New Batman: Arkham Asylum Character Bios

Eidos has released new character bios for Arkham Asylum, including a bio for the Dark Knight himself, as well as several of the villains from the game. We've also go the new artwork, screenshots!

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By Nathan Best - 7/16/2009
Eidos has released new character bios for Arkham Asylum, including a bio for the Dark Knight himself, as well as several of the villains from the game. We've got the bios below, as well as link to the new screenshots and artwork.

JMan posted this earlier, but if you haven't seen it, take a look at the new "Villains" trailer by clicking here!

BATMAN
REAL NAME: Bruce Wayne
OCCUPATION: CEO/Philanthropist
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Gotham City
EYES: Blue
HAIR: Black
HEIGHT: 6 ft 2 in
WEIGHT: 210 lb
FIRST APPEARANCE: Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939)

When his parents were gunned down in front of him, young Bruce Wayne resolved to rid Gotham City of the criminal element that took their lives. He trained extensively to achieve mental and physical perfection, in addition to mastering martial arts, detective techniques, and criminal psychology. Dressing as a bat to prey on criminals’ fears, Batman fights crimes with the aid of specialized gadgets and vehicles, operating out of his secret Batcave below Wayne Manor.

Attributes:
- Trained to physical and mental peak
- Arsenal of gadgets, vehicles, and advanced technology
- Inventor, detective, genius-level intelligence
- Expert in most known forms of martial arts
- Trained in all aspects of criminology
- Mastery of the physical sciences
- Computer expert
- Master of disguise
- Photographic memory
- Trained in stealth and espionage techniques
- Expert escape artist




THE JOKER
REAL NAME: Unknown
OCCUPATION: Professional Criminal
Base of Operations: Gotham City
EYES: Green
HAIR: Green
HEIGHT: 6 ft
WEIGHT: 160 lb
FIRST APPEARANCE: Batman #1 (Spring 1940)

An insanely homicidal super-villain, the Joker’s white skin, green hair, and blood-red lips belie the chaotic nature underlying his cartoonish appearance. The self-styled Clown Prince of Crime has no superpowers, beyond a capacity for incredible violence and a skill at creating deadly mayhem. He frequently concocts elaborate schemes to entrap his arch nemesis, Batman.

Attributes:
- Unrepentant homicidal maniac, albeit without a precise psychological diagnosis
- Surprisingly strong hand-to-hand combatant
- His past is unknown; conflicting, unconfirmed reports state that he was a failed comedian, a petty thief, and a broken family man
- Employs various deadly weapons, often based on party-gag items
- Frequently uses a toxin that stretches victim’s face into a Joker-like grin and causes death




KILLER CROC
REAL NAME: Waylon Jones
OCCUPATION: Alligator Wrestler, Gangster, Murderer
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Mobile
EYES: Red
HAIR: None
HEIGHT: 9 ft
WEIGHT: 310 lbs
FIRST APPEARANCE: Batman #357 (January 1984)

Born with a rare mutation that made his skin green and scaly, and grew his body to grotesque proportions, Waylon Jones was raised by an alcoholic aunt and bullied relentlessly for his appearance. He briefly worked as a carnival freak under the name Killer Croc, but his misanthropy grew as did his bestial nature, pushing him to a life of crime. As his physical condition and mental state deteriorate, Killer Croc becomes a more bestial foe, increasingly detached from humanity.

Attributes:
- Killer Croc has incredibly thick, tough skin and razor-sharp teeth and claws
- An expert wrestler, his strength and stamina are at a near-superhuman level
- Heightened senses, and extremely fast reflexes
- Able to survive in water for extended periods of time
- An intense hatred of humanity




Mr. Zsasz
REAL NAME: Victor Zsasz
OCCUPATION: Professional criminal
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Gotham City
EYES: Blue
HAIR: Blond
HEIGHT: 5 ft 8 in
WEIGHT: 150 lb
FIRST APPEARANCE: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1 (June, 1992)

A true sociopath, Zsasz grew up in a life of ease but nonetheless became a serial killer. Indiscriminate in his prey, body count is the only thing that matters to Zsasz. He carves a mark for each of his victims into his own body, and is saving a special spot for the Batman.

Attributes:
- Sociopath with no regard for human life
- No pattern of killing, making him difficult to track
- Compulsive need to kill others
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ironknight27 - 7/16/2009, 10:11 AM
I am so excited for this game! Cant wait to get my batarang!
Shaman - 7/16/2009, 10:11 AM
COOL!!! can't see the pics though :(

ironknight27- I only ordered the regular version. The Batarang would've just gathered dust.
ironknight27 - 7/16/2009, 10:13 AM
They look pretty cool Shaman. The special edition also comes with a leather bound map of Arkham and some other things I cant remember but what sold it for me was the batarang.
LEEE777 - 7/16/2009, 10:19 AM
SCARLETT with a BATARANG MMMMMmmmmmm! ; D
spanky - 7/16/2009, 10:20 AM
i can't wait to play this game already let it out
Shaman - 7/16/2009, 10:24 AM
It did look like Scarlet without the airbrush didn't it teabag? ;)
ElBicho - 7/16/2009, 10:25 AM
Cannot wait for my batarang...
superdog - 7/16/2009, 10:35 AM
Mmmmmmmm scarlet
Shaman - 7/16/2009, 10:44 AM
I'm still waiting for my batildo.
spanky - 7/16/2009, 10:52 AM
holly batshit batman!
Shaman - 7/16/2009, 10:55 AM
More commonly known as "Gwano" thanks to jim Carrey.
THEHAWK - 7/16/2009, 11:20 AM
@Shaman. I think it was Mark Hammil's Joker that called him Bat-Gwano
THEHAWK - 7/16/2009, 11:23 AM
Bat Gwano is also in a lot of mascara adn eye shadow.

So next time your ladie bats her eyes at you, it might be literal.
THEHAWK - 7/16/2009, 11:39 AM
Yes yes it is.
Raiden - 7/16/2009, 11:44 AM
I cant wait for this to come out. I have this reserved and paod for already. The regular addition though. I dont need a damn batarang
superdog - 7/16/2009, 11:55 AM
I thought every knew joker was Jack Napier and the red hood. Why do they say unknown
Raiden - 7/16/2009, 11:57 AM
superdog that is just one of many stories about the origins of the Joker. No one knows for sure who he is and how he came to be
RolandOfGilead - 7/16/2009, 12:08 PM
What happened to the Riddler?!? In my Game Informer they never actually showed him, but they did show his holding cell covered in riddles for Bats to figure out, along with blood streaks insinuating that he was there and merking people left and right. I really hope he is in this game!
superdog - 7/16/2009, 12:25 PM
Raiden@ yeah I figured they were just picking an unknown origin cause that's the coolest interpretation especialy given the dark knight

Roland@ there are more villians. Bane is in it, riddler, Harley etc.... These are just a few
Raiden - 7/16/2009, 12:37 PM
Superdog - yea i actually likes the no origin origin than the ones they come up with
BmanHall - 7/16/2009, 1:43 PM
*Snicker* Batawang *Snicker*
RolandOfGilead - 7/16/2009, 4:10 PM
@ Superdog...I thought so. I remember reading there would be several villains in Game Informer. That's good to know. I will be getting this game!
Bandrews1 - 7/16/2009, 4:33 PM
I can't wait to get this game.
dailycomicsfix - 7/16/2009, 4:53 PM
Isn't the Joker's real name Jack Napier or am I wrong?
ironknight27 - 7/16/2009, 5:18 PM
@ Axl-That was the name they gave him in the first Tim Burton Batman movie. In the comics I think it was an alias.
DonkeyPuncher - 7/16/2009, 6:37 PM
39 more days to go!!!
dailycomicsfix - 7/16/2009, 6:38 PM
Cool! Thanks for the info. So, in the DC universe the Joker has no real name? That's actually really cool if that's the case.
ironknight27 - 7/16/2009, 6:44 PM
Axl- I really dont think he does have a real name. I could be wrong though. Does anyone else know?
superdog - 7/16/2009, 6:49 PM
Axil@ I asked that question already...thanks for reading all the post :)
FalconX2 - 7/16/2009, 6:50 PM
This is the only other game I will buy new for my Xbox360 this year. The other was Ghostbusters.

Unless Assassin's Creed 2 comes out this year as well.

As for Joker's name... No one is sure, not even Joker. The funny thing is anytime they ask him what his origins are, he gives a different story (like his scar stories in Dark Knight). His excuse... He's crazy, he doesn't know what is real and what's not.
DonkeyPuncher - 7/16/2009, 6:54 PM
Axl- I'm pretty sure he has a name but its unknown to batman and everyone else. In almost every batman story his origin is always different. but the origin story that is more believable is the one in the killing joke.

J. "Falcon" Ayers- Assassin's Creed 2 comes out on November 17th of this year
dailycomicsfix - 7/16/2009, 7:33 PM
Hey Superdog, sorry about that man.

If his origin story is truly unknown then that's bloody genius and should always be unknown.
superdog - 7/16/2009, 7:59 PM
Axil@ that's cool man. Just givin ya crap;)

and yes, the unknown origin concept is the best for his character without question
THEHAWK - 7/16/2009, 8:21 PM
Bad dog! Quit bustin peoples balls!
dailycomicsfix - 7/16/2009, 8:27 PM
LOL!! no worries :-)
FalconX2 - 7/16/2009, 11:38 PM
Well then, I guess that makes this 1 of 3 games I will actually buy new. ;)
Kratos6 - 7/17/2009, 12:42 AM
Too bad we don't get metal batarangs. Sigh.
NateBest - 7/17/2009, 12:18 PM
So far these are the only "officially" announced villains... I'm sure the Riddler will be in it (I saw his picture in the magazine as well), as well as others, but they haven't released any new bios/pictures of any other villains yet :(
SirJediFrank - 7/17/2009, 2:09 PM
This game looks so good i may buy it even though i don´t have an Xbox360 nor a PS3 yet!!
SirJediFrank - 7/17/2009, 2:10 PM
Microsoft and Sony: DO NOT steal my last comment for your ad-campaing of this game!! lol! ;-]
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