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Mayor
General Information
Real name: N/A
First Appearance: The Road to Arkham


An unnamed Mayor was the mayor of Gotham City in the months prior to the events of The Joker's takeover of Arkham Asylum.

HistoryEdit

At some point, the Mayor was holding a City Hall meeting. The Joker and his henchmen managed to track down the Mayor, crashed the meeting, claimed that the city had a "paucity of parking spots designated for clown cars," and that he "tried to park in the handicapped spot, but people told him that he wasn't sick enough." The Mayor, instantly recognized the Joker, and exclaimed in shock that someone had better call the police.

Unfortunately, the Joker, "sensing" that the Mayor looked like he's about to explode, wired him up to an explosive vest that was pattered after the colors of the American Flag. An anonymous person also gave a 911 call that related to the Joker's plans seconds before the Joker's assault. Joker then declared his intent to blow up the Mayor with various explosive chemicals to give a "big bodacious blast of patriotism." Batman then intervened (ironically right after Joker had expressed his disappointment that Batman apparently wasn't coming), and unstrapped the Mayor, while the vest was blown up by various henchmen who tried to shoot at him.

The Mayor then declared that he "had enough of this city" before he announced his resignation. Due to those circumstances, it made it all the more easier for Arkham Asylum Warden Quincy Sharp to win in his campaign for Mayor, a political victory that was eventually solidified when he took falsified credit for stopping Joker's plans in a brutal riot at the Asylum, which occurred that very same night.

As Sharp's victory of becoming Mayor allowed him to implement plans at the behest of his secret collaborator and manipulator, Professor Hugo Strange, which took the shape of Arkham City, Joker's attack on the Mayor and City Hall was an easily overlooked event, but was an extremely pivotal one nonetheless towards the entire series as it served as one of the catalysts for the rest of the events that unfolded over the following years.


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