In Batman: Arkham Asylum in the Cell Block room when you rescue Warden Sharpe (And receive the security hacker) there is a prisoner caged in a red straight jacket.

He can't be scanned, doesn't say anything (but makes a strange breathing sound) and seems to be more detailed than other thugs.

Who is this prisoner and does he represent anything?

  • Possibly a spoiler-y title? – Ritwik Bose Jul 11 '10 at 11:28
  • I didn't know how else to describe it. Feel free to put a spoilers tag on it. – Alastair Pitts Jul 11 '10 at 12:02
  • That prisoner is the creepiest thing in the entire game, with the sounds he makes. Gives me the chills. – Oak Jul 11 '10 at 12:43
  • Holy Cow, I finished that game twice and never came across this prisoner. :( – Tushar Tyagi Jul 13 '10 at 10:49

He is the winner of the "A life in Arkham" (or "Your face in Arkham", not sure) contest from Gamestop, where the first prize was to have your face in the game:

Pre-order a copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum in any GameStop store between September 8th and October 15th, and you could win a chance to be immortalized inside the infamous Arkham Asylum. One lucky winner will have his or her face and likeness created as an in-game character, locked inside of Arkham Asylum for the rest of their days.

So he's not a known villain, only a player integrated in the game. This explains also why he seems more detailled, he is made from actual photos (of the face, at least).

I can't find correct sources for this, only a few posts on some forums, because the original GameStop page is not valid anymore.

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  • Awesome! I thought it might be something like that. Really cool :) – Alastair Pitts Jul 11 '10 at 10:56
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    Heh, that's a very disturbing way to be remembered. Nice touch for the game! :) – NPC Jul 22 '10 at 7:17

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