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Board Of Directors

    Chairman Quincy Sharp 
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  • Bald of Evil: Has a balding head and is unpleasant to say the least.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: He's actually deluded himself into believing that he's a great, model human being. In truth, he's not as beloved as he thinks he is.
  • Canon Immigrant: Originated from the Arkham games rather than the comics.
  • Military Brat: His family has a long military history.

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Medical Staff

  • Psycho Psychologist: Most of them are doomed to become as insane as the inmates they are supposed to help.

    Director Jeremiah Arkham 
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The long-suffering Director of Arkham Asylum, who has been in his family for generations since his ancestor, Amadeus Arkham, founded it and became an inmate himself.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Probably needs to keep a sense of humor to make it through this kind of work.
  • In the Blood: He's a descendant of the Asylum's founder, Amadeus Arkham.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: Despite his professional success, he is mentally unstable and has cracked under the pressure of his job several times.
  • Office Romance: He's in a relationship with one of his subordinates and former patient, Alyce Sinner.

    Dr. Hugo Strange 
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Dr. Hugo Strange is a brilliant but disturbed psychologist with an obsessive vendetta against Batman.
  • Badass Bookworm: Inverted. He's a short guy but his obsession with bodybuilding and physical perfection means he is all muscle. The inversion is that he almost never actually uses them; its largely for show.
  • Bald of Evil: Completely bald, completely amoral.
  • Beard of Evil: His beard is rather iconic.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Strange is a genius, but only interested in using his smarts for evil ends.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: His glasses usually obscure his eyes completely, effectively masking his emotions in most depictions.
  • Mad Doctor: He is a legitimate doctor, of both medicine and psychiatry. He uses his training to drive people into insanity and mutate them into horrific monsters.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Makes you feel safe, doesn't he?
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Another indicator he's up to no good.
  • The Social Darwinist: Hugo Strange is a big believer in humanity's submission to the principle of "survival of the fittest".
  • Straw Nihilist: As far as Strange is concerned, there is no greater point or meaning in life, and that's why doing the things he does is justified.

    Dr. Roy Westerman 
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  • Author Avatar: Of co-author of the story Roy Westerman.
  • Combat Medic: He has been trained in martial arts. He was a black belt in Taekwondo from his college days and Roy has retained these skills after finding the defensive training offered at Arkham for its clinical staff to be inefficient. Now, Roy has studied Aikido, Judo, and Krav Maga and implemented some of these techniques in the defensive training offered for not only Arkham's clinical staff, but also its security.
  • Canon Character All Along: He's the human form of the Monitor.
  • Handicapped Badass: While in college, Roy blew out his knees. He has had extensive therapy to allow him to live a normal life, but strenuous activity or even just awkward movement might cause his knees to give out or cause him pain.
  • The Insomniac: Since the passing of his son Joshua, He has a hard time sleeping.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: To his older son Joshua Dean Westerman
  • The Strategist: Roy is a board game enthusiast and through this hobby has sharpened his mind to tactical, strategic, and creative thinking.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Despite being a self-proclaimed 'foodie', Roy's favorite food is ramen noodles.

    Dr. Alyce Sinner 
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Alyce Sinner is the daughter of the leader of the Lux Beata doomsday cult Jordan Blood. As a child, she was the only survivor of their mass suicide, allegedly because she poured away her cup of poison.


  • Character Tics: Tends to undo a ribbon whenever she feels that particular sin. It's a remnant of the teachings of the cult, so she doesn't forget where she came from.
  • May–December Romance: She's the devoted girlfriend of Jeremiah Arkham, who was her old psychiatrist when she was from Iron Heights and currently Jeremiah's Assistant Director.
  • Number Two: She serves as Assistant Director of Arkham Asylum.
  • Office Romance: She's the girlfriend of her boss, Jeremiah Arkham.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She has a relation with the founders of the Church of Blood, as her father Jordan Blood, who was the leader of the Lux Beata cult, is the the second son of Sebastian Blood VI and brother of Sebastian Blood VII, making her the paternal cousin of Sebastian Blood VIII a.k.a Brother Blood, the church's current leader.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Wears seven ribbons in her hair to represent the seven deadly sins.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the mass suicide that took the lives of all other cult members, including her parents.
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    Dr. Byron Meredith (Merrymaker) 
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  • Adaptation Name Change: His last name goes from 'Merideth' to 'Meredith' here.
  • The Leader: Merideth created the "League of Smiles", organizing his Joker-obsessed patients to systematically perform crimes.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: During his time working at Arkham, Merideth began to study the Joker more and more. He was one of the few doctors that could tolerate the criminal.

    Dr. Chase Meridian 
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Criminal psychologist and one night stand of Bruce Wayne.

    Dr. Simon Hurt (El Penitente) 
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A psychiatrist who's a vampire and the leader of Abyssia and a member of the League of Assassins' Inner Circle. He's responsible for turning Emily Briggs into a vampire and Ethel Cripps into a thrall.


  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: He's not Thomas Wayne Jr. who's an ancestor of the Bruce Wayne in the comics in Earth 27.
  • Badass Longcoat: His black trench coat as El Penitente.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He speaks very proudly about how he wants to break the hero that is Batman.
  • Composite Character: He's combined with the Mad Monk Nicolai Tepes, Kristopher Roderic and Prince Roderick master of the Abyssians, making him a Vampire.
  • The Corruptor: One of his most frequent goals. He attempts it with Jason Todd and Roy Harper and it's implied that he's responsible for making Gabriel Santo into what he's now.
  • For the Evulz: Loves to make people's lives (And Batman's life, in particular) miserable and broken and hosts it as a gambling game just because he can.
  • A Glass of Chianti: Known to pour one out for crime.
  • Healing Factor: In addition to being virtually indestructible, whatever damage Simon does in fact suffer can be healed through the consumption of human blood at a remarkable rate.
  • I Have Many Names: Doctor Simon Hurt, Mangrove Pierce, Nicolai Tepes, Mad Monk, Richard Rallstone, Kristopher Roderic, Prince Roderick and Majstir al Shaytan.
  • Immortality: So long as a vampire he continues to consume blood, Simon will not age beyond the physical state he was in when he first became a vampire.
  • Mind Rape: His methods in the League of Assassins did it with Jason Todd, Roy Harper and Lauren Drake.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: He's invulnerable to most forms of injury (certain exceptions apply). Bullets, blades and blunt objects do little to no damage to his body.
  • The Mole: Serves as this for the League of Assassins inside Arkham.
  • Psycho Psychologist: What he is a doctor of.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Wears a red shirt and over it, a black leather coat and a sinister black mask.
  • The Reveal: Not only he's been experimenting with Jericho over an unspecified project, he's a freaking vampire.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Tries to be this at first, but gradually loses his dignity, becoming more and more of a Faux Affably Evil Smug Snake.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: El Penitente has no involvement with the League of Assassins in the comics, but because the Black Glove is a branch of the LOA here, he's a member by default.

    Dr. Edgar Cizko (Dr. Psycho) 
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  • Beard of Evil: Has a goatee and while not evil yet, it's only a matter of time before he snaps.
  • Berserk Button: Never insult his height.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: His appearance is based on Peter Dinklage.
  • Depraved Dwarf: His file mentioned several sexual harassment accusations that are always withdrawn. Not a nice picture in hindsight.
  • Freudian Excuse: His mother cheated on his father when he was young, his father committed suicide after divorcing and his mother and her love died in a yacht accident. While it doesn't justify his subsequent behavior, it helps to understand his resentment towards women.
  • Mommy Issues: Has trouble dealing with female authority figures because of the cheating of his mother.
  • Team Member in the Adaptation: Where did Dr. Psycho practiced before becoming evil is not explored, but here he's an Arkham psychologist.

    Nurse Kiana Barnes 
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Security

    Warden Lyle Bolton (Lock-Up) 
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  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While still utterly ruthless to the inmates, he doesn't psychologically torture them like in the animated series.
  • Anti-Villain: His main motivation is to capture other members of Batman's rogues gallery.
  • Badass Normal: He might not have powers, but he still guards some of the most dangerous inmates at Arkham.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He's a brutal warden, but it happens you can't be soft with the inmates he guards the most.
  • Wardens Are Evil: Warden of Arkham and a villain on his free time.

    Captain Aaron Cash 
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Security Captain at Arkham Asylum who has a hook in place of his missing left hand that was bitten off by Killer Croc.

    Sergeant Emily Parker 

    Officer Phil Cho 
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  • Author Avatar: Of co-author of the story Phil Cho.
  • Sequential Artist: Later reformed and took up art as a hobby in jail. Now, art is his passion & locking up criminals is his day job.

    Officer Peter Whang 
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