The Arkham Asylum (アーカム・アサイラム, Ākamu Asairamu), colloquially referred to simply as "Arkham" (アーカム, Ākamu), is a location that appears in the Marvelous DC's Justice Avengers series created by Gardner Fox and Jack Kirby.
It is a government-funded medical institution and penitentiary dedicated to the rehabilitation of the criminally insane, built on a small island off the coast of Gotham City as a security measure. The asylum was named after the original director's mother.
Having being in operation over the years, numerous criminals have been or are being admitted to the facility. The asylum has a mainly gothic look, with many interior gargoyles, but had been outfitted with high-tech security, including forcefield security doors.
"What kind of psycho built this place? Don't look like no hospital I ever been in."
- —Blackgate Prisoner, on Arkham Asylum.
- 1 Personnel
- 1.1 Staff
- 1.2 Known Patients
- 2 History
- 3 Synopsis
- 4 Events
- 5 Early Versions
- 6 Anime and Manga Differences
- 7 Translation and Dub Issues
- 8 Theme songs
- 9 Other Appearances
- 10 See also
- 11 Etymology
- 12 External links
- 13 Notes & Trivia
- Arthur Hammond - Vice-Warden promoted to Chief Warden
- Adrien Chen
- Gretchen Whistler
- Ian Kennedy
- Kevin Liew
- Dr. Joan Leland - Head of Psychiatry
- Robert Stirling
- Sarah Cassidy
- Stephen Kellerman
- Unnamed Orderly
- Aaron Cash
- Eddie Burlow
- Henry Smith
- Louie Green
- Maria Andrade
- Thomas Armbruster
- William North
- Zach Franklin
- Carl Todd
- Jordan Fraser
- Luke Curtis
- Amadeus Arkham - founder
- Quincy Sharp - Former Chief Warden (Arrested)
- Dr. Harleen Quinzel - Former Psychiatrist Turned Inmate
- Dr. Jeremiah Arkham - Former Psychiatric Intern (Fired)
- Dr. Jonathan Crane - Former Doctor Turned Inmate
- Dr. Penny Young - Former Psychiatrist (Deceased)
- Frank Boles - Former Security (Deceased)
- The Joker
- Killer Croc
- Maxie Zeus
- Razor (shipped in from Blackgate)
- The Riddler
- Victor Zsasz
- Amadeus Arkham (Abandoned Wing; Deceased)
- Rā's al Ghūl (Dr. Young's Office Morgue; Disappeared)
- Mad Dog (Deceased)
- Esther Cobblepot (Deceased)
- Great White Shark
- Humpty Dumpty
- The Mad Hatter
- Phosphorus Rex
- Roland Desmond
- Sane Lewis
- Several members of Children of Arkham
- Venom Henchman (shipped in from Blackgate)
- The Ventriloquist
- Copperhead (shipped in from Blackgate)
- Jason Todd (secretly by Joker)
- Magpie (shipped in from Blackgate)
- Killer Moth (shipped in from Blackgate)
Justice Avengers' Batman
Plot in the Series
Anime and Manga Differences
Translation and Dub Issues
- The asylum's full name is The Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane (エリザベス・アーカム触法精神障碍者病棟, Erizabesu Ākamu ).
- Arkham Asylum Wikipedia
- Arkham Asylum Arkham Wiki
- Arkham Asylum Batman Wiki
- Blackgate Prison Batman Arkhamworld Wiki
- Arkham Asylum CC Mainframe
- Arkham Asylum DC Database
Notes & Trivia
- The Arkham Asylum first appeared in Batman #258 (October 1974).
- Dr. Harleen Quinzel was a psychiatric doctor at Arkham before being twisted by Joker into becoming Harley Quinn.
- Ambush Bug spent some time in Arkham Asylum, but was released primarily because they couldn't deal with him anymore.
- The asylum's patients and staff joke that the asylum always keeps at least one cell spare to accommodate the Batman.
- Dr. Benjamin Stoner was a head doctor at Arkham Asylum before he was chosen by a Lord of Chaos named Typhon to act as a soldier of Chaos. Possessed by Typhon, Stoner became the "Anti-Fate" and was manipulated into battling and bringing about the death of Doctor Fate.
- Staff shortages in Arkham mean that staff let some of the more functional patients help out with tasks such as making coffee and cleaning.
- In the time of Harleen Quinzel's residency, Arkham's "best and brightest" patients were held in the southern wing known as "The Zoo".