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Trivia: Batman: Arkham City
  • Actor Allusion:
    • Near the end of the game, Hugo Strange says "This is just the beginning", a line said near the end of Attack of the Clones by Count Dooku, who Corey Burton has played.
    • A subtle one: Joker attempts to force Mr. Freeze to develop a cure for him by holding his wife hostage. Joker is voiced by Mark Hamill, whose first voice in Batman: The Animated Series was Ferris Boyle, the guy responsible for Mr. Freeze, and Mark's performance as him also landed him with his voicing The Joker in that series. Furthermore, by reading one of the riddles called "Who can BOYLE and Freeze at the same time?" and listening to the Mr. Freeze audio tapes, you find out that Ferris Boyle is canon in the Arkhamverse.
    • MPT Anne Bishop is voiced by Kimberly Brooks. Given the character's looks and personality (her first question when Batman rescues her is where's Riddler, clearly intending to remove his spine), chances are that Ashley Williams will come to mind.
    • Catwoman is voiced by Grey DeLisle so chances are she'll remind some people of Kitty Katswell.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Many have misquoted or misinterpreted Mark Hamill as saying this game will be the last time he plays The Joker. He clarified that what he meant was he wouldn't continue playing The Joker if he felt that he couldn't top his performance, he wanted to leave on a high note.
    • That said, this would seem to suggest that he has no plans to play the Joker again in the future.
      • Alternately, it could be talking about Joker's death at the end of the game.
    • Then there is the fact that Endgame shows his body being cremated. As if telling the fans "he isn't coming back".
  • Casting Gag: Fred Tatasciore as Solomon Grundy. He's also known for playing The Incredible Hulk, another green monster with enormous strength, broken speech, and limited intelligence.
  • Fan Nickname: Robin's is Robin Hood.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!
  • The Other Darrin: Tara Strong replaces Arleen Sorkin as Harley Quinn, David Kaye replaces Tom Kane as Commissioner Gordon, and Grey DeLisle replaces Tasia Valenza as Martha Wayne. The latter two are perplexing since, as noted above, Tom and Tasia returned from the first game to reprise the respective roles of Quincy Sharp and Poison Ivy.
  • Playing Against Type:
  • Talking to Himself: Nolan North voices both The Penguin and provides the voices of several randomized inmates. It's not unheard of to hear Nolan North berating his Mooks about how much they suck, only to hear Nolan North reply "You heard Penguin! Let's move!"
  • Viral Marketing: Starting in early October 2011, major YouTube TheGameStation affiliates Husky Starcraft, OMFGcata, TotalHalibut, and the Yogscast left mysterious Riddler question marks in their daily videos: Each one linked to an unlisted YouTube video part of a four-part audio involving Professor Strange and Two-Face that promoted the game and its Facebook page.
  • What Could Have Been
    • In an interview, director Sefton Hill said they wanted to include a reference to the infamous Bat-Shark Repellent Spray from the Adam West seriesnote , but ended up nixing it because they felt it was a Level Breaker. There's still a subtle reference; if you get killed by the shark, one of the possible hints reminds you to remember Batman's shark repellent: a flurry of blows to drive it off.
    • In one room, you can listen to the Riddler mutter about ways to take down Batman, and ponders taking Penguin's shark, only to say that there are "too many variables", and that Batman likely has some sort of "shark contingency".
    • The plot itself borrows ideas from Knightfall and No Man's Land, among other famous Batman stories. A lot of the Joker/Batman dynamic is reminiscent of The Killing Joke.
  • Arkham City was released the same day as Animated Adaptation of Batman: Year One and shares a lot of the same voice talent: Grey DeLisle (Catwoman, Vicki Vale, Stacy Baker, Martha Wayne) is Barbara Eileen-Gordon and Vicki Vale, Steve Blum (Killer Croc and Sickle) is Stan, Fred Tatasciore (Bane, Solomon Grundy and Mr. Hammer) is Arnold Flass and Johnny Vitti, and Danny Jacobs (Victor Zsasz) is Flass's lawyer.

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