The Joker is one of the most iconic characters in the Batman franchise. His presence in the Batman Arkham series has been significant since the first game, Arkham Asylum.
But, is he in Batman Arkham Knight? Let’s find out.
Who is Joker?
Joker, also known as the Clown Prince of Crime, is a fictional character in DC Comics’ Batman universe. He first appeared in Batman #1 in 1940 and has since become one of Batman’s most notorious foes. Joker is known for his chaotic and unpredictable nature, as well as his sadistic sense of humor.
The Batman Arkham Series
The Batman Arkham series consists of four main games: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Arkham Origins, and Arkham Knight. The series follows the story of a younger and less experienced Batman as he fights against some of his most famous villains.
In the first game, Arkham Asylum, Joker serves as the main antagonist. In the second game, Arkham City, Joker plays a major role but is not the primary villain. In the third game, Arkham Origins, Joker plays a more minor role and is not present for much of the game.
Is Joker in Batman Arkham Knight?
Yes and no. In Batman Arkham Knight, Joker is not physically present for much of the game. However, he still plays a significant role through flashbacks and hallucinations.
Early on in the game’s story, it is revealed that Joker has died from his illness (which was previously introduced in Arkham City). However, due to a plot device involving fear toxin and Scarecrow’s plans to take over Gotham City, Joker appears as a hallucination to both Batman and other characters throughout the game.
These hallucinations can be both humorous and terrifying. The player can even control playable sections of the game as Joker in certain instances.
In conclusion, while Joker is not physically present for much of Batman Arkham Knight, he still manages to play a significant role through flashbacks and hallucinations. His presence adds to the game’s overall atmosphere and provides a unique storytelling experience for players.