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|Real name:||Lonnie Machin|
|First Appearance:||Batman: Arkham Origins (October, 2013)|
|Abilities:|| Self-titled 'voice of the people'|
Extremist who will do anything to achieve his goals
Sees corporations and government as enemies that must be destroyed
Growing following among youth and disillusioned
|Portrayed by:||Matthew Mercer (voice)|
- "Oppressed citizens of Gotham, your cries for help have been heard! I am Anarky - voice of the people - here to save you from the plague of corruption that now infests this once proud city!"
Anarky is a political activist based in Gotham City. Attempting to ally with Batman, he planted three bombs throughout Gotham and uses the Solomon Wayne Courthouse as a base. Anarky wants to purge Gotham of corruption, but his methods involve wanton destruction. His idealism is matched with a self-importance that makes reasoning with him nearly impossible.
Batman: Arkham OriginsEdit
At an unknown point, Anarky gave a call to Captain James Gordon in an attempt to convince him to quit the police force while he still can as while he does have a spotless record, he is still in his view a "cog in the machine." Gordon attempted to get a trace on Anarky during the call, but he managed to hang up before the trace could be completed, to Gordon's irritation. In addition, some of Anarky's group had been infiltrated by hobo informants to the police in exchange for meals and a lighter sentence in prison.
Anarky first contacts Batman when he leaves The Final Offer, The Penguin's ship. A projection of Anarky informs Batman that three bombs have been placed around Gotham and Batman can either defuse them or let them detonate. After speaking to an "Anarchist" located just above the projection, Batman races across Gotham to the Gotham Bank in the Plaza and defeats the Anarchists guarding the bomb before diffusing it.
A second Anarchist, located in the Diamond District, tells Batman the location of the second bomb and once again Batman races across Gotham to diffuse the bomb before it blows up. Finding the bomb in Amusement Mile, Batman defeats the Anarchists and successfully defuses the bomb.
The third and final bomb, as advised by an Anarchist in Coventry, is located behind the GCPD Building. One final time, Batman defeats the gang of Anarchists and diffuses the bomb, this time receiving instructions from Anarky to meet him in the Solomon Wayne Courthouse.
After eliminating the gang of Anarchists outside the back entrance of the Courthouse, Batman confronts Anarky who suggests that they should work together. When Batman refuses the Anarchists attack. Once they have been defeated by Batman, Anarky joins the fray, using an electric baton to fight the Dark Knight. Batman is still able to triumph over Anarky and knocks off the mask that the villain was wearing, exposing Anarky's real face and realizing he is just a kid. Batman then restrains Anarky and leaves him for the GCPD to pick up. In addition, his followers left 24 Anarky logos throughout the city.
Cold Cold HeartEdit
Anarky himself does not actually appear in the story DLC, although his followers do, where they were causing several riots in South Gotham, including setting up bombs. Batman managed to take care of two riots and disable one explosive. However, Anarky's followers had anticipated that Batman would try to stop their leader's goal, and engineered a failsafe to ensure their success by rigging the communications band to automatically activate the remaining explosive should Batman disable their communication channel transmitting a soundbite of Anarky's creed. In addition, they also left twelve Anarky logos throughout the city.
To be added
- Captain Gordon: This is Gordon.
- Anarky: I know who you are.
- Captain Gordon: Who is this?
- Anarky: I've seen your record. Impressive. In a city full of dirt, you're the only one with a clean jacket.
- Captain Gordon: I need a trace started!
- Anarky: But despite a clean record, you're still just an instrument of oppression at the beck and call of your corporate masters.
- Captain Gordon: I work for the city of Gotham, not some corporation.
- Anarky: Are you really so naïve? The government is owned by corporate America, the city is owned by Bruce Wayne, and the mayor wouldn't wipe his ass without permission from people like Rupert Thorne. You're a cog in the machine, Gordon. And that machine is voracious. That machine must be stopped.
- Captain Gordon: So, you're doing me a favor of some kind?
- Anarky: That's right. I'm here to help the misguided. Despite your chosen profession, your record suggests you could be reformed. So, a warning: get out, Gordon. Get out while you can.
- Captain Gordon: Hello? Hello? Did we get the trace? Encrypted? Sunova
- Policeman: You wanna eat, dontcha?
- Hobo: Yeah, but...
- Policeman: Listen. I got you on possession, B'n E, trespassing - hell, I got you on loitering. So? What's it gonna be?
- Hobo: Alright, alright. What do I gotta do?
- Policeman: Simple. You get 'em riled up. You know? You blend in, yeah, you make suggestions. Hey, there's a fat cat - let's roll his car. Hey, let's burn that building down, those corporate bastards put us out in the street. And if you have to, you kick in the first window, you throw the first Molotov.
- Hobo: But... that's what they're gonna do anyway.
- Policeman: Yeah, so they say. But talk is cheap. No one wants to be the first one to do it. That's where you come in.
- Hobo: Ain't burnin' down a buildin' gonna get me in more trouble than I'm already in?
- Policeman: (chuckling) Well, yeah. But that's what you got me for. I'm on your side, friend. You get 'em started, and then you get the hell outta there before us boys in blue start crackin' heads. I'll make sure the heat doesn't come down on you - so long as you don't get yourself caught.
- Hobo: I don't know about this.
- Policeman: Look, this prick... Anarky or whatever - he ain't got your best interests in mind, right? He's got his own agenda and he's just using you like he's using everybody else. You bring him out in the open, we bring 'em down, and everyone has a Merry Christmas. So? We got a deal?
- Hobo: Yeah. Yeah. Deal.
- Policeman: You made the right choice. Now... will that be light or dark meat?
- "Oppressed citizens of Gotham, your cries for help have been heard! I am Anarky - voice of the people - here to save you from the plague of corruption that now infests this once proud city! Those hired and elected to keep us free and safe won't lift a finger! And why would they? They've been bought and paid for; encouraged to turn a blind eye. If they won't act, I will. At dawn's first light - the sources of Gotham's ruin WILL. BE. DESTROYED. Now back to your regularly scheduled programming of propaganda and consumerist garbage."
- "Hello, Batman. I was hoping to get a minute of your time. See, I've got a story to tell you. About crime and violence. Greed and vengeance. But it's also a story of redemption. Of second chances. Of change."
- "I've planted three bombs where Gotham's corruption is at its strongest. But unlike those I fight to overthrow, I believe in choice. So I offer you one: Let them detonate or stop them. Your actions will determine what I do with you."
- "They say money makes the world go round. But it also makes for excellent shackles. You're tied to your job. Your mortgage. Your need to buy the next shiny thing your overpriced television seduces you with. Imagine what we could accomplish, if only someone would set us free!"
- "You're drawn to me. Go on, admit it. Like little moths to the light. Flit on over. You want to know what I'm selling. And if you don't? Too bad. You can't shut me off any more than you can the billboard. Or the branding on your clothes. The fliers that litter the streets. The sound-bites that clog the air. I'm in your face. I'm in your head. Just like them! But I'm the menace? Here I am, trying to educate. But you don't want to hear it. You just want to buy it. But only if everyone else does too."
- "Gotham is a prison and the police its wardens. To protect and serve, their motto goes. And they do. Protect and serve THEMSELVES. We live in fear of their gaze. Their billy clubs and guns. When they walk down the streets, we avert our eyes. We tremble when they speak. Who are these people, really? What drives them? Is it justice? Honor? No. They want power and the badge that gives it to them. And so those we look to for protection - instead inspire fear."
- "Interesting. Even after knowing all you did about the places I targeted, you spared them."
- "Disappoint me!? Not at all! Come on down to the Courthouse so we can continue Gotham's trial!"
- "Ah! I'm so glad you came. It's an honor, really. There's so much for us to discuss!"
- "I'd like to propose an alliance. I think the two of us could accomplish great things together."
- "Tell you what - I'll turn myself in as soon as you do the same. But you don't consider yourself a criminal, do you? The suit. The gadgets. The sense of entitlement. You're just another rich kid atoning for his fiscal sins. Such a shame."
- "I thought you wanted to make a difference!"
- "I looked up to you. Wanted to BE you. Guess that's why they say you should never meet your heroes..."
- "Leave them alone!"
- "You'll burn for what you've done!"
- "Alright, that's it!"
- "Do they own you, then? Is that it? You getting paid to bring me in?"
- "I don't get it! We're on the same side!"
- "I ask for discourse and you respond with violence. We should be above this!"
- "So? What does it matter? I wanted to make a difference. I thought you'd feel the same."
- "Innocent?! They watched as Gotham went to hell and didn't do a thing!"
- "No. They're weak! And so are you."
- "You ever wonder how things got to be so bad here? I do. All the time. You see- I don't think men like Roman Sionis or Oswald Cobblepot are responsible. They're just a reflection of our apathy. Our greed. Our fear. We look the other way when things turn sour. Bury ourselves in our jobs. Consume propaganda masquerading as entertainment. The message is always the same: Don't think. Don't question. And what becomes of a society that's given up? It rots. Fills up with liars, cheaters, and thugs. Uptown and downtown. The suit in the penthouse is no better than the guy selling drugs on the corner. They're both doing whatever it takes to get ahead - nevermind the cost."
- "Fidelity. Once upon a time that's what defined society. People coming together in pursuit of common cause. To care for each other. To protect and provide. We took shelter from the darkness - and the things that roamed it. Community meant progress. But now... It's all backwards. We worship at the altar of competition. We build fortresses around ourselves. We fight. We betray. We have become the things we feared."
- "You keep cleaning up after everyone Batman, and no one's going to learn to take care of themselves. The ones that don't hate you - they'll start to rely on you. Depend on you. And if something happens to you? If you get old? Or bored? Or die? Then what? Or do you not consider the world that revolves around you? You're a hypocrite. Running around 'dispensing justice'. Telling people what they can and can't do. You're ensuring Gotham's freedom - provided it conforms to your twisted view. Whatever pleases the Bat. That it? You're not a hero. You're a despot. You don't enforce justice. You suppress it."
- "There's a way to make this work. To show you that we share the same goals. Maybe I took things too far with the bombs and the threats. I can learn from that. I mean, you could be a mentor to me. And maybe, well, maybe I can teach you something too. Because I think you're so busy playing hero you've forgotten what it's like for the rest of us. We're not all as strong as you. We don't have the fancy gadgets. The strength. The skill. But maybe that's the problem. You've gotten so used to the power, you think you're better than everyone. Above reproach. Is that it, then? We're not as good as you? You know what - I take it back. I don't want to work with you. You don't have anything to offer."
- "I think I've figured it out. You didn't take me down because I broke the law. No. No, you took me down because you don't want the competition? That's what this is is really about isn't it. Let me ask you something - you ever wonder if YOU'RE the reason this city's so messed up? Because I have. A LOT of us have... And I'm starting to think we're right."
Game Over LinesEdit
- "You think you're a hero, but you're really just a symbol of how low this city has fallen. We're better off without you."
- "We could have accomplished such great things together."
- The final bomb mission for the Anarky activists Subplot in the Cold, Cold Heart DLC was the original Anarky mission when it was shown on the E3 Demo.
- Anarky truly seems to want to improve Gotham; however, his own ego prevents him from seeing better ways to go through with his plans.
- Even after Batman defeats and unmasks Anarky, his character profile will not be updated; it will still say his eye and hair color are unknown.
- When the player accessed Anarky's Radio Channel (Freewave/Liberation Radio) in the Cryptographic Sequencer, Anarky could be heard making propaganda by reading "Plain Words", a factual left-wing sympathizing pamphlet that was made infamous after the factual 1919 U.S. anarchist bombings against a number of influential American political and social figures, including John D. Rockefeller. Anarky interated how the pamphlete was over a hundred years old, but 'how its words still continue to make sense.'.