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Amanda Waller

Faction: Checkmate
Location: Unknown
Real Name: N/A
Status: Director of Checkmate

Public Knowledge
Nicknamed “the Wall”, Amanda Waller is a former congressional aide and government agent at the head of a large government task force responsible for the monitoring, evaluation, and containment of super-powered individuals deemed a threat to public interest. Unofficially, she’s rumored to control a elite group of former supervillains she has working in return for amnesty.

Theme Music
‘Imagine’ by John Lennon

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Bane

Faction: None
Location: Channel Island Cyroprison (Uptown::South Channel Island)
Real Name: Unknown
Status: Frozen in Freeze’s Prison

Public Knowledge
Bane was unheard of in Gotham City before he killed Batman. Afterwards, he became a household name. Bane was arrested by the Gotham City Major Crimes Unit and incarcerated in Arkham Asylum shortly after the murder but his stay there didn’t last long though. After Superman crashed into his cell Bane was transferred to Blackgate Penitentiary’s subterranean lockup. Bane has a fair share of enemies now and it seems that Blackgate isn’t just protecting Gotham City from Bane, but Bane from Gotham City.

Arkham Psychological Profile
The worst substance abuse case I have ever personally encountered, Bane is all but defined both physically and mentally by his use of the Venom compound. His body is ravaged and withered when he is in withdrawal, but upon being administered a dose of Venom, he becomes a physical monstrosity. A highly intelligent and strategic man, his sense of self has become totally dependent on his Venom addiction. When partaking, he displays intense narcissism, manifesting as megalomania and a competitive preoccupation with the Batman. Deprived of the compound, he is almost totally unresponsive in every way, approaching catatonia.

A childhood of intense deprivation (he reportedly came of age within a prison) resulted in a histrionic streak that fixated him on destroying Batman in order to seek worldwide approval.
His antisocial upbringing has given him an intensely focused mind

Theme Music
‘Blood of Angels’ by Brown Bird

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Black Mask

Faction: False-Face Society
Location: Sionis Industries Shipping and Receiving Warehouse (Uptown::North Point)
Real Name: Roman Sionis
Status: Mob Boss of Uptown

Public Knowledge
Black Mask once held a massive criminal empire in Gotham City, but Batman ended that. Except the GCPD could never get any charges to stick on Mask. After serving a court ordered six-months in Arkham Asylum, Mask was released. His empire was gone and he was stuck picking at scraps left my the Families. Then he saw an opening. While others mourned or celebrated, Black Mask moved swiftly. He began expanding his criminal empire and within a matter of weeks he had all of Uptown locked down. His headway into Midtown was halted by the Falcone’s firm hold but he still has his sights set in that direction.. Recently, Black Mask publicly took responsibly for a car bombing responsible for killing Green Arrow, Black Canary, and Huntress and taking out half of the Society of the Bat in one bold move.

Arkham Psychological Profile
A mild psychopath, Sionis has narcissistic tendencies but the main malady he suffers from is resentful obsession with deceased billionaire Bruce Wayne. Sionis fixated on Wayne possibly due to childhood traumas that he has projected onto the idle playboy. It is difficult to say whether the two actually knew each other as children, or if this is Sionis’s invention. However, it is Sionis’s criminal activities, and the roleplaying that resulted in the black skull-like mask accidentally burnt into his skin, that resulted in his committal to Arkham.

I’d question whether Sionis is actually insane, if not for the choice of his obsession; I can’t imagine being interested in (much less stalking) such a pointless personage as Bruce Wayne.

Theme Music
‘Papercut’ by Linkin Park

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Catwoman

Faction: Oracle Network
Location: Gotham City
Real Name: Selina Kyle
Status: Retired

Public Knowledge
No body even knew who’s side Catwoman was ever on. Arrested several times and serving multiple stints in Blackgate all while working with Batman on occasion to take down bigger threats to the city. Of course, the tabloids had a field day with Catwoman and Batman’s relationship prior to his death. Things had quieted down in the last few years but after his death the speculation engine reved up again. The tabloids say that Catwoman was devastated with the loss of Batman, which is why she hasn’t been seen since. There have been a few reports of her living in China Basin. Even if Selina is there, Catwoman sure isn’t.

Theme Music
‘Tessellate’ by Alt-J

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Clayface V

Faction: None
Location: Unknown
Real Name: Cassius “Clay” Payne
Status: Unknown

Public Knowledge
None

Theme Music
‘Du riechst so gut’ by Rammstein

Dr. Fate

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Faction: Church of the Bat
Location: Gotham Cathedral
Real Name: Thomas M. Stonehill
Status: Leader of the Cult of the Bat

Public Knowledge
Thomas Stonehill was a drifter and con-man until a year ago. He has a rap sheet in almost every major US City, including Gotham. Wanted for everything from assault to passing bad checks, Thomas’s past was a pockmarked mess to say the least. Then, shortly after the death of Batman, he turned up in Gotham City and turned himself in. Thomas only served six months inside Blackgate Prison thanks to his lawyer Marion Grange (Now the District Attorney of Gotham). Since then he’s began drawing people to him, the disenfranchised of Gotham, the victims. His Cult of the Bat preaches about the power of the Batman and their goal to live up to his principles. The Cult’s popularity grew so rapidly, it’s quickly become an actual religion in Gotham City. Drifter turned Preacher, one can only wonder what the next step for Thomas Stonehill will be.

Theme Music
‘The Day’ by Murder by Death

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Dr. Freeze

Faction: Nora Fries Cyroprison
Location: Channel Island Cyroprison (Uptown::South Channel Island)
Real Name: Dr. Victor Fries
Status: Founder of the Nora Fries Cyroprison

Public Knowledge
Victor Fries has been locked away in Arkham Asylum for the last three years, and has made no effort to escape. During his final confrontation with the Batman, two years prior to Batman’s death, the chamber that held the cryogenically frozen body of his wife Nora was damaged. Nora perished and Freeze surrendered. Batman had made regular vists to see Freeze prior to his death, but no one knows what their conversations consisted of. Arkham reports that Freeze was saddened by Batman’s demise and has been an ideal inmate the last three years.

Arkham Psychological Profile
Another surprisingly intelligent inmate. Fries’s narcissism and antisocial disorders are surpassed only by his intense fixation on his late wife Nora. His obsession with Nora’s memory has developed into a variety of psychopathic behaviors, worsened by his narcissistic egomania and lack of concern for others. Fries’s peculiar medical condition – which keeps his body temperature below zero and necessitates a variety of complicated and annoying security precautions – only furthers his antisocial tendencies.

Yet another inmate here at the asylum who was formerly a doctor; certainly an odd pattern.
Treatment is difficult due to the frigid temperatures I am forced to endure in his presence.

Theme Music
‘Stone is very, very Cold’ by Rob Coffinshaker

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Harley Quinn

Faction: Task Force X (Suicide Squad)
Location: Unknown
Real Name: Dr. Harleen Quinzel
Status: Released from Arkham Island Mental Health Institute and recruited by Suicide Squad

Public Knowledge
Harley Quinn, the long-term, on-again, off-again, was with Joker the day that Batman died. The next day, she was seen walking into Robinson Park calling for Poison Ivy. She wasn’t heard from again until months later when she showed up on the steps of Arkham Asylum, asking to be committed. She claimed that she needed to make amends to the Joker for what she did. Concerned for Joker’s well being, Warden Strange permitted the two to share a cell. The same cell they have spent every day in for the last six months.

Arkham Psychological Profile
Transference is a professional danger that every psychiatrist must be ready for, but Dr. Harleen Quinzel experienced what might be classified as delusional transference when she convinced herself that she and the Joker were in love. Displaying symptoms of bipolar disorder, with the Joker’s mood swings as the causative agent for her manic and depressive episodes, Quinzel also shows a high level of dependence on the Joker. His maltreatment of her gives this dependence a dimension of sadomasochism.

Theme Music
‘Criminal’ by Fiona Apple

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Hugo Strange

Faction: Arkham Asylum Staff
Location: Arkham Island Mental Health Institute (Midtown::The Narrows)
Real Name: N/A
Status: Warden of Arkham Asylum

Public Knowledge
Warden Hugo Strange gave a press conference the morning after Batman was murdered. He said that the world had lost a great man and that Batman’s efforts resulted in more hours of incarceration than in the entire history of the GCPD. After the conference he started making personal visits to inmates he knew had a strong relationship with Batman. Most were overjoyed to hear of the Caped Crusader’s demise, others were enraged, and and some where severely depressed by the news. Strange himself was quietly angry with the news. He’d dedicated years to uncovering Batman’s identity and the glorified thug Bane and beat him to it. Despite constant threats and bribes, Bane would never reveal what he uncovered to Strange. Tormented even from beyond the grave, Strange is still driven to uncover who Batman was.

Theme Music
‘The Monster’ by Eminem

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James Gordon

Faction: Oracle Network
Location: Gotham City
Real Name: N/A
Status: Former Captain of the GCPD Major Crimes Unit, now part of the Oracle Network.

Public Knowledge
At the time of Batman’s death, Jame Gordon was the Commissioner of the Gotham City Police Department. Gordon moved quickly, with help from an early Society of the Bat, to secure Batman’s body and keep anyone from unmasking him. After Batman’s identity was saved, Gordon stepped down as Commissioner. Still a few years from retirement, Gordon was in charge of Major Crimes and serving out his time in a comfortable but pointless desk job. Then Commissioner Akins closed MCU and handed Gordon a gold watch.

Theme Music
‘Hey Brother’ by Avicii

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Joker

Faction: N/A
Location: Unknown
Real Name: Unknown
Status: At Large

Public Knowledge
After the death of Batman it took some pretty incredible news to shock Gotham citizens, but leave it to Joker to provide that news. Batman’s body was barely cold and Bane was still on the loose when Joker turned up outside of Arkham Asylum. Reports say that he told Warden Strange that he belonged here and had no desire for freedom any longer. Joker became a demure inmate who, by all reports, was an ideal prisoner. His behavior even convinced Warden Strange to permit is old girlfriend to move into his cell with him six months ago. Some people think it’s only a matter of time before Joker snaps out of his depression, but others think that the insane Joker they knew died when Batman did.

Arkham Psychological Profile
My most challenging patient at Arkham. The Joker’s derangement defies easy classification. His rapidly changing mood swings hint at borderline personality disorder, but he has no trace of associated identity problems. He also displays signs of deep narcissism, but nonetheless he has a well-developed sense of others, as his ability to manipulate everyone from orderlies to doctors in Arkham is extraordinarily well-developed; he also shows all the signs of a highly functioning sufferer of antisocial personality disorder. At times I almost wonder if he is actually insane at all…

His criminal record makes clear that he is an unrepentant homicidal maniac.
He is extremely manipulative; the file detailing Harley Quinn’s associations with him is fascinating reading. It’s unfortunate I was not on staff at the time to witness his seduction of her first hand.
His past is unknown, and his answers to my questions about it are wildly inconsistent and frequently fantastical.

Theme Music
‘Goodbye Old Friend’ by The Devil Makes Three

Nightwing

Faction: The Oracle Network
Location: The Batcave
Real Name: Richard Grayson
Status: Tactical Commander of the Oracle Network

Public Knowledge
Nightwing was killed during an explosion in Bludhaven while battling Chemo.

Theme Song
’Diamond Eyes’ by Shinedown


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Oracle

Faction: Oracle Network
Location: The Batcave
Real Name: Steven Kyle (Secret)
Status: Unknown

Public Knowledge
None

Theme Music
‘Open Your Eyes’ by Guano Apes

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Penguin

Faction: Queen Industries
Location: The Iceberg Lounge (Downtown::Cobble Hill)
Real Name: Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot
Status: Owner and Operator of the Iceberg Lounge

Public Knowledge
Oswald Cobblepot, long since rehabilitated and retired from crime, has been a legitimate business owner for several years now. Rumors of a lucrative smuggling operation being ran out of the back of the Iceberg Lounge haven’t amounted to anything more than whispers.

Arkham Psychological Profile
Pushed into schizotypal behavior by an inferiority complex. Cobblepot’s specific
eccentricities revolve around an obsession with ornithology. Maltreatment by other inmates and probings into possible sources for his insecurities always trigger intense overcompensation on his part, in the form of rantings about his business acumen and misunderstood intelligence.

His off-putting, antisocial behavior is frequently at odds with his need to be valued and admired.
He is compulsive about his sartorial appearance, which conflicts with his avoidance and denial of his physical shortcomings.

Theme Music
‘Creep’ by Radiohead

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Ra’s al Ghul

See: Ra’s al Ghul

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Scarecrow

Faction: Scarecrow’s Army
Location: Unknown
Real Name: Johnathan Crane
Status: Former Psychologist at the Arkham Island Mental Health Institute

Public Knowledge
According to Hugo Strange, the Scarecrow is living proof that his methods have results. Having been “successfully” reformed only a few months ago, Scarecrow has taken back up his profession as a criminal psychologist. As a reminder to everyone of his successful rehabilitation, Strange hired Crane on at Arkham Asylum.

Theme Music
‘The Man that you Fear’ by Marilyn Manson

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Talia al Ghul

See: Talia al Ghul

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Two-Face

Faction: The New Major Crimes Unit
Location: The Major Crimes Unit
Real Name: Harvey Dent
Status: Teaming with Prometheus

Public Knowledge
Everybody knows that Harvey Dent killed himself the day he heard that Batman died. Unfortunately, he didn’t take Two-Face with him. Dent’s last known words were in a phone call to the Jack Ryder radio show, where he declared that there was no hope left for Gotham without his friend Batman. That the fight for Gotham’s good half was lost. That he had no hope left. Harvey Dent hasn’t been seen since. A crime spree of massive proportions eventually ended with the Society of the Bat taking down Two-Face. After serving four months in Arkham Asylum, a single personality, Two-Face was released into the custody of Carmine Falcone.

Matias Maxwell, Dr. – “Vagabond” Knowledge
Carmine’s goons came asking for Maxwell to retrieve Two-Faces Arkham files. Maxwell complied. While he’s not certain, Maxwell suspects that he helped the Falcones secure Two-Face’s release.

Arkham Psychological Profile
A bizarre schizotypal, Dent shows intense ideation focused on the concept of dualism. This arises out of his unique facial disfigurement (half of his face has been scarred by acid) as shown by its emergence concurrent with the incident that scarred him. He has no prior history of psychopathic behavior, but since his disfigurement he has continually created situations based on positive and negative outcomes with chance as the deciding factor. He accepts no responsibility for the sociopathic, destructive outcomes that result approximately 50% of the time.

Dent’s ideation around dualism extends to his clothing, his environments, and the central toke of his psychological makeup-his half-scarred silver dollar. He becomes catatonic if it is removed from him.
Perhaps I should be unsurprised that half of our treatment sessions are productive. The other half are characterized by endless, pointless word games revolving around chance and fate.

Theme Music
‘Liar’ by Rollins Band

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Victor Zsasz

Faction: N/A
Location: Unknown
Real Name: N/A
Status: At Large

Public Knowledge
Zsasz had been locked away in Arkham for several years prior to Batman’s death. He had made numerous escape attempts, but was tarted quickly by either the guards or by Batman. After Batman’s death, Arkham reports that he was sullen but no less hostile. Eventually, Zsasz changed his focus from Batman to Nightwing and successfully broke free of Arkham’s shackles. He had a few run-ins with Nightwing since his escape, never being captured or permanently harming Nightwing. After Nightwing’s death, Zsasz went silent for a time. Then he appeared, finishing a job he started years ago by murdering Simon Chesswell. GCPD’s Major Crimes Unit caught Zsasz at the scene and after a brief standoff apprehended him. Zsasz is now locked back away in Arkham Asylum.

Arkham Psychological Profile
A psychopath, Zsasz would fit perfectly into the disorganized, asocial category of serial killer if not for his special fixation on the Batman. His motives are power and control, which he expresses quite literally by carving a scar into his skin to make each of his victims. His obsession with the Batman is also manifested in a physical way: he is saving a special spot to scar when he kills the Dark Knight

It’s rare that an asocial serial killer motivated by control would have no history of childhood trauma; the exact reason for Zsasz’s behavior remain a mystery.
His low IQ further hampers my attempts to treat him.
He spends hours at a time ritualistically counter the marks on his skin.

Theme Music
‘Bodies’ by Drowning Pool

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William Cobb

See: William Cobb

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