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AMADEUS ARKHAM
REAL NAME: Amadeus Arkham
OCCUPATION: Psychiatrist
BASE OF OPERATIONS: Gotham City
EYES: Blue
HAIR: Brown
HEIGHT: 5'11
WEIGHT: 175 lb
FIRST APPEARANCE: Batman #258 (October, 1974)
 
UNLOCKING REQUIREMENT FOR BIO:
Scan the gravestone for Amadeus Arkham in the cemetery of Arkham Island East.
 
STORY:
Amadeus Arkham founded the Elizabeth Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane, naming it after his mother, whom he euthanized as treatment for her dementia. Building it on the old grounds of his family's historic mansion on the outskirts of Gotham, Amadeus personally treated its first patient--Martin "Mad Dog" Hawkins, who had killed Amadeus's wife and daughter. After administering fatal electro-shock treatments to Hawkins, Amadeus lost all grip on his sanity and was admitted into his own institution.
 
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Highly respected psychiatrist, until his fall to insanity.
  • Heir to the Arkham land and fortune.
  • Delusional schizophrenic.