- Complete Monster, from the novelization, by Devin Grayson & Flint Dille:
- Sin Tzu, unlike the original, more generic video game iteration, is portrayed in the novel as a sociopathic mass murderer who views compassion and love as weaknesses, abandoning and possibly murdered the only woman he ever loved to prove his point. An assassin who takes joy in his various atrocities, Sin Tzu eventually betrayed his own cult and drove them all to tear each other apart upon gaining power of his own. Becoming a warlord and tyrant obsessed with nothing more than conquest and destruction, Sin Tzu has killed thousands across Asia in his march towards domination, enslaving and "reeducating" entire countries at a time. Upon arriving in Gotham City, Sin Tzu unleashes thousands of criminals onto the streets, using his power to make them even more vicious so as to spread mass death and destruction. Siccing some of Batman's worst foes on him, and turning the rest into living trophies, Sin Tzu ultimately plans to murder Batman and ensure that every last one of his thousands of minions are killed in a blaze of glory just to illustrate the latest chapter of his self-written book.
- Jonathan Crane, The Scarecrow, is a fear-loving sadist who becomes one of Sin Tzu's "generals" in his war on Gotham. Locked away in Arkham Asylum for his latest crime of forcing dozens of innocent college students to tear each other apart, Crane escapes Arkham and leads a group of criminals he drives insane to march on Gotham, where Crane sprays countless people with his patented Fear Gas, driving them to get into bloodbaths with each other. Spraying and terrorizing Commissioner James Gordon, he forces Batman to watch just because the man is Batman's best friend.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa would face the Joker in Mortal Kombat 11.
YMMV / Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu