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Batman: Arkham Asylum Character Profiles

Eidos has released a set of Batman: Arkham Asylum character profiles and concept art.Check below to read up on Killer Croc, Mr Zsasz, the Joker, and Batman himself. If you’re not yet excited about the forthcoming game, then be sure to take a look at our hands-on preview and our IncGamers TV interview with the lead narrative designer on the game, Paul Crocker. Killer CrocREAL NAME: Waylon Jones
OCCUPATION: Alligator Wrestler, Gangster, Murderer
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Mobile
EYES: Red
HAIR: None
HEIGHT: 9 ft
WEIGHT: 310 lbs
FIRST APPEARANCE: Batman #357 (January 1984)Born with a rare mutation that made his skin green and scaly, and grew his body to grotesque proportions, Waylon Jones was raised by an alcoholic aunt and bullied relentlessly for his appearance. He briefly worked as a carnival freak under the name Killer Croc, but his misanthropy grew as did his bestial nature, pushing him to a life of crime. As his physical condition and mental state deteriorate, Killer Croc becomes a more bestial foe, increasingly detached from humanity.

Attributes:
Killer Croc has incredibly thick, tough skin and razor-sharp teeth and claws
An expert wrestler, his strength and stamina are at a near-superhuman level
Heightened senses, and extremely fast reflexes
Able to survive in water for extended periods of time
An intense hatred of humanity Mr. ZsaszREAL NAME: Victor Zsasz
OCCUPATION: Professional criminal
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Gotham City
EYES: Blue
HAIR: Blond
HEIGHT: 5 ft 8 in
WEIGHT: 150 lb
FIRST APPEARANCE: Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1 (June, 1992)

A true sociopath, Zsasz grew up in a life of ease but nonetheless became a serial killer. Indiscriminate in his prey, body count is the only thing that matters to Zsasz. He carves a mark for each of his victims into his own body, and is saving a special spot for the Batman.

Attributes:
Sociopath with no regard for human life
No pattern of killing, making him difficult to track
Compulsive need to kill others The JokerREAL NAME: Unknown
OCCUPATION: Professional Criminal
Base of Operations: Gotham City
EYES: Green
HAIR: Green
HEIGHT: 6 ft
WEIGHT: 160 lb
FIRST APPEARANCE: Batman #1 (Spring 1940)

An insanely homicidal super-villain, the Joker’s white skin, green hair, and blood-red lips belie the chaotic nature underlying his cartoonish appearance. The self-styled Clown Prince of Crime has no superpowers, beyond a capacity for incredible violence and a skill at creating deadly mayhem. He frequently concocts elaborate schemes to entrap his arch nemesis, Batman.

Attributes:
Unrepentant homicidal maniac, albeit without a precise psychological diagnosis
Surprisingly strong hand-to-hand combatant
His past is unknown; conflicting, unconfirmed reports state that he was afailed comedian, a petty thief, and a broken family man
Employs various deadly weapons, often based on party-gag items
Frequently uses a toxin that stretches victim’s face into a Joker-like grin and causes death The BatmanREAL NAME: Bruce Wayne
OCCUPATION: CEO/Philanthropist
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Gotham City
EYES: Blue
HAIR: Black
HEIGHT: 6 ft 2 in
WEIGHT: 210 lb
FIRST APPEARANCE: Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939)

When his parents were gunned down in front of him, young Bruce Wayne resolved to rid Gotham City of the criminal element that took their lives. He trained extensively to achieve mental and physical perfection, in addition to mastering martial arts, detective techniques, and criminal psychology. Dressing as a bat to prey on criminals’ fears, Batman fights crimes with the aid of specialised gadgets and vehicles, operating out of his secret Batcave below Wayne Manor.

Attributes:
Trained to physical and mental peak
Arsenal of gadgets, vehicles, and advanced technology
Inventor, detective, genius-level intelligence
Expert in most known forms of martial arts
Trained in all aspects of criminology
Mastery of the physical sciences
Computer expert
Master of disguise
Photographic memory
Trained in stealth and espionage techniques
Expert escape artist  

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