History Fridge / BatmanArkhamCity

6th Aug '16 2:34:19 AM MMTrigger
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* Strange suggests that Batman's presence has made things worse for Gotham by causing a new group of criminals to arise. At first you'd ignore this or come up with some stock argument. But just as the YMMV and Batman's spot on the characters page suggest he's actually developed an ego because he doesn't call in for extra equipment that would be extremely useful (like the Ultra-Batclaw) the Mad Hatter side-quest might also reinforce this: [[spoiler:Mad Hatter says that his technique allowed Batman to see what he wanted most: a cure for his infection. While that makes sense given the situation, there isn't a hint of anything else: not a crime free Gotham, not having his parents back, not sharing a hot tub with Catwoman, but something to let him keep fighting crime. Strange's arguments might have a bit more weight to them after all.]]

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* Strange suggests that Batman's presence has made things worse for Gotham by causing a new group of criminals to arise. At first you'd ignore this or come up with some stock argument. But just as the YMMV and Batman's spot on the characters page suggest he's actually developed an ego because he doesn't call in for extra equipment that would be extremely useful (like the Ultra-Batclaw) the Mad Hatter side-quest might also reinforce this: [[spoiler:Mad Hatter says that his technique allowed Batman to see what he wanted most: a cure for his infection. While that makes sense given the situation, there isn't a hint of anything else: not a crime free Gotham, not having his parents back, not sharing a hot tub with Catwoman, but something to let him keep fighting crime. Strange's arguments might have a bit more weight to them after all.]]
22nd Apr '16 3:21:50 AM erforce
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* [[CardboardPrison Arkham Asylum has a notoriously poor track record for keeping Gotham's worst villains locked away]], [[BedlamHouse let alone for curing them.]] This despite the best efforts of Batman and a reformed Gotham PD. But given the revelation that [[spoiler: Hugo Strange, one of the most prominent doctors at Arkham, had been working for years for Ra's al Ghul, and that he had Quincy Sharp, warden of Arkham Asylum, under his thrall. It's made clear from Batman's encounter with Shiva in ''BatmanArkhamOrigins'' that Ra's doesn't want to try and save Gotham; he wants it destroyed and it criminals with it. So naturally, Strange and Sharp not only made villains such as Joker, Two-Face, Mr. Freeze, and others even worse, but they are likely also responsible for the incredible ease with which these criminals escape, all to help fuel Ra's al Ghul's long term plans!]]

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* [[CardboardPrison Arkham Asylum has a notoriously poor track record for keeping Gotham's worst villains locked away]], [[BedlamHouse let alone for curing them.]] This despite the best efforts of Batman and a reformed Gotham PD. But given the revelation that [[spoiler: Hugo Strange, one of the most prominent doctors at Arkham, had been working for years for Ra's al Ghul, and that he had Quincy Sharp, warden of Arkham Asylum, under his thrall. It's made clear from Batman's encounter with Shiva in ''BatmanArkhamOrigins'' ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins'' that Ra's doesn't want to try and save Gotham; he wants it destroyed and it criminals with it. So naturally, Strange and Sharp not only made villains such as Joker, Two-Face, Mr. Freeze, and others even worse, but they are likely also responsible for the incredible ease with which these criminals escape, all to help fuel Ra's al Ghul's long term plans!]]
25th Mar '16 9:53:34 PM yugi195
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* It seemed strange to me at first that the way Batman tracks Mr. Freeze is by finding the place of the coldest point in Arkham City. This logic seemed flawed, because it appeared to assume that Mr. freeze would, without doubt, have to be wherever it's coldest, and as long as he has his freeze-suit, which allows him to stay at a constant temperature anywhere he goes, he is not required to seek out cold places, let alone the coldest places, to survive. So why is Batman assuming he would go where it's cold anyway? He's not. He's actually assuming the reverse, that wherever Freeze is is where the cold will be. In other words: The place being the coldest point doesn't mean Mr. Freeze will be there. Mr. Freeze being there means that the place will be the coldest point.
24th Oct '15 11:36:06 PM MMTrigger
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* At first, Joker poisoning Batman seems ''incredibly'' stupid, especially since poisoning Gotham alone would've been enough, but remember the final fight in the previous game- Joker wants to drag Batman down to his level and can't stand Batman being better than him. If he has to do die, so does Batman.
23rd Oct '15 2:11:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* A thug in the HQR dlc wonders if [[spoiler:it was Clayface that Batman carried out, and not the then deceased Joker]]. This is shot down by another thug, and with good reason. [[spoiler:In order for Batman to carry the body from the theater to the entrance, he'd have to walk there. The Riddler rooms show he can't carry someone while gliding, the ending does not have the Batwing this time, and he's nursing a stab wound to the shoulder so no grappling. The path to the main gate is blocked at several points by cars and vans, which are there even in the post game, to say nothing of other Joker thugs in the vicinity given the circumstances. Batman would have to walk through all that while carrying the body. If that was Clayface, he'd have more than enough time and opportunities to attack Batman]]. Also, from Arkham Asylum to that point in Arkham City [[spoiler: Joker had fooled Batman about three times with the "fake Joker gag." If you notice, before Joker catches and injects him with his blood, Batman is GenreSavvy enough to immediately scan the body to make sure that Joker's truly dead. After Joker's apparent final death, and everything the clown's put him through, you can bet Batman would make sure that it's really him, and not another body double]].

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* A thug in the HQR dlc wonders if [[spoiler:it was Clayface that Batman carried out, and not the then deceased Joker]]. This is shot down by another thug, and with good reason. [[spoiler:In order for Batman to carry the body from the theater to the entrance, he'd have to walk there. The Riddler rooms show he can't carry someone while gliding, the ending does not have the Batwing this time, and he's nursing a stab wound to the shoulder so no grappling. The path to the main gate is blocked at several points by cars and vans, which are there even in the post game, to say nothing of other Joker thugs in the vicinity given the circumstances. Batman would have to walk through all that while carrying the body. If that was Clayface, he'd have more than enough time and opportunities to attack Batman]]. Also, from Arkham Asylum to that point in Arkham City [[spoiler: Joker had fooled Batman about three times with the "fake Joker gag." If you notice, before Joker catches and injects him with his blood, Batman is GenreSavvy smart enough to immediately scan the body to make sure that Joker's truly dead. After Joker's apparent final death, and everything the clown's put him through, you can bet Batman would make sure that it's really him, and not another body double]].
9th Sep '15 4:49:24 PM nombretomado
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** People who watched BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman will remember Penguin's joke. [[HilariousInHindsight Hilarious]] AND HarsherInHindsight, as it really IS something in the water.

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** People who watched BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman'' will remember Penguin's joke. [[HilariousInHindsight Hilarious]] AND HarsherInHindsight, as it really IS something in the water.
31st Jul '15 9:50:47 AM Discar
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** [[spoiler:He was actually hypnotized into creating Arkham City by Hugo Strange.]]
31st Jul '15 7:59:30 AM PixelKnight
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** [[spoiler:He was actually hypnotized into creating Arkham City by Hugo Strange.]]
18th Jul '15 6:22:06 AM tsstevens
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** Watch the mirror scene again. It's subtle, but it's there: you'll need to actually rewind and study it but there is a slight mismatch between the two images.
23rd Jun '15 3:39:05 PM Discar
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* The Mad Hatter is obsessed with blondes. The Mad Hatter is under Strange's control. Strange kidnapped Nora Fries. Nora is blonde. Strange mentions an "Alice" for the Hatter once he finishes his work for Strange. ...Ewwwwwwwwww.
** The Joker kidnapped Nora, not Strange. Plus those recordings are implied to take place at Arkham Asylum before Arkham City opened, and Nora's kidnapping seems to be fairly recent. It's likely that Strange was planning to give Jervis an inmate or intern of some kind...which is still pretty {{squick}}y.

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* The Mad Hatter is obsessed with blondes. The Mad Hatter is under Strange's control. Strange kidnapped Nora Fries. Nora is blonde. Strange mentions an "Alice" for the Hatter once he finishes his work for Strange. ...Ewwwwwwwwww.
** The Joker kidnapped Nora, not Strange. Plus those recordings are implied to take place at Arkham Asylum before Arkham City opened, and Nora's kidnapping seems to be fairly recent. It's likely that Strange was planning to give Jervis an inmate or intern of some kind...which is still pretty {{squick}}y.
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