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After The Joker's takeover of Arkham Asylum which was thwarted by Batman, Warden Quincy Sharp took full credit for the Joker's defeat and was quickly elected as Mayor of Gotham City. Manipulated by Professor [[H

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Previously known as Gotham North, Arkham City is located in Uptown Gotham with an Amusement Mile, Industrial District, Park Row and The Bowery district.



After The Joker's takeover of Arkham Asylum which was thwarted by Batman, Warden Quincy Sharp took full credit for the Joker's defeat and was quickly elected as Mayor of Gotham City. Manipulated by Professor Hugo Strange into creating Arkham City, Mayor Sharp walls off and isolates a large Gotham City district and converts it into the new form of Arkham Asylum. Sharp leaves Professor Strange in charge as chief administrator with security handled by the militarised TYGER Security force. The concept of Arkham City, however, was established long before the Joker's takeover of the asylum, conceived by Strange and his secret master Ra's al Ghul, and expanded on by Warden Sharp.

After Sharp took credit for the liberation of Arkham Asylum, he was quickly elected as Mayor of Gotham and made a proposal to the Gotham City government to rebuild Arkham not on the island but instead in the city itself. The proposal passed and Strange was selected to administrate the new Arkham. Due to the damage to the island it was decided that the city would sell the rights to Arkham Island to the highest bidder. Private security company TYGER quickly purchased the island and, soon after, were named as the primary contractors for security in the new Arkham City.

Numerous people were involved in the city's creation, but by the time it was finished, most if not all of those involved were double-crossed by Strange and imprisoned within the city walls to cover up his tracks, these innocent people becoming known as "political prisoners". Sharp, paranoid to end crime in Gotham, labelled everyone and anyone who even had the slightest criminal record to be inmates of Arkham City and had them imprisoned without trial or the right to objections. Strange furthered this by imprisoning anyone trying to investigate or speak out against Arkham. Commissioner James Gordon, suspicious of the intentions of Arkham City's development, as well as Sharp's sidestepping his questions by ignoring him directly or using red tape, sent in a ten-man squad of undercover cops from the 13th Precinct to investigate what is really occurring in Arkham City. Unfortunately, in an interview Strange tipped the Penguin off to the undercover cops, they weren't able to report back before their true status as cops was exposed and resulted in their capture by the Penguin's gang.

Batman: Arkham City

Bruce Wayne openly protests against the city's creation and was swiftly apprehended by TYGER and becomes an inmate. However, Bruce escapes the vengeful inmates and (with a capsule full of his equipment dropped on a near by rooftop) becomes Batman to investigate Strange's mysterious Protocol 10.

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Political Prisoners

Unofficial Residents


Park Row

Amusement Mile

  • Gotham Casino
  • Gotham City Olympus Nightclub
  • GCR
  • GCPD Building
  • Prawn Shack
  • Gotham Sea Pier
  • Scallop Bar
  • W. White - Gotham Fish Monger's
  • Krank Co. Toys
  • Dini Towers
  • Leslie Thompkins Medical Clinic
  • Poison Ivy's Lair

Industrial District

  • Sionis Industries
  • Steel Mill/Joker's Funland
  • Bill's Hotdogs
  • North Gotham Docks
  • Tricorner Naval
  • Zsasz's Hideout
  • Storage Warehouse 5B
  • Otis Flannegan Pest Control


  • Subway Station
  • Subway Tunnels
  • Subway Terminal
  • Subway Maintenance Access

The Bowery

  • Bank of Gotham
  • Live Nudes
  • Monorail
  • Sal Maroni's Italian Restaurant
  • Cyrus Pinkney's Institute for Natural History (Museum)
  • Iceberg Lounge
  • Shreck's Department Store
  • Jezebel Center
    • Gotham Casino
    • Carnival Toys & Games
    • Gotham Perfumes
    • Glass, Mirrors, Shades
    • Italian Cuisine
  • Subway Station
  • Magic and Props

Wonder City

  • Collapsed Streets
  • Wonder Tower Foundations
  • Wonder Avenue
    • Grimberg's Occult Store
    • Muftic Barbershop
    • Underhill & Davies Books
    • The Tea Hut
    • Wonder City Jewelry
    • Billingham Butchers
    • Adamson & Stjernberg Drugstore
    • Furniture Store
    • Fruit & Vegetables
    • Cloney Cobblers
    • Wonder City Textile Manufacturing
    • Crazy Clown Toys & Dolls
    • Royal Flush Tobacco
    • Wine & Spirit
  • Secret Corridor
  • Chamber of the Demon
  • Wonder Tower
  • Observation Deck


  • According to one of the riddles, Arkham City officially opened on November 19th.

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