Batman: Arkham City Game Guide

Batman: Arkham City Game Guide: List of Characters and Villains

The following Batman: Arkham City game guide introduces the full list of characters who appear in Batman: Arkham City, the video game released on October 18, 2011 in U.S and October 21, 2011 in Europe.

The guide includes playable and non-playable characters (NPCs), villains, bosses and friendly characters; as well as additional information regarding their attributes, occupations, etc…

The list of Batman: Arkham City characters was created with the purpose of helping those who wish to purchase Batman Arkham City and need additional information regarding the game.

Batman: Arkham City is an action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

The title follows the events presented in Batman: Arkham Asylum, and features a similar gameplay; however there are also important improvements brought by developers to the previous title of the series.

During their adventures in Arkham City, players will meet characters such as Mister Freeze, The Riddler, Joker, Two-Face, Poison Ivy and Ra’s al Ghul, all of them being presented below as they appear in the game.

Characters and Villains

Alfred

Real Name: Alfred Pennyworth
Occupation: Butler
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Gray (formerly black)
Height: 6ft.
Weight: 160 lb.
First Appearance: Batman No. 16 (April-May 1943)
Attributes:

  • Skilled actor
  • Trained in emergency medical techniques
  • Proficiency with mechanical and computer systems
  • Expert in domestic sciences
  • Unflappable manner

Bane

Real Name: Unknown
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Brown (when on Venom: Green)
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5ft 6in (when on Venom: 9 ft 2 in)
Weight: 140 lb (when on Venom: 350 lb)
First Appearance: Batman Vengeance of Bane No. 1 (January 1993)
Attributes:

  • Master strategist
  • Intense focus
  • Abnormal strong reaction to the super-steroid Venom
  • Determined to best all who challenge him

Batman

Real Name: Bruce Wayne
Occupation: World’s Greatest Detective
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Height: 6ft 2in
Weight: 210 lb.
First Appearance: Detective Comics No. 27 (May 1939)
Attributes:

  • Trained to physical and mental peak
  • Arsenal of gadgets, vehicles and advance technology
  • Inventor, detective, genius-level intelligence
  • Expert in most known forms of martial arts
  • Trainer in all aspects of criminology

Black Mask

Real Name: Roman Sionis
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6ft 1in
Weight: 195 lb.
First Appearance: Batman No. 386 (August 1985)
Attributes:

  • Obsessed with masks
  • Harbors a hatred of Batman and Bruce Wayne
  • Force resembles a black skull
  • Feared and powerful mob boss
  • Skilled marksman, known for his double handguns

Bruce Wayne

Real Name: Bruce Wayne
Occupation: CEO/Philanthropist
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Height: 6ft 2in
Weight: 210 lb.
First Appearance: Detective Comics No. 27 (May 1939)
Attributes:

  • Billionaire playboy by day, Batman by night
  • Gotham’s most eligible bachelor

Catwoman

Real Name: Selina Kyle
Occupation: Professional Thief
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Black
Height: 5ft 7in
Weight: 125 lb.
First Appearance: Batman No. 1 (Spring 1940)
Attributes:

  • Trained gymnast and athlete
  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant
  • Highly skilled with whips
  • Unrivaled stealth capabilities
  • Obsessed with stealing famous and well-protected items

Deadshot

Real Name: Floyd Lawton
Occupation: Mercenary
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 6ft 1 in
Weight: 193 lb.
First Appearance: Batman No. 59 (July 1950)
Attributes:

  • Master marksman
  • Expert with all firearms and projectiles

Harley Quinn

Real Name: Dr. Harleen F. Quinzel
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5ft 7in
Weight: 140 lb.
First Appearance: Batman: Harley Quinn No. 1 (October 1999)
Attributes:

  • Surprising strength and stamina
  • Superior gymnastic skills
  • Total disregard for human life

Hugo Strange

Real Name: Hugo Strange
Occupation: Psychiatrist
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Grey
Hair Color: Grey
Height: 5ft 10in
Weight: 180 lb.
First Appearance: Detective Comics No. 36 (May 1940)
Attributes:

  • Trained to physical perfection
  • Brilliant psychological analyst
  • Extensive knowledge of psychoactive substances
  • Obsessed with Batman and Batman’s secret identity
  • Plagued by schizophrenic episodes

Jack Ryder

Real Name: Jack Ryder
Occupation: Investigative Reporter
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Height: 6 ft
Weight: 194 lb.
First Appearance: Showcase No. 73 (March 1968)
Attributes:

  • Determined reporter
  • Known for his aggressive pursuit of stories
  • Famous for his controversial talk show

Jim Gordon

Real Name: James W. Gordon
Occupation: Police Commissioner
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: White (formerly brown)
Height: 6 ft
Weight: 180 lb.
First Appearance: Detective Comics No. 27 (May 1939)
Attributes:

  • Experienced police officer
  • Trained criminologist
  • Proficient in hand-to-hand fighting
  • Expert marksman

Joker

Real Name: Unknown
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Green
Height: 6ft
Weight: 160 lb.
First Appearance: Batman No. 1 (Spring 1940)
Attributes:

  • Unrepentant homicidal maniac
  • Surprisingly strong hand-to-hand combatant
  • Unknown past
  • Employs various deadly weapons, often based on party-gag items
  • Uses a fatal toxin that stretches the victim’s face into Joker-like grin

Mad Hatter

Real Name: Jervis Tetch
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Red
Height: 4 ft 11 in
Weight: 115 lb.
First Appearance: Batman No.49 (November 1948)
Attributes:

  • Master of hypnotism and mind control
  • Obsessed with hats, especially one-of-a-kind items
  • Delusional schizophrenic with a fixation on Alice in Wonderland

Mayor Quincy Sharp

Real Name: Quincy Sharp
Occupation: Mayor of Gotham City
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Gray
Height: 5 ft 8 in
Weight: 190 lb.
First Appearance: Batman: Arkham Asylum (August 1959)
Attributes:

  • Intense dedication to “clean up” Gotham City
  • Pompous and old-fashioned in demeanor
  • Focused on his own political aspiration

Mister Freeze

Real Name: Dr. Victor Freis
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: None
Height: 6 ft 3 in
Weight: 190 lb.
First Appearance: Batman No. 121 (February 1959)
Attributes:

  • Scientific genius, with a speciality in cryonics
  • Employs an extensive array of cryo-weaponry
  • Permanently altered to survive in a sub-freezing state
  • Wears protective, freezing armor
  • Motivated by grief over the fate of his wife Nora

Nora Fries

Real Name: Nora Fries
Occupation: N/A
Based In: N/A
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Weight: 145 lb.
First Appearance: Batman: Mr. Freeze (February 1997)
Attributes:

  • Gifted dancer

Oracle

Real Name: Barbara Gordon
Occupation: Information Broker
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Red
Height: 5 ft 11 in
Weight: 126 lb.
First Appearance: Detective Comics No. 359 (February 1967)
Attributes:

  • Eidetic memory recall of everything she sees and reads.
  • Extensive headquarters in Gotham City’s Clocktower.
  • High level hacking and computer skills.

Penguin

  • Real Name: Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot

Occupation: Black Market Racketeer
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black
Height: 4ft 10in
Weight: 175 lb.
First Appearance: Detective Comics No. 58 (May 1941)
Attributes:

  • Criminal and financial mastermind
  • Expert hand-to-hand combatant
  • Driven to prove himself
  • Employs various weapons

Poison Ivy

Real Name: Pamela Lillian Isley
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Red
Height: 5 ft 8 in
Weight: 115 lb.
First Appearance: Batman No. 181 (June 1966)
Attributes:

  • Able to direct the growth of all plant life
  • Exudes natural pheromones that control victims’
  • Plant genes mixed with her DNA
  • Skin secretes a deadly toxin
  • Pathological drive to protect nature from humanity

Ra’s al Ghul

Real Name: Unknown
Occupation: International Terrorist
Based In: Mobile
Eye Color: Green
Hair color: Green with white streaks
Height: 6 ft
Weight: 210 lb.
First Appearance: Batman No. 232 (June 1971)
Attributes:

  • Genius intellect and strategist
  • Superior strength and stamina
  • Superb hand-to hand combatant
  • Nearly immortal thanks to his Lazarus Pits
  • Commands the League of Assassins

Riddler

Real Name: Eddie Nashton a.k.a Edward Nigma
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair color: Brown
Height: 6ft 1in
Weight: 183 lb.
First Appearance: Detective Comics No. 140 (October 1948)
Attributes:

  • Genius Intellect
  • Driven to test others by leaving clues to his crimes
  • Compulsive need for attention

Robin

Real Name: Tim Drake
Occupation: Student
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair color: Black
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Weight: 170 lb.
First Appearance: Batman No. 436 (August 1989)
Attributes:

  • Keen detective skills
  • Trained to fight crime by Batman
  • Arsenal of gadgets and advanced technology

Solomon Grundy

Real Name: Cyrus Gold
Occupation: N/R
Based In: Slaughter Swamp
Eye Color: Gray
Hair color: Gray
Height: Varies
Weight: Varies
First Appearance: All-American Comics No. 61 (October 1944)
Attributes:

  • Each reincarnation makes him stronger
  • Incredible strength and resilience
  • Can never be truly killed

Talia al Ghul

Real Name: Talia al Ghul
Occupation: Assassin
Based In: Mobile
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Brown
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Weight: 141 lb.
First Appearance: Detective Comics No. 441 (May 1971)
Attributes:

  • Trained in stealth and combat by the League of Assassins
  • Ruthless and brilliant tactician
  • Runs legitimate business empires for the league

Two-Face

Real Name: Harvey Dent
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown/Grey
Height: 6ft
Weight: 182 lb.
First Appearance: Detective Comics No. 68 (August 1942)
Attributes:

  • Hideously scarred on half of his face
  • Extremely skilled with his twin .45 semi-automatics
  • Psychotic skilled with his duality and the number two
  • Defers to his half-scarred coin in choices of life and death

Vicki Vale

Real Name: Vicki Vale
Occupation: Investigative Journalist
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blond
Height: 5ft 7in
Weight: 121 lb.
First Appearance: Detective Comics No. 49 (October/November 1948)
Attributes:

  • Hard-nosed reporting skills
  • Gotham’s most trusted name in news

Zsasz

Real Name: Victor Zsasz
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Based In: Gotham City
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: None (formerly blonde)
Height: 5 ft 8 in
Weight: 150 lb.
First Appearance: Batman: Shadow of the Bat No. 1 (June 1992)
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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