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The Best Characters from the 'Batman: Arkham' Games

Updated February 5, 2021 4.6k votes 476 voters 10.7k views35 items

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Greetings, citizens of Gotham City! We know it's a big, dark, gothic, world out on the streets and there are villains around every corner! Worry not - The Dark Knight (and Ranker Comics!) has composed a list of every major character from the world of the Batman: Arkham games!

The universe built by Rockstar Games and over seventy five years of Batman history has come to life in four different video games - giving fans a chance to save the day as Batman. The creative teams behind the game have gone through every file on the Bat Computer and pulled nearly every villain from Batman's rogues gallery. Popular fiends like Joker, Scarecrow, and Two-Face have all made notable appearances in the games over the year but they have also turned their attention to lesser-knowns like Firefly, Black Mask, and Copperhead. Although Batman and players alike have had to sink to the lowest and darkest corners of Arkham in order to assure the city's safety, there are also plenty of good guys too! Players have been given opportunities to play as Robin, Nightwing, and even the Red Hood! With the amount of characters to explore in these games, even the truest of Batman fans will never get bored!

So don your cape and cowl and pour a glass of Mountain Dew - Ranker Comics has the most comprehensive list of major characters in the Batman: Arkham franchise.

  • Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins

    Mr. Freeze, once the notable cryogenicist Victor Fries, has been an antagonist for Batman in both Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Origins. He even got his own DLC mission in Cold, Cold Heart. Fun Fact: The voice actor for both games was Maurice LaMarche (Pinky and the BrainFuturama)!

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    Harley Quinn

    Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman: Arkham Knight

    Everyone's favorite squeaky-voiced My Girl Friday has made an appearance in all of the Arkham games (and her costume got more and more ridiculous!). One could even make the argument that she is the most developed character in the game after seeing her origins as Harleen Quinzel in Batman: Arkham Origins all the way to her solo career in Batman: Arkham Knight. She even got her own DLC in Harley Quinn's Revenge!

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    Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins

    Alfred is perhaps Batman's most well known ally and is usually the voice in his cowl while on missions. The character makes an appearance in Batman: Arkham City but actually plays a larger role in Arkham Origins
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    Commissioner Gordon

    Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman: Arkham Knight

    Commissioner James Gordon has made an appearance in every Arkham game and serves as the exposition in many of the stories. He is a boots-on-the-ground kind of cop that is willing to weather the storm with Batman. In Batman: Arkham Knight, Gordon was voiced by Johnathan Banks (Mike frickin' Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad!).

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