Pretty simple question.

I noticed that after defeating the Riddler, Catwoman referred to Batman as Bruce. When did he reveal his identity to her?

I have played the other Batman games, but I did not play any of the catwoman parts of Arkham city.

I finished Riddler BEFORE beating the game so I'm not sure how she knew batman was Bruce.

Was his identity revealed to her in the catwoman portion of the campaign in Arkham city? Is there some other explanation? Let's keep it to the canon of the games themselves (Arkham Asylum, City, Origins and Knight).

I would think the game developers would have had separate dialog for beating Riddler before and after the ending of the game, perhaps this was an oversight?

  • Did she ever refer to him that way? I did get the collar off of her but haven't picked up all the riddles yet. I don't recall her ever calling him Bruce. p.s., I don't think the spoiler warnings are necessary here. Jul 2, 2015 at 5:25
  • I've edited so spoiler is just grayed out until you hover over it (waiting for review). @JeffMercado for me it's a spoiler, I haven't played that far and would kick someones ass if he would tell me something like that in my face^^
    – Nitro.de
    Jul 2, 2015 at 6:29
  • @Nitro.de: But seriously, what's to spoil? That someone knows the identity of Batman? If anything, the only thing to spoil is how they came about that information. And those spoilers would be in the answers, not the question. And that's why the spoiler markup exists. Jul 2, 2015 at 6:48
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    Maybe it's expected that you beat the game before beating the Riddler? One of the riddler trophies can only be obtained in the second-to-last area, and it'd be pretty weird to go collect all the trophies after that, but before going to the final waypoint. Jul 2, 2015 at 7:18
  • @JeffMercado what about the "after i defeated the riddler"? For me it's spoiler alert
    – Nitro.de
    Jul 2, 2015 at 7:29

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So if you had gone through the main story, you would have learned that toward the end of the game:

Scarecrow captures Gordon and Robin and threatens to kill them. Batman surrenders himself to him in order to save them while Scarecrow intends to take off Batman's mask to reveal his identity to him and the world.
Following these events, you're required to capture a requisite amount of villains in order to proceed. I guess whenever Catwoman speaks out his name, you were supposed to be beyond this point in the game where she (and everyone) would have known.

Considering this is the longest of the sidequests, it's likely that most players would do this last and witnessed what happens in the story.

  • Yea I was thinking that could have been the case. Interestingly enough, if you do the mission at Wayne tower after the ending, you get some different dialog from Fox (which surprises me that they didn't have different dialog for Cat Woman). I'm sure are several different points in the game that have different dialog based on the order in which you do things. Jul 3, 2015 at 20:16

I believe the events of Arkham Knight occur six months (don't quote me on six months thou lol I know it's a few months) after Arkham City.. if you are a reader of any of the Batman (even Catwoman/Gotham City Sirens) comics, you come to discover that Selina Kyle aka Catwoman learns that Bruce Wayne is the Batman. Batman and Catwoman have had an ongoing love interest/sexual relationship while under masked identities, for quite some time.. Catwoman (Selina Kyle) even eventually becomes pregnant by Batman (Bruce Wayne) and they have a daughter together, Helena Wayne (who eventually takes on the secret hero identity of, Huntress. Since the games are strongly based off of the comics, I'm pretty confident that with that few months between Arkham City and Knight, Catwoman came to discover Batman's true identity. Let's not forget that Catwoman does become a prominent member of the "Bat Family" so all Intel/Info that any other "member of the family" (Nightwing, Robin, Batgirl, Alfred, etc) would know, Catwoman would also know or come to know. So the events of Knight and Catwoman knowing Batman's true identity follows the events of the comic, shortly after Batman is unmasked as Bruce Wayne and he "goes M.I.A" Catwoman discovers she is pregnant by him.

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