YMMV / Arkham Asylum: Living Hell

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Did Batman really think Scarecrow was behind the events of the comic, or did he just tell Dr. Arkham that for the staff's own peace of mind? (It's not like Batman hasn't had his fare share of supernatural experiences) Or was he even suggesting it as a cover story?
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome:
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Once out of Arkham, Joker decides to go kill everyone who's name is a palindrome just because. Eleven years later, Batman would face another villain with a palindrome fixation.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Warren, but not until he finally goes crazy
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • Anytime we see anything from Doodlebug's point-of-view
    • Anytime Death Rattle shows up. All he has to do is sit there and you're terrified. In terms of scariness, he could definitely give Hannibal Lecter a run for his money.
    • Everything about Jane Doe.
    • Warren White's metamorphosis throughout the whole story is this. Especially after being locked up in Mr. Freeze's ice cold cell which lead to his iconic disfigurement.
    • Humpty, he is genuinely insane and dangerous and he does not seem to understand it. When he says that he wants to fix Warren after explaining what he did to his grandmother he is horrified.
  • Squick: Among other things, there's what Jason Blood keeps around when Bullock visits him and all the stuff in Nightmare Fuel.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • Aaron's back story
    • Humpty Dumpty's back story. A kind, gentle guy whose life was a series of bad luck since childhood. As a child, his house was demolished by accident, dog ran over by an ice cream truck, and parents crushed by their Christmas tree. Then he was taken in by his physically abusive grandmother, who beat him and forced him to repair shoes for her. But he remains a kind, gentle guy, and all his crimes are merely him trying to fix problems in the world, even the the murder and stitching of his grandmother.