multiple Scarface puppets made to abuse.
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!!Provides examples of:

* TheCameo: In both games.
* DemonicDummy: As expected from Scarface.
* LegacyCharacter: An odd version: the original Scarface never shows up, just multiple copies, with the first created by Wesker and then the rest by Mugsy Binks, one of Wesker's former henchmen who joined the Joker.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Shiva]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"What do you know of justice? Behind bars or beyond them, these people never change. As long as they live, Gotham is stained."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' KellyHu

A deadly martial artist, '''[[ComicBook/LadyShiva Shiva]]''' is one of the assassins hired to kill Batman on Christmas Eve.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AdaptationNameChange: Very minor, but she drops the "Lady" from her name.
* AffablyEvil: She's actually quite courteous towards Batman, all things considered.
* BonusBoss: Dealing with her is an optional sidequest, similar to Deadshot.
* DarkActionGirl: Considered ''the'' greatest martial artist in the DC universe, to the point that not even Batman can defeat her in a fair fight.
* TheDragon: She's implied to be one for [[CynicalMentor Kirigi]] in ''Initiation'' through her appearance as the FinalExamBoss and the scenes shown in inter-challenge screens. In ''Origins'', she is implied to be this to [[spoiler:Ra's al Ghul]].
* DragonLady: One of the most archetypical examples.
* FinalExamBoss: In the ''Initiation'' DLC, she fulfills this role in-story, being the final challenge of Bruce Wayne's training, and having the resilience of an armored enemy and the expertise of a martial artist.
* FlunkyBoss: She fights you with a pack of ninjas as backup in both ''Origins'' and ''Initiation''.
* HellBentForLeather: She sports a biker-esque outfit, complete with a leather jacket.
* JustTestingYou: It's referenced multiple times that she's not really trying to kill Batman in ''Origins'', but rather to test him for someone else, heavily implied to be [[spoiler:Ra's al Ghul]]. This is proven in ''Initiation'', where she ''is'' actively trying to kill him, and is much tougher to defeat.
* KnightTemplar: She repeatedly refers to Gotham as corrupt and deserving of destruction, [[spoiler:which makes sense, considering that she serves Ra's al Ghul]].
* MadeOfIron: Despite having very little combat armor, her boss battle in ''Initiation'' shows that she is as resilient as a HeavilyArmoredMook.
* ProfessionalKiller: Comes with the territory of being an assassin.
* PunchClockVillain: She doesn't hold any animosity towards Batman, choosing instead to test him and claiming that the reward money is just a consolation prize if he fails.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: She sets up tests to see if Batman is a WorthyOpponent before confronting him. [[spoiler:She also seems to be testing him on behalf of Ra's al Ghul, to prove he would be a worthy successor.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Solomon Grundy (Cyrus Gold)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Solomon Grundy... born on a Monday..."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' FredTatasciore

'''Cyrus Gold''' was a merchant in Old Gotham who fled into Slaughter Swamp to escape the law after committing murder, but was killed and left there. However, a storm mixed with the swamp gas reanimated Gold but left him with no memory of who he was, able to only recite the nursery rhyme '''"Solomon Grundy"'''. For more than a century he has been used and experimented on by various factions, with the latest criminal to use him being the Penguin as a means of execution and entertainment in the Iceberg Lounge.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: His body is eventually set on fire and burned by the electric currents powering him during the course of his boss fight. He's constantly releasing supernaturally huge maggots. By the final stage of his boss fight, his ribcage is exposed.]]
* TheDragon: To the Penguin in ''Arkham City''.
* EvilAlbino: Just look at how pale he is.
* FateWorseThanDeath: While Ra's al Ghul controlled Wonder City, he had Grundy imprisoned and ''repeatedly'' killed so as to experiment on him. By the end, Grundy was so broken by his suffering, that he stayed in the laboratory even after Wonder City was abandoned, waiting for Ra's to kill him yet again.
* FeedItWithFire: In addition to Penguin giving him a boost with the generator, if you try shooting him with your electrical charge, it'll restore some of his health.
* FrankensteinsMonster: Appears to have traits of this.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: His eyes have an unnatural golden hue.
* GodzillaThreshold: Aside from [[spoiler: Clayface]], he is the only opponent Batman uses lethal force on, and that does mean ''lethal.'' See ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill below for details. Justified, as he's virtually indestructible.
* HulkSpeak: When he speaks, it's in very few words.
* ImplacableMan: No matter what you throw at him, he'll keep coming back for more.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In this case, he's an immortal, electrically powered revenant who recites a children's rhyme.
* RevivingEnemy: Twice even. Justified, as he's a zombie.
* ShockAndAwe: Like FrankensteinsMonster, he's brought to life by electric charges, and can channel them through his body and into his ball and chains.
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: And they {{glow|ingEyesOfDoom}}, too.
* TragicMonster: When a troop of soldiers encountered his corpse [[spoiler:among the remains of Wonder City]], he awoke and killed them all in a fit of rage. However, this reincarnation had the ability to feel regret, and Grundy was so horrified by his actions that he stayed there for days, waiting for the scientists who had experimented on him to return and "murder" him again.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: Grundy's body is eventually set on fire and burned by the electric currents powering him during the course of his boss fight. Then, Batman finishes Grundy by punching his heart out.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Talia al Ghul]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"You must show you are willing to take a life to save the world."'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Stana Katic

'''Talia al Ghul''' is Ra's al Ghul's daughter and the head of the League of Shadows legitimate business interests. She and Batman have a complicated history, being both lovers and enemies. She wants nothing more than for Batman to take up her fathers mantle as the Head of the Demon, but knows that one day she may have to chose between her father and Batman. Talia is currently residing under Arkham City, within the ruins of Wonder City where the League of Shadows is located.
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!!Provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: She's a member of the League of Assassins.
* AdaptationDyeJob: SubvertedTrope. She's normally a brunette in the comics and other adaptations, and shows up as a blonde here. However, as shown in "Arkham Unhinged", she's still a brunette, and the blonde hair is a dye.
* AntiVillain: Talia is loyal to her father's [[KnightTemplar ideals]] and shares his [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans beliefs]] [[MisanthropeSupreme about humanity]], but never actually goes against Batman in ''Arkham City''.
* BareYourMidriff:
* BodyguardBabes: Her personal guard.
* CombatPragmatist: Tries this against [[spoiler:the Joker. Unfortunately for her, she only stabbed the BodyDouble]].
* DaddysLittleVillain: For Ra's.
* DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler: Batman's willing to put off saving a thousand people [[LoveMakesYouCrazy to rescue her]].]]
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: She dies in Batman's arms after being shot by Joker.]]
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath: Possibly implied, as Talia's corpse is nowhere to be seen after her death. Her personal guard was still in the city, and her corpse wasn't exactly a great distance from the Lazarus Pit.]]
* FauxActionGirl: Although her bio says she's a well trained fighter, her skills in that regard don't really show up at all in ''Arkham City'' over the manipulative nature she learned from her father.
* HellBentForLeather: She almost looks like a biker.
* InkSuitActor: She bears a great physical resemblance to her voice actress, Stana Katic, only having darker skin.
* [[spoiler:InTheBack: She dies after being shot fom behind by ''Joker''.]]
* KnightTemplar: Talia shares her father's beliefs regarding humanity, and [[spoiler: was likely complicit in Ra's and Strange's plot to destroy Arkham City and slaughter thousands of criminals]]. She also had no problem [[spoiler: killing the Joker ([[BodyDouble or thinking she did]]) in a situation where it would have been easy to non-lethally overpower him]].
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Played darkly [[spoiler:[[InTheBack when Ra's makes a move of threatening Batman with her life]] if he does not kill him]]. This results her in leaving him [[spoiler:after Batman saves her]].
* MaleGaze: While she and Batman walk down the Chamber of the Demon, the camera has a pretty good view of her behind while walking down the stairs.
* MisanthropeSupreme: Much like her father.
* MsFanservice: Just ''look'' at her.
* NoodleIncident: She mentions a "night in Metropolis" between herself and Batman, and teases him that after that, he "could have just called." This is elaborated on in the [[ComicBook/BatmanArkhamUnhinged Arkham Unhinged]] arc "Beloved".
* NumberTwo: She acts as her father's second-in-command among the League of Assassins.
* SexyWalk
* SinisterScimitar: Subverted in personality. She's actually rather benevolent to Batman, though she's far more willing to kill than he is.
* SlapSlapKiss: Textbook example. First thing she does upon seeing Batman? Slap him. Second thing? Flirt and try and kiss him.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:The last act would have gone down very differently had she not stolen back the cure.]]
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: She explicitly mentions "cleansing the scum of humanity" and creating "a better world".
* VillainousRescue: After a fashion; [[spoiler:she steps in to stop the (fake) Joker from killing Batman, and ensures that Batman can track them once they leave, but she isn't a hero, and doesn't go so far as to actually free Batman from the rubble he's pinned under.]]
* WeCanRuleTogether: She adamantly wants Bruce Wayne by her side, but only if he joins the League's crusade against humanity.
--> '''Talia''': [''to Batman''] Just imagine it: You... me... [''whispers as she leans in to kiss him''] ''A better world''...
* WomanScorned: She takes Bruce's refusals to join the League personally, which may to do with the fact that he lied to her face. She initially doubts his commitment to going evil and seems a little taken back by the idea of Bruce actually killing someone. When you realize she was operating from the idea that he was fully invested in becoming an assassin, her anger makes sense, as does her return when he needs help.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Two-Face (Harvey Dent)]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[SplitPersonality The only way to get by in this place is to get ourselves some respect... Fear! That's how we get respect! Show them all how we do things!]]"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TroyBaker

'''Harvey Dent''' was a key ally of Batman as the District Attorney of Gotham City, until a criminal threw acid into his face in the courtroom, melting half his face. The psychological trauma of the incident turned him into the vicious schizophrenic criminal '''ComicBook/TwoFace''' and he became obsessed with duality, using a scarred trick silver dollar to decide upon his victims' fate. Upon being imprisoned in Arkham City, Two-Face took over the Solomon Wayne Courthouse and began using campaign tactics to recruit inmates into his army, while also pursing a vendetta against Catwoman.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type I]].
* ArchEnemy: At least during the events of ''Arkham City'', he is this to Catwoman. The [[AllThereInTheManual Arkham City Stories]] reveal that this started from them competing over the riches stored in TYGER's vault. Things quickly escalated.
* {{Badass}}: Largely by reputation, but his mooks claim that when Harvey's face was burnt, he never stopped fighting.
** BadassBaritone: Courtesy of Creator/TroyBaker.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Half of one, anyway.
* [[spoiler:TheBadGuyWins: Although it's a subtle and non-depressing variation. Two-Face was the underdog of the game at the start, but by the end of the story, he's more or less seized control of at least Park Row and the Bowery. He's in hiding after Catwoman's story is finished, but that's better than Penguin and Joker are doing.]]
* BaldOfEvil: On the burned half of his face.
* BenevolentBoss: It's hinted that he legitimately cares for his troops, as he intended to bolster the morale of his troops after becoming leader.
** Likewise, when listening to the recruiters at the beginning. Two-Face's way of testing the recruits is simply having them fight each other until only some are left standing. Those who stand are in, those who aren't can come back later and try again. Joker and Penguin berate their own men harshly over the radio, have pretty brutal recruitment standards, and Joker in particular kills new recruits at random ForTheEvulz.
** Not only that, but even his henchmen seem to have much better attitudes with him as their boss. At the very beginning of the game if you listen to the mooks messing with Jack Ryder, they'll mention how lucky he is he ran into them, since Penguin or Joker's thugs would have probably tortured him to death, or worse, brought him before their boss. They just want to pick on the weak guy, which as far as normal prison behavior goes and compared to the sadistic behavior of the criminals under the other two super villains employ, isn't all that bad.
** This is all rather in keeping with his character. He has a split personality, and makes major decisions via coin flips. It figures he'd be relatively benign half the time, which is certainly more than you'd expect from Penguin or Joker.
** The Bat-Computer also notes that, Two-Face -- fittingly for a former politician -- is running his attempt to control Arkham City as if it were a political campaign, unlike the gang-warfare approaches of Penguin and Joker. A major part of politics is buttering up the people who you depend on to keep you in power.
* BigBad: Of Catwoman's story, anyway.
** BigBadWannabe: He's the first villain Batman "fights" (not counting Bruce Wayne's brief run-in with the Penguin) and his gang spends the aftermath on the backfoot against Penguin and Joker's goons. They only rise to prominence because Batman is forced to prioritize the other two villains first, so while Two-Face [[spoiler:wins the gang war and becomes the most powerful inmate in Arkham City by the end of the game]], it's only because he wasn't that big a threat in the first place.
* CompositeCharacter: The unscarred side of his face recalls [[Film/BatmanForever Tommy Lee Jones]], but otherwise, he mostly draws from his ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' incarnations.
** From ''Batman: The Animated Series'': The suit takes after the right half of Two-Face's suit in that series, Two-Face's entire left half being scarred, and Creator/TroyBaker admitted to emulating Creator/RichardMoll's Two-Face voice for the Two-Face personality.
** From ''The Dark Knight'': The level of scarring done to his face, the suit being a normal suit with the left half ruined, and his Harvey Dent persona's voice is reminiscent of Aaron Eckhart.
* {{Determinator}}:
** He doesn't give up trying to take over Arkham City despite being the leader of the weakest major gang, [[spoiler:which winds up paying off when he is last gang leader standing at the end]].
** His mooks even discuss this, noting he'll never give up ever, with one even stating that he was in the courtroom when Two-Face's face was scarred, and that he never stopped fighting back against his attacker even as the acid was burning his face.
* EvilIsHammy: His evil half is a lot less subdued than his good half.
* EvilSoundsDeep: As expected, given who his [[Creator/TroyBaker voice actor]] is.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Two-Face (or rather, his good half) is reluctant to kill Catwoman immediately, as they're in a courtroom, which is a place of justice. He also appears to be the nicest of the three super-criminal gang bosses.
* FacialHorror: The damage done to his face is particularly gruesome here, much like in Nolan's films.
* FallenHero: He used to be a well-respected attorney before the accident.
* GutturalGrowler: His evil half has a distinctive growling voice.
* JekyllAndHyde: The two sides of Harvey's personality occasionally argue about the best course of action, as they ([[PronounTrouble he]]?) did shortly before Catwoman's "trial".
* JokerJury: He subjects Catwoman to one at the start of the second game... With her tied up and hanging over a tank of acid. Ironically, he chose this because the good side of the coin went up.
* TheManInTheMirrorTalksBack: His good and evil halves debate whether they should execute Catwoman immediately or hold a trial for her (the evil and good halves supporting the respective actions.)
* NobleDemon: As Harvey Dent. Technically speaking, as Two-Face as well, in that he's actually a far more BenevolentBoss than any of the other crime lords in the Arkham Gang War.
* NumerologicalMotif: As one would expect, he's obsessed with the concept of duality and the number two.
* RedOniBlueOni: His evil half is the red to his good half's blue.
* RedemptionRejection: Hugo Strange, of all people, [[SadisticChoice offers to do whatever he can to cure Two-Face if he simply refuses to catch his coin when Strange flips it into the air, or tell him where Catwoman is and what she is doing if he does catch it]]. Two-Face sounds torn over what to do, but ultimately catches the coin. Strange is rather disappointed by the choice.
* ShutUpKirk:
-->"[[ThatWasObjectionable OBJECTION!]] ''[shoots Batman]'' Overruled.
* SplitPersonality: His two personalities will even hold conversations with each other while trying to decide upon a course of action, with the evil half even insulting his good half a few times.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "Two guns, bitch!" Really, 50% of his dialogue towards Catwoman invokes this.
* TwoFaced: The TropeNamer himself.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Considering his backstory.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Victor Zsasz]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm going to take my time, Batman. After all... [[WhatTheHellHero You took yours.]]"'']]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Danny Jacobs

'''Victor Zsasz''' was the son of a wealthy family who became a [[TheGamblingAddict gambling addict]] after his parents died and lost all his money to the Penguin. Convinced that life was meaningless, Zsasz became a SerialKiller who makes a mark on his body for every person he kills. He leaves his victims in various poses that imitate life, believing he is freeing them from a world of hardship. When the Joker took over Arkham Asylum, Zsasz rampaged around the island, killing guards and prisoners alike and posing them. After Arkham City opened, Zsasz picked out his victims by calling random phones across the prison, and killing whoever picked them up.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AxCrazy: He beats out ''Joker'' in this regard.
* BadLiar: Although he hypes himself up as a deliverer of lost souls, there are several times during his phone calls where he expresses regret at not being a better gambler or anger at the Penguin for cheating him out of his money. [[spoiler:His breakdown about the mark being "the only thing (he) has left"]] further proves this.
* BaldOfEvil: After shaving his head.
* BloodbathVillainOrigin: As he was destitute and contemplating suicide, a homeless man with a knife attempted to mug him. Zsasz's response, which even he was apparently startled by, was to quickly grab the blade and slit open the other man's throat, splattering himself in blood.
* CoveredWithScars: That he made himself, one for every kill. He has a special spot picked out for when he kills Batman.
* DetachedSleeves: Despite not even wearing a shirt.
* DirtyCoward: His behavior during the story of the first game definitely has shades of this, as he absolutely refuses to confront Batman physically on his own, opting to take a hostage during both of their encounters. Given that he seems capable of killing guards with relative ease, though, it's more likely that [[KnowWhenToFoldEm he's aware of his limitations]].
** Perhaps the best example comes when he's holding Dr. Young hostage and ordering you to keep away from him.
-->'''Joker''': Zsasz, what are you talking about?! Just kill her! She's useless to me now.\\
'''Zsasz''': But if I kill her, the bat will get me!\\
'''Joker''': Ohhh, you're not scared of a ''little'' bat, are ya Slicey?
* EvilPhone: His SideQuest involves a number of them, through which he delivers his sick {{Motive Rant}}s.
* TheGamblingAddict: Losing all of his parents money was part of his StartOfDarkness.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Just like his comics counterpart, he has a collection of tally scorings, that ''he carved into his own skin'', that cover almost his ''entire body''. His design in the game seems to be intended to show this off as much as possible.
* HairTriggerTemper: He quite calm and composed most of the time but it is very easy to anger him. This is especially noticeable when he is recounting his life story to Batman, specifically the events at the Iceberg Lounge.
** [[spoiler: During one of his calls, Batman gets him REALLY angry which leads to Zsasz murdering one of the three hostages.]]
* KnifeNut: Expect him to be carrying a knife whenever he shows up.
* PsychopathicManchild: Dr. Young's notes state that Zsasz has an I.Q. of 78 (though, given [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter her track record of diagnosing other inmates]], this is somewhat questionable). At the very most, his psychosis often seems to manifest itself in [[TheUnfettered unwavering devotion to a single murderous goal]], and [[VillainousBSOD he suffers a near-total mental breakdown when he can't complete it]].
* PsychoticSmirk: Has a tendency to do this.
* SerialKiller: Of the "Power/Control" type, according to Dr. Young's notes.
* ShadowArchetype: He claims his life reached a turning point when his wealthy parents died, leaving him rich but lost and alone in the world, and a desire to find some purpose to live for. Just like Bruce Wayne back then, except that Bruce didn't find his purpose in killing people.
* TheSociopath: After becoming a murderer.
* SoftSpokenSadist: He speaks in a soft yet sadistic tone of voice.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: Has shades of this in his interview tapes in the first game; [[BreakThemByTalking his therapist, Doctor Cassidy, is outright terrified when he describes her home and daily routine in great detail]]. When Cassidy takes an (understandable) leave of absence, he tells Doctor Whistler that he's depressed about "the one that got away", and how he needed to kill her.
* TattooedCrook: Slightly more noticeable in the concept art.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: He's never seen wearing a shirt.
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!Henchpeople

[[folder:The Abramovici Twins]]
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-->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FredTatasciore (Hammer) and Creator/SteveBlum (Sickle)

'''The Abramovici Twins''' were born in Russia conjoined on the side. With their mother dead in childbirth, their grieving father left them with a traveling freakshow. After growing older, the Joker learned of their existence and sent out Harley to bring them to him. After having the twins separated, Joker kept '''Hammer''' as one of his henchmen, and sent '''Sickle''' to the Penguin as a joke. The two brothers loyalties were then divided by philosophical differences, and the two continued serving different masters as the walls of Arkham City were built.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BadassBaritone: They each have one.
* BadassBoast:
-->You look so strong. You're not so strong. I kill you with ''one hand''.
* BaldOfEvil: Both of them, though Mr. Hammer wears a Joker wig.
* BilingualBonus: Hammer's tattoo says "Joker The Tzar" in Russian.
* {{The Brute}}s: They each serve in this position to their respective bosses: Hammer for the Joker, and Sickle for the Penguin.
* {{Canon Foreigner}}s: Created for the Arkhamverse.
* CainAndAbel: A unique case since both are criminals, but with different political ideologies (Mr. Hammer is a communist, Sickle is a capitalist), working for different super-criminals.
* ConjoinedTwins: They used to be, but were eventually cut in two after Joker decided they would fight better separated (the comics revealing it wasn't by choice either, Joker drugged them before having Hush operate on them). Mr. Hammer stayed with Joker and became one of his lieutenants because he wanted a literal "Right Hand Man", while Harley Quinn left Sickle at Penguin's headquarters as a present after deciding not to dump him into the Gotham bay.
* DropTheHammer[=/=]{{Sinister S|cythe}}ickle: The Joker Brother ("Mr. Hammer") uses the hammer and the Penguin Brother ("Sickle") uses the sickle. Attacks from either will blur Batman's vision.
* EliteMooks[=/=]{{Mook Lieutenant}}s: For Joker and Penguin.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: They love each other, despite their political differences and conflicting loyalties.
* EvilLaugh: They both let them out while fighting Batman.
* FriendlyEnemy: Despite the fact that he was dispatched to stop Killer Croc from eating Joker's henchmen, Hammer actually strikes up something of a friendship with him over their similar pasts.
* {{Guttural Growler}}s: Not surprisingly, given who their [[FredTatasciore voice]] [[Creator/SteveBlum actors]] are.
* {{Handicapped Badass}}es: Despite only having one arm, they each manage to easily tear through opponents. {{Lampshaded}} in one of the comics by one of Penguin's thugs, who was amazed at how easily Hammer beat a squad of Penguin's men.
* {{Husky Russkie}}s: They're from Russia, as indicated by their accents.
* {{Mighty Glacier}}s: They're not the fastest of foes, but they can sure pack a punch.
* ParentalAbandonment: Their mother died from childbirth and their father, after nearly contemplating throwing them into a river, left them with a traveling circus where they joined the freak show.
* SmashMook: Mr. Hammer.
* {{Tattooed Crook}}s: Both are covered in tattoos that reflect their respective alignments.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Neither of them bother to wear a shirt.
* WeaponOfChoice: Let's see, we have a [[CaptainObvious man named Hammer and another named Sickle]].
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[[folder:Bird]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Christian Lanz

'''Bird''' is one of Bane's lieutenants and came with him to Gotham during the Christmas' Eve Incident. Little is known of his past, but rumors are that he was born and raised in Peña Duro like Bane.

* AdaptationalDyeJob: He's blonde in the comics, but what hair he does have in ''Arkham Origins'' is brown.
* BaldOfEvil: The top of his head is bald.
* TheDragon: To Bane.
* InNameOnly: The Bird from the comics is a falconer with long blonde hair, whereas the Bird in ''Origins'' is a balding brunette in body armor.
* NumberTwo: Implied, to Bane.
* RaceLift: Previously depicted as a blond Caucasian and a former resident of Gotham City, this incarnation is a Hispanic native of Santa Prisca.
* TattooedCrook: He sports a design around his mouth of bullets arranged into wing patterns, with similar decals on his arms and head.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Candy]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Masasa Moyo

'''Candy''' was raised on the streets, but managed to pull herself up and earn a business degree. Unfortunately, lean times and a contracting job market caused her to fall in with Penguin's Crowd. The recession has driven many well educated people to take desperate action to support themselves, but that's no excuse for criminal behavior. Her crimes are minor, however, making her an excellent candidate for rehabilitation
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!!Provides examples of:

* CanonForeigner: Didn't appear in comics.
* CoDragons: With Tracey for Penguin.
* LittleBlackDress: In contrast to Tracey's white one.
* MsFanservice: Seemingly one of her jobs.
* PaidHarem: A member of Penguin's.
* PunchClockVillain: She doesn't seem to enjoy watching Penguin hurt people, but does take account of how he does so and why.
* SexySecretary: Acts as Penguin's secretary, and serves in his PaidHarem, as shown in her last scene.
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[[folder:Ricky 'Loose Lips' Leblanc]]
-->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/SteveBlum
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!!Provides examples of:

* ButtMonkey: Batman's so rough with interrogating him that he passes out. He wakes up and finds that Batman is dangling him off of a ledge for information, and then ''drops him on a Christmas tree''. He ends up getting taken into police custody to be interrogated ''again'', first by them and then [[spoiler: Batman, while breaking into the building for access to their criminal database]]. It doesn't even stop there--Batman later beats him up and interrogates him about the location of a cryodrill for getting to Freeze in "Cold, Cold Heart". Leblanc begs him to not drop him off a roof again.
-->'''Batman:''' Maybe next time. *''Knocks him out''*
* GutturalGrowler: Given who his [[Creator/SteveBlum voice actor]] is, it's no big surprise.
** [[YouLookFamiliar You Sound Familiar]]: While there were dozens of Blum-voiced goons in ''Asylum'' and ''City'' who all had the exact same voice as Ricky, ''Origins'' restricts it solely to him, in order to differentiate him as a character.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Though he's relatively nice to his customers, it's a front for an extremely abrasive attitude toward those who are not.
* NiceHat: His Santa hat makes him stand out among the rest of Penguin's men.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Smugly mentions to his interrogator, Marks, at the GCPD that he's got a cousin working at the Gotham Gazette who can expose their deals with Penguin.[[note]]This cousin, if he even exists, [[HalfTruth is likely a janitor instead of a reporter]].[[/note]] Marks doesn't seem to believe him, but refrains from calling evidence lockup all the same.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Despite being nothing more than a common thug with NominalImportance, Ricky "fancies himself a comedian and a ladies' man", according to Batman's files.
* [[SmarterThanYouLook Smarter Than He Looks]]: He elegantly compares the arms deal he's conducting to a wine tasting, and himself to a sommelier. None of his customers have any idea what he's talking about.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:T & T (Terry and Tracy Trask)]]
'''Terry and Tracy Trask''' were low level thugs in Two-Face's gang who were assigned to guard a batch of Titan he had captured. Instead, they used the Titan, slowly building up tolerance levels to it to gain superhuman strength. Under the mentorship of Hugo Strange, they rebelled against Two-Face and attacked a ceremony attended by Mayor Quincy Sharp. They were stopped by Batman, but not before killing themselves with TNT, along with hundreds of civilians, providing the last excuse needed to open Arkham City.
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!!Provides examples of:

* AlliterativeName: Both of their given names and their surname begins with a "T".
* AllThereInTheManual: They only appear in the prequel comic, which explains how their actions sent gave Quincy Sharp the crises he needed to get Arkham City approved.
* TheBrute: Their fighting styles after they used Titan.
* {{Canon Foreigner}}s: They only appear in the Arkhamverse.
* FromNobodyToNightmare:
** Went from being two low level thugs working for Two-Face to causing Gotham to enter a state of martial law.
** Also in terms of fighting ability, they went from two {{mooks}} to using Titan to become insanely huge and muscular beings with SuperStrength who can take on Batman. Their SuperStrength and muscular forms were also permanent due to slowly taking the drug, rather than using a lot at once and gaining strength but dying soon after like most Titan users.
* MeaningfulName: Their appearance ends with the detonation of TNT they carry.
* SiblingsInCrime: They're brother and sister.
* TakingYouWithMe: When Batman starts to take them down, Hugo Strange orders them to detonate the TNT strapped to them. Batman manages to escape, but they kill hundreds and wound many more.
* {{Unwitting Pawn}}s: To Hugo Strange.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tracey Buxton]]
-->'''Voiced by:'''

'''Tracey Buxton''' is one of Penguin's allies during the Christmas' Eve Incident.
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!!Provides examples of:

* BlondesAreEvil: As a member of Penguin's crew who is far more deliberately cruel than Candy.
* BritishAccents: Cockney like Cobblepot.
* CanonForeigner: Created for the Arkhamverse.
* CoDragons: With Candy for Penguin.
* MsFanservice: Seemingly one of her main jobs.
* PaidHarem: A member of Penguin's.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Penguin.
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* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Part of his fight strategy involves spinning really fast in order to shred his opponent with his {{shapeshifter weapon}}s.


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* SpinAttack: Part of his fight strategy involves spinning really fast in order to shred his opponent with his {{shapeshifter weapon}}s.
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