20 Facts About Arkham Asylum


Arkham Asylum has a poor security record and high recidivism rate, at least with regard to the high-profile cases—patients, such as the Joker, are frequently shown escaping at will—and those who are considered to no longer be mentally unwell and discharged tend to re-offend.

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Arkham Asylum was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the same asylum he had been building.

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Shortly afterward, Amadeus Arkham Asylum returned to his home to find his front door wide open.

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Arkham Asylum has been demolished or destroyed several times in its history, notably during the events of Batman: The Last Arkham.

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Arkham Asylum reveals that he has discovered blueprints created by his uncle, Dr Amadeus Arkham, for a new Arkham Asylum.

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Arkham Asylum contemplates the fates of his own nonviolent "special" patients: an artist with almost no facial features who must paint facial expressions onto his almost blank face to express himself; a man obsessed with his own reflection in a series of mirrors in his room; and a woman supposedly so ugly, one glance at her face would cause anyone to become mentally ill.

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Originally, Arkham Asylum was used only to house genuinely mentally ill patients having no connection to Batman, but over the course of the 1980s, a trend was established in having the majority of Batman's adversaries end up at Arkham.

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Arkham Asylum is featured in other DC Comics publications, apart from the Batman comic book titles.

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Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth is a graphic novel written by Grant Morrison and painted by Dave McKean.

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Batman: The Last Arkham Asylum was written by Alan Grant; pencils by Norm Breyfogle, originally a four-issue storyline that kicked off the Batman: Shadow of the Bat series.

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An episode of Batman: The Animated Series titled "Dreams in Darkness", about Batman in Arkham Asylum, portrays a similar theme, with the Scarecrow as the chief villain, replacing Jeremiah Arkham Asylum with a more nondescript administrator, Dr Bartholemew who is portrayed as naive rather than sinister.

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Arkham Asylum: Living Hell was written by Dan Slott, penciled by Ryan Sook with inks by Sook, Wade Von Grawbadger and Jim Royal.

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Arkham Asylum soon realizes the horrors of the place and tries to survive.

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Arkham Asylum was originally referred to as 'Fish' as new inmates commonly are, but is re-dubbed 'The Great White Shark' by himself.

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Arkham Asylum is viewed as a desperate place where patients dwell in terror, much in the same fashion as in A Serious House on Serious Earth, which was illustrated by McKean.

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Arkham Asylum Reborn is a three-part miniseries written by David Hine and illustrated by Jeremy Haun.

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In JLA: The Nail, the Joker-using Kryptonian gauntlets provided by a genetically augmented Jimmy Olsen-breaks into the Arkham Asylum, erecting a forcefield around it that prevents anyone but Batman, Robin and Batgirl from entering, while forcing the rest of the patients to fight each other for a chance to live as his slave when only one is left standing.

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In Batman Begins, Arkham plays a much larger role than the previous films, with Jonathan Crane being either the administrator or a high-ranking doctor at the asylum and using it to conduct sadistic experiments with his fear gas, with his own patients as guinea pigs.

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Arkham Asylum uses the pipes under the asylum to empty his toxin into the Gotham water supply.

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Arkham Asylum, renamed Arkham State Hospital, appears in Joker where Arthur Fleck steals a document about his mother, revealing a history of mental instabilities.

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