History VideoGame / BatmanArkhamSeries

23rd Feb '17 4:19:25 PM Anicomicgeek
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** From the Franchise/{{DCAU}}: As noted above, the first two games see Creator/KevinConroy and Creator/MarkHamill reprise their respective ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' roles of Batman and the Joker. ''Asylum'' also sees Arleen Sorkin reprise the role of Harley Quinn. While none of the three return for ''Arkham Origins'', it does see two more reprisals from the the Franchise/{{DCAU}}: Robert Constanzo as Harvey Bullock and in TheStinger, Creator/CCHPounder as [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Amanda Waller.]] ''Blackgate'' also sees Creator/AdamBaldwin reprise his role from ''Justice League'' as Rick Flag, in addition to Pounder as Waller. Conroy does return as Batman in ''Arkham Knight'' and ''Assault on Arkham'', the latter also seeing Creator/JenniferHale as Killer Frost and Pounder as Waller yet again, [[spoiler: and the former has Hamill back as the Joker]]. ''Underworld'' not only sees the return of Conroy and Pounder, but also sees Professor Achilles Milo reprised by his second DCAU voice actor, Creator/ArminShimerman.

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** From the Franchise/{{DCAU}}: As noted above, the first two games see Creator/KevinConroy and Creator/MarkHamill reprise their respective ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' roles of Batman and the Joker. ''Asylum'' also sees Arleen Sorkin reprise the role of Harley Quinn. While none of the three return for ''Arkham Origins'', it does see two more reprisals from the the Franchise/{{DCAU}}: Robert Constanzo as Harvey Bullock and in TheStinger, Creator/CCHPounder as [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Amanda Waller.]] ''Blackgate'' also sees Creator/AdamBaldwin reprise his role from ''Justice League'' as Rick Flag, in addition to Pounder as Waller. Conroy does return as Batman in ''Arkham Knight'' and ''Assault on Arkham'', the latter also seeing Creator/JenniferHale as Killer Frost and Pounder as Waller yet again, [[spoiler: and the former has Hamill back as the Joker]]. ''Underworld'' not only sees the return of Conroy and Pounder, but also sees Professor Achilles Milo reprised by his second DCAU voice actor, Creator/ArminShimerman.



** Within the series itself, ''Underworld'' sees Dino Andrade reprise the role of the Scarecrow after the character himself was absent in ''City'' and recast with Creator/JohnNoble in ''Knight''. Likewise, after Creator/SteveBlum reprised the role in ''Knight'', Croc is once again voiced by his ''Origins'' voice actor, Creator/KharyPayton.

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** Within the series itself, ''Underworld'' sees Dino Andrade reprise the role of the Scarecrow after the character himself was absent in ''City'' and recast with Creator/JohnNoble in ''Knight''. Likewise, after Creator/SteveBlum reprised the role in ''Knight'', Croc is once again voiced by his ''Origins'' voice actor, Creator/KharyPayton.
23rd Feb '17 4:19:24 PM Anicomicgeek
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** From the Franchise/{{DCAU}}: As noted above, the first two games see Creator/KevinConroy and Creator/MarkHamill reprise their respective ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' roles of Batman and the Joker. ''Asylum'' also sees Arleen Sorkin reprise the role of Harley Quinn. While none of the three return for ''Arkham Origins'', it does see two more reprisals from the the Franchise/{{DCAU}}: Robert Constanzo as Harvey Bullock and in TheStinger, Creator/CCHPounder as [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Amanda Waller.]] ''Blackgate'' also sees Creator/AdamBaldwin reprise his role from ''Justice League'' as Rick Flag, in addition to Pounder as Waller. Conroy does return as Batman in ''Arkham Knight'' and ''Assault on Arkham'', the latter also seeing Creator/JenniferHale as Killer Frost and Pounder as Waller yet again, [[spoiler: and the former has Hamill back as the Joker]]. ''Underworld'' not only sees the return of Conroy and Pounder, but also sees Professor Achilles Milo reprised by his second DCAU voice actor, Creator/ArminShimerman.

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** From the Franchise/{{DCAU}}: As noted above, the first two games see Creator/KevinConroy and Creator/MarkHamill reprise their respective ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' roles of Batman and the Joker. ''Asylum'' also sees Arleen Sorkin reprise the role of Harley Quinn. While none of the three return for ''Arkham Origins'', it does see two more reprisals from the the Franchise/{{DCAU}}: Robert Constanzo as Harvey Bullock and in TheStinger, Creator/CCHPounder as [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Amanda Waller.]] ''Blackgate'' also sees Creator/AdamBaldwin reprise his role from ''Justice League'' as Rick Flag, in addition to Pounder as Waller. Conroy does return as Batman in ''Arkham Knight'' and ''Assault on Arkham'', the latter also seeing Creator/JenniferHale as Killer Frost and Pounder as Waller yet again, [[spoiler: and the former has Hamill back as the Joker]]. ''Underworld'' not only sees the return of Conroy and Pounder, but also sees Professor Achilles Milo reprised by his second DCAU voice actor, Creator/ArminShimerman.



** Within the series itself, ''Underworld'' sees Dino Andrade reprise the role of the Scarecrow after the character himself was absent in ''City'' and recast with Creator/JohnNoble in ''Knight''. Likewise, after Creator/SteveBlum reprised the role in ''Knight'', Croc is once again voiced by his ''Origins'' voice actor, Creator/KharyPayton.

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** Within the series itself, ''Underworld'' sees Dino Andrade reprise the role of the Scarecrow after the character himself was absent in ''City'' and recast with Creator/JohnNoble in ''Knight''. Likewise, after Creator/SteveBlum reprised the role in ''Knight'', Croc is once again voiced by his ''Origins'' voice actor, Creator/KharyPayton.
23rd Feb '17 4:19:05 PM Anicomicgeek
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** From the Franchise/{{DCAU}}: As noted above, the first two games see Creator/KevinConroy and Creator/MarkHamill reprise their respective ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' roles of Batman and the Joker. ''Asylum'' also sees Arleen Sorkin reprise the role of Harley Quinn. While none of the three return for ''Arkham Origins'', it does see two more reprisals from the the Franchise/{{DCAU}}: Robert Constanzo as Harvey Bullock and in TheStinger, Creator/CCHPounder as [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Amanda Waller.]] ''Blackgate'' also sees Creator/AdamBaldwin reprise his role from ''Justice League'' as Rick Flag, in addition to Pounder as Waller. Conroy does return as Batman in ''Arkham Knight'' and ''Assault on Arkham'', the latter also seeing Creator/JenniferHale as Killer Frost and Pounder as Waller yet again, [[spoiler: and the former has Hamill back as the Joker]].

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** From the Franchise/{{DCAU}}: As noted above, the first two games see Creator/KevinConroy and Creator/MarkHamill reprise their respective ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' roles of Batman and the Joker. ''Asylum'' also sees Arleen Sorkin reprise the role of Harley Quinn. While none of the three return for ''Arkham Origins'', it does see two more reprisals from the the Franchise/{{DCAU}}: Robert Constanzo as Harvey Bullock and in TheStinger, Creator/CCHPounder as [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Amanda Waller.]] ''Blackgate'' also sees Creator/AdamBaldwin reprise his role from ''Justice League'' as Rick Flag, in addition to Pounder as Waller. Conroy does return as Batman in ''Arkham Knight'' and ''Assault on Arkham'', the latter also seeing Creator/JenniferHale as Killer Frost and Pounder as Waller yet again, [[spoiler: and the former has Hamill back as the Joker]]. ''Underworld'' not only sees the return of Conroy and Pounder, but also sees Professor Achilles Milo reprised by his second DCAU voice actor, Creator/ArminShimerman.


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** Within the series itself, ''Underworld'' sees Dino Andrade reprise the role of the Scarecrow after the character himself was absent in ''City'' and recast with Creator/JohnNoble in ''Knight''. Likewise, after Creator/SteveBlum reprised the role in ''Knight'', Croc is once again voiced by his ''Origins'' voice actor, Creator/KharyPayton.
19th Feb '17 11:11:47 PM JulianLapostat
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* InformedAttribute: In the Arkhamverse, Talia is established as Batman's true love. She's the one he's willing [[spoiler:to shelve his main quest in ''Arkham City'' to save from Joker. He mourns her in a brief moment in ''Arkham Knight'' and many characters and Ra's himself call her the "love of his life". The problem is the only real interaction the two have on-screen is when Batman is trying to coerce her into taking him to the nearest Lazarus Pit by leading her on to think he'll sign up to be Ra's heir]]. She's stated to have the same peace-by-mass-murder philosophy as Ra's]] and more than once, Barbara voices [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim What Bruce sees in her]].

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* InformedAttribute: In the Arkhamverse, Talia is established as Batman's true love. She's the one he's willing [[spoiler:to shelve his main quest in ''Arkham City'' to save from Joker. He mourns her in a brief moment in ''Arkham Knight'' and many characters and Ra's himself call her the "love of his life". The problem is the only real interaction the two have on-screen is when Batman is trying to coerce her into taking him to the nearest Lazarus Pit by leading her on to think he'll sign up to be Ra's heir]].heir. She's stated to have the same peace-by-mass-murder philosophy as Ra's]] and more than once, Barbara voices [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim What Bruce sees in her]].
19th Feb '17 11:11:23 PM JulianLapostat
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* InformedAttribute: In the Arkhamverse, Talia is established as Batman's true love. She's the one he's willing [[spoiler:to shelve his main quest in ''Arkham City'' to save from Joker. He mourns her in a brief moment in ''Arkham Knight'' and many characters and Ra's himself call her the "love of his life". The problem is the only real interaction the two have on-screen is when Batman is trying to coerce her into taking him to the nearest Lazarus Pit by leading her on to think he'll sign up to be Ra's heir]]. She's stated to have the same peace-by-mass-murder philosophy as Ra's]] and more than once, Barbara voices [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim What Bruce sees in her]].
7th Feb '17 9:46:53 AM TheFlash
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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: ''Origins'' takes place between Christmas Eve and Christmas morning; the DLC picks things up a week later on New Year's Eve. ''Knight'' takes place on Halloween night with a DLC set on a much earlier Valentine's Day. And of course, Calendar Man is about, so this is just generally true in Gotham.

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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: ''Origins'' takes place between Christmas Eve and Christmas morning; the DLC picks things up a week later on New Year's Eve. ''Knight'' takes place on Halloween night with a DLC set on a much earlier Valentine's Day. And of course, Calendar Man is about, so this is just generally true in Gotham.
7th Feb '17 9:45:19 AM TheFlash
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* ArtifactTitle: The series is referred to as "Arkham" despite leaving the asylum completely after the first game [[spoiler:at least until the climax of ArkhamKnight]]. Each successive title has made justifications for the title; ''City'' was based around the idea of creating a small city (an isolated part of Gotham) to serve as a wing of the Asylum, ''Origins'' makes sense as the origin story of some of the inhabitants of the Asylum, and ''Knight'' has a self-titled antagonist whose back-story includes the Asylum heavily and, [[WordofGod per Sefton Hill]], is a DoubleMeaning title that refers to Batman himself [[spoiler:who is progressively going insane as a result of Scarecrow gas and Joker toxin and returns to the Asylum at the finale, where his identity is exposed and his career is finished]].

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* ArtifactTitle: The series is referred to as "Arkham" despite leaving the asylum completely after the first game [[spoiler:at least until the climax of ArkhamKnight]].''Arkham Knight'']]. Each successive title has made justifications for the title; ''City'' was based around the idea of creating a small city (an isolated part of Gotham) to serve as a wing of the Asylum, ''Origins'' makes sense as the origin story of some of the inhabitants of the Asylum, and ''Knight'' has a self-titled antagonist whose back-story includes the Asylum heavily and, [[WordofGod per Sefton Hill]], is a DoubleMeaning title that refers to Batman himself [[spoiler:who is progressively going insane as a result of Scarecrow gas and Joker toxin and returns to the Asylum at the finale, where his identity is exposed and his career is finished]].
7th Feb '17 9:44:29 AM TheFlash
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* ArtifactTitle: The series is referred to as "Arkham" despite leaving the asylum completely after the first game. Each successive title has made justifications for the title; ''City'' was based around the idea of creating a small city (an isolated part of Gotham) to serve as a wing of the Asylum, ''Origins'' makes sense as the origin story of some of the inhabitants of the Asylum, and ''Knight'' has a self-titled antagonist whose back-story includes the Asylum heavily and as per Sefton Hill is a DoubleMeaning title that refers to Batman himself [[spoiler:who is progressively going insane as a result of Scarecrow gas and Joker toxin, and who returns to the Asylum at the finale where his identity is exposed and his career is finished]].

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* ArtifactTitle: The series is referred to as "Arkham" despite leaving the asylum completely after the first game. game [[spoiler:at least until the climax of ArkhamKnight]]. Each successive title has made justifications for the title; ''City'' was based around the idea of creating a small city (an isolated part of Gotham) to serve as a wing of the Asylum, ''Origins'' makes sense as the origin story of some of the inhabitants of the Asylum, and ''Knight'' has a self-titled antagonist whose back-story includes the Asylum heavily and as and, [[WordofGod per Sefton Hill Hill]], is a DoubleMeaning title that refers to Batman himself [[spoiler:who is progressively going insane as a result of Scarecrow gas and Joker toxin, toxin and who returns to the Asylum at the finale finale, where his identity is exposed and his career is finished]].
7th Feb '17 9:41:10 AM TheFlash
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** In ''Asylum''; At least half of the asylum's staff is murdered by the Joker's gang, and Joker intends to do the same to the rest of Gotham. Across the game, Batman at best saves the lives of some 20-odd Arkham personnel and salvages a worse disaster had Joker's Titan plan succeeded, but in the end, Joker killed 100 people in a single night and every body you come across only increases the sense that Batman fails more often than he succeededs.
** In ''City'': [[spoiler: 121 people die during Protocol 10: Gotham apparently has a population in the millions, and given the huge crime rate, how many people Strange and Sharp were apparently throwing in, it's likely that Arkham had a population that's nearly a thousand, and when Strange states that at least 22% of the inmates were killed, it's clear that hundreds were murdered, with 121 being one number cited by a TYGER command, including many who likely did nothing to deserve it]], and this isn't counting the political prisoners and doctors killed by the Joker, [[spoiler:or that Batman ultimately fails to save Talia, the love of his life in the Arkhamverse from Joker. In the end, the Joker does die but there's no sense of triumph or catharsis]].
** In ''Origins'': Gordon is the only honest cop we see; beyond him, the police are all thugs with uniforms, who hurt people for no reason beyond wanting to amuse themselves. And this is all before the assassins showed up [[spoiler: along with the Joker, who apparently killed most of the staff at the Gotham Royal Hotel, at least 1/4 of Black Mask's men, and likely a great deal of the staff at Blackgate when he broke out and started the riot.]]
** In ''Knight'', [[spoiler:Scarecrow extorts the city into evacuating the city population but its definitely likely that several remained behind in the city, since the evacuation took place in 24 hours, furthermore Scarecrow successfully unleashes a chemical weapon in a city population and while that was countered by Poison Ivy's WorldHealingWave, it's likely that it would have aftereffects for years. Furthermore, Batman ends up having his identity exposed by Scarecrow, a defeat way worse than anything he has experienced in any other comic, animated and film adaptation. The ending leaves it ambiguous if Bruce survives but his classic career as Batman is finished and while most of his villains seem incapacitated at the end of the campaign, others like Two-Face continue to torment Gotham afterwards, as evidenced by the Robin DLC]].

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** In ''Asylum''; At least half of the asylum's staff is murdered by the Joker's gang, and Joker intends to do the same to the rest of Gotham. Across the game, Batman at best saves the lives of some 20-odd Arkham personnel and salvages a worse disaster had Joker's Titan plan succeeded, but in the end, Joker killed 100 people in a single night night, and every body you come across only increases the sense that Batman fails more often than he succeededs.
** In ''City'': [[spoiler: 121 people die during Protocol 10: 10. Gotham apparently has a population in the millions, and given the huge crime rate, rate and how many people Strange and Sharp were apparently throwing in, it's likely that Arkham had a population that's nearly a thousand, and when Strange states that at least 22% 22 percent of the inmates were killed, it's clear that hundreds were murdered, with 121 being one number cited by a TYGER command, including many who likely did nothing to deserve it]], and this isn't counting the political prisoners and doctors killed by the Joker, [[spoiler:or that Batman ultimately fails to save Talia, the love of his life in the Arkhamverse Arkhamverse, from Joker. In the end, the Joker does die die, but there's no sense of triumph or catharsis]].
** In ''Origins'': Gordon is the only honest cop we see; beyond him, the police are all thugs with uniforms, uniforms who hurt people for no reason beyond wanting to amuse themselves. And this is all before the assassins showed up [[spoiler: along with the Joker, who apparently killed most of the staff at the Gotham Royal Hotel, at least 1/4 of Black Mask's men, and likely a great deal of the staff at Blackgate when he broke out and started the riot.]]
** In ''Knight'', [[spoiler:Scarecrow extorts the city into evacuating the city population population, but its it's definitely likely that several remained behind in the city, city since the evacuation took place in 24 hours, furthermore hours. Furthermore, Scarecrow successfully unleashes a chemical weapon in on a city population population, and while that was countered by Poison Ivy's WorldHealingWave, it's likely that it would have aftereffects for years. Furthermore, Batman ends up having his identity exposed by Scarecrow, a defeat way much worse than anything he has experienced in any other comic, animated animated, and film adaptation. The ending leaves it ambiguous if Bruce survives survives, but his classic career as Batman is finished finished, and while most of his villains seem incapacitated at the end of the campaign, others like Two-Face and Black Mask continue to torment Gotham afterwards, as evidenced by the Robin DLC]].DLC episodes.]]
12th Jan '17 4:54:20 PM TywinLannister
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* BigBad: The Joker is the BigBad for the series overall but every game other than ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Arkham Asylum]]'' has [[BigBadEnsemble at least]] [[BigBadDuumvirate one more]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', it's [[MadDoctor Hugo Strange]] who is responsible for the construction of the mega prison that Batman is thrown into with [[spoiler: Ra's Al Ghul as [[GreaterScopeVillain his financer]]]].
** ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins Arkham Origins]]'' has [[TheBrute Bane]], [[WorldsStrongestMan the deadliest]] [[DragonWithAnAgenda and most proactive of the 8 assassins]].
** ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' gives us [[MadScientist Scarecrow]], who is attempting to detonate chemical bomb that will cover Gotham and The entire East Coast in [[PsychoSerum fear gas]] and [[SociopathicSoldier The Arkham Knight]], who oversees the military occupation of Gotham that ensures chaos rules the streets and Scarecrow's plans go accordingly. [[spoiler: And while The Joker is long dead at this point, he still exists as a hallucination in Batman's mind, impeding him at every turn with MindRape and is ultimately the greatest threat to him, planning a SplitPersonalityTakeover and wreaking havoc on the world afterwards.]]
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