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The Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane, or simply Arkham Asylum, is a psychiatric hospital located in the outskirts of Gotham City. It was founded by Amadeus Arkham in the early 20th century, transforming it from a family estate in to a treatment center.
It is dedicated to rehabilitating those considered too dangerous for normal prisons such as Blackgate Penitentiary.
The Joker's RiotEdit
During the Joker's imprisonment at Arkham, Dr. Harleen Quinzel would blindly fall in love with her assigned patient. The Joker would gradually trick her into giving him a machine gun, allowing him to start a riot. His loyal goons overran the prison, killing the guards and freed him, presumably leaving the facility in disorder for a while.
Lex Luthor's ImprisonmentEdit
It is assumed that the Asylum would later be restored from the damage caused by Joker's riot, before the events that lead to Lex Luthor's imprisonment in it, having been transferred there from Belle Reve.
- Doctor Aesop - A Gotham City-based criminal who uses the moral lessons found in Aeosop's Fables as his MO.
- Lex Luthor - An immensely formidable supercriminal psychopath, imprisoned for committing unspeakable crimes against peace and humanity, orchestrating the Nairomi Incident and the US Capitol bombing (killing numerous people in both instances), as well as unleashing Doomsday, a monster that killed Superman and nearly brought about an apocalypse. Lex is transferred to Arkham from Belle Reve through the influence of Batman, since Lex had been declared insane therefore and unfit for trial.
- Joker - An immensely formidable criminal psychopath, top crime boss of Gotham City's criminal underworld, imprisoned by Batman for committing numerous crimes, later released by his goons.
- Harley Quinn - Once a psychiatrist at the Asylum, Dr. Harleen Quinzel would later become a patient at the institution herself, imprisoned by Batman for her numerous crimes, later transferred to Belle Reve.
- Killer Croc - Formidable villainous metahuman, imprisoned for his many crimes in Gotham City, most notably cannibalism. He was transferred to Belle Reve.
See Also Edit
- Arkham Asylum at the Batman Wiki.
- Arkham Asylum at the Batman Anthology Wiki.
- Arkham Asylum at the Batman The Animated Series
- Arkham Asylum at the DC Database
- Arkham Asylum (Nolan) at the Batman Wiki
- Arkham Asylum at the DC Animated Universe
- Arkham Asylum at the Arkham Wiki
- Arkham Asylum at the Gotham Wiki