|Real name:||Bruce Wayne|
|Created by:|| Bob Kane|
|Affiliations:|| Alfred Pennyworth|
Harvey Dent (formerly)
Selina Kyle/Catwoman (possible romantic interest)
|Abilities:|| Genius-level intelligence|
Peak human physical condition
Master martial artist
Access to high tech equipment
|Portrayed by:||Troy Baker (voice)|
Batman is a masked vigilante who battles crime and corruption in Gotham City. To the public, he is philanthropic billionaire Bruce Wayne.
Bruce Wayne was the son of Dr. Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha, and heir to the Wayne fortune. When he was 9 years old, the family, whilst returning from the Monarch Theatre of a showing of "The Mark of Zorro", were ambushed by Joe Chill, who shot his parents dead. Before he could shoot Bruce, Chill was forced to flee upon hearing police sirens. Picked up by the family's butler Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce grew up under his care. After this event, he pledged to avenge his parents and make Gotham a safer place.
After years of training and by his late twenties, Bruce had secretly become a vigilante known as the Batman, which had been inspired by his childhood fear of bats. In this identity, he was fighting crime and corruption in Gotham, becoming known as an urban legend within the city. As his civilian identity, Bruce became friends with District Attorney Harvey Dent and, as Batman, an ally of Police Lieutenant James Gordon. Bruce also received help in his operations from Alfred and Lucius Fox, both of whom were aware of his double life.
Batman: The Telltale Series
NOTICE: The events described impacted by the player's decisions. This is only a brief summary of the events that take place. Decisions made and their impacts will be show either in italics if a single decision affects the subject of the article or tabs if both decisions affect it.
Upon receiving police reports that Gotham City Hall was being invaded by a group of armed mercenaries, Batman alerted Gordon that he was going in. Locating them on the 52nd floor, he swung into the building and took down four of the six assailants. He also fought the leader of the group, throwing him into the Mayor's office, discovering that a woman in a catsuit had broken in already and had stolen from the safe. After defeating the last member of the mercenaries, Batman chased her to the roof. The two fought briefly, during which he bruised her eye and recovered a encrypted drive. A member of a group of cops, having arrived some time during their scuffle, shot Batman, allowing the "Catwoman" the opportunity to escape. However, he threw an EMP mine, shocking her unconscious, but causing her to fall off the building. Batman jumped off after Catwoman and caught her, but she escaped by pickpocketing his Grappling Gun from his utility belt and using it to hang from a passing monorail.
Bruce returned to Wayne Manor, where Alfred performed minor surgery to close his new wounds and prepared for the fundraiser he was hosting to help Harvey receive the necessary funds to run for Gotham City Mayor and attract attention from Gotham's elite to him. After witnessing his speech, Bruce and Harvey talked, the latter enquiring about the former's lateness. Bruce also tried to convince Wayne Enterprise Board members Robert and Regina Zellerbach into voting for Harvey and got into brief conversation with Gotham Gazette reporter Vicki Vale. After being alerted by Alfred that Carmine Falcone had arrived, Bruce briefly chatted with Harvey, who admitted to inviting the crime-lord, in the hopes that he would help get the strings pulled to get him into the Mayor seat. Bruce welcome Falcone, who was offering to buy the house, and the two talked privately in the parlor. Harvey may also attend the meeting, should the player insist he comes.
Falcone offered Bruce to become one of his "friends" within Gotham, hoping that getting him would increase his influence on Dent. When reluctant, Carmine also brought up Bruce's father, stating that he knew which people to associate with and influence Gotham. Regardless of whether Bruce chooses to associate with Falcone or not, he will be asked by Alfred to see his guests out, with Falcone pulling back the offer, leaving either in good spirits or angry.
After the fundraiser, Bruce returned to the Batcave and began looking at the drive he'd confiscated from "Catwoman". He found it was encrypted, but set the Batcomputer to decrypt it and found that it contained a map of Gotham, notably the East Side Docks. He also searched up Catwoman in the GCPD archives, finding nothing about her but a few jobs outside the city. Whilst talking to Alfred, who worried about his frequent activities as Batman and the possibility of him either dying or having his identity exposed, Bruce also learnt that his childhood friend Oswald "Oz" Cobblepot had been at the fundraiser and was making arrangements to meet up in his family's old park. Learning more about Oz's past after he'd left Gotham, Bruce decided to attend, hoping it either to reconnect with him or find out why he returned to Gotham.
Bruce went to Cobblepot park at the allotted time, but received a text from Oswald saying that he was running late. Whilst waiting at the statue, Bruce was set upon by two muggers, however Oswald arrived before anything serious happened and the two fought off the muggers. Oswald greeted him and the two conversed about their own pasts since their last meeting, particularly the Cobblepot family's collapse and Bruce's parents' deaths. They also discussed Carmine's attendance of the party, with Oswald showing his displeasure towards the crime boss, expressing his desire to see him fall. He then brought up that he was leading a "revolution" that would change Gotham and told Bruce that when it started, he'd better be on the right side. Oswald left to organize the revolution, whilst Bruce received a text from Alfred about the Wayne Memorial Hospital press conference.
Arriving at the conference just in time, Bruce and Harvey announced their intentions to use it to replace Arkham Asylum. During the conference, Bruce received a text from Alfred, asking him to come back to the manor urgently. Bruce either ignores it or responds. After talking about his parents and why they were the reason he was building the hospital, Bruce received another text from Alfred saying that the GCPD had arrived at Wayne Manor. Whilst holding a Q&A at the conference, Bruce learnt that all media establishments had received information about an account held by both his father and Carmine Falcone. Receiving many questions about his family's ties to the Falcone crime family, Bruce decided to leave, only to received a call from Alfred, who told him that the GCPD had raided Wayne Manor.
Bruce returned immediately, only to find the GCPD officers in the middle of the investigation. Led by Lieutenant James Gordon, the officers took many files related to Wayne Enterprises and left some of the house in a state of mess. Gordon also left a warrent with Bruce, which was approved by the Mayor. After picking up a photo of him and his parents, Bruce had a flashback to their murder at Chill's hands, but this was interrupted by Vicki. She returned to comfort him and get a quote to get his side of the story. After they discussed possible theories on who may have released this "evidence", Vicki asked Bruce to give a quote.
Bruce agrees to give a quote, choosing to either that his family is innocent, justice will be served or claiming that the story is just fiction. Whichever the player chooses, Vicki will remember this and the quote will be used in a news report, at the end of the episode.
Bruce refuses to give a quote and shows Vicki out. If the player chooses this, rumors about Bruce's links to organized crime may appear stronger to the public's eye.
As Vicki left, she reassured Bruce that he would beat these rumors. After she left, he and Alfred decided to check out the warrant with Harvey, to see whether he had knowledge about what had happened.
Bruce went to Café Triste that evening, where he met Harvey and produced the warrant. Surprised that Hill had done this without his authority, Bruce and Harvey discussed plans to find out why the Mayor had done this. The conversation was interrupted by Harvey's date, Selina Kyle, who Bruce easily recognized as Catwoman, due to the bruise on her eye. Whilst the two pretended not to know each other, they conversed about what had brought her to Gotham, the cover story for her black eye and the reports about the Waynes' alleged corruption. Whilst Harvey left to rally damage control, Bruce and Selina talked, though he also learnt that she had figured out he was Batman. She wondered why Bruce was fighting crime, especially since he wasn't doing it for money, and demanded that he gave her back the drive. He refused, but instead offered to take down her employer, so she didn't suffer repercussions. Though reluctant at first, Selina gave him the address that she was meant to deliver the drive to and he left shortly after Harvey returned to the table.
Bruce changed into his Batman suit and arrived at the address, which lead him to a warehouse. He found that there had been a shootout between the GCPD and a group of mercenaries. Using clues that he found, he deduced that the mercs had been trying to steal containers containing psychogenic chemicals and had alerted the GCPD. He also decuded that a sniper had shot one of the barrels, causing it to explode, killing a cop and sending another into a fit of rage when exposed to the contents. That same cop was put down by the sniper, who had shot him with a incendiary round, killing the officer and burning up his skull. Using the possible locations, due to the trajectory with the two targets, Batman located the sniper and interrogated him. The sniper insisted that he worked for Falcone and that they had been sent to steal the chemicals for him, claiming that it was just some explosive that Falcone would use. When done interrogating, Batman left the sniper behind to be pick up by the GCPD. The player has the option of either breaking the sniper's arm or leaving him tied up.
Before he could leave, Batman heard Gordon and Sargent Renee Montoya arrive on the scene. Here, Batman has the option to either stay behind to talk to Gordon or leave.
Gordon and Montoya find Batman and the sniper. He gives them the information he collected on the scene and from interrogating the sniper before departing back to the Batcave.
Batman leaves before they can find him and leaves without talking to Gordon. However, the latter and Montoya find the sniper and quickly deduce that Batman was there before them. Gordon catches a sight of the vigilante, though is unable to act before he leaves.
Bruce arrived back at the Batcave shortly afterwards, where he was scolded by Alfred for his use of violence and almost killing the sniper, stating that his parents would not have raised him that way. Alfred also voiced his opinion that he should also show the "true nature of a Wayne", especially during the current scandal, even commenting that Bruce's fate would likely end the same way as his parents should he continue his vigilante activities. Alfred also called Bruce a good man, despite the choices he made, but asked him not to forget that. Whilst Bruce told Alfred how the night in Crime Alley had affected him, he was encouraged by Alfred to continue, though asked not to forget the reason why he had started his activities as Batman, producing the tickets from the Monarch Theater. Bruce can either accept the tickets, commenting that he won't forget or tear them up, in an attempt to move on.
Moments later, they heard a alert from the Batcomputer, as it had finished decrypting the drive from the Mayor Hill's office. When they looked at the drive, they discovered that it contained a complete manifest of Falcone's criminal empire. Bruce can draw a number of conclusions, including it being blackmail to stop Falcone from touching Hill, the two working together or that Hill was compiling this information to take down the mob boss to help his campaign. With the information they had, Bruce realized that he could take down Falcone's empire and put him away for life. They discussed either giving the information to Gordon to help the GCPD dismantle the Falcone empire or giving it to Vicki so that the information was public.
If the player chooses Vicki, Bruce will arrange to meet her somewhere private, likely Arkham Island. She will thank him for it, considering it would take down Falcone and improve her career. However, she does show some concern for her own safety. Vicki also ask whether exposing Falcone will help the city, with Bruce either suggesting Batman (a symbol), Gordon (fixing the police force) or Dent (stamping crime out of City Hall). Vicki then departs, releasing the evidence to all media outlets.
If the player decides to give the information to Gordon, Bruce arranges to meet him in one of the city's public buildings. Gordon will thank Bruce for giving the information, but refuses to ask where he got it from. However, he states that it will not affect the investigation into the Wayne family and their ties to Falcone. He then leaves to return home, having returned from the crime scene at the Docks.
Bruce returned to his car, though is alerted by Alfred that the Bat-Drones had located Falcone at the Skyline Club, a popular hideout for many of the mafia members. Bruce heads there in the Batmobile, which changes from his civilian car disguise, and changes into the Batsuit.
Arriving at the Skyline Club, Batman surveyed the area with a Bat-Drone, looking for possible areas Falcone could be hiding in. Upon locating his office, Batman then decided on courses of action to take down guards in the room and, upon deciding, entered the club and knocked them out in the decided methods. He then made his way to Falcone's office, battling another couple of henchmen and confronting Falcone. Forcing the criminal into his office, Batman took down his security with an EMP before confronting him in the office. Whilst he demanded answers for what had been going on, Falcone refused and activated a drone mini-gun, which Alfred destroyed with the rockets of the Bat-Drone. Batman then held began interrogating Falcone. He confessed that the chemicals at the docks were his but refused to answer more. To get him to speak, Batman has the option to either brutalize or arrest Falcone, a helicopter watching the action.
Batman impales Falcone on a iron support which was dislodged in the explosion, demanding more answers. Falcone tells him that the Waynes did have ties to his organization and calls them the "biggest gangsters in Gotham". Batman leaves as the GCPD arrives. This action will make the Gotham see him as a brutal vigilante.
Batman binds Falcone's wrists and hangs him from a dislodged iron support, demanding more answers. Falcone tells him that the Waynes did have ties to his organization and calls them the "biggest gangsters in Gotham". Batman leaves as the GCPD arrives. This action will make Gotham see Batman as a hero.
As Batman returned to the Batcave, he listened to reports from different Gotham news outlets reporting on his attack on the Skyline Club and the scandal. Returning to the Batcave, Bruce unmasked himself and voiced his frustrations that his parents were linked to Falcone and his organization. He then demanded that Alfred told him everything, believing him to have known about this.
The next morning, Bruce went to back to Crime Alley, to try and figure out if Chill's murder of his parents was linked to their double lives. After being met by Alfred, Bruce asked him about their involvement in organized crime and why Alfred had never told him. The faithful butler revealed that he had known for some time and had not told Bruce so that he could grow up knowing only the good of what his parents have done. Alfred also admitted to almost left after he became disgusted at Thomas' actions, but couldn't stand leaving Bruce alone after what happened. When he asks for forgiveness, Bruce can either forgive him, not do so or say that it may time before he can trust Alfred again.
Bruce tried to recall his parents' murder, from leaving the Monarch Theater to his father begging Joe Chill to spare him and his mother. However, he found that he could only recall up to the first gunshot Chill had fired. At Alfred's behest, Bruce began to recall more details, including his father demanding that Chill told [Falcone] was making a mistake. With this epiphany, Bruce decided to visit the crime lord in the GCPD and get more answers about his parent's involvement in his organization and the possible link to him in their murder.
With Harvey's help, Bruce managed to arrange to visit Falcone in the GCPD, the two pulling as many strings as they had in the department to do so. As they waited to be shown to the crime-lord in the infirmary, Harvey asked why Bruce wanted to see him, which he can either tell him about his suspicions or keep them to himself. They were met by Gordon, who showed them through the Department, which gained the attention of several people already at the department. Bruce also met Montoya, who showed him her support, despite the allegations against his family. Arriving at the infirmary, Bruce went in alone to talk to Falcone.
He found that he had injured Falcone badly, but he was still alive, albeit in pain. Bruce learnt more about his father's operations with Falcone and how the crime-lord considered him 'family', even if he wasn't aware of the operations. With his pain increasing, Falcone asked Bruce to reduce it by giving him morphine.
Bruce gives Falcone a small amount of morphine, reducing his pain. Doing so will remind him of Martha's kindness and 'human touch'.
Bruce will harm Falcone more, increasing the pain he's feeling. Doing so will remind him of Thomas and his ferocity.
When he asked Falcone about his involvement in his parent's murder, Bruce learnt that he was not involved, but was unable to find out before Falcone was shot dead by Renee Montoya. Before she could attack any of the approaching officers, Bruce disarmed and knocked her unconscious, noticing the blue veins on her cheek.
With Gordon, Bruce escorted Montoya to one of the interrogation rooms. Harvey arrived, voicing his annoyance with the facts that the GCPD had failed to protect a prime suspect and that the crime had been committed by a cop. Whilst he and Gordon left to handle the mob boss' lawyers, Bruce investigated Montoya himself, identifying symptoms similar to the drug that Falcone had been storing at the docks. When Montoya awoke, he began interrogating her, asking her to recount her experience during the drugging. When she began recounting that someone had told her to kill Falcone and mentioned a "revolution", Bruce quickly deduced that Oswald had been involved. When Gordon and Harvey returned from the conference, Bruce left to return to the Batcave and locate Oswald, briefly bumping into Vicki Vale as he left.
Upon arrival, both Bruce and Alfred disgust Falcone's death and how it would affect Gotham. He then analyzed the chemical he had collected from Montoya and compared it to the one found at the Docks, finding a number of different modifications. Bruce then used the Bat-Drones to monitor mobile traffic and locate Oswald, successfully pinpointing him to the Skyline Club with a number of his men. Deciding to confront him as Batman, he arrived at the new defunct club and knocked out one of his men, before finding him in Falcone's old office.
Greeted by Oswald and him men, Batman demanded that they let a hostage go and confronted them about their part in Falcone's murder. Oswald confessed to this, but tried to justify what he had done, claiming Falcone had deserved it and that Batman probably would have done the same thing, mentioning his attack on the crime lord the previous night. He also claimed to be inspired by Batman and revealed their plans to attack Mayor Hill. Called away by a few of his men, he revealed that they were the ones who hired Catwoman. Having deduced her civilian identity as Selina Kyle and located her, Oswald sent his men to attack her and left his right hand man, Roland Desmond, to prevent Batman from following them. Entering a fight with him, Batman was thrown out of the hole in the wall he created, but was able to prevent falling to his death with the Grapple Gun.
Deciding to tip Selina off about the attack, Bruce arranged to meet up with her at the Stacked Deck bar in the East End. Briefly entering conversation with another patron, Bruce was pulled away by Selina. He revealed that Penguin had hired her and tried to convince her to help him stop the plans Penguin was putting into place. Though she was hesitant, a group of Penguin's men arrived at the bar to attack her. Entering a bar fight, the two managed to defeat the group and left the bar before police could arrive. Bruce also took the leader's cellphone to see what it had on it.
Hiding in an alleyway, they managed to hide from the police, sharing a brief moment together as they do so. Bruce can attempt to kiss her, but is turned away to focus on their escape. Leaving some parting words, Selina left to escape via the rooftops whilst Bruce linked the cellphone he had taken from Penguin's man and linked it to the Batcomputer. As Alfred analyzed it, he found messages from Hamilton Hill to Penguin. Deducing that the mayor had been working with Cobblepot from the start, Bruce decided to pay him a visit, either as himself or as Batman.
Bruce decides to visit Hill as himself, entering his office by charming his secretary. Showing supprise that Bruce has decided to visit him, Hill is presented with an audio clip of him confessing his hand over of evidence of Bruce's family's corruption. Hill confesses that he has been working for Penguin, but claims that it was through blackmail, as Penguin threatened to attack that night's debate. He also confessed that he, Falcone and Thomas Wayne were indeed partners and had worked together to control organized crime. He also offers to tell Bruce a "family secret", if he cuts funding for Dent's campaign.
If Bruce agrees to, Hill reveals that the group also committed various civilians to Arkham Asylum whenever they refused deals or got in their way. He also reveals that it was though these means that they got the land to Wayne Tower, which formally belonged to the Cobblepot family. He reveals that they had sent Penguin's mother to the Asylum and that is why he wants revenge. Hill then gives Bruce some cufflings that formally belonged to his father. However, if Bruce disagrees, Hill threatens him to keep silent and not to reveal anything that he had previously said. He then orders security to take Bruce away.
Bruce decides to go as Batman, confronting the mayor in his office and shutting down power to the room. Playing an audio clip of Hill talking with Penguin's men, he tries to put blame onto the Wayne family and call security. Confronting Hill on his ties to the Wayne family, he learns that they were indeed partners and would use Arkham Asylum to help their operations. Hill also lets slip that Penguin's desires to take revenge for his family, but security guards arrive before he can say anything else. Batman leaves as they open fire at him. Performing this action will damage Batman's reputation, even if he chose to arrest Falcone rather than brutalize him.
Aware that Penguin intended to attack Hill and the debate anyway, Bruce prepared himself to head to the event as Batman. Looking into the phone, he found plans for the Monarch theater, the venue for the debate. Setting up feed of the security cameras, he was conforted by Alfred about his knowledge of his father's activities. Whilst he viewed the cameras, Bruce realized that the images were not changing and that the timers were looped. Knowing Penguin that the feed had been hacked, he quickly headed off to the debate and warn Harvey.
Calling Harvey from the Batmobile, Bruce tries to warn him about the danger he is in, only to be told that he is fine, being held in a back room whilst they prepare. However, Harvey had some news for him. On advice from his advisors, he was going to distance himself from the Wayne family in the hopes that it would help the campaign. However, without Bruce's funding, it would not be able to go on. Harvey asks Bruce to continue to fund him, even if he is forced to bash him publicly. Bruce can then make the choice to either continue funding Harvey or to stop it completely.
Bruce agrees to continue funding Harvey's campaign. Harvey thanks Bruce for this but stops the call when for final preparations for the debate.
Bruce chooses to stop funding Harvey's campaign. Harvey states that it was "disappointing" and stops the call for final preparations for the debate.
Meeting Gordon on a rooftop overlooking the theatre, Batman checked that everything is fine. If he has shown restraint from using violence, Gordon will either praise him for what he is doing and show his support. However, if he has been willing to use violent methods in his confrontations of Falcone and Hill, he will ask Batman not to use these methods whilst fighting crime. Telling Gordon that his forces have been compromised, they are greeted Catwoman. After getting Gordon to "trust" her, the two discussed the incident at the bar, but are called away when the lieutenant cannot contact his men. With this, they decided to enter the building and stop Penguin before he can hurt anyone.
After taking down two of Penguin's mercenaries, they found a number of Gordon's men, having been murdered by the terrorists. After defeating another group and freeing some hostages, they witnessed Lady Arkham's first public appearance. Entering to the main auditorium, they moved across the rafters until they were able to fully view the stage. However, before they could act, Penguin's men showed footage of Thomas Wayne and Hamilton Hill committing Esther Cobblepot to Arkham Asylum illegally.
As the GCPD attempted to raid the auditorium, Batman took the opportunity to confront Penguin. As he appeared, Vicki Vale, whom Penguin has been holding hostage, attacks the criminal and attempted to flee. Batman shielded her from gunfire from Penguin and threw a batarang at him. Telling her to run, he was forced to fight Blockbuster. Though he was able to get the upper hand, he was distracted when Hill admitted to ordering Joe Chill to the Waynes. With this, Blockbuster restrained him and broke part of his mask. After Penguin murdered Hill, Batman was able to defeat the henchman by beating him unconscious with a Bat-Stunner.
With Catwoman, Batman confronted Penguin, who held Dent hostage. Despite his orders to stand down, the criminal shot at them, hitting and injuring Catwoman. With mercenaries surrounding Catwoman and Penguin attacking Dent with a hot spotlight, Batman is forced to choose between who he should save.
Batman chooses to save Harvey, grabbing the spotlight and tackling Penguin to the ground. After making sure Harvey is fine, Batman goes to help Catwoman, who has been further injured by the mercenaries. Though he is able to knock them out, Catwoman flees as GCPD open fire at them. Turning back to find Penguin, he finds the criminal has escaped.
Later, Bruce visits Harvey in hospital and watches a report announcing that the Children of Arkham, the group Penguin led, had released a list of people committed to Arkham unlawfully by his father, further damaging his family's reputation. Met by Gordon, he assures him that Harvey will be fine, but Bruce suspects that he will have some mental scars, as both he and Hill were injected with the same chemical used on Montoya.
Batman chooses to save Catwoman, knocking the mercenaries out and checking on her. With Penguin disfiguring Harvey, he knocks the spotlight out of his hands, but is forced to stop when the GCPD open fire at him. As Gordon orders his men to get paramedics to take Dent away, Batman finds that Penguin's has escaped, leaving only his mask.
Later, in the Batcave, Bruce listens a report on the radio stating that the Children of Arkham, the group Penguin led, have released a list of individuals committed to Arkham unlawfully by his father. Bruce also check on Harvey via surveillance monitor, though worries that he will no long be the same. He then checks on Selina, having brought her to the manor to hid from Penguin and recuperate.
The week following the attack, Bruce visited Harvey in Gotham General to congratulate him for winning the position as mayor, by default. Selina will also come, if Batman chose to save her, but will leave, as she is unable to bring herself to help Harvey. As they talked, Harvey expressed his regret in not being able to do anything and been helpless at Penguin's hands. He also apologized to Bruce for distancing himself away from him, believing that doing so may have had a knock on effect to his friend. After noticing a light with a Bat shadow over GCPD, Bruce left to check it out, despite Harvey's pleas to stay.
Arriving as Batman, he discovered Gordon was waiting for him on the rooftops, having used the light as a way of contacting him. Having managed to call a truce between the vigilante and other officers in the GCPD, Gordon told him that Montoya, who had been forced into taking leave after her involvement in Falcone's murder, had gone missing and was worried that she would be in danger. He asked him to look for her and find out what she was doing. They also heard a report from another officer that Dent had left the hospital to address the city as mayor.
Contacting Alfred, Batman was passed through to Lucius Fox, who had provided him with an improved set of drones, following the previous' destruction at Blockbuster's hands. Locating Dent and Montoya, he discovered that the two were under attack by the Children of Arkham; Dent having been followed and going to be kidnapped by the group, whilst Montoya was trying to stop the transportation of the chemicals used in the debate. With this information, Batman must choose who to save and who to let Gordon and who the GCPD must help.
Batman chooses to save Dent and let the GCPD save Montoya. Rushing over in the Batmobile, he attacks the mercenaries and tries to interrogate the remaining member, who refuses to reveal anything. Depending on whether he chose to save Dent at the debate or not, he will either be reassured by the new mayor, who shows his support for the vigilante, or called a common criminal and warned to watch his back. After hearing a Children of Arkham member warn the men at the deal that the GCPD are on their way, Batman heads to Arkham island, where the gunfight was taking place.
He discovers that the shootout has already finished, with the deal going successfully and the Children of Arkham taking a officer hostage. After Montoya leaves, hoping to redeem herself again for what she has done, Batman tells Gordon that he believes the GCPD radio system has been compromised. Gordon tries to contact command, only to hear his own voice over a Children of Arkham member's radio. As the lieutenant shuts down his device, Batman tells him to turn off all their equipment whilst he investigates the member's radio. Taking information from the radio, he passes it on to Lucius and arranges to meet him in the morning.
Batman chooses to help Montoya, whilst the GCPD helps Dent. Arriving on Arkham island in the Batmobile, he takes down the members at the deal site and destroys the drug cache. With Montoya safe, she apologizes for her behavior on the night he took down Falcone, now believing herself to have been wrong and responsible for this mess. Batman can accept the apology and reassure her or criticize her for doing so. After hearing a Children of Arkham member warn the man attacking Dent that the GCPD are on their way, Batman goes to the alley where Dent had been forced to pull over.
After arriving, he discovers that the attempt was unsuccessful, but that there were more men than were predicted, which had held off the GCPD during their attempt, and Dent had beaten one of his attackers to death. Batman tells Gordon that he believes the GCPD radio system has been compromised. Gordon tries to contact command, only to hear his own voice over a Children of Arkham member's radio. As the lieutenant shuts down his device, Batman tells him to turn off all their equipment whilst he investigates the member's radio. Taking information from the radio, he passes it on to Lucius and arranges to meet him in the morning.
Bruce arrived at Wayne Enterprises, finding Regina in his office. She revealed that she and the board have called for an emergency meeting to decide Bruce's fate as the company's CEO and whether they would replace him. She also says that she will try to support Bruce, as long as he keeps in line and helps the company. After she left, Bruce locked the door and, using a hidden elevator in the office, made his way to the R&D department.
Meeting with Lucius, he shows concern about the possibility that Bruce will be forced to resign and may not be able to receive any more technical support or gadgets. They then look at the method that the Children of Arkham have been using to monitor the GCPD's communications. Having looked at it the previous night, Lucius reveals that they have been using a back-door that he had installed in the network, which had been used by Batman to listen to the GCPD's coms. Suspecting that someone in Wayne Enterprises is working with the Children of Arkham, they decide to patch the Batcomputer as well, as it is connected to the Wayne Enterprises' network. Hiding and observing gadgets Lucius had prepared for him, Bruce then goes back to his office in preparation that Regina will return.
Upon arrival, he finds that the board's meeting has ended and that they have agreed to remove him as CEO. It is also revealed that the person they have chosen to replace Bruce is none other than Oswald Cobblepot, the Children of Arkham mole. Depending on the dialogue chosen, Bruce can either stand by the board's decision, vaguely hint to Cobblepot's true allegiance or out right try to tell Regina, the latter of which will be ignored. As he prepares to leave, Oswald offers to let him take a graduation present given to him by Alfred, only to drop it on the floor to agitate him. Here, Bruce has the choice of acting civil or lashing out.
Bruce lashes out and punches Oswald. As Regina calls for security, he has the option of continuing or stopping. As guards arrive, they escort Bruce out whilst he is scolded for his actions. He is then thrown out of the building.
Bruce refrains from attacking Oswald, instead acting civilized and picking up his present or demanding that Oswald does so. He then leaves the building whilst Regina helps Wayne Enterprises' acting CEO get set up on the network. Bruce leaves the building without guards escorting him.
Meeting Lucius outside, the two discuss how this would only damage Wayne Enterprises' reputation further. Lucius also ponders whether to stay at Wayne Enterprises, to keep an eye on Oswald and the company, or work for Bruce and continue to work on new gadgets and tech for Batman. Whichever Bruce decides is best, he promises to continue to help him.
Later, Bruce returns to the Batcave, watching a news report announce his "resignation" from the company. Comforted by Alfred, they decide to investigate the monitoring capabilities of the Children of Arkham, using the patch provided by Lucius to do so. They also discover that they have been able to cover Oswald's past as the Penguin up, using the Wayne Enterprises systems to do so. Upon seeing that City Hall can be monitored by the Children of Arkham, Bruce leaves to warn Harvey.
Depending on the choice made in the previous episode, two possibilities will happen:
Bruce finds Harvey in his office, on the phone to someone. Showing extremely high paranoia and fear of the Children of Arkham, Harvey tells Bruce that he believes the GCPD are ineffective and that they should rely more on vigilantes like the Batman. As he rambles on about new security measures, Bruce notices that he seems to be talking as a different person. When Deborah comes in to inform Harvey that a photographer has arrived, he leaves Bruce in his office.
Bruce finds Harvey on the office's balcony, now wearing a mask over his partially disfigured face. Showing remorse for what has happened to himself, Bruce shares the information that City Hall is being monitored by Wayne Tech. Believing both the GCPD and Batman to be ineffective, Harvey begins to ramble on in the third person, snapping out of it when Bruce interrupts. When Deborah comes in to inform Harvey that a photographer has arrived, he leaves Bruce in his office for a photoshoot.
Whilst Harvey is away, Bruce notices an article in the Gotham Gazette interviewing the Children of Arkham's leader, conducted by Vicki. Deciding to get in contact with her, he and Alfred decide that it would be best to talk to her as Batman, either because of his refusal to speak to her in the GCPD or the fact that he leaked Montoya's murder to her may raise suspicions with the GCPD. Contacting her using a scrabbled line, they arrange to meet up in Cobblepot Park that evening.
Meeting at the scheduled time, Vicki tried to conduct an interview, which Batman can either go along with or refuse to comment. Instead, Batman tried to learn how she had gotten an interview with the group's leader and where they had met her. Vicki initially refused, trying to get the vigilante's opinion on the Children of Arkham and learn whether he was planning to make a move on them. She also asked why Batman had not gone after Bruce Wayne, though had deduced that there was a personal connection between the two, even believing that he'd been the one who gave Bruce the files if he chose to give them to her. Eventually, she relented and gave him the address of one of the Children of Arkham's bases, at the Skyrail Depot.
Heading there immediately, Batman found a sash of the Arkham Drug and the body of either a Children of Arkham member or the kidnapped cop, depending on who he chose to save at the beginning of the episode. Using evidence scattered around the depot, he deduced that the Children of Arkham had improved their drug so that it would affect its victims when exposed to their flesh and were planning to disperse it at Mercy Street, one of Gotham's busiest areas. After being alerted about an oncoming train to the depot by Alfred, Batman hid in the rafters.
Discovering not only had a number of members of the group but also Lady Arkham herself, Batman also saw that Catwoman had been helping them to retrieve more chemical components to make more of the revised formula. After Arkham took Catwoman hostage and revealed her knowledge of his presence, Batman will reveal himself, either surrendering, trying to call her bluff or tries to free Catwoman. With the train almost ready to leave, he tried to sabotage the equipment, but was brought into combat with Lady Arkham.
After taking a number of critical hits and being severly injured, Batman resorted to try to destroy the train, hoping to stop the method of dispersion. Though in combat with Lady Arkham, he managed to gain the upper hand thanks to intervention from Catwoman and placed sticky bombs on the supports. As the train left to deploy the chemical, Batman detonated them, derailing the train and foiling the plot. Lady Arkham, in retribution, electrocuted the walkway he was standing on with a loose cable, causing him fall to the floor. Saved by Catwoman, the two fled as the Children of Arkham either got away or searched for them.
Taken to Selina's apartment, she tended to Bruce's injuries and offered him to rest there for the night whilst he recovered. After being acquainted with her cat, the two shared a drink whilst they discussed how it felt and their feelings of what they did. Bruce can even try reassure Selina, despite her self-loathing and negative comments. Deciding to try and seduce him, Selina makes an number of attempts to do so, the success of which depends on the choice made by the player.
Bruce and Selina sleep together and share the bed for the night. The following morning, he can either try to wake her up or leave quietly. If the former is chosen, she will ask him to make breakfast for the two whilst she properly wakes up.
Bruce resists Selina's attempts to seduce him and doesn't sleep with her. When asked why, he can choose from a number of options, including worrying about Harvey's feelings for her. Staying on good terms, Selina retrieves a blanket and pillow and offers him another drink. The two breifly converse before the scene cuts following a toast to "better days ahead". Bruce sleeps on her couch for the night, waking up some time in the morning.
After hearing the faint beeps of his communicator, Bruce answered to let Alfred know he is alright. At his butler's suggestion, he can look around Selina's apartment to learn more about her. Bruce can also retrieve the Grappling Gun she stole from him and one of her "catclaws". After looking around her fridge for breakfast, he and Selina, who has just managed to wake up, heard a knock at the door. Hiding with his equipment, the person was revealed to be Harvey, who wanted to spend some time with Selina. Either intentionally or through Selina's cat, Bruce is revealed in the apartment.
Believing that Selina and Bruce are having an affair, Harvey has a mental breakdown and his split personality took control, compelling him to attack them for their apparent betrayal. When he decided to attack Selina, Bruce intervened, causing Harvey to refuse to do so. Deciding to either take him down or have him vent his anger, Bruce was able to calm him down, but caused some damage to the apartment in the process. With Harvey returning to his senses, the new mayor left, despite Bruce's efforts to help him.
With Selina deciding to leave, Bruce can either suggest to leave Gotham or stay with him at his manor. Regardless of which, he received a text from Regina telling him to come to the press conference announcing his resignation. Selina suggested to either try and reveal the truth, something which he can agree with or refuse to do so.
Going up to venue, Bruce met with Regina and Oswald, the former telling him what to do and offering her help if he did this for her. As she set off the conference, Oswald conversed with Bruce, saying his plans for the company and how Bruce would "finally be where [his family deserved to]". Oswald also offered to tell Bruce why Hill had arranged for his parents' murder, something Bruce can either demand to listen to or refuse to hear. As he was called upon stage, Bruce can either follow the teleprompter or refuse to, trying to reveal Oswald's alliance or how this is actually a publicity stunt by Wayne Enterprises.
After finishing, either by following the prompter and calling Oswald up or being taken down by security for "causing disruption", Bruce took a place in the crowd and was met by Vicki. After claiming he had dropped his pen, Vicki injected Bruce with the Arkham drug and revealed herself to be Lady Arkham. She then ordered him to attack Oswald, something he couldn't resist due to the dosage he had been injected with.
Following his attack on Oswald, Bruce was committed to Arkham Asylum by Harvey for his apparent infidelity with Selina. Upon first arriving, Bruce was unable to recall anything, as he was still under the affects of the Arkham drug. However, when he did regain consciousness/control, he found himself within a dilapidated cell. Woken up by an orderly, Bruce found himself still suffering from the effects of the drug, causing several brief moments of anger. After putting on some overalls, the orderly opened the door.
After learning what he had done, the orderly let two inmates into the cell, handing one a tazer in exchange for some money. They claimed to have been committed by Thomas Wayne and attacked Bruce, hoping to take their revenge. Though he put up a good fight, Bruce was overwhelmed by the inmates, but was saved by the timely intervention of another inmate. When staff arrived, the inmate claimed that Bruce had attacked the other two, something which he can support or deny. The doctor that had arrived, Joan Leland, offered to move Bruce to another cell and took him and the inmate, whom they called "John Doe", to the recreation room.
During his tour, Bruce saw how badly Arkham Asylum had suffered due to his fathers actions, including the state of some of the inmates. He also began to see "John's" true nature when he viciously banged on the cell door of one of the inmates. Upon arriving at the rec room, Leland left them whilst Bruce got settled there. When "John" left to get the remote, he gave Bruce a key. Bruce can explore the rec room and interact with a number of inmates, including Victor Zsasz and Arnold Wesker. He may also try to use the key on a multitude of different locks, all of which he was unable to open, or hand it over to an orderly.
When "John" returned, he joined him as he watched Harvey address the city. If Bruce tried the key on a number of times, "John" will reveal that it was fake, laughing at how Bruce "actually tried it". As they watched the report, Bruce learnt that was Harvey who had committed him and that he had made Gotham a Police State, due to the frequent attacks by the Children of Arkham. Bruce also saw a report about Vicki Vale's apparent kidnapping, where "John" revealed that he knew she was Lady Arkham. Demanding to know more, "John" revealed that he had seen something darker within him and was going to help him, believing that he and Vicki were "on a collision course".
"John" revealed that Vicki was a member of the Arkham family, who used to own and run the Asylum. He also revealed that her parents had been murdered on Thomas Wayne's orders when they objected to and threated to expose he use of the Asylum. He then offered to help Bruce get released from Arkham, suggesting that he use the phone to call someone to get him out of the asylum. "John" offered to cause a distraction for him to use it, but said that if he did so, he would offer him a favor. Bruce can either accept or decline the offer, but "John" will go through with the plan regardless of which choice he made.
Creating a riot by cutting Zsasz's check and giving him a knife, "John" managed to gain the orderly's attentions and created an opportunity for Bruce to attempt to escape. However, he also had the option of trying to help stop the fighting. Depending on the choices made, whatever happens to Bruce will change depending on the scenario.
Bruce decides not to go through with "John's" plan and attempts to help put a stop to Zsasz's riot. Though he is able to briefly restrain Zsasz, the serial killer is able to escape and attack. Whatever happened following this is unknown, though it can be assumed Bruce was able to escape unharmed.
Bruce decides to go through with the plan and get out of Arkham. After closing the gate behind him, he decided to call either Alfred to get his lawyers to let him out or Gordon to tell him about his drugging at Lady Arkham's hands, offering to testify if he can get him out of the Asylum. After finishing the call, Bruce sees "John" looking through the gates, telling him to "ask the Vales". Afterwards, he is taken away by Dr. Leland and an orderly.
Some time afterwards, Bruce was questioned in his cell about the attack, along with who started it. However, the interrogation is interrupted by the arrival Alfred, who has come to pick him up, either through the lawyers having managed release him or an order to from Gordon. Though Leland protested, Bruce was able to leave the Asylum, briefly seeing "John" on the way out. If Bruce chose to stop the rioting, he will tell him to "ask the Vales". However, if he chose to go through with the plans, "John" will promise to see him on the outside.
Whilst returning to Wayne Manor, Bruce told Alfred about Vicki's true allegiance and what he had learnt about her. Alfred informed him of what had happened in Gotham during his incarceration at Arkham and how public opinion on Bruce had lowered significantly. If Bruce suggested Selina left Gotham, he will revieve a text message from her to make sure he was fine. Bruce then received a call from Harvey, who threatened him and told him how he had been using the Wayne family's reputation as a symbol of hate. Knowing that it was personal, Bruce hung up when the drug briefly took over when Harvey insulted him, hoping to avoid another outburst.
Arriving at a road block set up by Harvey's enforcers, Bruce was approached by one of them, who ordered a search. Either due to Bruce's protests or deciding to hold him up, this was delayed and rounded a group of Gotham's Citizens, who berated and insulted Bruce. If Bruce protests, he will spar with the citizen violently, due to the Arkham Drug taking effect. With the crowd getting violent, the enforcers offer to let him through, but if he bribes them. Unable to back up, Bruce can either agree to bribe the enforcers, letting him go through without any more trouble, or tell Alfred to drive through the barricade, causing his reputation to fall further.
If Bruce offered to let Selina stay at Wayne Manor, she will contact him shortly this occurs, telling him that she wants to talk to him. Upon arriving, she reveals that she will be leaving the manor, in fear of what Harvey might do to her. Believing what happened to him to be her fault, she tells Bruce that she has "a few things to take care of" before leaving. When Bruce asks more, he suffers a brief fit of anger. When her car arrives to pick her up, Selina leaves, wishing Bruce the best of luck with his battle against Lady Arkham and restoring his reputation.
Following his release from Arkham, Bruce returned to the Batcave, despite Alfred's protests that he was unable to operate as Batman, unless he got some sleep. However, Bruce was bent on curing himself of Lady Arkham's drug. After taking a record of his blood and getting his own from the computer's record, they were able to synthesize a cure. However it would only work for Bruce, as the drug targeted specific protein within a person's DNA, meaning making one for other's would be impossible without records for the other victims. After administering it, Bruce recovered quickly and set out to track down Vicki and her drug. Deciding to follow "John's" advice, Bruce tracked down the Vales to Gotham Heights. Deciding to go as Batman, Alfred advised that he take great caution. If Bruce asked Lucius to work for him, he will be given a new device called a Strobe Grenade.
Arriving at the Vale residence, Batman discovered the corpse of Patricia Vale. Realizing that the Vales had been murdered, he set out to analyze the house for evidence and learn Vicki's plans. After finding John Vale's corpse, Batman was able to solve the final piece of the murder and deduced that Vicki was storing her chemical in one of her father's Water and Heading company warehouses. Upon hearing a noise, he realized someone might still be in the house. Using thermal vision in the cowl, he found a boy hiding under the stairs.
Talking to the boy, Batman was able to get more evidence proving that Vicki was hiding her chemical in the Vale Water & Heating warehouses and had murdered them to get access to the buildings. As he helped him out, they were attacked by a drone operated by Penguin. Though Bruce was able to deploy one of his Bat-Stunners, the gadget failed to work, shocking him. The boy distracted Penguin by hitting the drone with a piece of furniture, allowing Bruce to destroy it. Depending on whether Lucius was asked to work for him or not, he will either use his Grappling Gun or the Strobe Grenade to destroy it. After the boy saw the Vales corpses, Batman reassured him that he would be fine and that he would be in his favor for saving his life.
As Gordon and the GCPD arrived, Batman handed the boy over to them for protection. He told Gordon all he knew about Vicki and her drug, along with what had happened. Retrieving his Bat-Stunner, he decided to return to the Batcave and look into the malfunction. When Commissioner Grogan arrived, Batman left as the investigation was taken out of Gordon's hands.
Returning to the Batcave, he asked Alfred to contact Lucius whilst he investigated. Upon inspection, they discovered that the Stunner had been receive a low bandwidth message, causing the malfunction. Realizing that Penguin was hacking his tech, Bruce asked Lucius to find how he had go into his system. At the same time, Bruce learnt that Harvey intended to take away Wayne Manor. Deciding to talk to him, he can either go as himself or Batman.
Bruce decides to talk to Harvey as himself, hoping that he can reach out to him on a personal level. When he arrives, Harvey refuses to negotiate, regardless of his disfigurement, commenting that he has already made up his mind. Despite Bruce's objections, even denying the affair if he didn't sleep with Selina, he reveals that he now believes himself to be a "strong leader" and orders his men to destroy the warehouse where Lady Arkham had been storing her chemicals. Scolded for this by Bruce, Harvey orders his men to take him away to Crime Alley and execute him there. Bruce can either attack Harvey, threaten him or remain silent as he is knocked out and taken away.
As he is taken away, Bruce tries to talk Harvey's enforcers out of obeying his orders, even trying to make them see his friend has gone insane. Depending on dialogue chosen, Bruce might be able to convince one officer, but they are executed by the other for "not having the backbone". Before he/they can shoot him, Gordon arrives and guns the enforce(s) down. Talking to Bruce about how Harvey has fallen, Gordon worries that they might not be able to save or stop him. With Bruce giving some advice, Gordon decides to act upon it. Though he offers Bruce a lift, he declines, commenting that he has another way.
Bruce decides to meet Harvey as Batman, hoping that he could get through to him. Upon arrival, Batman finds Dent on the roof, talking to himself. Depending on whether Batman saved Dent or Selina, he will either try to negotiate with him (if saved) or refuse to talk to him (if disfigured). Harvey refused to lay off his plans, regardless of dialogue chosen, and orders his men to blow up the warehouse where the Arkham drug was kept. When Dent reveals that he had ordered Gordon to be executed for objecting, Batman threatens him to tell him where Gordon is. Dent reveals that he has been taken to Crime Alley, prompting Batman to leave as the enforcers try to shoot him.
Arriving at Crime Alley, he saves Gordon from two of Dent's enforcers. Confronting him on how Dent got access to the information he gave him, Gordon reveals that he had threatened the information out of Commissioner Grogan. Deciding that Dent might be too powerful to stop, Batman gives him some advice on what he must do. As he leaves, Gordon comments how he is glad the vigilante is on his side.
Returning to the Batmobile and suiting up (if he went to talk to Dent as Bruce), Lucius tells Batman that he had figured out how Penguin was getting into the network. Learning that there is a black box installed on the network at Wayne Enterprises, he also learns from Alfred that Dent and his enforcers are arriving at Wayne Manor. With the hacks getting worse and Dent's plans seemingly in motion, Batman must decide on which plan he must stop.
Batman decides to stop Penguin and the Children of Arkham from hacking his network, telling Alfred to barricade himself into the Batcave. Arriving at Wayne Enterprises, Batman will either have to negotiate the building himself or with assistance from Lucius, depending on whether he was asked to stay at Wayne Enterprises or work for Bruce Wayne. Despite being discovered, he is able to subdue both Children of Arkham members and Penguin's drones, eventually finding the criminal in the CEO's office.
Confronting Penguin in his office, Batman listens as the criminal mocks him and monologues on their plans for the city, though can use this as a distraction to figure out how to defeat Penguin and his men. If this option is chosen, this is unsuccessful, due to the hack. When Penguin realizes what is going on, he nullifies the simulations. Deciding to attack, Batman takes out Penguin's men, but is thrown into the Elevator to R&D by one of the drones and held there by Penguin as they drop to the department.
Arriving, Penguin reveals the black box and places on a pair of experimental gloves, hoping that they will give him the edge in the fight. Despite his knowledge of combat techniques, Batman is also placed at a disadvantage with his tech unable to work. Despite Penguin's upper hand, Batman is able to remove and disable the gloves, using tools within the department, and break his leg, defeating him. With Penguin refusing to talk, Batman either restrains or knocks him unconscious. He then destroys the Black Box with a hammer, stopping the hack and saving his tech. He then alerts the GCPD, leaving Penguin strung up in a stairwell.
Batman decides to stop Harvey and his men from taking over Wayne Manor, telling Alfred he will be there shortly. Though he tries to use his drones to monitor and plan out his attack from a distance, the hack causes it to crash. Deciding to confront Dent the "old fashioned way", he subdues one of the Mayor's enforcers and confronts him. If Batman saved Dent, he will try to rationalize his actions and ask Batman to help take down Bruce Wayne. However, if Dent was disfigured, he will scold the vigilante for protecting Bruce and for not saving him from the Penguin. Despite his objections, Dent orders his men to fight the vigilante.
Though Batman is able to take down most of the enforcers, he is forced to hide when Dent begins shooting at him with a machine gun, filled with Explosive Slugs. Forced to ascend to the second floor, Batman tries to use height as an advantage by gliding over the Mayor, only for the latter to get a shot in. With his men holding Batman down, Dent prepares to execute Batman, only for Alfred to shoot him with a rifle. With Dent distracted, Batman is able to summon a cloud of bats, causing Dent's men to let him go. Throwing a Batarang into Dent's rifle chamber, Batman causes the gun to explode and burns the mayor's left arm. He then defeats Dent by tackling him to the floor, with help from his grappling gun.
With Dent and his enforcers defeated, Batman hands them over to Gordon. Though the Lieutenant is happy that the mayor has been removed from power, he is unsure whether to send him either to Blackgate or Arkham Asylum. Whichever Batman suggests, Gordon will leave to do so whilst Batman returns to the Batcave, where learns that Penguin's hack is almost complete. Bruce decides to cut off the Batcomputer completely, deactivating most of his tech and crippling his operations as Batman.
Depending on who Batman chose to stop in the previous episode, two possibilities will take place:
If Batman stopped Penguin from hacking his tech, he is called to the GCPD by the "Bat Signal", five days after he stops the Children of Arkham, to save the officers from Dent's enforcers. Battling through the building with Gordon, he is able to stop and defeat Dent's men, using his gadgets and technology. However, after being caught of guard by one of the enforcers, Grogan sacrifices his life to save the vigilante. His killer can be caught by Batman or killed by Gordon, depending on whether he can be stopped by the vigilante in time.
After learning that Dent is holding a number of hostages at Wayne Manor, Bruce decides to confront him, hoping that he could use his civilian identity to his advantage. Returning to Wayne Manor, he is able to approach Harvey, either by trying to remind the mayor of his identity, taking his focus from the hostages or insulting him. Eventually able to get close to him, Bruce is either able to get through to Harvey, who tries to commit suicide, or turns his attentions to killing Bruce, deciding their fates with a coin toss. Grabbing the coin, Bruce has the option of throwing it away or pocketing it, the former injuring Harvey whilst the latter leaves him indecisive.
As Harvey is taken away by the GCPD, Jack Ryder, who's life he had saved, promises to tell Gotham what he did and restore his name. However, a Children of Arkham member caught by Dent tries to make an attempt on Bruce's life, but is shot dead by the officers. As he dies, he promises Bruce that Lady Arkham has not forgotten him and he will suffer retribution for what his father did.
Later, Bruce returns to the Batcave to begin an investigation into Lady Arkham's plans. As he arrives, he is greeted by Alfred, who tells him about the damage caused by Harvey and his enforcers.
If Batman chose to stop Dent from taking over Wayne Manor, he will come to Café Triste to stop a hostage situation perpetrated by the Children of Arkham. With his tech still malfunctioning or not working and the group having access to high tech, due to Penguin's infiltration of Wayne Enterprises, he is placed at a disadvantage. After saving Grogan's life, he is incapacitated by one of the anti-bat weapons and almost killed, only to be saved by the Commissioner. After being able to recover, he tries to save Grogan's life with his grappling gun, but it to malfunctions and Grogan is killed by the attacker. After incapacitating him, he leaves to go to Crime Alley.
After checking in with Alfred, Batman is confronted by one of Penguin's drones. With the criminal mocking him for being unable to save Grogan's life, the drone tries to kill him, only for Batman to destroy it. Using his phone to tap into the Children of Arkham's communications, he learns that Cobblepot and the group are setting up a trap at Cobblepot Park. Knowing he would be too vulnerable in the Batsuit, Batman decides to go as Bruce Wayne, telling Alfred to hand over evidence they have gathered about Oswald's crimes to the GCPD and arrange to meet him there.
After meeting Gordon, Bruce learns how the GCPD are pinned down, due to the number of drone in operation around the park. The two arrange a strategy for him to distract Oswald whilst the Lieutenant slips by and destroys the Black Box, which would deactivate the gadgets and weapons used by the Children of Arkham. Whilst doing so, Bruce remembers a conversation between him and Oswald when they were children. Whilst Bruce distracts Oswald, Gordon tries to slip by him. Depending on dialogue chosen, the plan goes successfully, with Gordon destroying the Black Box, or the Lieutenant is discovered, forcing Bruce to destroy the device by himself. When Oswald makes an attempt on Bruce's life, he throws a falling drone at him, which destroys the statue of Theodore Cobblepot, causing it fall onto and cripple Oswald. With Gordon promising to tell Gotham about what Bruce had done, the two hear Cobblepot's warnings that Lady Arkham will take retribution on them.
Some time later, Bruce works to repair the Batcomputer and restore his tech. He also prepares to being an investigation into Lady Arkham's plans.
Alfred tried to check on Bruce, worrying about the physiological effects of learning the truth about his father and being forced to confront two of his closest friends in a matter of days. Alfred also admitted to feelings of regret of not stopping Thomas and how Martha Wayne had actually wanted to have done so. Bruce can either reassure Alfred, telling him it's not his fault, express his wishes that he did, remain silent or concentrate on stopping the Children of Arkham. Regardless, they decide to find and stop Lady Arkham's plans.
Using Bruce's restored access to the Wayne Enterprises network, traces left behind of Oswald's meddling with public records and their knowledge of Vicki Vale, they deduce that they are planning to break into a known landmark, using the codes Cobblepot provided to the group. However, with Penguin now incarcerated, they would have to do the job physically, meaning that they would have to go to the landmark themselves. However, before they could continue the investigation, Bruce learnt that Selina had broken into Wayne Tech's R&D labs and stolen a prototype gadget for him to use.
Confronting her outside of Gotham, Bruce asked her to give it back. If he stole her catclaw, she will confront him on why he had done so. Regardless on his response, she gives him the gadget back. Selina claims that she had only come to Gotham to break into Wayne Tech's labs and that she had been intending to steal from him at the start. She had also gotten close to Harvey in the hopes that she would be introduced to Bruce. Though she admits that she will be leaving Gotham, she implores Bruce to do the same and do something else with his skills. She admits that their relationship wasn't bad, but that he was nothing to her but a job. Commenting that she is no more than just a thief, Bruce has the option of either agreeing with her or saying the opposite. If the former is chosen, she will ask why he is not agreeing, for which he can choose either say how she saved his life, fought with him or profess his feelings for her. Depending on what is said, two different situations will play out.
Bruce says he believes she is more than just a thief and brings up either how it felt good to fight alongside her or she saved his life, something which he believes a hero would do. Although hesitant, Selina comments that she is surprised by this, even though she expected less after she discovering he was Batman. Bruce will have the option of either kissing or hugging Selina goodbye, depending on whether or not he slept with her. As she leaves, the two share some parting words as she rides leaves Gotham for good.
Bruce agrees that she is just a thief or, if he chose to regard her as more than one, that he loves her. Believing him to be like "everyone else", Selina leaves shortly afterwards, angry at Bruce. Though Bruce may leave some departing words, she will not respond back.
With the gadget retrieved, Bruce let Lucius know what has happened, only to receive a call from Alfred. Responding, he heard that Lady Arkham was at the manor, but was cut off before he could learn any more. Rushing home, he found the parlor in a state of disrepair and evidence of a scuffle. After putting together a recollection of what had happened, Bruce found a photo of him and Alfred on the mantelpiece. Knowing that it was out of place, he realized that Lady Arkham had wanted him to find it and found an IP address and password for it.
Using them, he found a recording from the Children of Arkham, threatening to kill Alfred unless he surrendered himself. Whilst watching it with Lucius, Bruce saw that Alfred kept on readjusting his glasses during the filming. Realizing that he was trying to make reflections for him to recreate the room he was held in, they used the Batcomputer to recreate the room and gather clue to where the Children of Arkham had taken Alfred. After gathering enough, they learnt that he had been taken to the Vale residence, where Vicki had murdered her parents. After receiving a Batsuit to wear (either a prototype or an armored version, depending on whether Harvey or Oswald were stopped first), Batman set out to Vale residence to stop Vicki.
Upon arrival, Batman went to the basement, where the video had been made, only to find that Lady Arkham and Alfred had left. Using evidence in the room, he found a false wall and removed it, finding a hidden room with a hole in the middle. Journeying down, he found a makeshift torture chamber. Realizing that the Vales had abused Vicki whilst she was in their care, he deduced why she had been full of rage and what had driven her to murder them. Bruce also discovered that Alfred had also been put through the same abuse, but had also left a message in chalk the same color as his tech. From it, he learnt that Vicki planned to take over Arkham Asylum and release its inmates. With not time to waste, he headed their immediately and told Lucius to inform the GCPD of what they had learned.
Upon arrival at Arkham, Batman found that the Children of Arkham had taken over the Asylum and were preparing to release the inmates. Locating Lady Arkham in the recreation room, he tried to convince her to step down and release Alfred. She refused and ordered her men to set the inmates free, offering them freedom if they killed the vigilante. Using either objects in the environments or his gadgets, Batman tried to incapacitate as many inmates and he could whilst chasing Vicki through the asylum. Eventually finding her in the food hall, he was able to save the staff members and briefly incapacitate Vale, breaking her mask in the process. She was able to escape, due to the intervention of Victor Zsasz, but Batman was able to knock him out, using either his gadgets or help from Gordon.
Whilst the GCPD rounded up the released inmates, Batman confronted Vale in one of the cells. When he asked to be taken to Alfred, she blasted the floor below him, taking him to the catacombs beneath Arkham. Vicki tried to justify her actions as Batman chased her, claiming she had been helping Gotham, but Batman, regardless of his opinion, chose only to continue. As he avoided traps set up by the Children of Arkham, he finally found Alfred in an old underground chamber. As he tried to free him, Vicki intervened and forced him back. Realizing there was a close connection between the two, she threatened to kill Alfred if Batman didn't unmask himself. Depending on the decision made, two possibilities will happen.
Batman refuses to unmask himself, throwing a batarang at Alfred's restraints. Now freed, he attacks Vicki, but loses his eye when it is blasted out with her concussion staff. With Alfred out of the way, Batman and Vicki fight, causing severe damage to the chamber and causing it to collapse. Batman eventually defeats her and rushes to help Alfred escape. Although he sees Vicki escaping and tries to capture her, a falling pillar prevents him from doing so. After watching her apparent death, Batman and Alfred escape as the chamber collapses behind them.
A week later, the two celebrate stopping Lady Arkham and the Children of Arkham whilst recovering from their injuries. Alfred either gives Bruce a postcard that has come through that morning, from Selina, or enquires about contact he has had with her, with the latter doubting he would ever see her again. Alfred thanks Bruce for saving his life and stopping Lady Arkham from killing him. However, he finds it hard to get used to using only one eye, causing him to worry that he may not be able to continue his services to Bruce. However, Bruce promises to find a way of helping him.
Batman decides to unmask himself, revealing his identity to Vicki. Unable to accept Bruce as a hero, she fires her staff at him, damaging his ear, and engages him in a fight. The two's fight causes severe damage to the chamber, causing it to collapse. Bruce eventually defeats her and tries to escape with Alfred. As they do, he sees Vicki try to escape and tries to capture her, only for falling rubble to block the way. After watching her apparent death, Bruce and Alfred escape as the chamber collapses behind them.
A week later, the two celebrate stopping Lady Arkham and the Children of Arkham whilst recovering from their injuries. Alfred either gives Bruce a postcard that has come through that morning, from Selina, or enquires about contact he has had with her, with the latter doubting he will ever see her again. Alfred thanks Bruce for saving his life, but worries that, if Vicki might of survived, his identity would have been at risk. Bruce is also trying to get use to missing a chunk of his ear, though reassures Alfred that it adds "character".
Whilst watching the report, Alfred assures Bruce that they will get through the situation and be able to recover from the events that have unfolded. Sharing a toast to either friends, peace or remaining silent, they see a report about Gordon's appointment to Commissioner and how he has asked the powerful in Gotham to aside him, in the hopes that they could rebuild the city. Suggesting to show his support for Gordon, Alfred advices Bruce that this could help rebuild his reputation. However, he also states that Batman has as much power as Bruce Wayne, and going as the vigilante might show support from the incorruptible symbol of the city.
Bruce decides to go as himself, in the hopes that it will help rebuild his reputation and show support for Gordon. Before the meeting, the two meet, with Bruce trying to reassure his doubts as Commissioner. If he unmasked himself to Lady Arkham, Gordon will notice the missing chunk of ear, which Bruce brushes off as having cut himself shaving. Gordon offers support following Harvey's fall from grace and tells him how his influence is more powerful, following his assistance in stopping either Dent or Cobblepot. He also mentions on how he wishes Batman was here to see this.
During the speech, Gordon complements how citizens have come out to help the city and tells the public about how Bruce is one of such and offers the billionaire to come out. As Wayne delivers his speech, he appolgizes for his family's actions and announces his plans to put his wealth into helping the city recover. After announcing plans to either help fund the GCPD or to improve Arkham Asylum, an assassin tries to attack the event by driving a van into the crowds and at Bruce. Depending on the player's actions, Bruce will either dodge the attack and knock out the assailant, or be save by Gordon and Montoya. As the event descends into panic, Bruce stares, wondering who could have organized such an attack.
If Bruce chooses to go as Batman, he will meet Gordon in an alley as he prepares for the speech. Despite reservations he has about his new role as Commissioner, Batman encourages him by saying that he will do well. The vigilante tells him that he will support him, help both the GCPD and Gotham anyway he can. He can also give Gordon a message to pass on to the city. He then leaves as Gordon tries to ask him a question.
Following this, Batman watches over the speech Gordon delivers, with him being said to be one of the many citizens to stand out for the city. However, an assassin tries to kill Gordon during the midst of his speech, by driving a van at him, but Batman steps in and saves him. Depending on the player's actions, he will either be quick enough to knock the assassin or be unable to react in time, but is saved by Montoya. As the event descends into panic, Batman around, wondering who could have organized such an attack.
Batman's character is up to the player. Depending on decisions made by the player, he can be kind, friendly and caring of others, or violent, aggressive and, at times, selfish. Decisions made, such as saving Catwoman or Dent, can affect others and his reputation as Bruce Wayne or Batman.
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Thomas & Martha Wayne
It seems that Bruce had a positive relationship with his parents' before their deaths. One of his happiest memories was being taken to the Monarch Theater on a regular basis to see his "favourite movie". After his parent's died at the hands of Joe Chill, Bruce decided to avenge them by becoming the vigilante Batman. However, twenty years after their deaths, he learnt their ties to Falcone and Hill, two of the men he considered the worst of criminals in Gotham. Although he was reluctant to believe these, he would after finding evidence in Falcone's office. Although Bruce still loved his father, he would accept that he had been wrong about him and set out to right the wrongs made in the Wayne name.
Alfred has been Bruce's guardian since his parents died when he was nine years old. Through his care and guidance, Bruce learnt to care for others and the importance of the Waynes in Gotham. When Bruce became Batman, Alfred would help support Bruce in his endeavors as the vigilante, providing advice on how he should operate and the importance of his image outside of the operations. After Bruce learned that his parents were linked to corruption through an photo in Falcone's office, in which he saw Alfred attending a meeting with them, he felt betrayed and, if the player chooses to, not forgive him for keeping this information from him. Never the less, Alfred would stay faithfully by Bruce's side and continue to help him as he fought the Children of Arkham.
Bruce held Gordon in high regard, due to his incorruptible nature and stance against it within the precinct. Due to this, he was often Batman contact within the GCPD and would often send locations of crime scenes to him directly. As Wayne, he and Gordon would often associate and perform minor favors for each other, such as giving in evidence against Falcone or arranging to see the crime lord whilst he was in custody. Gordon and Bruce would also work together during Harvey Dent's militarization of the city and, if the player chooses to stop the mayor during his attack on Wayne Manor, the arrest of Oswald Cobblepot.
As Batman, their relationship was purely professional, though Gordon held the vigilante in high regard, especially during Dent's reign as Mayor. Though he did mistrust the vigilante and wouldn't expect him to follow the rules, Gordon saw him as a force of good within the city. However, Gordon would also question his use of violent means, particularly after he brutalizes Falcone and interrogates Hill.
Bruce, as Batman, first meets Catwoman during an attack on the Mayor's office. The two initially spar, due to their differentiating morals. After meeting as their civilian identities, the two were easily able to deduce that the other's double life, due to the injury they inflicted. Bruce's relationship with Selina can mainly depend on the options chosen by the player. If polite to her, it will improve whilst acting antagonistic may cause tension with her. After Bruce tips her off about the Penguin's attack, she will help him during the Children of Arkham's attack on the Mayoral Debate. When Selina is wounded and attacked by members of the group, Batman can choose to save her from members of the group instead of Harvey Dent; this will improve their relationship.
After he is almost killed by Lady Arkham, Selina will save Bruce's life and brings him to her apartment to recuperate. During his time there, Bruce and Selina may, if the player chooses to, engage in a one-night stand, though this may possibly lead to a romantic relationship. He may also open Wayne Manor up for her to hide from Harvey and his enforcers, but she will leave shortly afterwards, fearing that he will not be able to protect her from Harvey's wrath. If Bruce suggests that Selina leaves Gotham, she will contact him shortly afterwards to make sure he is fine, regardless of whether he slept with her or not. This implies that she may have some feelings for him.
After Selina is caught breaking into Wayne Enterprises to steal a prototype, she will hand it back. She claims to have gotten close to him in order to steal from the company and be nothing more than a thief. If Bruce chooses to regard her as more than a thief, she will ask why, where he can choose to mention how fighting with her felt good, how she saved his life or profess his feelings towards her. If the latter is chosen, or he chooses to regard her as nothing but a thief, she will leave, considering him "just like everyone else", meaning their relationship might have been damaged further. However, if the former options are chosen, the two's relationship will improve, with Bruce able to hug or kiss her goodbye, depending on what happened in her apartment. She will also send Bruce a blank postcard with a cat after his defeat of the Children of Arkham, though this will only take place if he regarded her as more than just a thief.
Lucius was one of the people in Wayne Enterprises that Bruce trusted with his private life as the vigilante Batman. As well as provide technical support and gadgets, Lucius would support him during the scandal with his parent's ties to Gotham's underworld, even after he was forced to leave the company. He also personally designed many of the gadgets used by Batman in the field, including the Batsuit, many of the handheld gadgets and the Batcomputer. Whenever he needed technical support, Bruce would contact Lucius.
Bruce's relationship with the mysterious "John Doe" can depend on player choice. Upon his arrival to Arkham, John was the first person to act friendly to him, saving him from some of his father's victims, giving him information on Lady Arkham and helping him organize an escape from the asylum. Bruce can either trust "John", agreeing to lend him a favor when he gets out, or not do so.
Vicki Vale/Lady Arkham
Bruce Wayne turned to Vicki Vale for guidance and support for damage control of his family's reputation. However, unknown to him, she was secretly faking her offers to help in order to gain information and try to help destroy his and the Wayne reputation. During the Wayne Enterprises press conference and after his speech, she revealed her true intentions and drugged him, forcing him to attack Oswald Cobblepot. Upon learning she was Lady Arkham, Bruce's views on her can turn antagonistic, though he can wish things had been differently. After learning about the abuse she was put through by the Vales, he can sympathize with and try to reach out to her.
Harvey was one of Bruce's closest friends and would often help him wherever possible. Bruce himself would sponsor Harvey's campaign for Mayor against Hamilton Hill. Following the allegations against the Wayne family, Harvey was forced to separate himself from Bruce, though was reluctant to do so. However, following his injection with the Arkham Drug and catching Bruce in Selina Kyle's apartment, he believed that Bruce had betrayed him and began a smear campaign against his old friend. Harvey would even go as far as send two of his enforcers to murder him, if Bruce tries to talk to him as himself. If the player chooses to stop Penguin from hacking the Batcomputer rather than stop Harvey from taking Wayne Manor, they will confront him and try to talk him out of harming civilians. If they are successful, Harvey will finally see the error of his ways and try to commit suicide. There might also be hope for Harvey to recover if this is the route taken, as Harvey's dominant personality will warn Bruce that they might not be able to control that part of him.
Harvey's relationship with Batman will change depending on choices made in the episodes. If he is saved from disfigurement at the Penguin's hands, he will hold the vigilante in high regard and will support his methods of justice. However, these will be turned if Batman confronts him in following his announcement to seize Wayne Manor and/or confronts him whilst trying to do so. If Batman doesn't save Harvey from Penguin, he will blame the vigilante for his disfigurement and believe that his methods are not as extreme enough. Should Batman confront Dent in Wayne Manor, resulting in the left side of his body being hideously burnt, he may put more blame on the vigilante.
Oswald "Oz" Cobblepot/Penguin
Oswald and Bruce were once childhood friends, the two growing up together as close friends. However, after Oswald's mother was unjustifiably committed to Arkham Asylum by Thomas Wayne, he would come to see his old friend and family as corrupt to the core. Though on initial meeting, Oswald showed no ill favor towards Bruce, he would work behind the scenes with the Children of Arkham to take down the Wayne family and tarnish their legacy.
Bruce's feelings towards Oswald may be antagonistic, depending on the player's choice, or friendly, even during Oswald's take over of Wayne Enterprises. However, he showed concern over his friends decisions and would try to stop him and the Children of Arkham as Batman.
Bruce's relationship with Falcone depends on the decisions made during dialogue. At first, Falcone will appear calm and friendly. However, if the player chooses dialogue that does not support the mob boss or refuses to perform polite gestures to the mob boss, like shaking his hand in public, he will become increasingly aggressive towards them. However, if they do the opposite, Falcone will show more respect towards Bruce. Despite all this, Falcone still considers Bruce as family, even discussing his father's dealings openly after Bruce learns about them.
However, as the Batman, Bruce will act aggressively and violently towards the crime lord. However, if the player chooses to, he can show restraint from excessive violence, such as refusing to brutalize him but arrest him. Falcone was also more willing to speak under interrogation from Batman than Bruce.