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Is Hush the primary villain of the next Batman game?

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Who’s afraid of the big bad bat? Ever since the events of Arkham City the caped crusader has been left without a purple-suited maniac in his life, as the Joker finally succumbed to the effects of the game that kicked the entire franchise off in Arkham Asylum. A new game is on the way, and that’s no secret. So who will be the main antagonist? Well, Hush up and I’ll tell you…

The current theory is that Doctor Thomas Elliott, better known to fans as Hush, is going to be terrorising the Gotham guardian over another bad night. Batman: Hush, a Facebook page that is owned by Warner Bros, posted the following image and description over the weekend:

Hush

Hush isn’t just a villain, but also the name of his debut storyline that was received with wide acclaim back in 2000. Written by Jeph Loeb and drawn by Jim Lee, Hush was an anti-Batman, a child who murdered his own parents and is driven by an intense desire for material wealth and greed.

Together with another recurring Arkham foe, the Riddler, Hush orchestrated a massive plot against the Batman, that saw the caped crusader tussle with his entire rogues gallery and even Superman. In terms of game design, that’s a winner right there as you know how developers just love to throw players into a gauntlet of boss battles.

Hush has also made an appearance in both Arkham Asylum (sort of) and Arkham City. In Asylum, his name can be found written on the duty roster of the medical roster, while Arkham City saw him re-emerge as a serial killer whose faces were stripped of in order to help him perform plastic surgery on himself in order to resemble Bruce Wayne.

We’ve already seen the logo for the next Batman game, where I guessurmised that the next title would either star the Suicide Squad or be based on the No Man’s Land arc. But a Hush-centric Batman game? I can get behind that, easy.

Last Updated: March 3, 2014

35 Comments

  1. If Rocksteady are Developing, I can get behind Hush as the big bad…. But, it would be cooler if it was Ras Al Ghul… Maybe introduce the Red Hood… Who could have his own campaign against Batman, because he believes Batman is responsible for the Death of the Joker, robbing him of his chance for revenge…. Keep it dark, make it more personal….

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    • LAblak22

      March 3, 2014 at 12:15

      Joker killed the sh*t out of Jason Todd. Why would he want revenge against Batman if he thought he killed him?

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      • El Capitan del Blade

        March 3, 2014 at 12:31

        Becuase Story…. 😉

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        • LAblak22

          March 3, 2014 at 12:37

          I can see that, but still: that would piss on the very fabric of who and what Red Hood is. Rocksteady have shown that they LOVE the Batverse and have stuck pretty damn faithfully to it, so I doubt they’d compromise Jason to such a degree.

          Jason blames Bruce yes, but he still loves and respects him. But I get where you’re going. He’d make a pretty badass boss fight along the lines of the Deathstroke fight from that piece of sizzling shit Arkham OrangeGingers.

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          • El Capitan del Blade

            March 3, 2014 at 12:46

            I’ve not even played Origins yet…. For the same reason I never played Bioshock 2….

            On Rocksteady’s next game, I agree with your assessment, but it would still be cool to have Todd’s Red Hood appear…

          • The D

            March 3, 2014 at 13:18

            I think a Red Hood side-mission would be easy enough, ala Lady Shiva in Origins or Mad Hatter in City. But as a primary antagonist? Nah.

          • El Capitan del Blade

            March 3, 2014 at 13:44

            Darryn, have you Read Death in the Family and Under The Hood, some of the greatest Batman Comics… Right up there with Killing Joke and Knightfall.

          • The D

            March 3, 2014 at 13:52

            You’re asking me if I’ve read certain landmark Batman comics that helped define the caped crusader and his world for generations to come? Does an orphan with anger issues and too much cash shit in a secret underground cave lair?

          • El Capitan del Blade

            March 3, 2014 at 13:57

            Is an alternate reality’s Batman a Gun toting alcoholic in a constant struggle with his estranged wife?

    • Scott

      March 3, 2014 at 20:30

      In the Hush story arc, Hush recruits Red Hood to help him. He also has Clayface shape shift to Jason Todd and they play on the grief that Batman feels for his death. Along with that, the DLC for AC would tie in nicely because eventually Robin and Nightwing assist Batman in his fight against Hush.

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  2. Macethy

    March 3, 2014 at 12:15

    I wish Rocksteady made a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games where Batman fighting mechanics and multiple paths through the world depending on which turtle you chose…

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    • LAblak22

      March 3, 2014 at 12:17

      Them rumours were squashed hard two years ago, yo. Bro.

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  3. Hammersteyn

    March 3, 2014 at 12:17

    Hush isn’t so much the games next villain but it’s more like what Warner Bros. wants us to do when we talk about the bugs in Arkham Origings.

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    • LAblak22

      March 3, 2014 at 12:18

      I read that as “Arkham OrangeGingers.”

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      • Hammersteyn

        March 3, 2014 at 12:19

        Hahahaha

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  4. LAblak22

    March 3, 2014 at 12:17

    Well, I said this last week, didn’t I? I called it — I, F-word called that S-word right there. Posing as Bruce, he’s probably going to try and discredit Batman like he did with — was it Heart of Hush? Sure it was that GN… I’m… I’m sure… Am I?

    And side-note: Hush is one of my favourite villains and his introductory arc was brilliant, but to this day, I hate the Riddler’s part in it. Undermined Elliot so hard. :/

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 3, 2014 at 12:29

      Hopefully we can get Elliots story out in the open. Never really heard of him,but it seems like he could be a very dangerous foe for Batman. Also it’s nice to see designers put their Joker,Bane,Mr Free,Penguin ,etc. figurines away for know.

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      • LAblak22

        March 3, 2014 at 12:39

        The dude is a very sick puppy. I creamed my briefs when I found him in Arkham City.

        During Batman R.I.P, he did the same thing (stealing Bruce’s identity) and abused his wealth, but Batman, Inc turned those tables on him. He’s definitely worthy of being the big bad for the Arkham [Insert title here].

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  5. RinceThis

    March 3, 2014 at 12:21

    Let’s be fair, Darryn could get behind anything Batman involved…

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    • General JJ the annihilator

      March 3, 2014 at 12:23

      I don’t think Batman wants to be involved with or have Darryn get behind him.

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      • RinceThis

        March 3, 2014 at 12:24

        Oi! Where were you on Sat?!

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        • General JJ the annihilator

          March 3, 2014 at 12:25

          Family issues. Sorry. Wish I was with you guys rather, but duty calls and all.

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          • RinceThis

            March 3, 2014 at 12:33

            Here, Photoshop yourself in 😉

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 3, 2014 at 12:47

            Like this?

          • RinceThis

            March 3, 2014 at 12:56

            HAHAHAHAHAHAH!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. Bilbo)

            March 3, 2014 at 13:06

            Gives a whole new meaning to the term “Human Centipede” O_o

          • Andre116

            March 3, 2014 at 13:25

            Hahaha. Brilliant!

          • General JJ the annihilator

            March 3, 2014 at 13:46

            Wait a second….
            Dude. What happened to your avatar? What’s going on?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 3, 2014 at 13:51

            I changed it. I can’t take a holiday :/

          • General JJ the annihilator

            March 3, 2014 at 14:08

            Eish. I was meant to put in a few days leave for the coming weekend. Big boss left for China, now no one can approve it. So I’m stuck here.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 3, 2014 at 14:19

            I’m also a bit surprised that no one seems to have recognised the character.

  6. Milesh Bhana

    March 3, 2014 at 12:31

    they need to make one with the Court of Owls. That was an awesome storyline.

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    • The D

      March 3, 2014 at 13:28

      This, a million times this!

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  7. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    March 3, 2014 at 12:34

    Hush is the most underrated villain in the Batman comics. I rate him second only to the Joker.

    I have a feeling that the 3rd game will also feature Scarcrow after the big secret In arkham city. Also, remember Azreal’s prophecy. Guys, reckon the next Arkham game will own!

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    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      March 3, 2014 at 12:38

      Yeah, really hoping to see Scarecrow as well.

      Only time will tell what it will be but it is going to rock!

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