Arkham Asylum Characters

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Batman

Batman is a superhero who wears the costume of a bat. His real identity is Bruce Wayne. When Bruce is a child, his parents are shot dead by muggers after the family leaves a movie theater. Because of this, Batman is driven to fight crime, and he dons the costume of a bat to strike terror into criminals. Batman is forced to confront his own inner demons by going into Arkham Asylum, a madhouse overrun by the insane. He must struggle with his reasons for becoming a crime fighter and his desire for revenge for a crime that can never be revenged.

Batman is a carefully controlled character. He refuses to admit that he sees a bat in the Rorschach inkblot that the Joker shows to him, holding in the impulses that he believes reveal his inner nature. Batman is repulsed by the Joker's chaotic nature and exuberance...

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