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Easter Egg Nr. 32: Batman Mythos - Part 1
In Batman: Arkham City there are several references to some of his less known villains, allies and even to television shows or writers who had established most of the basic elements of the Batman mythos.
One of the most obvious references is Jason Todd, the second Robin brutally murdered by the Joker in the famous comic book story arc "A Death in the Family".
If you play as Robin in the challenge map "Joker's Funhouse", you can hear Joker asking "Didn't I kill you already?".
Another possible reference to Jason Todd can be found inside the Batcave.
Near the Batmobile you can see four tires, this could be a reference to his first encounter with Batman. Jason was in fact a young street orphan, and met the Dark Knight while attempting to steal the tires off the Batmobile.
If you scan the GCPD Dispatch signal with the Cryptographic Sequencer you can hear one of the cops saying that Wesker has a police hostage.
This is a reference to Arnold Wesker, the Ventriloquist, who seems to use a new psychotic dummy (Scarface) for his crimes in Gotham City.
COSMO KRANK & "THE BATMAN"
In Arkham City there's a building called Krank & Co, apparently a toy factory which mainly deals with teddy bears. Inside the building you can find Bane, as a little reference to his teddy bear Osito (which is different from the Krank bears scattered throughout Arkham City).
The name Krank is a reference to Cosmo Krank the Toymaker, one of the villains created exclusively for the animated TV series "The Batman".
In Arkham City, Commissioner Gordon makes a brief appearance at the end of the game, right before the credits. But not everyone knows that you can scan the radio for GCPD signal shortly after Wayne's arrest to hear him informing all officers to take arrests to GCPD instead of Arkham City.
Crazy Quilt is one of the most bizzarre villains of DC universe, a blind ex-painter who lead a double life as a master thief. He is briefly mentioned by some of the inmates when Batman is on the trail of the assassin.
In Arkham City you can hear many thugs making references to Blüdhaven, the sister city of Gotham City, and where Nightwing (Dick Grayson, the first Robin) mainly operates.
Paul Dini is the producer and writer of Batman: The Animated Series, creator of Harley Quinn and writer of both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.
His name is referenced in the game by Vicki Vale when Batman takes down the first two snipers on the "Dini Towers".
THE STACKED DECK
The Stacked Deck was a bar and pool hall in the Docks of Gotham and a hotspot for all kinds of criminals. It appears in several episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, and one episode of Batman Beyond.
HUNTRESS AND CREEPER
In an exclusive interview tape with Quincy Sharp and Vicki Vale, which can be unlocked by talking with both of them in the Church, Vicki Vale mentions Huntress and Creeper as allies of Batman in Gotham City.
Huntress is probably the Modern Age version in the Arkham-verse, Helena Bertinelli, who also had an important role in the story arc "No Man's Land" as Batgirl.
The Creeper is a superhero whose alter ego is Jack Ryder, the TV reporter who also appears in the game.
In several places of Arkham City, mostly where there are surgical equipment like Hush's hideout and GCPD morgue, you can find a necklace.
This prop could be a little reference to Tommy Elliot's (Hush) green necklace belonged to his mother in the comics.
In a recent interview with Sefton Hill, Game Director of Rocksteady Studios, it's revealed that Rocksteady originally planned to make a reference to the infamous Shark Repellent Bat-Spray, one of the weirdest gadgets made famous in a funny scene of the campy "Batman: The Movie" starring Adam West.
The reference was supposed to be inserted in the shark sequence inside the museum.
The idea was eventually scrapped, but there's still a little reference to the shark repellent. If Batman gets killed by the shark, you can read a funny Hint in the death screen.
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