100+ Things You Have Learned Playing Batman: Arkham Asylum

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#1 Edited by Mike (17341 posts) -


 In the grand tradition of such threads as 100 Things You've Learned Playing Fallout 3, I present to you the Batman: AA version! I'll start. Try to keep the numbering in order and the spam to a minimum if you can so I don't have to do too much cleaning later. (Duplicates and nonsense will be removed)
1. Even though Batman is a total badass and an awesome gymnast, he still can't walk off of many small ledges without stopping first. Who's he trying to be, Marcus Fenix?
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#2 Edited by delta_ass (3807 posts) -

2. Old mansions used to have gargoyles inside every large room.
3. Forcefield gates have apparently been invented in modern day Gotham City.
4. Arkham Asylum is well funded, because they can afford to install large LCD monitors in every room.
5. Explosive gel doesn't require a receiver to be remote detonated.
6. Punching someone and covering up their mouth is completely inaudible to other nearby human beings.
7. Driving over someone with a jet powered car is considered a nonlethal tactic.

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#3 Edited by Oriental_Jams (3072 posts) -

8.  Arkham Asylum's security is balls out retarded. Of course the Joker needs more than one guard to be walked to his cell.

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#4 Edited by delta_ass (3807 posts) -

9. Steroids don't just enlarge your muscles, they even cause your bones to grow and jut out of your body.

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#5 Posted by JukeboxJoe (244 posts) -

10. It is a requirement for all henchmeh to be barechested
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#6 Edited by SuperJoe (1093 posts) -

11.  When Batman hallucinates he thinks of sidescrolling games
12.  If you want to be a knife guy in Joker's army be prepared to hide in oversized giftboxes for extended periods of time
13.  The Riddler could've had a successful career as a game show announcer
14.  Commissioner Gordon likes to lift weights in his spare time

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#7 Edited by Karmum (11515 posts) -

15. Let's face it, when you're hanging upside down from a gargoyle, no henchmen can see you. Really, really? The guy is looking right up at me from a distance, you don't see the black thing dangling from the gargoyle?

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#8 Posted by super_machine (2007 posts) -

16. Batman has mastered self replicating nano technology. How else does he have infinite batarangs?

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#9 Posted by delta_ass (3807 posts) -

17. Batman can fit almost anything into his utility belt, except a gas mask. Gas masks just aren't worth carrying.

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#10 Posted by GunnBjorn (2905 posts) -

18. Batman = Bruce Wayne = Billionaire = The chiropteran vehicle is disposable and easily replaceable.    
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#11 Posted by delta_ass (3807 posts) -

19. Bruce Wayne can afford highly advanced body armor and vision modes for his cowl, but not a hands-free comm device.

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#12 Posted by Hassebla (31 posts) -

20: When someone gets knocked the fuck out they always put their hands near their head.

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#13 Edited by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -

21. Evil henchmen do not have any peripheral vision.

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#14 Edited by alexl86 (809 posts) -

22. Harley Quinn apparently walks on her hands a lot more than you'd think be humanly possible.

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#15 Edited by SUBL1ME (119 posts) -

23. Button down shirts and panties are appropriate inmate uniforms.

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#16 Edited by Church069 (254 posts) -

24.  Unlike the Warden, the Riddler has access to every part of Arkham.    
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#17 Edited by JokerClown88 (1107 posts) -

25. The Joker enjoys wearing thongs.

26. Insane Asylums have massive and beautiful Gardens in them.

27. Insane Asylums have massive and beautiful Graveyards in them.

28. It is very easy to escape from your cell in Arkham.

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#18 Edited by CaptainObvious (2993 posts) -

29. Batman knows spanish.

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#19 Edited by Church069 (254 posts) -

30.  When Batman gets new upgraded armor, it comes battle damage ready.    
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#20 Edited by XJGunz (53 posts) -

31. Somehow finding riddler trophies grant you access to bios of other characters.

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#21 Edited by Tirrandir (222 posts) -

32.  Batman might carry around a Kryptonite ring to knock out Superman, but he still doesn't think it's worth carrying around Fear Toxin antidote.

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#22 Edited by Pie (7317 posts) -

33. That batman only decides to get out his handy hacking device even though if he had used it at the very begininng he could of caught the joker as soon as he had escaped

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#23 Edited by NinjaHunter (1005 posts) -

34. If something has blocked your path, there is always a vent nearby to crawl into. 
35. There are vents inside of statues that are only there to hide trophies, lead to nowhere and aren't connected to the ventilation system.

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#24 Edited by TheLegendofLuke (570 posts) -

36. Someone who planned far enough ahead to build a batcave under a freaking insane asylum forgot to grab his explosive gel from the car... :/
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#25 Edited by JukeboxJoe (244 posts) -

37. Members of the Arkham staff have no discernable filing systems, instead prefering to just stack huge piles of files on top of each other next to perfectly good filing cabinets, and also leaving potentially revealing and important patient interviews lying around. 
38. Whilst Batman did have the foresight to build a Batcave on Arkham, he couldn't be bothered joining the platforms up
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#26 Edited by FlipperDesert (2202 posts) -

39. While it's absolutely possible to spam multiple regular batarangs in one throw, it is physically impossible to throw more than one sonic batarang per minute.
40. The Spirit of Arkham has a lot of spare time, and has somehow placed down engraved stones on random locations across Arkham island detailing their patient malpractise, and has somehow made them look old and worn in the process.
41. The Riddler is stupid enough to place down a map showing where he's hidden the solutions to his challenges, and still somehow get frustrated when Batman uses it.

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#27 Edited by Mikemcn (8216 posts) -

42. The Batman cannot cross a ditch in order to climb through a window.
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#28 Edited by hughesie27 (230 posts) -

43. The Joker will only ever speak to you through a TV screen. Even if it means placing a TV set infront of his own head while leaving his body fully in sight and at the same time standing in the same cell for the duration of the game with only a pane of glass between himself and batman.

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#29 Posted by toorima (204 posts) -

44. Thugs wielding 3 foot iron pipes are not armed.

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#30 Posted by KingHippp0 (137 posts) -

45. The Riddler found holes in Arkham's pavement, put a trophy down there, and then resurfaced it poorly. 
46. Arkham uses modern day psychiatric treatments such as electrified floors, and iron cages suspended by rusty chains over a large chasm.

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#31 Posted by Oni (2289 posts) -

47. It is always night on Arkham island. Always.

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#32 Posted by CL60 (17117 posts) -
@Oni said:
" 47. It is always night on Arkham island. Always. "
Well that's probably because the game takes place in 1 day and is at night time.
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#33 Posted by klaptos (196 posts) -

48. Killer Croc doesnt enjoy being tickled.

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#34 Posted by LiquidPrince (16884 posts) -

49. The words Titan + Venom  =/= good thing.

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#35 Posted by Damian (1521 posts) -

50. The economic downturn has not effected Wayne Enterprises.

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#36 Edited by DrRockzo (13 posts) -

51. Batman does not kill even when exploding a wall beside a guy sending razor sharp stone shards into their head or pulling them over a railing droping them 25 feet onto their head

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#37 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3529 posts) -
@DrRockzo said:

47. Batman does not kill even when exploding a wall beside a guy sending razor sharp stone shards into their head or pulling them over a railing droping them 25 feet onto their head

yours is suposta be number 51 :P
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#38 Posted by MasterSquirrel (56 posts) -

52. Minor goons are transformed into giant monstrosities when on Titan, but hot psycho chicks are just made more psychotic.
53. Harley Quinn can ride an elevator counter weight upwards while twisted shrapnel and large metal beams rain down and not be injured in the least.
54. Being on the party list doesn't mean you're actually wanted for the party. You have to have a smiley face by your name first.

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#39 Posted by NickNorman (459 posts) -

 55. Either the villains in Arkham really like putting their stuff everywhere all the time, or the janitorial staff does a horrible job.

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#40 Posted by SuperJoe (1093 posts) -

56. The moon is dangerously close to Gotham City.

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#41 Posted by jakob187 (22938 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" 19. Bruce Wayne can afford highly advanced body armor and vision modes for his cowl, but not a hands-free comm device. "
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#42 Posted by JeanLuc (3882 posts) -

57. The architect of arkham desided that it would be a smart idea to put bottomless pits in the gardens.    
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#43 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

For those complaining about the Batcave under the Asylum, it's worth noting that they didn't make that up just for the game, it was mentioned in the comics before as something he built just incase.

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#44 Posted by Donkeysraliens (154 posts) -

58. Mark Hamill must really hate people thinking Heath Ledger is the Quintessential Joker. 
59. Batman may be rich, but he's not above going all 'Crocodile Dundee' on your ass if the situation requires it. 
60. Arkham's lead architect had a thing for the old Disney cartoon 'Gargoyles'. 

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#45 Posted by Paperw8 (2 posts) -

61. The architecture is too weak to use the batclaw in some areas. Unless you're falling to your death, in which case it will save you every time.

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#46 Posted by Damian (1521 posts) -

62. Eidos is still a relevant company. 
63. Joker should put more bullets in his gun. 
64. Failing 63., the joker should put a "Bang" flag in his gun.

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#47 Edited by raidingkvatch (1209 posts) -

65. Batman has much more armour available for his suit, but wants to test just how hard he is before he installs it.

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#48 Posted by Milkman (18933 posts) -

66. Every woman in Arkham is a slut.

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#49 Posted by Brockly46 (652 posts) -

67. The riddler knows how to make invisible ink

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#50 Posted by raidingkvatch (1209 posts) -

68. Anyone with a mental health issue is dangerous and should be punched in the face

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