Who is Arkham Knight?

With the announcement of the finale to the Arkham series, many of us wondered who the main antagonist would be. Then it was confirmed Arkham Knight wasn't just the name of the game, but a new villain. Here, I present a few theories on who it can be.

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By WeaponX93 - 3/5/2014
Who is Arkham Knight? Honestly, I was a little disappointed in the design. He reminded me of the generic "Evil Version of Hero" trope. However, my opinion changed in a few moments, and it has grown on me (he still looks like Batman+Ironman, not that thats a bad thing!). He could give the Arkham-verse Batman a run for his money. So the real question is, who's under the helmet?

1. Hush
Hush, real name Dr Thomas Elliot, was referenced to in Arkham Asylum and made his debut at the end of Arkham City, revealing that he has given himself.cosmetic surgery to look like Bruce Wayne. A few days ago, the Arkham FaceBook page teased an announcement for Hush (which I thought was going to be more DLC for AC). Then we get the announcement of this game. In the comics, Hush and Riddler organize all the villains in an attempt to finally stop Batman. This seems like the synopsis given for AK. While Hush wasnt a hand to hand combatant, the Arkham Knight Hush very well can be.

2. Joker
In one way, I'd be really disappointed if it's Joker AGAIN. In another way, how could they leave out the center of the series? But, I'd really prefer it to be someone other than Mr Jay, as him being alive would undo a great ending of AC. Also, in an interview about AK, Sefton Hill says the Joker is "dead dead dead."

3. Jason Todd
I'd love it to be Jason, but, and correct me if I'm wrong, we havent had any reference to Jason in the series. So I'm not sure if he'd fit in. However, Batman's "greatest failure" would be a great villain for the finale. The Arkham Knight's suit also resembles Todd's in "Battle for the Cowl".


4. Damian Wayne
With the title of the trailer being "Fathers and Sons" this is a high possibility. He is a highly trained assassin, grandson of Ra's al Ghul. I've always imagined Arkham-verse Batman as mid to late 30s, so a teenage son is possible.

5. Thomas Wayne
Going with the "Fathers and Sons" theme, this is an unlikely but worth mentioning possibility. How he would become a villain is up to them, but he could have training like in Flashpoint, and want vengence on the city that failed.

6. Original Character
I wouldn't mind a bad ass original character to give Batman hell.

Honorable Mentions: Thomas Wayne Jr, Ra's al Ghul, Azreal, Bane
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MightyZeus - 3/5/2014, 5:35 PM
I think either Jason Todd or Thomas Wayne. It's too early to tell who it is at this point but those two are just my guess's.
ALmazing - 3/5/2014, 5:45 PM
Im surprised no one has suggested Azrael.

BubSnikt - 3/5/2014, 6:25 PM
#6
lanternstorm - 3/5/2014, 7:07 PM
There is one other possibility you failed to mention in the article, that most people seem to forget about... Wrath. He's the exact opposite of Batman but also his equal depending on the writer. Arkham Knight could be Wrath's nickname like Dark Knight is for Batman.
superherofan21 - 3/5/2014, 7:24 PM
Jason has had a few references in the series. First, in Arkham Asylum, when Harley is holding Gordon hostage, Joker says that he'd give Batman a prize for saving the commissioner in time. He says, "Hell, I may even give you Harley. It looks like you could use a new sidekick." While not a direct reference, I took that as Joker taking a stab at Batman because he recently killed Jason. That also would explain why there's no Robin in AA. In Arkham City, Tim Drake has already become Robin, so Jason's already passed. When you play as Tim in the Joker's Carnival Challenge Map, Joker will say, "What? Didn't I kill you already?". So, Jason would totally fit into the series and it's been set up. Also, the theme of Father and Son would be present here, as Jason is Bruce's only failed son.
CorndogBurglar - 3/6/2014, 3:19 AM
"Fathers and sons"? Remember Harley Quinn's positive pregnancy test from Arkham Asylum? What if this is the son of the Joker and Harley Quinn?
CorndogBurglar - 3/6/2014, 4:38 AM
Sorry, i mean Arkham City, not Arkham Asylum
MrSotoMan - 3/6/2014, 7:18 AM
It's either Jason Todd

New character

or someone said it, WRATH.

MrSotoMan - 3/6/2014, 7:21 AM
The good thing about Arkham Knight most likely being the final villain, is that we might get a boss fight similar to Deathstroke where it's a hand to hand combat fight, which in all honesty is the best boss fight in any Arkham game.

So maybe this boss battle may be personal, maybe this boss fight does signify that someone very close to Batman/Bruce is doing this, my guess is Jason Todd, but then again we may never know since we have been told it is a new character.
THEBAMF - 3/6/2014, 12:40 PM
@ CorndogBurglar:
I would agree with you on that point, but I think this sequel is supposed to take place a year after the events of Arkham City.
CaptainAmerica31 - 3/6/2014, 12:54 PM
I heard he was an original villain so it won't be anyone we know.
H3LLBLAZER - 3/6/2014, 2:30 PM
It has to be either WRATH, Red Hood, Azrael, Prometheus or The Court of Owls.
ForeverPowerful - 3/7/2014, 1:30 PM
Its Hush. He's going to try to replace Bruce as Batman.
camlabar - 3/9/2014, 5:36 PM
@ForeverPowerful

I dont think its hush because I dont believe Hush has the training necessary to be a batman type figure. While it is true that Hush will be in the game, I think he will just be a Bruce Wayne impersonator.
camlabar - 3/9/2014, 6:49 PM
Hush will be in the game he wont be the arkham knight.

I assume Joker will be in the game one way or another.

Scarecrow isnt the Arkham Knight but might be working with him in some manner.

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