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Is Joker in Batman Arkham Origins?

The Joker is one of the most iconic villains in the Batman universe. He’s been featured in numerous comics, movies, and video games.

One of the most popular Batman video game series is the Arkham games. The Arkham series features some of the best video game adaptations of Batman and his rogues gallery. However, there has been some confusion about whether or not the Joker appears in Batman: Arkham Origins.


Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel to the other Arkham games. It takes place early in Batman’s career, when he first encounters some of his most notorious villains. The game was developed by WB Games Montreal instead of Rocksteady Studios, who developed the other Arkham games.

The Story

The story of Batman: Arkham Origins revolves around Christmas Eve in Gotham City. Black Mask has put a bounty on Batman’s head, which attracts eight assassins to Gotham City to try and claim it. The Joker is not one of these assassins.

The Twist

However, despite not being one of the main villains in the game, the Joker does make an appearance in Batman: Arkham Origins. At first, it seems like he’s just a minor character who shows up briefly during a cutscene or two. But as you progress through the game, you start to realize that he’s actually playing a much larger role than you initially thought.

Spoiler Alert!

Warning: If you haven’t played Batman: Arkham Origins yet and don’t want it spoiled for you, stop reading now.

The Big Reveal

Near the end of the game, it’s revealed that Black Mask was never actually behind everything that was happening on Christmas Eve. It was actually the Joker all along!

He had captured Black Mask and was posing as him to manipulate the other villains into coming to Gotham City. The Joker’s ultimate goal was to create chaos and mayhem in the city, knowing that Batman would be too busy dealing with the other villains to stop him.


So there you have it – the Joker does appear in Batman: Arkham Origins, but not as one of the main villains. Instead, he’s a behind-the-scenes mastermind who’s manipulating events from the shadows.

It’s a clever twist that adds another layer of complexity to an already engaging story. If you’re a fan of the Arkham games or just Batman in general, then Batman: Arkham Origins is definitely worth checking out.