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Characters who were employed at Arkham Asylum in the Arkham videogame series.

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    Professor Hugo Strange 

Professor Hugo Strange
"By the end of tonight, I will be a hero. Just like you... Batman."
Voiced By: Corey Burton

Hugo Strange is a brilliant psychiatrist who is placed in charge of running Arkham City by Mayor Quincy Sharp. He rules the facility with an iron fist using his TYGER guards, and is extremely antagonistic towards Batman, who he has deduced to be Bruce Wayne. He throws Bruce into Arkham City at the beginning of the second game, and begins counting down to "Protocol Ten".

Provides examples of:

  • A God Am I: The comic makes it clear that he has a God Complex. At one point in the game, he even states that he'll rain fire and brimstone upon all criminals.
  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: As a result of his extremely precise diction, he refers to Batman as "The BAT-mun."
  • Awesomeness by Analysis:
    • He might be a Psycho Psychologist but some of his analyses do seem to hit their mark, such as figuring out Catwoman does have feelings for Batman, Mr. Freeze has an inability to admit his own faults which causes him more problems, etc.
    • He is competent as an analyst to the extent that this is how he unearthed Batman's Secret Identity; he created a psychological profile of the "man most likely to be Batman" and then matched it against the most likely candidate, Bruce Wayne. His attempt to auction this secret brought him the attention of Ra's Al Ghul, who funded Hugo Strange's operation. He boasts of this to The Riddler with some pride since it's way more effective than Nygma's Complexity Addiction.
  • Badass Baritone: It is a Christopher Lee impression.
  • Badass Labcoat: He's dressed in a white labcoat with black gloves while at work in Arkham City.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a black leather longcoat in the comic when revealed as Sharp's collaborator in creating Arkham City and tells Bruce Wayne how he cannot stop Arkham City from being opened.
  • Bad Boss: Sends a Tyger squad up against Batman, knowing full well that they would lose, badly. And interrogates the captain of said squad about the events, using drugs, until the captain eventually expires from said drugs. And it was all just to test Batman's capabilities.
  • Bald of Evil: As always, Strange doesn't have a hair on his head.
  • Beard of Evil: It's noticeably the only hair he's got.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With Ra's Al Ghul in Arkham City.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: With The Joker in Arkham City.
  • Boring, but Practical: How he figured out Batman's Secret Identity, as he explains, with no small amount of pride, to The Riddler (whose Complexity Addiction would never countenance basic by-the-book analysis):
    "Oh, I used no tricks, no childish puzzles. I simply created a psychological profile of the man most likely to be the Batman, and then matched it against the most logical candidate. I was right, of course."
  • Break the Haughty: Ra's stabs him in the back, and then takes a second to casually dash Strange's dreams and crap on a game's worth of boasting, coldly stating that he's once and for all proven himself inferior to Batman.
    Ra's al Ghul: When you came to me with Batman's identity, I gave you this chance to prove your worth, providing you with limitless resources for your plan. You came close... but You Have Failed Me.
  • Break Them by Talking:
    • "Have you ever considered that all of this is your fault? Your presence creates these animals."
      Strange: How does it feel, Wayne? To stand on the very stones that ran with your parents' blood? Do you feel sad? Full of rage? Or does that outfit help bury your feelings, hiding your true self?
    • He also goes this route in the Mr. Freeze, Riddler, and Catwoman interview tapes.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Near the end of the game, Strange thinks it's a good idea to threaten Batman by announcing his intention to march to Wayne Manor, capture Alfred, and drag him through the streets of Gotham. Seriously.
  • The Chessmaster: He's very manipulative, to put it lightly. For instance, he's the reason for Catwoman and Two-Face's rivalry. Indeed, he makes himself an effective threat against Batman and the Rogues Gallery, just below Ra's and The Joker solely out of his powers of observation, manipulation and clinically drugged underlings.
  • Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: As seen in the above image.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Christopher Lee was probably meant to play him, but they got Corey Burton instead. There's a healthy dose of Sigmund Freud in him too.
  • Cutscene Boss: Once his mooks are taken care of, he's defeated in a cutscene.
  • Decomposite Character: Depending on which era you draw from, turning people into monsters and using fear gas were both Strange's M.O. The only thing stopping him is both Joker and Scarecrow's Popularity Power. That said, Strange is canonically the first Batman villain to unearth his identity.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: In a strange way, when Hugo Strange is stabbed by Ra's al Ghul, Batman cradles the dying doctor in his arms while sharply arguing with Ra's. But by then, the doctor initiates Protocol 11 before dying in Batman's arms, seconds before Batman quickly lets go of Strange and escapes from the exploding tower along with Ra's.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: A Gotham City Story in Knight shows that he knew his benefactor's mind was deteriorating, and offered what he hoped would be perceived as a chance to help Ra's by innocently asking to see the Lazarus Pit under Wonder Tower. Ra's immediately caught on and choked Hugo to disabuse him of the idea that he was "weak", only revealing more instability in the process.
  • Drunk with Power: He's pretty low key about it but it's obvious his sending innocents and reformed criminals into Arkham City smacks of this after he's put in charge of the complex.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: He dies with a strained smirk and five words: "Activate Protocol 11. Passcode: Wayne."
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite knowing who Batman really is, he does not attempt to reveal it to the public.
  • Evil Genius: Not surprisingly, given that he's a psychologist and of a caliber greater than Penelope Young, Jonathan Crane and the rest of the Arkham staff.
  • Evil Gloating: Seems to enjoy doing this.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He's voiced by Corey Burton using his Christopher Lee voice.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's quite polite, though it only serves to underline how evil he is.
  • Final Solution: His plan for Arkham City was to make the Final Solution the only solution. This was Emergency Protocol 10, a military countermeasure that bombards Arkham City with missile strikes until everyone- criminal or otherwise- is dead.
  • Flunky Boss: His bossfight in Wonder Tower is essentially a Predator Mode encounter, where Batman has to defeat several armed Tyger operatives before he may progress. Hugo Strange is actually present during the fight behind a reinforced glass wall, and will make the fight tougher for Batman if he spots him or tries to unlock the door before beating the Tyger guards.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Definitely comes off as this, what with getting Catwoman to cooperate by ordering Tyger to shoot Holly Robinson.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Arkham City implies his experiments caused the freak, animalistic patients you meet in Asylum, and that he was the one to make Quincy Sharp believe himself as the Spirit of Arkham.
  • The Heavy: While Ra's al Ghul is the true power behind it all, Strange is more proactive and drives the plot of Arkham City.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: Played with. Though Ra's provided him with the necessary resources, Strange was the one who devised Arkham City and Protocol 10.
  • Hypocrite: He sure seems to turn a blind eye toward his own less-than-legal operations while scolding Arkham's inmates for theirs. Also, at the start of the game, he gloats to Batman after capturing him that no one is untouchable. When Batman storms Wonder Tower to stop Protocol 10, he proceeds to declare himself to be untouchable.
  • I Just Want to Be You: According to The Riddler, he has a Batman outfit hidden in his office, which he sometimes wears and cries in. This would be consistent with a bunch of his Pre-Crisis appearances and his first Post-Crisis one, minus the tears.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Ra's.
  • In the Back: Where Ra's stabs him.
  • Informed Ability: "Trained to physical perfection," Batman takes him down with ease. A Justified Trope, since Catwoman mentions that he has been gone for a very long time before returning for Arkham City, meaning his profile could be out-of-date, a state that is also supplemented by the fact that his extremely muscular art in Asylum is not the same amount of mass as the weaker-looking render in City.
    • His intelligence is questionable as well, due to his Third Act Stupidity and decision to use WayneTech control boxes throughout the prison.
  • Insistent Terminology: In his audio tapes with Joker, Strange doesn't take kindly to being called "Doctor" rather than "Professor." Maybe he doesn't want to get sued by Marvel Comics.
  • Kick the Dog: Apparently, he tracked down the alley that Bruce's parents were gunned down in, re-drew their chalk outlines, and left a single red rose and a bouquet of white ones to emulate what they had that night, and left a tape to taunt Batman as he mourned over the spot.
    • Also, it's heavily implied that he supplied the Penguin with the raving lunatics that Strange himself was responsible for creating in the first place for Penguin's gang's use as target practice.
    • Strange convinced Mr. Freeze to willingly enter Arkham City by promising to grant Victor the G.C.P.D.'s lab and equipment to work on curing his beloved wife. Mr. Freeze arrived to the Police Station and the lab was exactly as promised, but Strange neglected to return Nora to Mr. Freeze and kept her hostage.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Boasted that Batman would be on his knees begging for his life.
  • Knight Templar: He seriously believes that killing every criminal in Gotham, regardless of how minor their crimes were, is a completely justified act. This is best illustrated when Batman finally confronts him:
    Batman: Look at what you've done!
    Hugo Strange: It's glorious, isn't it?
  • Lack of Empathy: Despite his occupation being a psychologist, the audiotapes with his patients show that he clearly cares more about studying them to satisfy his curiosity than actually curing them. Best summed up in the following exchange:
    Mr. Freeze: Do you know what it is to love someone? To really love them?
    Hugo Strange: No.
  • Mad Doctor: The second trailer shows him torturing a guard to death to get information, for one.
  • Malevolent Mugshot: He has several dark colored posters with his face throughout Arkham City. Catwoman lampshades this trope in one of her interview tapes.
    Catwoman: Your posters really don't do you justice. You really are far more evil looking in real life.
    Strange: Charmed.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Implied to have helped Quincy Sharp gain power in order to further his own goals.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Not only does he manipulate Batman, but he also plays several of the inmates like violins.
  • The Man Behind the Monsters: Remember those lunatics Joker released in the first game? The ones that could only utter depraved yells and act animal-like? Well, those guys were the result of Dr. Strange's mind control experiments when he was still working at Arkham Asylum before the events of the first game.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: When Batman is about to confront him at The Very Definitely Final Dungeon, Hugo Strange gives him an epic Breaking Speech noting that Batman for all his tragic motivations was selfish in his pursuit of justice. Rather than fight crime, he had simply made possible and enabled criminals to act on their respective Freudian Excuse with costumes and gimmicks causing unending mayhem on the city.
    "Have you ever considered that all this is your fault? Your presence creates these animals."
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Never faces Batman directly until the fight at Wonder Tower, and he's a cutscene boss using a room full of Tyger guards to do his dirty work.
  • Not So Stoic: You wouldn't know it just from listening to him, but if you use Detective Mode when confronting him in his tower, his heartbeat registers as "Nervous". This is one of the few occasions where he raises his voice.
    • In one of Penguin's interview tapes, he asks him if he has heard of the term 'Napoleon complex'. Penguin says that he hasn't and wants to know what it is. Strange's response is to chuckle before he says "it's nothing".
    • One of Catwoman's interview tapes has him asking her if she loves Batman, causing her to respond with a flustered "no!" Naturally, Strange sees through this and laughs in amusement.
    • A little bit of background story material reveals that when he received information that Black Mask escaped Arkham City (him being the first inmate to do so), he was utterly furious.
    • In one of Riddler's interview tapes, Strange threatens to perform a certain "procedure" on him once his TYGER guards capture him. Riddler guesses if he means something akin to the Mad Hatter experimenting on Arkham patients to create a mind-controlling drug. Strange, in a shocked tone of voice, is about to ask him how he knew of his shady activities before Riddler interrupts him.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Once Batman is thrown into Arkham City, Strange spends the rest of the game counting down to Protocol Ten initializing, and barely lifts a finger to stop Batman as he runs about the city investigating what Strange is up to.
  • Pet the Dog: Subverted. Despite his usual behaviour, he did try to give Two-Face the chance to cure himself, and was disappointed, when the latter rejected. Ultimately it's nothing but his curious mind and desire for allies, not a genuine desire to HELP them.
  • Psycho Psychologist: Experiments on his inmates using dangerous mind control drugs and ultimately aims to massacre all of them in the name of the greater good.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives an eloquent one to Batman that is kind of hard to argue logically:
    "I have a question for you. Before my arrival, this city was drowning under a tide of filth. Have you ever considered that all this is your fault? Your presence creates these animals; like germs, they spread. You created the environment that allowed the germ to mutate, to become stronger. Look at The Joker. Would he even exist if not for you? It must be depressing. All your sacrifices, and yet, you are the one to blame."
    • Although this could also be Hypocritical Humor since Strange hasn't actually tried to cure any of the Arkham inmates Batman has captured and manipulates several of them for his own need.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His Malevolent Mugshot posters throughout Arkham City are colored like this.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: He's introduced with Bruce Wayne's reflection in his glasses. You can even see his eyes under them. Bonus points for being similar to the ones Freud wore.
  • Slasher Smile: He sports one in one of Catwoman's game over scenes while holding a scalpel.
    "I will enjoy dissecting your brain, Miss Kyle."
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: He wears a pair of bottle rimmed glasses and is an excellent psychologist who successfully deduced Batman's identity, and his profile states that he has extensive knowledge of genetics.
  • Smug Snake: For all his boasting and high opinion of himself, he accomplished exactly nothing on his own, using funds given him by Ra's al Ghul, technology stolen from Jervis Tetch, the Mad Hatter, and the physical abilities of hired guards. He's a Manipulative Bastard, but he really isn't a match for anyone, and probably shouldn't even be counted as a Dragon with an Agenda.
  • The Shrink: Albeit an evil version. This is born out in his interviews with Jervis Tetch trying to unearth the secrets of his mind control devices by enabling his obsession and supplying him with a succession of "Alices" to indulge and kill.
  • The Sociopath: A cold, cruel, and arrogant man with a God complex. And, as mentioned above, his conversation with Mr. Freeze implies that he is incapable of feeling love.
  • Stealth Insult: In one of his interview tapes, Riddler goes on in front of Strange, who he views as his inferior, about how he will outperform and unmask Batman. Strange, who already knows Batman's identity, sarcastically apologizes for suggesting that they are equals, causing the Riddler to ignorantly sigh in relief.
    "My apologies, Edward. I see now we are nowhere near equals."
  • The Stoic: He always speaks in a calm tone of voice.
  • Taking You with Me: Initiates "Protocol 11" after he is stabbed from behind by Ra's Al Ghul, which results in the top of the Wonder Tower exploding. It fails, as Batman and Ra's escape before being caught in the blast. However, Ra's stabs himself rather than let Batman save him, making Strange arguably responsible for his death.
  • Third Act Stupidity: He spends most of the game and the prequel comics matching wits with Batman, who has no idea who Strange is or what he's planning, because Strange is highly secretive and stays two steps ahead of him. Then when Batman actually starts to infiltrate his lair, Strange becomes totally inept. He takes a hostage over a video screen, forcing Batman to stay still while he lectures him and his goons fill the room. Instead of forcing Batman to not fight back for the sake of the hostage, Strange just lets him go, allowing Batman to knock out all of his men. And despite how familiar he is with Batman's tactics, when Batman begins climbing the tower to his control room and his thugs can't locate him, Strange just assumes he's fallen off. His men are also woefully unprepared to deal with Batman's tactics despite spending several hours observing him.
  • Villain Has a Point: In his interview tapes with other members of the Rogues Gallery, Strange makes some harsh but not inaccurate observations.
    • He accuses Mr. Freeze of suffering from Never My Fault, pinning blame for all his problems and failures on others, even for circumstances where he was doing something immoral and got caught. He also notes that if Freeze put his technology and mind towards more mundane medical pursuits, instead of committing crimes, he'd probably have an easier time securing support for researching Nora's cure.
    • He takes note that Penguin is a typical Napoleon complex, obsessed with flaunting his self-believed superiority over others however he can; money, property, firearms, or physical intimidation. He even asks Cobblepot if he knows the term, and chuckles when Penguin doesn't.
    • He pegs Catwoman as having daddy issues that influence her contempt towards men, which is partially to blame for her Tsundere behavior towards Batman; she is attracted to him, but cannot bring herself to trust him. He also picks up that Catwoman considers the two of them are Not So Different, except Batman has knowledge of her secret identity but refuses to trust her with his, and that further fuels her mixed feelings about him.
    • With Two-Face, Strange tells him he believes the schizophrenia that made him into Two-Face was present before the courtroom attack that scarred him, it just wasn't as pronounced. He also accuses that flipping his coin to make decisions is a coping mechanism, a way to say that things happen because of fate and chance, not because of choice. In the prior sessions Strange took away Two-Face's coin and presented him with several identical ones that confused him, inadvertently proving that, when he really wants to, Harvey can make decisions on his own.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: He uses his good reputation with the public as a means to have Arkham City built.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He coerces Catwoman into answering his questions by threatening to have her adopted daughter killed.
  • You Have Failed Me: Suffered this fate from Ra's al Ghul, who even says the line.

    Dr. Young 

Dr. Penelope Young
Voiced By: Cree Summer

Penelope Young is a young and ambitious chief psychiatrist obsessed with curing some of the most high profile patients at the Asylum through unusual methods. This includes the use of Venom to create a new superdrug called Titan, which she was manipulated into making by the Joker as part of his scheme.

Provides examples of:

  • Anti-Villain: She does a lot horrible experiments on the patients, but only because she thinks it will help cure them of their mental-illness.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Her notes on the Ratcatcher show that she doesn't believe that Otis Flannegan can control rats — even given her study of patients like Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, and Clayface. Hilariously, she sticks to this belief even while Flannegan's cell is swarming with rats in spite of all her efforts to get rid of them.
  • Asshole Victim: If she really did use the carnival owner's daughter as an experiment and nothing else, her death at the hands of Joker could be considered almost karmic. She also drained the Venom from Bane and left him for dead, and experimented on several Arkham patients, which likely killed several patients. She had it coming one way or another.
  • The Atoner: For having helped Joker create his monster army. This sadly leads to Redemption Equals Death.
  • Break the Haughty: Her experience with Arkham in general has done this, but especially her interactions with The Joker. Their interview tapes together start with her smugly claiming to his face that she can cut through his lies and cure him, and end with her close to a mental breakdown herself as she reflects on the extent to which he's manipulated her, sounding very close to tears.
  • Canon Foreigner: Only shows up in the Arkhamverse.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: In Origins, she has an apartment in Lacey Towers close to Roman Sionis'.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Her notes on Scarecrow reveal her as this. She thought that if he were "presented with a stock of his fear-inducing gas, he would feel no compulsion to use it."
  • Hot Scientist: She's fairly attractive. One of Joker's men even comments "she can operate on me anytime" when they find out what she looks like.
  • Human Shield: Zsasz attempts to use her as one when Batman ends up coming for them, threatening to cut her throat if he sees Batman coming in close. A well placed Batarang to Zsasz's cranium puts a stop to that.
  • Jerkass: She is extremely cold and intolerant.
  • Not Quite Saved Enough: She's held hostage twice, first by some of Joker's thugs, then by Zsasz, but Batman saves the day both times. Unfortunately, no sooner do you handle the latter case, she gets blown up by a rigged safe.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Not only is she a psychiatrist, apparently she's also a highly qualified biochemist capable of reverse engineering Bane's Venom and then refining it to create TITAN.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Right when she's apologizing for all the damage her project has done, she opens up a safe that Joker has rigged to explode.
  • The Shrink:
    • Dr. Young wavers on the line between Type 1 and Type 2; though her experiments might classify her as a harmful shrink, she's predominantly well-intentioned in other instances.
    • For that matter, she thought Batman's "multiple disorders" were driven by, as detailed from bonus material in the collector's edition of the first game, genetic predisposition and substance abuse. It doesn't help she's getting her info from the inmates themselves. Although, she's wondering if the inmates are his real peer group, something Joker, Riddler, and Scarecrow believe as well.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She thinks very highly of herself as a psychiatrist and thinks only she is capable of curing most of the big name patients at Arkham. For good measure, her notes reveal that she's more than happy to ignore Batman's reports. Big mistake, as a majority of the villains manipulate her easily.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Joker tricked her into starting work on the Titan formula for him. As soon as she finds out, she stops the project immediately, resulting in Joker taking over the Asylum and finishing the formula himself.
  • Would Hurt a Child: As revealed in Batman: Arkham Knight's DLC A Matter of Family, Dr. Young used her experimental TITAN on the carnival owner's sick daughter. The child later died a horrible TITAN-induced death, driving her father to suicide. It's unclear whether she thought it might actually cure the daughter or if she just callously used her as a test subject.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: As soon as Joker has the Titan formula, and the means to manufacture it, he orders to have her killed. The first attempt, has Joker letting Zsasz have her. It fails (due to Batman showing up in time and Zsasz resorting to using her as a shield). The second attempt occurs moments after, by having a bomb hidden in the Warden's safe (seemingly as a back-up in case Zsasz didn't do the job). Unfortunately for her, this one works.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: After Batman saves her from Zsasz, her crying results in this.

    Dr. Whistler 

Dr. Gretchen Whistler
Voiced By: Adrienne Barbeau

Gretchen Whistler is the Arkham psychiatrist assigned to treat Killer Croc, Riddler, and Victor Zsasz.

Provides examples of:

  • Arbitrary Skepticism: While treating Killer Croc, she doesn't believe his insinuations that he actually eats people until he bites Cash's hand off right in front of her. Croc is ten feet tall, kept in Arkham's sewers for lack of a better place to keep him, and has scales.
  • Canon Foreigner: Only shows up in the Arkhamverse. She is, however, based on Anne Carver from Arkham Asylum: Living Hell.
  • Frau Doktor: Her accent heavily implies this.

    Dr. Cassidy
Voiced By: Kimberly Brooks

Sarah Cassidy is the Arkham psychiatrist assigned to Warren "the Great White Shark" White and Victor Zsasz, who develops an obsession with adding her to his list of victims.

Provides examples of:

  • Canon Foreigner: Only shows up in the Arkhamverse.
  • Damsel in Distress:
    • She is targeted by Victor Zsasz, who reveals that somehow he had intimate knowledge of her life and routines while she was trying to treat him. He attacks her, although she is saved by Batman.
    • Later, in the game proper, she is attacked by Joker's thugs.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Zsasz' interview tapes reveals that she has a pet cat and often sits on her favorite chair with the cat on her lap.

    Dr. Baker 

Dr. Stacy Baker
Voiced By: Grey DeLisle

Stacy Baker is a doctor who volunteered to join the Arkham City medical crew. She is kidnapped by Harley to treat the Joker, but is saved by Batman.

Provides examples of:

  • Canon Foreigner: Only shows up in the Arkhamverse.
  • Damsel in Distress: In the beginning, anyway—she's a kidnapped doctor that Batman has to save from The Joker.
  • Hospital Hottie: Like all of the women in the game, she's very easy on the eyes.
  • The Medic: Enough that Harley kidnaps here to help heal Joker.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Downplayed. In her first appearance, she's a damsel in distress who needs rescuing from Batman. When he returns to the Steel Mill, she's taken up a weapon and, if you fail the counterattack quicktime button, even gets a shot at him before realizing he's not a thug.

     Adam Hamasaki 

Adam Hamasaki
Voiced By: Eric Bauza

Adam Hamasaki is a member of the Arkham City medical team under the command of Aaron Cash.

Provides examples of:

Arkham Security Guards


Aaron Cash
Voiced By: Duane R. Shepard Sr.

Aaron Cash is a former GCPD police officer and one of the senior and most respected guards at Arkham Asylum. He has a long standing grudge with Killer Croc, who bit off his left hand. He helps protect the Arkham staff during the events of the first game, during which he witnessed the writing of the last Spirit of Arkham message. With this knowledge, he became suspicious of the plan for Arkham City and decided to lead the security team that protects the medical team inside Arkham City. Following the closure of Arkham City, he rejoined the GCPD.

Provides examples of:

  • An Arm and a Leg: Of the Type-3 variety. His left hand was bitten off and eaten by Killer Croc.
  • Ascended Extra: While fairly prominent in Arkham Asylum: Living Hell - one might even call him the Deuteragonist - Cash rarely got more than bit-parts in comics after that story. In the Arkham games, he's the most frequent recurring supporting character after Gordon. In Arkham Knight, he even becomes his Number Two, taking an equivalent role to Harvey Bullock and Renee Montoya.
  • Badass in Distress:
    • He gets captured by Joker's men twice during the first game. Both times, however, he openly threatens his captors with what will happen once he gets free, and resists any torment he is put through.
    • Happens again in the second game: First time by the Joker's gang under Harley's command, and the second time by the Riddler (where he is forced to walk around the main hideout). The latter incident has him threatening the Riddler about what will happen if he gets out.
  • Determinator: Even getting his hand bitten off isn't enough to stop him from doing his job.
  • Game-Over Man: He shares this position with Batman if you lose while playing as the Joker in Arkham Asylum.
  • Handicapped Badass: He didn't let getting his hand bitten off stop him.
  • Hook Hand: Which he used to replace the one that Croc bit off.
  • Number Two: To Gordon at the GCPD in "Arkham Knight".
  • The Leader: Of the Arkham City medical team.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: He doesn't take kindly to intimidation.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of the prominent Arkham Staff in the games, Cash is the only one that isn't corrupt in one way or the other.


Frank Boles
Voiced By: Danny Jacobs

Frank Boles is an unpopular guard at Arkham who thinks he's the best guard there and doesn't get the respect he deserves.

Provides examples of:

  • The Alcoholic: His tendency to drink on the job has gotten him into trouble on more than one occasion. It even gets him killed by Joker, because Batman could track the alcohol vapor in his breath.
  • Canon Foreigner: Only shows up in the Arkhamverse.
  • Dies Wide Open
  • Drinking on Duty: He was suspended twice for doing this.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has an extremely noticeable facial scar. He turns out to be less than trustworthy.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He drank on duty, treated other staff like shit, and betrayed them and worked with the Joker. Anyone feel bad for him when he dies?
  • Kill It with Fire: It is heavily implied in viral marketing for Arkham Asylum as well as Boles and Joker's exchange relating to the Blackgate fire that Boles was the one directly responsible for the fire.
    Joker: The night is still young, Bats. I still have a trick or two up my sleeve. I mean, don't you think it's a little bit funny how a fire at Blackgate caused hundreds of my crew to be moved here?
    Frank Boles: I thought I told you to stay quiet!
    Joker: Oh, Frankie! You really should learn to keep that fat mouth of yours shut. It'll get you into trouble.
  • The Mole: He's the Joker's inside man at Arkham.
  • Quick Nip: He's seen taking a nip from a flask as Joker is taken to his cell. This turns out to be important later.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: It's also You Have Outlived Your Usefulness but there is an undercurrent of this. Though the Joker would certainly have killed him no matter what he did.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He arrogantly believes that he's the best guard in the asylum and doesn't even realize that most of the other guards hate and distrust him.
  • Stepford Snarker: His bio says he uses sarcasm to hide his insecurities and failures.
  • Too Dumb to Live: What made him think he could mouth off at the Joker without consequences? Even if he did happen to be the "inside man" at Arkham.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He's killed shortly after helping Harley kidnap Gordon. Upon finding his corpse, Batman mentions that he must've outlived his usefulness.

Voiced By: Chris Cox

Eddie Burlow was a guard at Arkham when Joker broke out and took over the island. Following the opening of Arkham City, Eddie joined Cash's crew of guards to protect the medical team inside Gotham Cathedral.

Provides examples of:

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By Poison Ivy after she escapes in the first game. Once Batman defeats her, Eddie returns to normal.
  • Canon Foreigner: Only shows up in the Arkhamverse.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames himself for not stopping the Riddler from taking himself and the rest of the guards hostage, and feels especially ashamed when he's the first to be rescued, as opposed to one of the others still being held captive.


William North
Voiced By: Roger Rose

"After the asylum, I volunteered to work in Cash's crew. Figured we could make a difference."

William North was a guard at Arkham when Joker broke out and took over the island. Following the opening of Arkham City, William joined Cash's crew of guards to protect the medical team inside Gotham Cathedral.

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  • Bald of Awesome: Hasn't got a single hair on his head, and it takes some guts to be a guard at Arkham.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: By Poison Ivy after she escapes in the first game. Once Batman defeats her, William returns to normal.
  • Canon Foreigner: Only shows up in the Arkhamverse.


Anne Bishop
Voiced By: Kimberly Brooks

Anne Bishop is a member of Cash's crew that protects the medical team inside Arkham City.

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  • Boyish Short Hair: She keeps her hair short. Going from her personality, she probably does it to keep thugs from grabbing it.
  • Canon Foreigner: Only shows up in the Arkhamverse.
  • Revenge Before Reason: After Harley's attack on the Gotham Cathedral, Anne wants to hit back and has to be told by Batman to stay and look after the wounded doctors. After being rescued from the Riddler's deathtrap, she has to be convinced again to let Batman handle it.
  • The Squadette: Of Cash's crew.

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