As long as there has been a Batman, there has been a reason for criminals to fear the night. And an even bigger reason to make some mad cash. Batman Arkham Origins happens to be one of those games that has more costumes than you can shake a batarang at. Here’s a look at five of those costumes that you won’t see in the final game. Probably.
Zur En Arrh Batman
What happens when Batman decides to program his own brain with a backup personality in case anything happens to his core persona?
You get lunatic Batman, a madman who runs around fighting and kicking as much criminal gluteus maximus as possible while hopped up on adrenal stimulation, with a batsuit that was just begging for an ass-kicking.
(PS: I’m aware of the Arkham Asylum Zur En Arr Batsuit. But that’s a fan mod. Doesn’t count.)
1943 movie serial Batman
The 1940’s film Batman is pretty much the poster child for how not to spend your trust fund. With a suit that looks like it was sewn together by blind lepers, this Batman made the 1960s Adam West version look like a Hulked out Bruce Lee in comparison.
But at least he was on the side of the allies and helped sell war bonds. After all, could Batman stoop any lower?
Oh for frig’s sake.
World War II took place from 1939 to 1945. In an alternate universe where Batman was part of the Axis equation, that entire war most likely took around an afternoon to be decided, because Bat-reasons. Oh, and this Batman is totally up for planting a sock on his barrack door, judging by the fact that he chased more tail than a platoon of Robert F Kennedy super-clones.
Dark Claw Batman
What would happen if the time/space continuum decided to mush Batman and Wolverine together into one dangerously unhinged psychopath with parental issues, a healing factor, knife-hands and too much money?
You’d get Dark Claw, a hero who made child sidekick endangerment a reality and lasted all but one issue back in the crazy dark ages that were known as the mid 1990s.
Ice to meet you Batman
Ironically, the one time a batsuit could have used rubber nipples to devastatingly comedic effect, would have been when Batman took on an ice-based villain who used puns much in much the same way that Government uses taxpayers cash. Without remorse or taste.