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The Best Characters from the Batman: Arkham Games

Updated June 21, 2019 4.2k votes 450 voters 10.5k views35 items

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Greetings, citizens of Gotham City! We know its 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! It's just in time too since Batman: Arkham Knight was just released!

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 and Batman: Arkham Knight is on the shelves now!
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    Batman

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

    Obviously, as the protagonist of the series, Batman is the main character of the Arkham series. Over the years, players have been able to enjoy more and more realistic game play, and get to explore an open map environment as the Dark Knight. Batman in the Arkham series is very similar to his comic book counterpart and features a more military and utilitarian costume. 
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    Joker

    Joker
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    Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins

    The Joker, voiced by Mark Hamill in Asylum and City, takes on a more horror element in the Arkham game franchise. Although the Clown Prince of Crime is similar to his pre-New 52 incarnation, the character eventually rots away and dies in Arkham City. He is not confirmed for Batman: Arkham Knight.
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    Scarecrow

    Scarecrow
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    Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham Knight

    Although the Scarecrow was one of the main bosses in Batman: Arkham Asylum, the character did not return for the next two installments. Maybe he was just gearing up to be the big baddie in Batman: Arkham Knight! Johnathan Crane acts at the mastermind behind a plan to evacuate Gotham City and has organized a team of villains to finally take out Batman!
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    Catwoman

    Catwoman
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    Batman: Arkham City

    Selina Kyle was one of the first playable characters outside of Batman in the Arkham universe and played a large role in Batman: Arkham City. The character has not made an appearance in any of the other Arkham games but according to the trailers that have been released for Arkham Knight, it looks like the Cat is back in action!
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