Bruce Wayne was the son of Dr. Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha, and heir to the Wayne fortune. Not much is known about his childhood, but it seemed to be a happy one. However, at the age of nine, the family was ambushed whilst returning from a showing at the Monarch Theatre. The man, Joe Chill, shot his parents dead but fled upon hearing police sirens, leaving Bruce alive. Picked up by the family's butler Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce grew up under his care and guidance.
After this event, Bruce pledged to avenge his parents and make Gotham a safer place. For years, he trained in various martial arts, crime investigation techniques and criminology. By his late twenties, Bruce had secretly become a vigilante known as the "Batman", fighting crime and corruption in Gotham. As his civilian identity, Bruce became friends with District Attorney Harvey Dent and, as Batman, an ally of Police Lieutenant James Gordon. Bruce also received help in his operations from Alfred and Lucius Fox, both of whom were aware of his double life.
Upon receiving police reports that Gotham City Hall was being attacked by a group of armed mercenaries, Batman entered the building and defeated four of the assailants. After defeating the leader, he discovered that a woman in a catsuit had broken into the Mayor's office and broken into the safe. After defeating the last of the mercenaries, Batman chased her to the roof and fought her. During the fight, he recovered an encrypted drive she had stolen from the safe. As the thief made her escape, Batman tried to subdue the thief with a Bat-Stunner. This caused her to fall from the rooftop, leading him to jump after and catch her. The thief escaped by pickpocketing his Grappling Gun from his utility belt and using it to hang from a passing monorail.
After the encounter, Bruce returned to Wayne Manor, where Alfred performed minor surgery on his new injuries, and prepared for the fundraiser for Harvey's Mayoral campaign. After witnessing his speech, they talked about Bruce's absence and how he could influence the campaign. During the event, Bruce tried to convinced Wayne Enterprise Board members Robert and Regina Zellerbach into voting for Harvey and met conversation with Gotham Gazette reporter Vicki Vale.
After being informed by Alfred that crime lord Carmine Falcone had arrived, Bruce learnt that Harvey had invited him in the hopes that he would help get the strings pulled to get him into the Mayor seat. To this end, he was forced to welcome Falcone and talk with him privately in the parlor. During the conversation, Falcone tried to convince him to enter a partnership, during which he brought up Bruce's father. Regardless of whether Bruce chooses to associate with him or not, the meeting was interrupted by Alfred, which prompted Falcone to leave.
After the fundraiser, Bruce returned to the Batcave and began looking at the drive he'd confiscated from "Catwoman". Discovering it was encrypted, he set the Batcomputer to decrypt it and found that it contained information about East Side Docks. Bruce also searched up Catwoman in the GCPD archives, finding nothing about her but a few jobs within the city. Whilst talking to Alfred, Bruce learnt that his childhood friend Oswald Cobblepot had been at the fundraiser and made arrangements to meet up in his family's old park. Learning more about Cobblepot's criminal activities as "the Penguin", Bruce decided to go through with the meeting to discover why he'd returned.
Arriving at the allotted time, Bruce received a text from Oswald saying that he was running late. Whilst waiting at the statue, he was confronted by two muggers, whom he fought off with Cobblepot's help. The two conversed about their own pasts since their last meeting, particularly the Cobblepot family's collapse. They also discussed Carmine's attendance of the party, with Oswald showing his displeasure towards the crime boss, expressing his desire to see him fall. He then brought up that he was leading a "revolution" that would change Gotham and warned Bruce on the right side. Oswald left to organize the revolution, whilst Bruce received a text from Alfred about the Wayne Memorial Hospital press conference.
Arriving at the conference just in time, Bruce and Harvey announced their intentions to use it to replace the decrepit Arkham Asylum. During the conference, he received a text from Alfred, asking him to come back to the manor urgently. During the questions and answers section, Bruce was confronted about an account held by his father and Falcone, learning that Gotham's news establishments had received information from an anonymous source. Receiving many questions about his family's ties to Falcone's crime family, Bruce decided to leave and received a call from Alfred, who told him that the GCPD were raiding Wayne Manor.
Returning to find the GCPD officers in the middle of the investigation, Bruce talked to Gordon and learnt that the search had been approved by Mayor Hill. He reluctantly allowed the officers to take files related to his father's accounts and Wayne Enterprises. Gordon also left a copy of warrant with Bruce. After the GCPD left, he was met by Vicki, who offered to help him though the crisis and help his family's reputation. After they discussed possible theories on who may have released the information, Vicki asked Bruce to give a quote to defend himself. After she left, he and Alfred decided to confront Harvey about the warrant.
Meeting at Café Triste that evening, Bruce learnt that Hill had done this without Harvey's authority and began making plans to investigate it themselves. The conversation was interrupted by Harvey's date, Selina Kyle, who Bruce easily recognized as Catwoman from an injury he'd given her. After a brief conversation, Harvey left to rally damage control, leaving Bruce to confront her. Revealing she was aware that he was Batman, Selina tried to get him to hand over the drive. Bruce refused, instead offering to track down her employers. Desperate to no suffer repercussions, Selina reluctantly gave him the address that she was meant to meet them at. When Harvey returned, Bruce gave an excuse to leave and headed off to investigate as Batman.
Batman arrived at the address, a warehouse in the Gotham Docks, and discovered there had been a shootout between the GCPD and the mercenaries from City Hall. Using clues that he found, he deduced that they had been trying to steal containers containing psychogenic chemicals and had accidentally alerted the GCPD, causing the shootout. He also discovered Falcone's calling card, making him suspect he was responsible. Believing one of the men was still at the warehouse, Batman located and interrogated him about Falcone's motives. After finishing, Batman left the mercenary for the GCPD, though can remain behind to inform Gordon about his discoveries.
Returning to the Batcave, Bruce was confronted by Alfred for his use of violence. The butler implored him to use less violent techniques or, should he continue to do so, not to forget the reasons for becoming Batman. After the computer finished decrypting the drive, they discovered that it contained a complete manifest of Falcone's criminal empire. With the information they had, Bruce realized that he could now destroy Falcone's empire and finally arrest him. They discussed either giving the information to Gordon to help the GCPD dismantle the Falcone empire or giving it to Vicki so that the information was public. Depending on who Bruce decides to give it to, the following possibilities will occur.
If Bruce chooses Vicki, he will arrange to meet her somewhere outside the city. Thanking him for the information, they discuss whether exposing Falcone will help the city. They also discuss whether anyone would be able to influence the city themselves. As Vicki leaves to give the evidence to all media outlets, Bruce learns from Alfred that Falcone has been located in Skyline Club. He then leaves to confront the criminal as Batman.
If Bruce decides to give the information to Gordon, he arranges to meet him in one of the city's public buildings. The lieutenant thanks Bruce for giving the information, but tells him that it will not affect the investigation into his family. During the conversation, they discuss whether arresting Falcone will make a difference or whether another criminal will take his place. After Gordon leaves to return home, Bruce learns from Alfred that Falcone has been located in Skyline Club. Returning to his car, he then leaves to confront the criminal as Batman.
Arriving at the Skyline Club, Batman surveyed the area with a Bat-Drone, locating Falcone in his office. Deciding how to approach the situation, he entered the building and subdued the criminal's men. Eventually forcing Falcone out, Batman chased him to his office, disarming the security measures and destroying the room in the process. Interrogating the criminal, Batman learnt that the warehouse was actually owned by Falcone, along with the chemicals stolen. The crime lord also denied playing a part of the shootout. With the GCPD entering the building and Falcone refusing to answer any more questions, Batman has the option to either brutalize or arrest the criminal. Regardless of the choice, the crime lord revealed that the allegations against his parents were true. Shocked by the revelation, Batman fled as the GCPD arrived.
As he returned to the Batcave, Bruce listened to reports from different Gotham news outlets reporting on his attack on the Skyline Club and the family's scandal. If he chose to give a quote, it is used as part of his defense. Returning to the Batcave, Bruce confronted Alfred about what he had learnt and demanded he was told everything.
The next morning, Bruce returned to Crime Alley for the first time in years. Met by Alfred, Bruce learned that he had been aware of the truth and that he had hidden it so that he could grow up without his father's ties to crime. Alfred also admitted to almost left Thomas' employ but stayed because of his parents' deaths. Suspecting that their murder was linked to their connections, Bruce tried to recall the event to see if their was any link to their criminal ties. With Alfred's help, he began to recall more details, including his father demanding that Chill told Falcone was making a mistake. With this epiphany, Bruce decided to visit the crime lord in the GCPD to get more answers about his parents' involvement in his organization and the possible link to him in their murder.
With Harvey's help, Bruce managed to arrange to visit Falcone in the GCPD. Met by Gordon, Bruce was shown to Falcone's confines in the infirmary. During the trip, they discussed Batman's recent actions and the effect he was making on the city. Bruce also met Stg. Renee Montoya, who showed him her support despite the allegations against his family. Arriving at the infirmary, Bruce was left to talk to Falcone alone. As they talked, Bruce learned more about his father's operations with Falcone and how close the two actually were. When asked about his involvement their murder, Bruce learned that the crime lord was not involved. However, before he could reveal the true culprit, Falcone was shot dead by Montoya. Before she could attack any of the approaching officers, Bruce subdued her, noticing the blue veins on her lips.
With Gordon, Bruce escorted Montoya to one of the interrogation rooms. Waiting for Harvey, they discussed ways to handle the fallout from these events and theories why she would have killed Falcone. After Dent and Gordon left to handle the criminal's lawyers, Bruce investigated Montoya himself, identifying evidence that she had been drugged. When she awoke, he learnt that the person had mentioned a "revolution", leading him to realize that Oswald had been involved. When Gordon and Harvey returned from the conference, Bruce left to return to the Batcave and locate Cobblepot, briefly bumping into Vicki Vale as he left.
Upon arrival, both Bruce and Alfred discussed Falcone's death and how it would affect Gotham. They also analysed a sample of the chemical injected into Montoya and compared it to the one found at the Docks, finding that it had been refined into something more dangerous. Using the Bat-Drones, Bruce was able to triangulating Oswald using mobile traffic. Locating him at the Skyline Club, he left to confront him as Batman.
Arriving at the defunct club, Batman made his way through, subduing several of Oswald's men. Arriving at the office, he was greeted by Cobblepot and confronted them about Falcone's murder. Oswald confessed to playing a part in it, claiming that Batman had not gone far enough during their confrontation. Batman also learned of their plans to attack Mayor Hill and Bruce Wayne. When Cobblepot revealed that they had located Catwoman and deduced her identity, he left the building and ordered one of his men, Blockbuster, to stop the vigilante from following them. Thrown out of the club, Batman was able to escape death, but lost Oswald and his men.
Deciding to tip Selina off about the attack, Bruce arranged to meet up with her at the Stacked Deck bar in Otisburg. Briefly entering the conversation with another patron, he was pulled away when Selina arrived. After revealing what he had learned and asking her to help him, a group of Penguin's men arrived to attack them. Entering a bar fight, Bruce and Selina managed to defeat the group and left the bar before police could arrive. Hiding in an alleyway, they managed to avoid the police, sharing a brief moment together as they did so. Shortly afterwards, Selina left to escape via the rooftops whilst Bruce investigated a phone he had taken from one the men. Discovering messages from Mayor Hill to Penguin, he deduced that they had been working together. Deciding to pay him a visit, Bruce must choose whether to go as himself or Batman. Depending on the decision, the following can happen.
If Bruce decides to visit Hill as himself, he meets him later that evening, charming his secretary to let him in. Showing surprise that Bruce has decided to visit him, Hill is presented with an audio clip of him confessing his hand over of evidence of Bruce's family's corruption. Hill confesses that he has been working for Penguin, but claims that it was through blackmail, as Penguin threatened to attack that night's debate. He also confessed that he, Falcone and Thomas Wayne were indeed partners and had worked together to control organized crime. He also offers to tell Bruce a "family secret", if he cuts funding for Dent's campaign.
If Bruce agrees to, Hill reveals that the group also committed various civilians to Arkham Asylum whenever they refused deals or got in their way. He also reveals that it was through these means that they got the land to Wayne Tower, which formally belonged to the Cobblepot family. He reveals that they had sent Oswald's mother to the Asylum and that is why he wants revenge. Hill then gives Bruce some cufflinks that formally belonged to his father.
If Bruce refuses to, Hill begins to openly threaten him to keep silent and not to reveal anything that he had previously said. These also extend to Harvey and either Vicki or Gordon, depending on who he gave the file to. Hill then orders security to take Bruce away.
Regardless of how the confrontation goes, Bruce contacts Alfred and tells him to warn Gordon about a possible attack on the debate.
If Bruce decides to go as Batman, he confronts the mayor in his office and shutting down power to the room. Playing an audio clip of Hill talking with Penguin's men, the mayor tries to put blame onto the Wayne family and call security. Putting further pressure on Hill to answer, Batman learns that they were indeed partners and used Arkham Asylum to help their operations. Hill also lets slip that Penguin's desires to take revenge for his family, but security guards arrive before he can say anything else. Batman leaves as they open fire at him. Following the confrontation, he tells Alfred to warn Gordon about a possible attack on the debate.
Aware that Penguin intended to attack Hill and the debate anyway, Bruce prepared himself to head to the event as Batman. Investigating the phone further, he found plans for the Monarch theater, the venue for the debate. Setting up a feed of the security cameras, Bruce was comforted by Alfred about his knowledge of his father's activities. Whilst viewing the footage, he noticed that the images were not changing and that the timers were looped. Realizing Penguin that the feed had been hacked, Bruce quickly headed off to the debate as Batman.
Calling Harvey from the Batmobile, Bruce tried to warn him about the attack. However, Dent set aside these worries and revealed that he was distancing himself from Bruce to help the campaign. Harvey asked Bruce to continue to fund him despite these. Regardless of the choice, Harvey hung up for final preparations. Meeting Gordon on a rooftop overlooking the theatre, Batman checked the status of the task force and informed that security had been compromised. They were soon joined by Catwoman, who offered to help defeat Penguin in return for helping fight off the criminal's men. When Gordon revealed he couldn't contact his men, they decided to enter the building and investigate.
Finding the building sprawling with mercenaries, Batman found the bodies of the task force and witnessed Penguin take control of the debate. After defeating another group and freeing some hostages with Catwoman's help, they witnessed Lady Arkham's first public appearance and the declaration of the group's name: the Children of Arkham. Entering to the main auditorium, they moved across the rafters until they were able to fully view the stage. Before they could act, Batman was shocked when the Children of Arkham revealed footage of his father committing Oswald's mother, Esther Cobblepot, to Arkham Asylum illegally.
As the GCPD attempted to raid the auditorium, Batman took the opportunity to confront Penguin. He helped Vicki Vale, who he had been held hostage by Penguin, escape and fought Blockbuster. Though able to get the upper hand, Batman was distracted when Hill admitted to ordering his parents' murder, allowing the henchman to subdue him. After Penguin murdered Hill, Batman was able to defeat Blockbuster by beating him unconscious with a Bat-Stunner. and confronted Cobblepot, who now held Dent hostage. Despite his orders to stand down, the criminal shot at them, hitting and injuring Catwoman. With mercenaries surrounding her and Penguin attacking Dent with a hot spotlight, Batman is forced to choose between who he should save.
If Batman chooses to save Harvey, he grabs the light and tackles Penguin to the ground. After making sure Harvey is fine, Batman goes to help Catwoman, who has been further injured by the mercenaries. Though he is able to knock them out, Catwoman flees as GCPD open fire at them. Turning back to find Penguin, he finds the criminal has escaped.
Later, Bruce visits Harvey in the hospital and watches a report announcing that the Children of Arkham had released a list of people committed to Arkham unlawfully by his father, further damaging his family's reputation. Met by Gordon, he assures him that Harvey will be fine, but Bruce suspects that he will have some mental scars, as both he and Hill were injected with the same chemical used on Montoya.
If Batman chooses to save Catwoman, he knocks the mercenaries out with Batarangs and checks on her. With Penguin disfiguring Harvey, he knocks the spotlight out of his hands but is forced to stop when the GCPD open fire at him. As Gordon orders his men to get paramedics to take Dent away, Batman finds that Penguin has escaped, leaving only his mask.
Later, in the Batcave, Bruce listens to a report on the radio stating that the Children of Arkham, the group Penguin led, have released a list of individuals committed to Arkham unlawfully by his father. Bruce also checks on Harvey via surveillance monitor, though worries that he will no longer be the same. He then checks on Selina, having brought her to the manor to hide from Penguin and recuperate.
The week following the attack, Bruce visited Harvey in Gotham General to congratulate him for winning the position as mayor, by default. If Batman chose to save Selina, she will also come along but leaves, feeling partially responsible for his disfigurement. As they talked, Harvey expressed his regret in not being able to do anything and be helpless in Penguin's hands. He also apologized to Bruce for distancing himself away from him, believing that it had damaged their friendship. After noticing a light with a Bat shadow over GCPD, Bruce left to check it out as Batman.
Arriving, Batman discovered Gordon had used the light as a way of contacting him. Having managed to convince the GCPD to work with the vigilante, Gordon told him that Montoya had gone missing asked him to locate her. During the meeting, they learned that Dent had left the hospital to address the city as mayor. Contacting Alfred, Batman was passed through to Lucius Fox, who had provided him with improvements made to the Bat-Drones. Locating the two, he discovered that Montoya had ambushed a Children of Arkham drug convoy whilst Dent was under attack by the group. With this information, Batman must choose who to help and who to let Gordon and who the GCPD must help. Depending on the choice, the following will occurs.
If Batman chooses to save Dent, he leaves for central Gotham whilst the GCPD assist Montoya. Arriving before the Mayor or his assistant can be harmed, he defeats the group easily and tries to interrogate the remaining member. Depending on whether he chose to save Dent at the debate or not, Batman will either be shown support or chastised by the new mayor. After hearing a Children of Arkham member warn the men at the deal that the GCPD are on their way, Batman heads to Arkham Island to help the officers.
Upon arrival, Batman finds that the shootout has already finished, with the deal going successfully and the Children of Arkham taking an officer hostage. After Montoya leaves, he informs Gordon that the GCPD radio system has been compromised. After hearing the lieutenant's voice on a mercenary's radio, Batman tells him to turn off all their equipment whilst he investigates how they've hijacked their frequency. Taking information from the radio, he passes it on to Lucius and arranges to meet him in the morning.
If Batman chooses to help Montoya, he leaves for Arkham Island whilst the GCPD save Dent. Arriving in the middle of the fight, he subdues the mercenaries with Montoya's help and destroys the chemicals. With Montoya safe, she apologizes for her behavior and actions towards him, which he can accept. After hearing a Children of Arkham member warn the group attacking Dent about the GCPD, Batman goes to help fight them off.
After arriving, Batman discovers that the attempt was unsuccessful, but that they had overwhelmed and held off the GCPD during their attempt. He also learns that Dent had beaten one of his attackers to death. Talking to Gordon, he informs the lieutenant that the GCPD radio system has been compromised. After hearing Gordon's voice on a mercenary's radio, Batman tells him to turn off all their equipment whilst he investigates how they've hijacked their frequency. Taking information from the radio, he passes it on to Lucius and arranges to meet him in the morning.
Arriving at Wayne Enterprise to meet Lucius, Bruce found Regina in his office and learned that the board have called for an emergency meeting to decide his fate at the company. She also promised that she will try to support him, as long as he kept in line and helped the company. After she left, Bruce made his way to Lucius' lab though the office's elevator. Lucius revealed that they have been using a back-door that he had installed in the network, which had been used by Batman to listen to the GCPD's coms. As he worked on a patch the Batcomputer, Bruce locked down the lab in preparation for his dismissal, observing some of the gadgets Lucius had prepared for him. After completing the task, Bruce then returned to his office in preparation for Regina's arrival.
When Regina arrived, Bruce learned that the board had agreed to remove him as CEO until the end of the scandal. It was also revealed that the person they had chosen to replace Bruce was actually Oswald Cobblepot. During the conversation, he learned that Cobblepot's criminal past had been missed in background checks. As he prepared to leave, Oswald broke a graduation present from Alfred in an attempt to agitate him. Regardless of whether he lashes out or not, Bruce was shown out and met with Lucius outside. The two discussed how this would only damage Wayne Enterprises' reputation further and whether Lucius should stay to keep an eye on Cobblepot or leave to continue work on new gadgets and tech for Batman. Whichever Bruce decides is best, Lucius promised to continue to help him.
Bruce returned to the Batcave, watching a news report announce his "resignation" from the company. Comforted by Alfred, they decided to investigate the monitoring capabilities of the Children of Arkham, using the patch provided by Lucius to do so. They also discovered that they had been able to cover Oswald's past as the Penguin up and investigate Arkham's systems to find evidence of Wayne's crimes. Upon discovering that City Hall can be monitored by the Children of Arkham, Bruce left to warn Harvey. After being let in, Bruce found him either on the phone to someone or fiddling with his mask. During the conversation, Bruce learnt that Harvey was considering more drastic measures to defeat the Children of Arkham and was developing a spit-personality from the drug's injection. Shortly afterwards, Harvey left for a photo-shoot, asking Bruce not to tell anyone about the incident.
Whilst reading the Gotham Gazette, Bruce noticed an article interviewing Lady Arkham written by Vicki. Deciding to get in contact with her, he and Alfred decided that it would be best to talk to her as Batman. Contacting her, they arranged to meet up in Cobblepot Park that evening. Though Vicki tried to conduct an interview, he instead tried to convincer her to tell her about how was contacted by the Children of Arkham. Vicki initially refused, trying to get the his opinion on the group why he had not gone after Bruce Wayne. Eventually, she relented and gave him the address of one of the Children of Arkham's bases, at the Skyrail Depot.
Heading there immediately, Batman found a supply of the Arkham Drug and the body of either a Children of Arkham member or the kidnapped cop, depending on who he helped Montoya or Dent. Using evidence scattered around the depot, he deduced that the Children of Arkham had improved their drug so that it would affect its victims when exposed to their flesh. He also learned that they were planning to disperse it in one of Gotham's busiest areas via a modified train. After being alerted about an oncoming train to the depot by Alfred, Batman hid in the rafters.
Discovering not only had a number of members of the group but also Lady Arkham herself, Batman also saw that Catwoman had been helping them to retrieve more chemical components to make more of the revised formula. After Arkham revealed her knowledge of his presence, Batman entered a confrontation with the group. With the train almost ready to leave, he fought the group members and tried to sabotage the equipment, only to be stopped by Lady Arkham. After taking a number of critical hits and being severely injured, Batman resorted to trying to destroy the train. With Catwoman's help, he managed to place bombs on the train's supports and detonated them before the vehicle could leave. With the plan foiled, Lady Arkham electrocuted Batman with a loose cable in retribution. Falling from the walkway, he was saved by Catwoman and fled the scene.
Taken to Selina's apartment, she tended to Bruce's injuries and offered him to rest there for the night whilst he recovered. After being acquainted with her cat, the two shared a drink whilst they discussed how their experiences as Batman and Catwoman. Deciding to try and seduce him, Selina makes a number of attempts to do so, the success of which depends on the choice made. Depending on whether Bruce romances Selina or resists her seductions, he either sleeps with her or spends the night on her couch on her couch for the night.
Awakening some time in the morning, Bruce received a call from Alfred to let him know he was alright and the events. At his suggestion, he can look around Selina's apartment to learn more about her. Bruce can also retrieve the Grappling Gun she stole from him and one of her "catclaws". When a visitor arrived to see Selina, Bruce hid himself and his equipment. When he learned it was Harvey, his presence was revealed. Believing that they were having an affair, Harvey's split personality took control, compelling him to attack them for their apparent betrayal. Getting involved in a fight, Bruce was able to defeat him by wear him down and return Dent to his senses. After Harvey left, Selina revealed that she was going to leave, though Bruce can offer to stay with him at Wayne Manor. Receiving a text from Regina telling him to come to the press conference announcing his resignation, Bruce left to attend the event.
Arriving at the venue, Bruce met with Regina and was offered a position at Wayne Enterprises if he played along. As she set off the conference, Oswald conversed with Bruce, revealing his plans for the company and offered to tell him why Hill had arranged for his parents' murder. If Bruce listens, he learns that they were killed because his mother was planning to expose his father's crimes. As he was called upon the stage, Bruce can either follow the teleprompter or not. After finishing ore being taken off stage by security, Bruce took a place in the crowd and was met by Vicki. To his surprise, she injected Bruce with the Arkham drug and revealed herself to be Lady Arkham. Using its influence, Vicki coerced him into attacking Oswald, leading him to brutally beating Cobblepot before the audience.
Following his attack on Oswald, Bruce was committed to Arkham Asylum by Harvey. Upon first arriving, he was unable to recall anything and likely still under the effects of the drug. Eventually regaining consciousness/control, Bruce found himself still suffering from the effects of the drug, causing several brief moments of anger. After learning what he had done, the orderly let two inmates into the cell. Claiming to be victims of his father, they attacked Bruce and subdued him with a taser, given to them by the orderly. Another inmate came upon the attack and defeated the others. When staff arrived, Bruce was introduced to his psychology, Dr. Joan Leland, and given his saviour's name: "John Doe".
Taken to the recreation room, Bruce saw the failing state of Arkham Asylum and some of John's true nature. Upon arriving, John left to get the television's remote and gave him a key. Bruce can explore the rec room and interact with a number of inmates, including Victor Zsasz and Arnold Wesker. He may also try to use the key on a multitude of different locks, all of which he was unable to open, or hand it over to an orderly. When John returned, Bruce joined him as he watched Harvey address the city. If he tried the key on at least one lock, John will reveal that it was actually fake and merely a joke he played on him. As they watched the report, Bruce learned that was Harvey who had committed him and taken over Gotham through martial law. Upon seeing a report about Vicki Vale's apparent kidnapping, John revealed that he also knew she was Lady Arkham.
Having taken Bruce's interest, John revealed that Vicki was a member of the Arkham family. He learns that her parents had been murdered on Thomas Wayne's orders they threatened to reveal his activities, including his use of their Asylum. John suggested Bruce get released from Arkham by phoning someone to get him out, offering to cause a distraction if return for a favor. Regardless of whether he agrees, John caused a riot by cutting Zsasz's cheek and causing a psychotic outburst. With entrance unsecure, Bruce can either use the opportunity use the phone and arrange his release. However, he also has the option to help stop the riot. Depending on the choices made, the following scenarios happen.
If Bruce decides not to go through with John's plan, he attempts to help put a stop to Zsasz's riot. Though he is able to briefly restrain Zsasz, the serial killer is able to escape and attack. It is unknown what happens after this, though it can be assumed Bruce was knocked out or able to escape unharmed.
If Bruce decides to go through with the plan and get out of Arkham, he rushes to the phone. He can call either Alfred, to get his lawyers to let him out, or Gordon, to tell him about his drugging at Lady Arkham's hands and offer to testify. After finishing the call, Bruce sees John looking through the gates, telling him to "ask the Vales". Afterward, he is taken away by Dr. Leland and an orderly.
Some time after the fight, Bruce was questioned in his cell about the attack. However, the interrogation is interrupted by the arrival Alfred, who has come to pick him up. Despite Leland's protested, Bruce was able to leave the Asylum, briefly seeing "John" on the way out. If Bruce chose to stop the rioting, he will tell him to "ask the Vales". However, if he chose to go through with the plans, "John" will promise to see him on the outside.
Whilst returning to Wayne Manor, Bruce told Alfred about Vicki's true allegiance and what he had learned from her. Alfred informed him of what had happened in Gotham during his incarceration at Arkham and how public opinion on Bruce had changed. If Bruce suggested Selina left Gotham, he will receive a text message from her to make sure he was fine. Bruce received a call from Harvey, who threatened him and told him how he had been using the Wayne family's reputation as a symbol of hate. Knowing that it was personal, Bruce hung up when the drug briefly took over when the Mayor insulted him. Arriving at a roadblock set up by Harvey's enforcers, they delayed searches, leading to a mob of civilians gather. With the crowd getting violent, the enforcers offered to let him through if he bribed them. Unable to back up, Bruce can either agree to the bribe the enforcers or tell Alfred to drive through the barricade.
If Bruce offered to let Selina stay at Wayne Manor, she will contact him shortly this occurs, telling him that she wants to talk to him. Upon arriving, she reveals that she will be leaving the manor, in fear of what Harvey might do to her. Believing what happened to him to be her fault, she tells Bruce that she has "a few things to take care of" before leaving. When Bruce asks more, he suffers a brief fit of anger. When her car arrives to pick her up, Selina leaves, wishing Bruce the best of luck with his battle against Lady Arkham and restoring his reputation.
When Bruce returned to the Batcave, he ignored Alfred's protests to gets some rest and set to cure himself of the drug's influence. After taking a record of his blood and getting his own from the computer's record, they were able to synthesize a cure. After administering it, Bruce recovered quickly and set out to track down Vicki and her drug. Deciding to follow "John's" advice, Bruce tracked down the Vales to a house in Gotham Heights, deciding to investigate as Batman. If he asked Lucius to work for him, he will be given a new device called a Strobe Grenade.
Arriving at the residence, Batman discovered the corpse of Patricia Vale and realized they had been murdered, eventually find John Vale. Using evidence he found around the house, he deduced that Vicki murdered them to keep a something hidden, but suspected there was something personal about the attack. Upon hearing a noise, Batman realized someone might still be in the house and, using thermal vision, he found a boy hiding under the stairs. Talking to the boy, Batman was able to get more evidence proving that Vicki was hiding her chemical in the Vale's Water & Heating company warehouses. Moments later, they were attacked by a drone operated by Penguin. Able to destroy it with the boy's help, Batman waited for the GCPD to arrive, giving Gordon the information he uncovered. With a Bat-Stunner malfunctioning during the fight, he decided to return to the Batcave investigate. Whilst leaving, he briefly encountered Commissioner Grogan.
Returning to the Batcave, Bruce began his analysis of the device. Unable to find a hardware fault, they discovered that the Stunner had been receiving a low bandwidth message that caused it to malfunction. Realizing that Penguin was hacking his tech, Bruce asked Lucius to investigate how he had gone into his system. At the same time, Alfred informed him that Harvey intended to take over Wayne Manor and force them onto the streets. Deciding to talk to him, Bruce must decided whether to confront him as himself or Batman.
If Bruce decides to talk to Harvey as himself, he finds him on the rooftops of City Hall. Regardless of dialogue chosen or whether he saved him as Batman, Harvey refuses to negotiate. Bruce learns that Dent now believes himself to be a "strong leader" and watches as he orders his men to destroy the warehouse where the Arkham drug was kept. Deciding to kill Bruce, Harvey orders his men to take Bruce to Crime Alley and execute him. Regardless of his actions, he is knocked out and taken away.
As he is taken away, Bruce tries to talk Harvey's enforcers out of obeying his orders. Depending on dialogue chosen, Bruce might be able to convince one officer, but they are executed by the other. Before he/they can shoot him, Gordon arrives and guns down the enforcer(s). Agreeing that Dent has lost his mind, they talk about how to keep the city out of his control and whether to save or stop him. Afterwards, Bruce leaves to return to the Batmobile and suit up as Batman.
If Bruce decides to meet Harvey as Batman, he confronts Dent on City Hall's roof. Depending on whether Batman saved him, Dent will either try to negotiate with him or refuse to talk to him. Regardless, Harvey refuses to lay off his plans and orders his men to blow up the warehouse where the Arkham drug was kept. When Dent reveals that he had ordered Gordon to be executed for objecting, Batman threatens him to tell him where Gordon is. As enforcers gather, Harvey reveals that he has been taken to Crime Alley, prompting the vigilante to leave.
Arriving at Crime Alley, Batman saves Gordon from two of Dent's enforcers. Confronting him on how Dent got access to the information, he learns that he had blackmailed the information out of Commissioner Grogan. Discussing whether Dent can be saved, Batman give Gordon some advice on what can be done to take control of the city and GCPD. He then leaves to attend to return to the Batmobile.
Contacting Lucius for more information about Penguin's attack, Batman learned that Penguin was using a black-box computer to hack into the network. He was then informed by Alfred that Dent and his enforcers had arrived to take Wayne Manor. Believing that Penguin is hacking the network from Wayne Enterprises, Batman must decide whether to stop him or Harvey. Depending on the choice made, the following possibilities will occur.
If Batman decides to stop Penguin and the Children of Arkham from hacking his network, he tells Alfred to barricade himself into the Batcave and heads to Wayne Tower. Navigating the Children of Arkham defenses by himself or with assistance from Lucius, Batman is able to locate Penguin in the CEO's office. Confronting him, Batman either listens to the criminal's plans for Wayne Enterprises or use the distraction to plan out his attack. If the latter is chosen, this is unsuccessful due to the hack, with Penguin nullifying the simulations. Deciding to attack, Batman defeats the criminal's guards, but is thrown into the elevator to lab by one of the drones. As it descends, he is held within by Penguin.
Arriving, Penguin reveals the black box and places on a pair of experimental gloves. With his gadgets not working, Batman uses his skills and the lab's tools to fight the criminal. Eventually, he is able to defeat Penguin, breaking his leg in the process. After usuccessfuly interrogating Penguin, Batman destroys the Black Box with a hammer, stopping the hack and saving his tech. He then alerts the GCPD, leaving Penguin strung up in a stairwell.
If Batman decides to stop Harvey and his men from taking over Wayne Manor, he returns to Wayne Manor. Though he tries to use his drones to plan out his attack from a distance, the hack causes it to crash. Deciding to confront Dent, he subdues one of the Mayor's enforcers and confronts him. Fighting the enforcers, Batman is able to defeat most of the enforcers. However, when Dent begins shooting at him with an automatic shotgun with Explosive Slugs, he is eventually injured and held by the enforcers.
As Dent prepares to execute Batman, Alfred shoots him with a rifle, causing Harvey to turn his attention toward him. Using the opportunity, Batman summons a cloud of bats using his suit's ultrasonic beacon, causing enforcers to let him go. Throwing a Batarang into Dent's rifle chamber, Batman causes the gun to explode and burns the mayor's left arm. He then fights and defeats Dent. With the mayor and his enforcers defeated, Batman hands them over to Gordon. After suggesting whether to send him either to Blackgate or Arkham Asylum, Batman returns to the Batcave, where learns that Penguin's hack is almost complete. With no alternatives, Bruce decides to cut off the Batcomputer completely, deactivating most of his tech and crippling his operations as Batman.
Depending on who Batman chose to stop in the previous episode, two possibilities will take place:
If Batman stopped Penguin from hacking his tech, he is called to the GCPD by the "Bat Signal" to save the officers from Dent's enforcers. Battling through the building with Gordon, he is able to stop and defeat Dent's men, using his gadgets and technology. However, after being caught off guard by one of the enforcers, Grogan sacrifices his life to save the vigilante. After learning that Dent is holding a number of hostages at Wayne Manor, Bruce decides to confront him, hoping that he could use his civilian identity to his advantage.
Returning to Wayne Manor, he is able to approach Harvey slowly. He may also be able to talk the mayor out of killing hostages, depending on dialogue chosen. Eventually able to get close to him, Bruce is either able to get through to Harvey, who tries to commit suicide, or turns his attention to killing Bruce. Regardless of the scenario, Harvey decides their fate with a coin toss. Grabbing the coin, Bruce can either it away, which causes Harvey to injury himself chasing, or pocket it, leaving the mayor indecisive. As Harvey is taken away by the GCPD, reporter Jack Ryder, whose life he had saved, promises to tell Gotham what he did and restore his name. However, a Children of Arkham member caught by Dent tries to make an attempt on Bruce's life but is shot dead by the officers. As he dies, he promises Bruce that Lady Arkham has not forgotten him and he will suffer retribution for what his father did.
Later, Bruce returns to the Batcave to begin an investigation into Lady Arkham's plans. As he arrives, he is greeted by Alfred, who tells him about the damage caused by Harvey and his enforcers.
If Batman chose to stop Dent from taking over Wayne Manor, he will come to Café Triste to stop a hostage situation perpetrated by the Children of Arkham. He is incapacitated by one of the anti-bat weapons and almost killed, only to be saved by Grogan. Though able to recover, he is unable to save the Commissioner from being killed, but incapacitates the mercenary. Whilst checking in with Alfred, Batman is confronted by one of Penguin's drones. Able to destroy it, he taps into the Children of Arkham's communications and learns that the criminal is setting up a trap in Cobblepot Park. Knowing he would be too vulnerable in the Batsuit, Batman decides to go as Bruce Wayne and tells Alfred to hand over evidence their files on Cobblepot.
Meeting Gordon, Bruce learns how the GCPD are pinned down, due to the number of drones Penguin's using. The two arrange a strategy for Bruce to distract Oswald whilst the Lieutenant slips by and destroys the transmitter controlling their gadgets. Whilst Bruce distracts Oswald, Gordon tries to slip by him. Depending on dialogue chosen, the plan goes successfully, with Gordon destroying the Black Box, or the Lieutenant is discovered, forcing Bruce to destroy the device by himself. During the ensuing chaos, he causes the statue of Theodore Cobblepot to fall, pinning Penguin down. With Gordon promising to tell Gotham about what Bruce had done, the two hear Cobblepot's warnings that Lady Arkham will take retribution on them.
Sometime later, Bruce works to repair the Batcomputer and restore his tech. He also prepares to be an investigation into Lady Arkham's plans.
Whilst setting up the investigation, Bruce talked with Alfred about learning the truth of his father and confronting Harvey and Oswald. During this, he learnt that Alfred had the opportunity to expose his father and that his mother also intend to. Regardless of his reaction, they decided to find and stop Lady Arkham's plans. Using Bruce's restored access to the Wayne Enterprises network, Oswald's tampering with public records and their knowledge of Vicki Vale, they deduced that she was planning to break into a known landmark, using the codes Cobblepot provided to the group. However, with Penguin now incarcerated, they would have to do the job physically, meaning that they would have to go to the landmark themselves.
Before they could continue the investigation, Bruce learned that Selina had broken into Wayne Tech's R&D labs and stolen a prototype gadget for him to use. Confronting her outside of Gotham, she returned the gadget. Bruce learned that she had been intending to break into Wayne Enterprises to steal it, and had gotten close to him and Harvey for that reason. Selina revealed she's leaving Gotham and claims she's nothing but a thief. If Bruce tells her otherwise, he can either bring up how she saved his life, fought with him or admit his feelings for her. If the former two are chosen, Bruce will have the option of kissing/hugging Selina goodbye. Regardless of his response, Selina left Gotham.
With the gadget retrieved, Bruce let Lucius know what has happened and received a call from Alfred, telling him that the Children of Arkham were attacking. Arriving at the manor, he found the parlor in a state of disrepair and evidence of a scuffle. Using evidence left from the fight, Bruce deduced that Lady Arkham had kidnapped him and found a network address amongst the scene. Following it, he found a recording from the Children of Arkham threatening to kill Alfred in his place. Gathering clues from the recording, they learned that he had been taken to the Vale residence. After receiving a Batsuit from Lucius, Batman set out to investigate the Vale residence.
Upon arrival, Batman went to the basement, where the video had been made. Finding the Children of Arkham had left, he investigated the area and discovered a false wall. Investigating the area behind it, he found a makeshift torture chamber. Realizing that the Vales had abused Vicki whilst she was in their care, he deduced why she had been full of rage and what had driven her to murder them. Bruce also discovered that Alfred had also been put through the same abuse, but had also left a message in chalk the same color as his tech. From it, he learned that Vicki planned to take over Arkham Asylum and release its inmates.
Informing the GCPD of what they had discovered, Batman left for Arkham. Upon arrival, he discovered that the Children of Arkham had taken over and were preparing to release the inmates. Locating Lady Arkham in the recreation room, he tried to convince her to step down and release Alfred. She refused and ordered her men to set the inmates free. Using either object in the environment or his gadgets, Batman incapacitated as many inmates and he could whilst chasing Vicki through the asylum. When the GCPD arrived and took control, Batman was able to track her to catacombs beneath the Asylum.
Continuing the chase, Vicki tried to justify her actions as Batman chased her, claiming she had been helping Gotham. As he avoided traps set up by the Children of Arkham, he finally found Alfred in an old underground chamber. As he tried to free him, Vicki intervened and forced him back. Realizing there was a close connection between the two, she threatened to kill Alfred if Batman didn't unmask himself. Depending on the decision made, two possibilities will happen.
If Batman refuses to unmask himself, he throws a Batarang at Alfred's restraints. Now freed, he attacks Vicki but loses his eye when it is blasted out with her concussion staff. With Alfred out of the way, Batman and Vicki fight, causing severe damage to the chamber and causing it to collapse. Batman eventually defeats her and rushes to help Alfred escape. Although he sees Vicki escaping and tries to capture her, a falling pillar prevents him from doing so. After watching her apparent death, Batman and Alfred escape as the chamber collapses behind them.
A week later, the two celebrate stopping Lady Arkham and the Children of Arkham whilst recovering from their injuries. If Selina left on good terms, Bruce receives a postcard from her. Alfred thanks Bruce for saving his life and stopping Lady Arkham from killing him. However, he finds it hard to get used to using only one eye, causing him to worry that he may not be able to continue his services to Bruce. However, Bruce promises to find a way of helping him.
If Batman decides to unmask himself, he does so, revealing his identity to Vicki. Unable to accept Bruce as a hero, she fires her staff at him, damaging his ear, and engages him in a fight. The two's fight causes severe damage to the chamber, causing it to collapse. Bruce eventually defeats her and tries to escape with Alfred. As they do, he sees Vicki try to escape and tries to capture her, only for falling rubble to block the way. After watching her apparent death, Bruce and Alfred escape as the chamber collapses behind them.
A week later, the two celebrate stopping Lady Arkham and the Children of Arkham whilst recovering from their injuries. If Selina left on good terms, Bruce receives a postcard from her. Alfred thanks Bruce for saving his life, but worries that, if Vicki might have survived, his identity would have been at risk. Bruce is also trying to get used to missing a chunk of his ear, though reassures Alfred that it adds "character."
Whilst watching the report, Alfred assured Bruce that they'll recover. Sharing a toast to either friends, peace or remaining silent, they saw a report about Gordon's appointment to Commissioner and how he has asked the powerful in Gotham to aside him. Suggesting to show his support for Gordon, Alfred advised Bruce that this could help rebuild his reputation. However, he also stated that Batman has as much power as Bruce Wayne, and going as the vigilante might show support from the incorruptible symbol of the city. Depending on which identity he goes as, the following will occur.
If Bruce decides to go as himself, he makes arrangements to make a speech for the event. Meeting before the event, he tries to reassure Gordon's doubts as Commissioner. If he unmasked himself to Lady Arkham, Gordon will notice the missing chunk of ear, which Bruce brushes off as having cut himself shaving. Gordon offers support following Harvey's fall from grace and tells him how his influence is more stronger after helping defeat either Dent or Cobblepot.
During the speech, Gordon complements Bruce for his actions and offers the billionaire to come out. As Wayne delivers his speech, he apologizes for his family's actions and announces his plans to put his wealth into helping the city recover. After announcing plans to either help fund the GCPD or to improve Arkham Asylum, an assassin attacks the event by driving a van into the crowds and at Bruce. Depending on actions made, he can help subdue the assailant. As the event descends into panic, Bruce stares, wondering who could have organized such an attack.
If Bruce chooses to go as Batman, he will meet Gordon in an alley as he prepares for the speech. Despite reservations he has about his new role as Commissioner, Batman encourages him by saying that he will do well. The vigilante tells him that he will support him, help both the GCPD and Gotham anyway he can. He can also give Gordon a message to pass on to the city. He then leaves just as Gordon tries to ask him a question.
Following this, Batman watches over the speech Gordon delivers, with him being said to be one of the many citizens to stand out for the city. However, an assassin tries to kill Gordon in the midst of his speech by driving a van at him, but Batman steps in and saves him. Depending on actions made, he can help subdue the assailant. As the event descends into panic, Batman stares around, wondering who could have organized such an attack.
In the weeks following the Children of Arkham's defeat, Batman began dealing with criminals trying to take over Falcone's turf. After helping the GCPD diffuse a battle between Maroni and Zucco's men, Bruce attended a fundraiser where he was confronted by Cecil Horton, a lawyer representing victims of his father. She revealed that the families of Thomas' victims were planning to sue him and Wayne Enterprises, handing him a notice of intent.
Discussing the claims with the board, Bruce decided to investigate the claims personally. Calling a meeting between former staff at Arkham Asylum, he learnt about his father's activities within the Asylum. Midway through the meeting, one of the former workers was shot, causing Bruce to call security and lead the others to safety. Slipping away and suiting up as Batman, he found a lone sniper had fired the shots, dubbing him as "Deadshot". Making his way to the site, Batman found that the gunman had fled and left a sniper rifle behind, prompting Batman to viciously destroy it in rage.
Sometime later, Bruce and Regina Zellerbach arrived at the GCPD to consult with Commissioner Gordon on information regarding the aforementioned sniper. Gordon reveals that the sniper's gun was German, its serial number leading to a shipment stolen from the German military six years ago. Bruce mentions that the first worker the sniper killed was Edward Paskewicz, former head of security at Arkham Asylum, but then the sniper kept trying for the other assembled Arkham workers. Bruce subsequently begins his own investigations as Batman, incapacitating an arms dealer and inquiring on the shooter's identity, but to no avail, although the latter notably mentions a new arms dealer in Gotham, called Mori.
Batman then retreats to the Batcave, trying to research on the shooter's identity. After Alfred voices his suspicions that one of the plantiffs might have a revenge motive against the former Arkham employees, Bruce reveals he had discreetly checked the plantiffs, with most being elderly and devoid of the financial means to hire the professional hitman. When Alfred expresses he was under the impression that the people Thomas Wayne comitted to Arkham were wealthy, Bruce explains that after his father institutionalized the breadwinners and destroyed their families' reputations, he'd then make it his mission to crush their businnesses, which he'd acquire for pennies on the dollar. Upon actually digesting the full extent of his father's atrocities, Bruce incredulously compares the traits they both shared, both brutally crushing their enemies and throwing them into Arkham Asylum, even going as far as to claim that "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree". Alfred, however, tactfully reminds Bruce that, unlike his father, the former selflessly protects the innocent instead of ruthlessly targeting them, and the Gothamites don't care about Batman's motives but rather his results, renewing Bruce's hope in himself and his mission.
Later that evening, Batman scouts the residences of the former Arkham employees, reasoning that the shooter would strike again. Alerted to a break-in into the residence of a former Arkham nurse, orchestrated by professional assassin Black Spider, Batman swiftly apprehends the culprit, immediately engaging him in a ferocious hand to hand combat on a rooftop. As they fight, Batman inquires about Black Spider's client, to which the latter replies that he doesn't ask for clients' names as part of his contract. Black Spider then attempts to end the prolonged fight, firing two electrical needles at Batman, although the latter successfully overrides the shock through sheer willpower, profoundly impressing the former. Batman then proceeds to swiftly grab the assassin by his his collar and savagely hurl him onto the rooftop's surface, sending chunks of rock flying, decisively defeating his opponent. As Black Spider reveals that the sniper is his client, who in fact insists on taking the kill shots himself, the latter, coverly hiding from a distance, unexpectedly shoots Batman in the chest.
Approaching Baman's apparent corpse, the sniper advises Black Spider to fire two bullets to the vigilante's head as assurance, although cautioning him whilst doing so, as Batman's armor might be "something special". Batman, alive however, imediately incapacitates Black Spider, and engages the sniper, calling him "Deadshot". As they fight, Batman easily prevails in combat, deducing that the assassin was a better shot than a fighter and seemingly rich due to his advanced equipments. Black Spider then attacks Batman, distracting the vigilante long enough for his accomplice to fire a rocket at their target's residence, instantly killing her much to Batman's dismay, buying the two criminals enough time to quickly escape and bide their time.
Having personally encountered Deadshot, Batman begins a serious investigation, using the leads he'd procured from the earlier fight to try learn more about Deadshot, having deduced that since the former was more concerned with his target than Batman, he would never stop in his mission, indicating a deep grudge against Arkham during Thomas Wayne's time. Batman manages to locate an individual who he thought could be the hitman, although ended up refuting the hunch, as the man was too heavy. Expanding his search parameters, Batman looks into everyone his father committed to Arkham Asylum, which unfortunately leads him into many dead ends. He does however manage to find a promising suspect, the nephew of a schizophrenic woman comitted decades ago. The nephew was apparently in the military before being dishonorably discharged, meaning he's not allowed to own guns, despite possessing a dozen. Batman, however, discovers that the man had actually no concern over his aunt, and was only a hired gun for a crime lord. To this end, Batman effortlessly subdues the man, and interrogates him on his employer, but to no avail.
Batman subsequently uncovers Arkham records that had been expunged, people who were found mentally competent and discharged soon after being committed. Since those records were scrubbed from online databases, Batman could only uncover ones from recent years. To find the ones from his father's time, Batman required hard copies which were on-site at Arkham. Musing at how it was not too long ago that he had to break out of Arkham, he now had to break back in.
After a series of breakouts, Arkham Asylum modernized their security, with even Batman lauding the impulse. After Alfred hacked into their CCTVs, Batman swiftly disables their alarms, successfully infiltrates their invisible laser array and compromises their sophisticated air filtration system with an aesthetic gas, causing all the guards to sleep. Arriving at his destination, Batman retrieves some files but not before he lures out the covertly hidden Black Spider, who was immensely impressed. Wielding his dual pistols, he fires numerous shots at Batman, only to be swiftly disarmed. The two then once again engage in a ferocious fight, until Black Spider gains the upper hand by knocking a cabinet on Batman, seemingly defeating him. As he prepares to kill the vigilante, Black Spider admits that Batman was his most formidable enemy, although disdainfully maligns him for failing to consider the terrain. Batman, unfazed, replies that he did, having successfully positioned Black Spider directly in front of a wall of cabinets, before dropping them onto the assassin, pinning him down in unconsciousness. As the vigilante leaves with the retrieved files, he alerts Gordon to pick up the unconscious assasin.
Back in the Batcave, Bruce reveals to Alfred about his father's simple but effective M.O.; if somebody got in his or his partners' way, he'd first attempt paying them off; if that failed, Falcone would threaten them as a bluff, since murdering prominent citizens would draw unwanted attention; if that also failed, Mayor Hill would've crooked cops arrest them on fabricated charges, where they'd be evaluated by the city's medical consultant, Thomas Wayne, and found to pose a danger to themselves and others as well, leading them to be remanded to Arkham, where Thomas Wayne would actually destroy their minds with powerful psychoactive drugs. Bruce then discolses that there were instances where his father changed his recommendation and released the victim once they gave him or his partners what they wanted, essentially ransoming themselves from madness. Arriving at the conclusion that some individuals Wayne released actually belonged in Arkham, Bruce explains that Deadshot's grudge isn't that Wayne put someone close to him in Arkham, it was that he let them out. Upon uttering these last few words, Bruce holds up the retrieved file, labeled as "Lawton".
Bruce and Alfred then divulge into the family history of the Lawtons, which consisted of parents George and Genevieve Lawton, real-estate tycoons, with older son Eddie and younger son Floyd. Alfred solemnly remarks that he remembers the awful tradegy that occured in the family, recalling that Eddie had died in a terrible accident, which took its toll on his parents, who were apparently exhibiting erratic behaviour as a result of their deppression, eventually leading Genevieve to murder her husband and then herself. Alfred notes the similarities between Floyd and Bruce, both having lost their parents tragically at a young age, prompting Bruce to admit that they both had a lot in common, just as the circumstances of the Waynes' death were covered in lies, same went for the Lawtons. Bruce reveals that a year before Eddie's death, their parents were arrested on suspicion of child abuse, subsequently placed in Arkham for evaluation by Thomas Wayne, who ultimately deemed them model parents doing the best they could with an emotionally disturbed son, who self-harmed and blamed it on them. Wayne then released them and three months later, they sold the building currently known as Wayne Tower to the former for below market value.
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The following year, Bruce started investigating Rumi Mori, a Gotham based arms dealer, at his casino, The Virago. After hacking the criminal's phone, he tried to blend into the casino, briefly conversing with a woman. Upon seeing a man in a green hood threaten Mori, Bruce realized that there was something violent was going to happen. As the man, who Alfred had identified as the Riddler, murdered a security guard and took over the casino with a group of armed men, Bruce slipped away, subduing one of the thugs in the process. He may also tell the woman about gunmen before the attack and get her to flee with him. Upon escaping, she thanks Bruce and promises not to tell anyone about what she had seen. After ensuring the coast was clear, Bruce called Gordon to inform him of the attack and changed into the Batsuit.
Slipping back into the casino, Batman used his Bat-Drones to scout the area out and observe the Riddler and his men. After deciding to use the cashier's booth as an area to hide, he distracted the man near it and subdued him. Whilst hiding in the booth, Batman witnessed the Riddler place Mori into a death trap and ask him to solve a riddle. After giving advice to Gordon on how he should proceed, Batman made his presence known to the Riddler and subdued three more of his men. After defeating the criminal's second in command, he was caught off guard and held at knifepoint. With the Riddler and his men distracted, Batman called Gordon to go ahead with the attack. He then broke free of the Riddler's grasp and fought the criminal.
Though Riddler was skilled in the use of his cane, Batman was able to gain the upper hand in the battle. The criminal tried to escape, using his death chamber to try and kill Mori, but Batman traced the power source and disrupted it before it could kill him. Catching up to Riddler on top of the Virago's statue, the criminal wondered why Batman had spared Mori's life and the two engaged in another fight. Defeating Riddler again, Batman was forced to let him go when he destroyed the statue's support. After saving Gordon and Mori, he witnessed the Agency arrived and helped defeat the last of Riddler's men.
After collecting a puzzle box from the statue's wreckage, Batman was talked to Gordon about Riddler's tactics and was introduced to Amanda Waller, the Director of the Agency. Claiming Gordon and the GCPD were loose cannons, she tried to convince Batman to work with her and the Agency locate the Riddler. Whilst Waller left to get a detail on Mori, she left two of her agents, Iman Avesta and Vernon Blake, to talk with him. Avesta gave him a psychiatric evaluation of the Riddler, though asked about why the criminal had targeted Mori and tried to learn about Batman's fascination with the criminally insane. She would then add his response to a psychiatric report she was writing about the vigilante. After Waller returned, she threatened Batman that he would have to cooperate with her and the Agency, to which he can respond to aggressively, tell her about the Riddler's puzzle box or simply grapple away.
Batman returned to the Batcave to observe the box. After leaving the Batcomputer to scan it, Bruce accessed information about both the Agency and the Riddler, learning about their past exploits. After the computer finished scanning, finding nothing lethal inside, Bruce observed it to find a puzzle, which he solved. With the box now taking the shape of a disc, he found a riddle, which he was able to solve. Realized that the box had become a music disc, Bruce played in a gramophone, hearing a message from the Riddler, and the box revealed a radio-wave emitter. Unable to work out what to do, they contacted Lucius and asked him to help solve it. As Bruce prepares to arrive at Wayne Enterprises, Lucius told him that his daughter, Tiffany, would be working for the company, that being her first day. After packing the Riddler's puzzle into the case, Bruce left for Wayne Enterprises.
Shortly after his arrival, Bruce met with Regina, who briefed him on the company's stock prices and inquired about the item in the case. As he arrived in his office, he discovered Lucius in his chair and showed him the Riddler's puzzle. As they investigated, Tiffany intruded on the conversation, showing a new drone she had created, which she gave to Bruce as a present. Upon seeing the Riddler's puzzle, she offered to help solve it, which he can either accept or decline her help. After she left, Lucius suggested that he brought Tiffany into his operations as Batman, believing that she would be more useful to him than he ever was.
As they left for Lucius' office, Bruce found Avesta and Blake outside, having come to talk to him. Letting Lucius leave to investigate the puzzle, Bruce was interviewed about his knowledge on "John", with Iman drawing attention to his connections to Vicki, Harvey, and Oswald; all of which criminals that had a close connection to him. When she accused him of a criminal, Bruce's response was cut off by the evacuation alarm going off. As Avesta and Blake left, Bruce received a call from Lucius, who revealed that he had figured out Riddler's puzzle. He asked Bruce to get Tiffany out of the building and stated how proud he was that they had helped make a difference to Gotham, which was cut off by an explosion. As Bruce looked out over his office's balcony, he discovered Lucius and his office had been destroyed completely.
Approximately a week later, Bruce attended Lucius' funeral with Alfred. After leaving some departing words, they discussed what he would do with the Riddler after the apprehended him. Bruce also comforted Tiffany, who showed signs of anger and aggression. Believing the puzzle to have been responsible for her father's death, she asked Bruce whether this was true or not. Regardless of his choice, she leaves to consult her family. However, if he tells her the truth, Tiffany promises to find out what they had been involved in.
As Bruce looked at Lucius' coffin, he heard John talking to Tiffany and making some inappropriate jokes. Pulling him aside to talk to him, John gave him a card and revealed that he had been discharged from Arkham by Dr. Leland. As the service began, John revealed that he had come to ask for the favor Bruce had owed him for escaping Arkham, regardless of whether he agreed to or not. He asked Bruce to meet a group of friends he had made within the time he had been out of Arkham, which he referred to as "the Pact". He also told him about the Riddler and how he was an "enemy" of John. When Bruce showed interest, John revealed that the criminal was operating in the East End of Gotham, though this information only came from rumors. As the service finished, John left to find out more information about the Riddler for Bruce. Bruce can install a tracker on John, which he seems not to notice. As he met up with Alfred, they decided to investigate the lead on the Riddler and inform Gordon of this information.
As Batman, he met with Gordon on the roof of the GCPD and conversed with him about the explosion at Wayne Tower and how Waller was affecting the department, along with how it could influence Batman's operations. They also investigated the East End and locations the Riddler may be, finally narrowing it down to a water tower on the end of 44th Street. Batman can ask for Waller to be informed, but she will be unable to attend due to meetings and a number of missing agents. When they arrived in the Riddler's hideout, the door locked behind them and screens directed them further into the lair. Batman found the body of Special Agent Mario Hernandez, who had been forced to take part in a puzzle to escape but failed. Using evidence within the room and Gordon's help, Batman learned what mistakes the agent had made and how he could avoid them. They also investigated Riddler's computer, where they found evidence of his deals with Mori and that Riddler had been in conflict with a criminal known only as "H".
After being able to find the final clues, Batman willingly put himself into the Riddler's puzzle and was able to solve it. After opening a safe, he found a homing missile inside. Scanning it, he discovered that it would be directed at specific radio frequencies, leading him to realize that it had been involved in Lucius' death. The Riddler then contacted him and Gordon, claiming to have been a victim of the Agency before Waller took over as director and that he had plans for them. He also mocked Batman with Lucius' death and told Gordon about his involvement. After they left the lair and told Waller about her agent, the commissioner confronted Batman on what Riddler said and whether he had any involvement, something the vigilante can confess to having some involvement or deny it. He then left to return to the Batcave and investigate further.
With the new details on Lucius' death now known, Bruce deduced that Riddler was planning to use the missiles to attack the Agency, by hacking its agents' phones and making them give off firing signals, drawing the missiles to their locations. He also deduced that he had solved the Riddler's puzzle box, but that the Batcave's scrambler had prevented the signal from getting out. He formulated a plan to draw Riddler's missiles away with Tiffany's drone, by duplicating the signal, and draw them away from Gotham, knowing the Riddler will fire them at the city if his plan didn't go through. Bruce then retrieved a sample of the signal from a recording of Lucius' death, so he could redirect the missiles and neutralize them from the agents' phones.
Deciding to find the Riddler, Alfred suggested that Bruce used Riddler's second in command, Eli Knable, who is currently in Waller's custody, but warned that doing so would endorse the agency and damage his reputation with Gordon. At the same time, Bruce received a text from John that suggested that he used Mori, as he had dealt with the Riddler and would have kept tabs on him, though this would show Bruce working with criminals and draw more attention from the Agency. Depending on the decision made, two possibilities will happen.
If Bruce decides to get Riddler's location from Mori, he leaves for the Virago as himself. After identifying at least three of Waller's agents, he meets with Mori and tries to get the information from him. However, with the arms dealer unwilling to talk with Waller's agents around, Bruce asks Alfred to draw their attention away with a false order to sweep the perimeter. When the agents leave, Mori reveals that he sold Riddler the missiles and a launcher, believing that he had been planning to use it outside of the city. However, he claims to have called off the deal after learning that the criminal asked for one of his biotech companies and learning that he planned to use the missiles within the city.
Knowing he is in danger, both from Riddler and Waller, he asks Bruce to pay for a flight to get him out of the city, offering information on the criminal's location in return. Bruce can either do so, leaving peacefully, or force Mori to give the drive, leaving him injured further and holding a vendetta against him. As the agents arrive, Bruce leaves and sends the information to Alfred, who locates the Riddler on a cargo ship called the Lady of Dublin.
If Bruce decides to get Riddler's location from Knable, he leaves for GCPD as Batman. After meeting up with Montoya, who asks that he should do it by the book, he is taken to Eli by Waller, who encourages him to use brutal violence against him. After Waller leaves, Batman tries to get the information from Eli, but he refuses, believing that the Riddler may reattribute it in a dire way.
With his fear for the Riddler clear, Batman can either use psychological manipulation, faking a missile launch signal to their location, or brutally beat the information out of Eli. Regardless, he will reveal the Riddler to be on a ship called the Lady of Dublin, which Batman gives to Waller and her agents. If Batman chose not to use violence, Montoya will thank him but warn that Gordon will not be impressed with him for collaborating with Waller. However, if he chose to use violence, she will scold him for doing so, something which Waller defends. Regardless, he will leave to track down Riddler to his ship.
After locating the Lady of Dublin, Batman infiltrated the ship and located Riddler on the deck, along with a number of the missing agents, including Avesta and Blake. After subduing the criminal and his men, he tried to free the hostages but was caught in a trap as he saved Iman. Riddler revealed himself to be conscious, having found a way to neutralize the Bat-Stunner used on him and unveiled the missile launcher. He then asked Batman to answer a number of riddles in order to save the remaining hostages. If he refused to answer even one, an agent would die, but answering them would fire a sonic blast at him and Avesta, which could kill her if used three times. Regardless of how Batman does, he was able to find a way out of the cage and subdued the Riddler. He also used Tiffany's drone to redirect the missiles into the river. Depending on what happened, the following will happen.
If Batman chose not to answer or guessed incorrectly for at least one, either agent's Blake and Patrick will die, leaving Avesta distraught. When he incapacitates the Riddler, the criminal will claim to have won, having forced Batman to kill and break his code.
If Batman chose to answer the riddles correctly to save the hostages, Avesta survives but is rendered deaf after the experience. When he incapacitates Riddler, the criminal congratulates him for defeating him but mocks him for harming Iman to save the others.
Revealing that he had organized the whole plan to draw a group's attention, having been thrown out after he had drawn attention to their schemes, the Riddler was shot with a poisoned dart and died, revealing that the group was actually "the Pact". Before he was killed, he also revealed to Batman that John Doe had been involved with his schemes. As Gordon and the GCPD arrived, Batman retrieved the dart and talked with Gordon about what had happened. Waller was also on the scene, placed the blame of the catastrophe on the GCPD and took over law enforcement in Gotham. Depending on whether Batman got information from Mori or Knable, Gordon will either be demoted, but promises to continue working with Batman, or cuts off ties with the vigilante, having rendered Eli unable to testify with fear or serious concussion.
As they discussed case details, Waller revealed that she had been chasing the Riddler to access the Pact, a group of the world's most notorious criminals. Batman also learned that former Arkham psychiatrist Dr. Harleen Quinzel was a member of the group and been involved with the Riddler before he was thrown out. Waller also revealed that she would like Batman to help investigate the Pact, along with her knowledge of his true identity; something which shocked him upon hearing.
Due to his cooperation or out of respect, Waller promised to keep his identity secret, but as long as he helped her and the Agency track down the Pact. She also requested that Bruce used his civilian identity to infiltrate the Pact and learn what they were planning. Just then, a series of explosions went off through the city. As reports came in that the GCPD's arsenal had been hit, Batman left to investigate.
Upon arriving, he noticed that the warehouse had been taken over by men in masks similar to the Riddler's men and they had taken a mechanic hostage. After freeing the man, he confronted the men, only to have a cop's body thrown at him. The man who had done so was their leader, Bane, who challenged Batman to a fight. After being able to match Bane and defeat several of his men at the same time, Batman was quickly bested when the brute injected himself with a chemical element. When the mechanic sacrifices his life to save Batman, he uses the opportunity to try and defeat Bane, only to be defeated and left under a pile of rubble. As he falls unconscious, Batman calls either Gordon or Waller to save him. Depending on who Batman chose to contact, the following scenarios will happen.
If Batman chooses to call Gordon, the GCPD arrives as he regains consciousness. After letting them know his location, they are able to help him dig out of the rubble and tell him the mechanic's fate. When left alone with Gordon, Batman tells him about Bane and what he and his men stole. Batman also learns from Gordon about the attack on the Gotham City Brokerage and the items stolen. If Batman chose to side with Waller, Gordon expresses his sense of betrayal for what he did to Knable, but that he appreciates the vigilante calling him to save his life. Following this, Avesta or Blake (depending on whether Batman cooperated with the Riddler's game) arrives, tells him about Waller's reaction to him calling Gordon and advise working with Waller and the Agency. If Avesta was saved, she will thank Batman for saving her, though shows concern over what happened to Blake. If Blake was saved, he will voice his anger about not being able to save Avesta and blames himself for what happened to her. Batman then leaves, calling Alfred to let him know what has happened.
If Batman chooses to call Waller, the Agency arrives as he regains consciousness. After letting them know his location, they are able to help him left the rubble and get to safety. After learning of the mechanic's fate, Batman tells Waller about Bane and what was stolen. She tells him about the attack on GothCorp and that a number of chemical components have been stolen. As she leaves, either Avesta or Blake (depending on whether Batman cooperated with the Riddler's game) goes over to talk to him. If Avesta was saved, she will thank Batman for saving her, though shows concern over what happened to Blake. If Blake was saved, he will voice his anger about not being able to save Avesta and blames himself for what happened to her. Batman then leaves, calling Alfred to let him know what has happened.
Arriving back at the Batcave, Bruce received a medical check-up from Alfred and patched up his injuries. As he looked over the details from the other two robberies, he decided that it would be best if he followed Waller's advice and infiltrate the Pact as himself, despite the possibility that they would not trust him. Deciding to track John down, he either sends a text arranging to meet up or uses the tracker he had installed on him, finding him at the Stacked Deck. Despite Alfred's pleas to have him take an hour or two to rest, he left immediately, knowing that every second counted.
Arriving at the bar, he discovered John and another patron talking about him and Batman, with the latter ranting about his feelings towards them both. Mid-speech, he noticed Bruce whilst John offered to get him a drink. If Bruce installed the tracker on John, he will reveal his knowledge about it and scold him for doing so. After seeing a report announcing Riddler's death, Bruce asked John if he had any connection to what had happened, which he denied. Understanding that Bruce wanted to join the Pact, John revealed that Riddler was actually a member of the group, but both of them had never been able to see eye to eye about what they needed to do. Promising not to lie to him in the future, John offered a pinky swear, which Bruce can also agree not to hide anything else from him. When John's former patron, Willy, confronted Bruce, believing him to be bothering John, he can deal with him either violently or peacefully. Regardless, the two leave to meet the other members of the Pact. If he chose to save Avesta, he will notice her as he leaves.
After another member contacted John to let him know they were interested, Bruce joined him as he hotwired a car to leave for the next location. Upon hearing the passenger seat behind him open, a gun was pointed at his head by an unknown woman, who demanded to know why she should trust him. Regardless of how Bruce answers, he turned around to discover Harleen Quinzel, dressed as a clown.
As the two discussed his induction into the Pact, Bruce can make a number of claims, including a vendetta against the Agency, wanting to take control of Gotham or wanting to have some fun. Whilst John was away to get Harley a slushy, she also asked him about his relationship with him and, when he returned, left for Wayne Enterprises. When they arrived, Harley told him that for him to be accepted into the Pact, he would need to steal a Phalanx Key for the group to use. Agreeing to collect it, he left to get it for them, asking them to wait in the car.
After signing in at the security desk, Bruce found that Harley and John had followed him and knocked a security guard unconscious. After an encounter with Regina, Bruce took the duo to his and Lucius' secret lab. Whilst investigating, he discovered that the vault was locked and coded only to open to Lucius' thumbprint. However, using his phone and items in the lab, he was able to replicate one and enter, though asked that John and Harley wait in the lab. Whilst searching, he found Tiffany, who had discovered it whilst investigating her father's death and held the key in her hands. Depending on whether Bruce lied to her at the funeral, the following possibilities will happen.
If Bruce lied to Tiffany about his involvement in her father's death, she will scold him for doing so. Having seen what had happened to the guard, she refuses to comply and tries to escape with the Phalanx Key, but is caught by Harley. Whilst trying to negotiate her release, Bruce is forced to distract Harley, either by denying his involvement in the Pact or swearing loyalty to her and the group. Following this, they leave with the key and an EMP generator, which Harley had decided to take whilst they were in the lab.
If Bruce told Tiffany about his involvement in Lucius' death, she will confront him on the lab and vault, as well as bringing John and Harley to Wayne Enterprises. As John enters, Bruce asks Tiffany to give him the key and stay in the vault until they leave. Depending on dialogue chosen, Tiffany will either comply and hand over the key, warning Bruce not to trust the two, or tries to escape with the device, only to be caught by Harley. If the latter plays out, Bruce distracts Harley to let Tiffany escape, either by professing his loyalty to the Pact or by denying that he is not like her. As they leave, Harley asks John to bring an EMP Generator, which she had seen whilst investigating the lab.
Some time afterward, Bruce arrived back at Wayne Manor to talk to Alfred. The butler told him about the arrangements he had set up to shift blame away from Bruce but warned him about some of the events that had taken place, particularly with Regina and Tiffany. In the midst of the discussion, Bruce noticed the Batsignal and left to respond. Depending on who he asked for help, the following will happen.
If he asked Gordon to save him, Batman will find the recently demoted Commissioner on the roof. He is given information on Harleen Quinzel, including her efforts to help her father's philological health and his suicide. Waller arrives and asks Gordon to leave, during which he asks Batman about whether she has any information about him. Batman can reveal her knowledge of his true identity to Gordon, with him berating Waller for trying to take his secrecy away from him.
If he asked Waller to save him, Batman will find both her and Gordon on the roof, arguing about the use of the Batsignal to contact him. Making his presence known, Gordon is dismissed by Waller after an argument. If Batman took his side or stayed neutral during the argument, Gordon will ask the vigilante if she is blackmailing him. He can respond by either confirming her knowledge of his identity, asking Gordon not to get involved or refusing to comment. After Gordon disappears, Waller reveals a counter-agent to Bane's venom, suggesting that the plants it on the criminal.
After briefly talking about what was going to happen and the threat the Pact seemed to be, Batman received a message from John, telling him to go to an alleyway. After final words with Waller, he changed into a civilian getup and was kidnapped by men working for Bane and Quinn.
When Bruce regained consciousness, he found himself in the Pact's hideout and Harley and Bane arguing whether to induct him into the group or kill him. After John "accidentally" activated the EMP generator, Bruce was forced by the final member of the group, Mr. Freeze, to turn it off. After the group left to attend to their own matters, Harley asked him to follow her to her office. Whilst there, she apologized for her actions and asked Bruce for forgiveness. Believing him to be civil enough to work with, she suggested that he persuaded Bane and Fries to let him into the group, giving him some advice on how he could get their approval. If Batman received the information about Quinn's father from Gordon, he can talk to her about it. Though she initially threatens to kill Bruce, Harley admits to being impressed by him finding out about it.
Taking on Harley's advice, Bruce talked to both Bane and Freeze, with further help from John to get their approval. Depending on choices made during their conversations or actions, Bruce can either persuade them to let him into the Pact or is unable to convince them otherwise. If Waller gave him the fake venom, he can plant it on Bane during their conversation. After Quinn informed the group about their target is on the move, the group made a vote whether to inductor kill him. Depending on how well Bruce how many members Bruce was able to convince, the vote ends in a tie, in favor or a landslide for Bruce to join. He then left with them to get their job done.
After arming the EMP generator, Bruce quietly contacted Waller and asked for her help. Upon arriving, he discovered that the target was an Agency convoy and, at Bane's request, activated the generator, disabling the stun pistols on the agents. Leading the group, he and Freeze retrieved the item and loaded it onto an escape vehicle. As the agents tried to fight back, Waller told that she was going to let them take it and encourage him to leave with them. After seeing both Harley and Bane were engaging the Agency, Bruce has the choice to stop either of them.
If Bruce chooses to stop Harley, he joins her in battle and prevents her from killing an agent. After getting to the escape vehicle, they watch as Bane continues to engage the Agency and decide to leave him behind. Upon returning, Harley complements Bruce for "showing her a good time", but Freeze worries that Bane will get revenge for leaving him behind.
If Bruce chooses to stop Bane, he joins him in battle and prevents him from killing a number of agents. After getting to the escape vehicle, they watch as Harley continues to engage the Agency and decide to leave her behind. Upon returning, Bane complements Bruce for fighting alongside him, but John worries about leaving Harley behind.
As they opened the case with the Phalanx Key, Bruce discovered that it contained Riddler's body. He was also further shocked upon seeing Catwoman arrive with a component the Pact required.
During the surprise meeting, Bruce and Catwoman were "introduced" by Freeze and were sent to copy Riddler's eyes with a retinal scanner. During the task, the two caught up on what had happened and how they had become involved with the Pact, during which he learned about her association with the deceased criminal. After completing the task, they witnessed the return of Bane or Harley and the latter's takeover of the group. When she announced her suspicions of a mole within the Pact, Harley challenged Bruce's allegiance, only for one of the men to back him up.
As the Pact began preparation for another raid, Harley asked to talk to Bruce and revealed a laptop that the Riddler had left in Harley's possession. Having found it plagued with a form of encryption, she tasked him with investigating the criminal's lair and finding information about the location of an Agency black-site, which was the target of their next operation. Though she told him to bring John along, Harley accepted his request to have Catwoman assist in the investigation.
Upon arriving, Bruce sent the two to investigate the front whilst he received a call from Waller. During the conversation, the director revealed that the EMP had put the Agency at a disadvantage and that she had not been able to communicate with them. Suggesting that he stayed undercover to discover their plans, Bruce signed off to help break into the site. After being discovered by a lone detective, Bruce was forced to either bribe, knock him out or let John deal with him. After the incident, the trio entered and began investigating Riddler's lair.
Whilst there, Bruce discovered another trap, left by the Riddler to hide some of his secrets. With help from John and Catwoman, he was able to solve the puzzle and find a hidden room. Entering with Selina, the two discovered a supercomputer, encrypted with the same type on Harley's laptop. After finding and inserting a decryption drive, they discovered that it was connected to the organization SANCTUS and contained files about Project LOTUS. Failing a retinal scan, Bruce removed the drive before the computer self-destructed.
Realizing that the laptop would have the same information, Bruce was handcuffed to a chair by Catwoman, who tried to escape with the drive. Though he tried to stop her, she was able to escape the room. Bruce broke free of the cuffs and followed, leading to a confrontation in the main room. After Catwoman managed to escape, her comments on stealing the laptop lead John, who had witnessed the fight, to realize that Bruce had told her about it. After fleeing the scene, the two went to Café Trisle to talk about what he had done.
After ordering drinks, including a coffee for himself, Bruce and John talked about his leak of information and how it could affect his relationship with the Pact. Although John was tempted to tell Harley about the information, Bruce was able to talk him out of doing so and asked for his assistance to steal the laptop. Having noticed him and Catwoman flirting during their fight, John asked for advice on how he can receive a similar reaction for Harley, believing Bruce could give him some advice. Depending on what Bruce advises he does, the following will happen.
If Bruce tells John to be himself, he gives advice on how to attract Harley's attention and getting her to know him. Nervous about the actions, he asks Bruce to go through a number of scenarios where he could talk to her. Midway through these, Bruce notices the Bat-Signal and makes an excuse to leave. After John promises to help steal the laptop and to pay for the drinks, he leaves to answer as Batman.
If Bruce tells John to try to manipulate her, he gives some advice on manipulating people and finding out their secrets. Afterward, John asks Bruce to answer a few mock Rorschach tests, hoping to find out more about him. Midway through these, Bruce notices the Bat-Signal and makes an excuse to leave. Depending on dialogue chosen through the tests, John will either promise to think about helping him steal the laptop or decide not to, though promises to pay for the drinks. Bruce then leaves to answer the signal as Batman.
Upon arriving, Batman found Gordon, who asked where he had been during the fight between the GCPD, Agency, and Pact. Having been suspicious of Lucius Fox's death, Gordon had looked into Wayne Enterprises and shared his belief that he had been involved with crime. After Batman denied these aggregations, Gordon brought up how he also believed Bruce Wayne had been involved, due to evidence and testimony from several people. After sharing this, Gordon asked Batman to arrest Wayne and told him about Catwoman's return to Gotham. Leaving to organize a task force to arrest the cat-burglar, Bruce was forced to decide whether to tip her off about the attack or let Gordon and his men arrest her.
Regardless of his choice, he discovered John on the rooftop, making shadow puppets with the still shining Bat-Signal. When he came to investigate, John introduced himself and offered to help retrieve Harley's laptop from her safe and dismantle the Pact. However, he asked for Harley Quinn to be spared, something which the vigilante can agree to. After offering advice to let Bruce help him, Batman left to rejoin the Pact as his alter-ego. During this left, John took a selfie with him, which he can allow him to keep or destroy the phone.
After arriving, Bruce noticed Bane interrogating the mercenary that had stood up to Harley when she had accused him of being the mole. Greeted by Freeze, he was told about the doctor's plans to use an ice grenade to counteract a fire failsafe in the black-site and showed him the test results on some of the Pact's men. Continuing to watch Bane's interrogation of the man, Bruce saw him fatally injure the man and watched as he died. Whilst Harley took control of the mole hunt, having seen Bane's treatment of the men, Bruce was contacted by John, who offered to get the laptop from Harley's safe.
When Harley came to talk to him about what he and John had found in the Riddler's lair, Bruce can either tell her about Project: LOTUS or deny finding anything. After watching John's attempt to offer her help in finding the mole, he talked to her about his influence on John and was warned not to interfere with him. Depending on whether he informed Catwoman about Gordon's planned attack, the following will happen.
If Bruce informed Catwoman about Gordon's assault, he sees John leave the office empty-handed and receives a text from Selina, showing her with the laptop. Deciding to track her down, Bruce informs Alfred about what had happened and calls for a Batsuit at the nearest location.
Shortly afterward, he confronts Catwoman on top of Gotham City Hall, where the two first met. After reminiscing about that event, Catwoman offered the laptop, only to pull away and try to escape. However, Batman quickly caught her with his Bat-Anchor and the two engaged in another fight. This finally ended when Batman managed to grab the laptop. Confronting her on why she had stolen the drive, he learns that Catwoman had hoped to get revenge on the Pact for their supposed involvement in Riddler's death. Batman offers a partnership, which Selina reluctantly accepts, giving him the decrypting drive and goggles to bypass the retinal scanner. Depending on the choice made, Batman can either investigate the laptop by himself or invites Catwoman into the Batcave, which she accepts.
If Bruce had not informed Catwoman about Gordon's assault, he sees John leave Harley's office with the laptop. Knowing he will give it to Batman, Bruce calls Alfred to tell him about what had happened and to send a Batsuit. Outside the Stacked Deck bar, Batman meets with John and receives the laptop. At John's request, Batman can teach him how to throw a Batarang and can let him keep one. Afterward, he leaves to return to the Batcave, with John promising to help him in the future.
Upon returning to Wayne Manor, he finds an injured Selina Kyle, having managed to escape Gordon's assault. Revealing why she had fled with the decrypting drive, Selina offers Bruce a truce to work with him in stopping the Pact, offering the retinal goggles and drive as an incentive. Depending on the choices made, he can either accept her help, receiving the devices from her willingly, or try to steal it from her, leading to her being injured further and fleeing. If the former is chosen, Bruce can invite her into the Batcave to investigate with him. However, if the latter is chosen, Alfred, having seen Bruce's actions, chastises him for doing so and tells him that he needs help. Regardless, Bruce returns to the Batcave to investigate the laptop.
After linking the laptop to the Batcomputer, Bruce used the drive and goggles to access the drive. If he invited Selina into the cave, she joins him in the investigation and can enter a relationship with him, if he chooses to. Leaving the Batcomputer to scan for any failsafe measures, he talked to Alfred in the armory, receiving a new version of his contact lenses and, if he invited Selina into the cave, why he did so. After the Batcomputer finished scanning, Bruce investigated the laptop to discover Project LOTUS was a biological weapon created by SANCTUS for unknown purposes. He also discovered the location of the black-site was underneath a business called the Bodhi Spa and had ties to the Agency. Calling Waller to confront her on this information, the two arranged to meet up in his office and he left to do so.
Upon arrival, Bruce found Tiffany in is office and was arrested by Gordon and the GCPD. As they were about to take him into custody, Waller and Avesta arrived and forced them to let him go. Afterward, Bruce watched as they dismissed Gordon and was allowed time to talk with Tiffany. Having called the GCPD for his protection or because she suspected him to be a criminal, Bruce told her about his involvement with the Agency. Asking to know why he had been involved, he can either not tell her or reveal he is Batman to her. If the latter is chosen, he shows her proof, including a video from Lucius showcasing a version of the Batsuit, and accepts her into the circle. Regardless, Tiffany left, giving him time to talk with Waller.
Waller revealed the Agency's involvement with SANCTUS and the potential danger the organization could be. She suggested that Bruce lead the Pact to the black-site and use them to fight SANCTUS whilst the Agency maintained the fighting. Though the plan would cost lives, it would reduce the damage caused if they were not kept within the perimeter. Regardless of Bruce's views on the plan, Waller suggested that he investigated the black-site so the Agency would know what measures they were up against.
Arriving at the location, Bruce investigated the spa from behind the alley, reporting his findings to Waller. During this, he noticed a patron enter a room underground and deduced that the lab was actually underground. After reporting this to Waller, he discovered that Bane had followed him and had also deduced that the Spa was the black-site, having learned about Project LOTUS from either Bruce or John. Having noticed Bruce's meeting with Waller and seen him leave without any worries, Bane suspected that Bruce was the mole and knocked him unconscious. He then took him to the hideout to meet with Harley.
After she gave an excuse why Bruce had been investigating the spa, Harley talked with Bruce privately, during which she asked his opinion on murder as a form of punishment. During the meeting, she revealed that the laptop had gone missing and had narrowed the possible moles down to two people: Bruce and Catwoman. She also threatened Tiffany's life if Bruce was revealed and left John to interrogate him. Seeing no other way to protect Bruce, John suggested that they pinned the mole onto Catwoman to protect him. When Harley returned, Bruce is forced to choose between either himself or Selina.
If Bruce chooses to blame Catwoman for the theft, Harley thanks him for telling her and he accompanies both her and John to watch her execution. Though he almost gets involved when she tries to escape, he is stopped by Bane, who tells him he will be killed if he gets involved. As the Pact place Catwoman into one of Riddler's "murder boxes" to keep her contained, after she destroyed one of Freeze's cryogenic chambers, Bruce is forced to leave her behind to help the Pact raid the black-site.
If Bruce chooses to blow his cover, he is taken to be executed by Harley and John. Placing him in one of Freeze's cryogenic chambers, the Pact activate it to kill him, despite John's pleas to use another form of punishment. As they leave to raid the black-site, Harley promises to harm Tiffany and leaves him whilst the cryogenic chamber freezes up.
Depending on who Bruce chose to blame for the laptop theft, the following will happen to him.
If Bruce chose to blame Catwoman, he joins the Pact as they raid the SANCTUS lab. Upon arriving, he helps Harley knock out the receptionist and leads the rest of them to the lab's entrance. Upon entering, he informs Waller about his location and helps the group with dealing with the lab's defenses. Bruce also takes over as "technical expert" when John fails to install Riddler's program into the system. He also reduces casualties by taking out a majority of the SANCTUS workers they encounter.
Upon reaching the lab, he is able to slip through into its doors and starts working to destroy Project LOTUS. After unlocking two of the terminals, Harley Quinn realizes he has betrayed them and orders the others to help open the doors. After unlocking all the terminals, Bruce activates the fire failsafe, burning the collection of samples. As he does so, the Pact break into the lab and turn their attention to killing Bruce, for his betrayal.
With Freeze and Harley extracting the virus, Bruce is forced to fight a venom empowered Bane. After being pinned against the wall, Bane tries to kill him by crushing his head, only for him to be distracted by John. As Freeze tries to escape with the vials, Bruce is able to stop him, only for Harley to smash the vials, save for one, and leaves the scientist in an airlock. As Harley leaves, the Agency arrives and subdues Bane.
If Bruce chose to take the blame for the theft, he is able to escape the cryo chamber by hacking the EMP generator with his phone. After escaping, he gives Alfred an update and summons the Batmobile to his location. After suiting up, he arrives at the Bodhi Spa, only to find staff and patrons brutally murdered by the Pact. After finding a living SANCTUS employee, he goes into the lab to stop the Pact.
After bypassing another door, he discovers Catwoman, who informs him about men guarding the other members. After hearing about what she had seen, Batman decides to stop the Pact. He can ask for Catwoman's help, should he choose to. After sneaking into the lab, Batman takes down the guards and confronts the Pact. After distracting them with Batarangs, he engages Bane and Freeze. Depending on whether Catwoman joins the battle, Harley either fights him or the thief.
After Bane injects Venom into his system, Batman is almost outmatched but is able to use Freeze's glove to disable one of his arms. After defeating the scientist, he turns his attention to destroying the virus incubator via either sticky bomb or throwing Bane into it. As Freeze attempts to flee with several vials of the virus, Batman stops him with his grappling gun, but give Harley the opportunity to betray her fellow members by shattering the vials, stealing the last one and locking the only way out. As the Agency arrives, Batman meets with Waller. If Catwoman was present during the fight, she thanks him for letting her help and escapes.
Following their arrival, Bruce/Batman watched as the Agency arrested Bane and cleared up the lab. In the middle of it, he told Alfred to contact Tiffany and get her to come over to Wayne Manor, to hide from Quinn. Whilst talking to Waller and Avesta, they conversed about the effects of SANCTUS and how they were going to find Harley Quinn. When Avesta suggested talking to Freeze, Bruce/Batman agreed to do so, despite Waller telling him not to. After she distracted the agent guarding the criminal, he took a bioscan of Freeze and asked about the Pact's plans with Project LOTUS. Freeze told Bruce/Batman about the curing properties of LOTUS and that the Pact had been planning to use them to cure their various problems, including Bane's addition to Venom and Nora's incurable disease. Revealing that Riddler had survived an infection with the virus, Freeze told Bruce/Batman about blood samples he had stored in the Pact's lair and asked for the temperature of the airlock to be lowered, to help combat his LOTUS infection. Bruce/Batman has the option to comply but leaves with Avesta to retrieve the samples.
At Avesta's suggestion, he investigated as Bruce Wayne, believing that doing so would prevent Harley from doing something drastic. During the ride over, Avesta admitted to having been the one who had told Waller about his true identity, which Bruce can forgive her for. If Batman had chosen to save her fellow agents, Iman's hearing aids are briefly interfered with by the car's passive security system. As they drove to the lair, Bruce learned about Harleen Quinzel's father and a hereditary mental illness which was present in his side of her family. Iman also shared her doubts about Waller, especially with her hiding information about the properties of LOTUS and giving up Riddler's body intentionally, and that she was considering leaving the organization.
Upon arrival, they found the Pact's lair to be empty, though there were traces of someone being there. Whilst investigating, Bruce found a skeleton key, used by Agency operatives, leading him and Avesta to realize that they had been there. Further findings revealed that Riddler's blood had been taken, including from the body itself, and bombs that had been created some time ago. Using the evidence, Bruce realized that Waller was planning to use Project LOTUS to blackmail the Pact into working for the Agency, planning to offer the virus to them for their services. She had sent the team to ensure that Harley couldn't retrieve the samples and make her desperate to cooperate with the Agency. Upon hearing a noise from her office, Bruce and Iman went up to investigate, finding a drunk John at the desk.
After waking him up, Bruce, believing he would know where Harley was, demanded to know where she had gone. After revealing she had been in the lair, John vented his frustrations towards Bruce, believing him to be responsible for Harley's betrayal and the others' capture. He also blamed him for giving bad advice to win over her affections. Eventually, Bruce was able to convince John to help locate Harley, with him leaving to find out where she was hiding. If he tries to go with him, John turns a gun on him and Avesta, before revealing it to be empty and escaping. Iman left to locate the samples of Riddler's blood, whilst Bruce sent Alfred a bioscan of Riddler's body and asked for him to simulate the effects of Project LOTUS if combined with his DNA.
When he returned to the Batcave, Bruce found Alfred lying unconscious. After helping him wake up, he investigated the effects of the LOTUS virus and discovered that, despite it curing all known physical problems, it would cause severe damage to the brain's chemistry and lead to various psychological problems. Realizing that it only caused more harm than good, he sent his findings to Avesta and talked with Alfred about the care he needed to receive. Moments later, Iman contacted Bruce to tell him she had located Riddler's blood in the Agency's cold storage and her intentions to destroy it. After giving her advice, he helped Alfred back to the Manor and arranged to get a doctor to see him. Depending on whether Bruce told Tiffany about his activities as Batman, the following will happen.
Whilst waiting for the doctor to arrive, Tiffany tells Bruce about the Agency reaching out after she called Gordon and the GCPD and that Waller had offered her a position in the organization. He also listens to her as she admits struggling to work at Wayne Enterprises after her father's death and that she believes that she will be able to change the world for the better if she does join them, despite their questionable ethics. Depending on dialogue chosen, she decides to accept their offer or learns that Bruce is actually Batman.
Whilst waiting for the doctor to arrive, Tiffany unveils some designs for a suit she can wear if she is needed in the field. During this, she reveals designs for a gun for Bruce to use, only for him and Alfred to tell her that he doesn't use them as Batman. After explaining the reasons why Tiffany apologizes and promises to consider his ethical standards in the future.
After receiving a location from John, Bruce decided to leave Alfred and Tiffany to investigate his lead. Going to the Bonus Brothers Carnival, he investigated the funhouse to find Quinn, only to discover John surrounded by dead agents. Despite John's claims of self-defense, Bruce found some flaws in his testimony, including a number of gunshot victims despite him claiming that he had bludgeoned them to death with an object. Depending on whether Bruce is able to believe John's testimony, the two can either "get closer" or become more antagonistic towards each other. During the conversation, John also revealed that he knew Bruce was Batman and that he had been working within the Pact to dismantle it. As the conversation drew to a close, John revealed that Harley was planning an attack on the Gotham bridge to get the Agency to hand over Riddler's blood samples. He then asked Bruce to let him help and asked whether he believed him. Depending on whether Bruce chooses to believe John's claims, the following will happen.
If Bruce chooses to believe John's claims, the two leaves to the Gotham Bridge, where they find Harley in a stand-off against Waller and the Agency. With Quinn threatening to detonate bombs she has loaded into the surviving GCPD armored vehicle, Bruce asks Waller to let him and John through to negotiate a truce between them. After being allowed to do so, he tries to talk Harley down, only for her to get more agitated and close to detonating the explosives. Called away by John, he asks Bruce to let him negotiate with Harley, having known her for so long. If Bruce agrees to, he watches with Waller and Avesta as John seems to flirt with Harley and takes the detonator with her. With Waller now riled up, Bruce can either stop her from intervening or allow her to do so.
If Bruce chooses to let John negotiate with Harley and prevents Waller from sending in her agents, he watches as John gets the detonator away from her and helps arrest her. As Quinn is taken away, he watches as Waller turns on John, forcing him to attack the Agency. During the chaos, Waller sends her agents to capture Bruce, with him being forced to knock them out. When John attacks Waller, he has the option to either stop the new vigilante or stop an agent from shooting at them. Regardless of the decision, Bruce watches as John detonates the explosives and promises to bring the Agency to justice, before escaping by jumping off the bridge.
If Bruce chooses not to let John negotiate with Harley or lets Waller send her agents in to arrest them, he watches as he takes the detonator from Harley. Having lost his trust in Bruce, John berates him from doing so and calls him as dangerous as the Agency. After he detonates the explosives, Bruce is forced to save either a civilian, a cop or an agent from falling debris. After doing so, he watches as John and Harley escape in the chaos.
If Bruce chose not to believe John, he is told how disappointed he is with him and chases after him as he tries to escape. When John blocks their way with a trap he and Harley had set up, Bruce is forced to let him go and contacts Alfred to give him feed about what is happening on the Gotham Bridge. With his chance to negotiate with Quinn lost, he decides to stop her as Batman.
Arriving a short while into a standoff between the criminal, Waller and the Agency, Batman decides how he will stop Harley Quinn and battles her. After easily subduing her, he listens to her demands and threatened to destroy the bridge. When Waller approaches, he stands between the two to prevent further bloodshed and learns that due to Avesta's tampering, Harley's demands cannot be met. As Quinn gets more volatile after hearing this, he can try to either grab the cure or the detonator from her. Regardless of the choice, an arriving vehicle crashes into the middle of the chaos, causing Quinn to move and the attempt to miss.
As the door opens, the driver is revealed to have been John, having decided to return to Harley's side following Bruce's rejection. Batman can only stand by and watch, as John professes his loyalty to her and takes the detonator. Despite his attempts to get him to hand over the detonator, John refuses and calls his belief in the justice system "a joke", before detonating the bombs. As carnage ensures, Batman can save either a civilian, a cop and/or an agent from falling debris. As he recovers from being injured in the explosion, Batman watches as John calls him responsible for the destruction that has taken place and escapes with Harley by jumping off the bridge.
Depending on whether John becomes a vigilante or a criminal, the following will happen to Batman.
If Bruce believed and trusted John, Batman is targeted by the Agency for assisting in his escape. Several weeks after the encounter, he learns about an encounter between members of the Agency and several of John's associates at Riddler's lair. After slipping past the agents, he is able to stop one of them from executing the group and confronts them. With the Agency believing he is helping John, the agents incapacitate him with their stun pistols, only for John to arrive and attack them. After being helped up, Batman fights of the Agents with John and his gang, easily defeating the Agents.
After the fight, John formerly introduces Batman to the group and reveals his new vigilante identity, "the Joker". After noticing that one of the agents is missing, Batman and Joker find him calling for the Agency to send in an asset, which they quickly discover to be Bane. Whilst Joker's gang flees, the two engage Bane, only to discover he is equipped with a new and more powerful version of Venom. During the battle, Batman can save either the Agent or one of Joker's gang members from Bane's wrath, but won't be able to save both at the same time. After subduing the criminal, he stops Joker from killing Bane after the latter accuses him of killing Riddler. With more agents arriving, the two quickly leave the scene whilst they arrive.
Calling Alfred and asking to meet him in an alleyway, Bruce receives a medical kit and begins tending to his wounds. After being able to treat an injury left by Bane, he receives a call from Waller, who demands he hands over Joker and the LOTUS virus or his identity will be revealed. Though Joker contemplates using the virus to kill Waller, Bruce is able to convince him to hand it over and, using a chamber in the Batmobile, has it destroyed. Needing to get the edge over Waller, they decide to find blackmail on her and consider contacting a number of associates. Deciding to contact Avesta, Bruce arranges to meet her on the roof of the GCPD Headquarters.
Upon arriving, Batman tells Joker to hide whilst he meets with Iman. Finding her in conversation with someone on the phone, he makes his presence known to her. Having discovered Waller was responsible for SANCTUS's survival, Avesta gives Batman information about what she has discovered. Knowing her career at the Agency is over, he gives her some advice, though can offer a position at Wayne Enterprises. As Iman leaves, they discover Waller is also on the rooftop and has been aware of their meeting.
After Waller accuses Batman of crossing a line to help Joker and demands he hand over the virus, he reveals that he has destroyed it and demands that she leaves Gotham. Waller refuses to and reveals that she has former members of the Pact, including Bane, Catwoman and Harley Quinn, working for the Agency as part of a new division. As she prepares to send them to attack him, Batman sends her the information Avesta has given him. With the tables now turned, he demands that she and the Agency leave Gotham, though can also demand that she frees Catwoman, allows Iman to leave without any action from her, or that Bane and Harley are placed in custody. Regardless, Waller agrees to meet the latter demands if he hands over Joker, which he can either agree to or decide against.
Regardless of whether Batman decides to meet her demand, Joker makes his presence known and criticizes him for either meeting her demands or allowing her to leave without action. When he attacks, Batman is forced to fight off the group whilst also ensuring Joker doesn't kill anyone. Though he is able to hold them off, they are eventually overwhelmed by they Agency and cornered. When Joker releases two bombs to force them away, Batman tries to save either Catwoman and the Pact or Avesta and the agents. Regardless of what is chosen, he is caught in the blast of the one he chose not to stop and is thrown though the floors of the GCPD.
Impaled on an iron rod, Batman is helped off it by either Selina or Iman and calls the Batmobile to take him back to the Batcave. As they make their way to the car, he falls unconscious from the blood loss, but is able to get home and have his injuries treated by Alfred. Regaining consciousness in the Batcave's medical bay, Bruce learns from Alfred that Joker has kidnapped Waller and that his actions are creating terror Gotham. Bruce decides that he should stop him and begins pinpointing places he could be with Alfred. Despite a thorough investigation, Bruce is unable to find any leads of Joker's possible locations, leading him to decide to revisit where they had fought the Agency. If he revealed his identity to Tiffany, she, having finished designing and creating her costume, will insist that the comes to help him, which he can agree to or insist that she stays. If the latter choice is chosen, she will give him her drone to help investigate and helps from the Batcave.
Arriving at the crime scene, Batman meets with Montoya and Gordon, who reveal that GCPD and Agency are in a power struggle over the site since Waller's kidnapping. If he didn't tell Tiffany his identity, he will also meet with her, now a member of the Agency, and be assisted by her. With both Gordon and Tiffany's help, Batman finds evidence that reveals Joker is operating out of the disused Ace Chemical Processing Plant. Deciding to investigate the scene, he is met by Harley Quinn, who has been granted temporary immunity until Waller is found. When she orders an Agency helicopter to attack him and the GCPD, Batman subdues her whilst Gordon and Montoya call off the attack. Whilst they take her into custody, he heads off the chemical plant to confront Joker.
After arriving at Ace Chemicals, Batman finds Joker and Waller in the main mixing chamber, where the vigilante is trying to force her to confess to her crimes. Batman tries to convince him to release the director, believing that he is going too far. When Joker refuses and tries to kill Waller, he is able to stop him from doing so, but is forced to fight a member of Joker's gang whilst he tries to escape. Following them to the walkways, his pleas lead Joker to lose faith in his crusade. When he tries to kill her for Riddler's death, Batman prepares to stop him, only to be distracted by Tiffany's sudden arrival. After she confesses to Riddler's murder, he tries to protect her from Joker. When Waller tackles the vigilante off the walkway, Batman catches him with his grappling gun and chases after him as he tries to escape.
Due to the pain caused by his injuries, Batman is unable to catch up with Joker before he murders a group of agents sent to capture him. Deciding to arrest him, the two engage in a fight, before chasing him across the factory as he tries to escape. Eventually catching up to him in the control room, Batman fights and defeats Joker, though is left exhausted from the battle. As Joker admits he knows that he used him, he asks Bruce whether he considered him his friend, despite using it as a pretense to enter the Pact. Regardless of what he says, he falls unconscious and is later found by either the GCPD or Agency.
Waking up in an ambulance, he finds Gordon and Waller waiting outside, talking about what has happened. Whilst Gordon leaves to arrange Joker's return to Arkham, he and Waller talk. Promising not to reveal his identity, Waller reveals that she and the Agency are leaving Gotham for good and that she will not be taking action against Tiffany. She also follows through with the demand he made on the rooftop, believing that him saving her from Joker is worth repaying. Depending on dialogue chosen, Batman either leaves to recover in the Batcave or finishes the conversation with Waller, though she will leave either be satisfied to work with him again or after arguing with him. If the latter is chosen, he and Gordon briefly talk, during which he advises Jim to either return to the GCPD or retire from law enforcement. After the conversation, he then leaves to return to the Batcave and recover from his injuries.
If Bruce did not believe or trust John, he continues to search for him and Harley, hoping to stop them from using LOTUS for malicious purposes. After several weeks, he is called to Cathedral Hill by Montoya to investigate a possible trap set up. Finding Bullock tied up in the back of a stolen van, Batman uses his cowl's lenses to analyze the detective for any possible traps. Finding a device in his abdomen, he tells the officers to get back whilst he extracts the item. After being able to remove the object from Bullock's body, he discovers that it was actually a jack-in-the-box and tells the officers that it is safe to cut Bullock down.
Some time later, Batman is met by Gordon, who had come to monitor the crime scene, despite no longer being part of the GCPD. During the conversation, the former commissioner tells the vigilante how he has become disillusioned by his crusade and wondering whether things have only gotten worse, due to his appearance. After Gordon leaves to attend to another matter, Batman is asked to talk to Bullock, who reveals that he had tracked down John Doe to the area. Directed to a weapons cache, the vigilante finds an order, seemingly filed by Regina Zellerbach. Deciding to confront her, Bruce tries to phone her, only getting a response from her assistant, and goes to Wayne Enterprises to find out the truth.
Arriving during the midst of a board meeting, Bruce interrupts to confront Regina, who is surprised by the document. Noticing one of the staff laughing, Bruce realizes he's been set up, with Harley Quinn and men in clown masks breaking into the room. After being forced to surrender, Quinn berates Bruce for betraying the Pact and introduces him to John's new identity: "the Joker". The criminal reveals his association with Bruce to the Wayne Enterprises board and, unveiling a gas dispenser filled with LOTUS, has his men put on gasmasks, forcing one upon the billionaire to ensure he survived. When Joker and Harley release the virus, Bruce, held down to the table by their men, can only watch as his employees die and Joker threatens to become his "best enemy". As the group leave, Bruce is knocked out by Quinn and left alone in the room.
Upon regaining consciousness, Bruce finds a piece of fabric left by Joker and makes his way to the lab, hoping to find out where Joker is hiding. If he revealed his identity to Tiffany, she helps him make his way through the building and takes him to the lab. Upon arriving, Bruce contacts Alfred and sets up a connection to the Batcomputer. Analyzing the fabric, they find traces of pollen, wax and wine, which he uses to search for possible locations of LOTUS dispensers. If Tiffany is present, she will also give him her drone to assist him in the field. Eventually, he deduces that there is a bomb at Divinity Church and leaves to defuse it as Batman. Contacting Waller, they organize for him to meet with an agent at the church and advises how to deal with Joker and Harley's outlandish demands.
Arriving at Divinity Church, Batman tells the bystanders to leave and is met by Avesta, who Waller has sent to help with the situation. If he chose not to reveal his identity to Tiffany, she, having joined the Agency, will also arrive to help with the situation. Using Tiffany's drone, Batman is able to find and defuse the bomb, despite some countermeasures set up by Joker. Whilst Tiffany investigates the paint on the dispenser to help find the duo, Batman discovers a message left by the Joker. After comforting Iman, who believes herself to be responsible for the criminal's action, Batman is contacted by Waller, who tells him that Gordon has contacted her on Joker's location. Talking to him directly, Batman learns that Joker is at Ace Chemicals and leaves to help apprehend him.
Upon arriving at the plant, Batman find Gordon, either outside and ready to raid the building or inside and seemingly knocked out. Upon investigating, he is ambushed by Joker's men and tries to fight them with Gordon's help, only to be defeated. Just before the two can be killed, Joker arrives and reveals that he has made a deal with Gordon to trade the locations of the dispensers for the vigilante. After the criminal betrays Gordon by shooting him through the legs, Batman tries to lash out, only to be held back by the goons. With him now at his mercy, Joker reveals that he will turn his allies against him and knocks Batman unconscious with a taser.
Whilst unconscious, Bruce is taken to the Bonus Brothers Carnival and placed into one of the rides. Joker also removes the Batsuit, placing him into a business suit, and handcuffs him onto the ride to ensure he doesn't escape. When Bruce regains consciousness, he awakes to find himself in the predicament and enters a room, where he sees Joker makes a captured Selina choose between his or her freedom. Left alone together, Bruce escapes his handcuffs and works with her to retrieve the key to escape the room. Using Riddler's cane, Bruce can either take the key for himself and try to leave the room alone or trusts Selina enough to escape. Regardless, the two are placed into another trap by Joker, but manage to defuse it. They are then forced to crawl through a hatch filled with sharp objects to reach the next room.
Upon arriving, Bruce finds a murder mystery puzzle to solve, with him needing to deduce who kill each victim. Finding the stickers in a hidden chest, he and Selina work together to solve the puzzle. After deducing the metaphorical murderers of his parents, Lucius and "John", they are left with only one victim: Riddler. Hearing knockings from a coffin within the room, Bruce opens it to find Tiffany. When Selina finds a sticker with her face on it, they realize Tiffany murdered Riddler in revenge for her father's murder. After stopping Selina from attacking her, the trio are lead into the next room.
Arriving at the funhouse's entrance, they discover Joker, Harley and their men, who force them to sit at a table they've prepared and bind them to their chairs. As the two physically attack them, Alfred joins the group and is forced to sit with them. After they bring in a LOTUS dispenser, Joker stabs Bruce in the leg, though loses the knife when Bruce either head-butts him or when it breaks. As Joker forces them to play a game of "Never-Have-I-Ever", Bruce is forced to admit to lying to and manipulating "a friend", though notices the lost blade. Working with Tiffany, he retrieves it and frees himself from his bonds. After the game finishes, Bruce stops Harley from releasing the virus by revealing either Joker's obsession with him or that he has double crossed her. Whilst she attacks the criminal in anger, he defuses the dispenser and frees his allies.
After subduing Joker and Harley's men, Bruce is forced to fight the two alone, as Selina is incapacitated by a collar she is wearing and the others are trying to escape. However, he is eventually able to free her and, after breaking down the doors, tells Tiffany to contact the GCPD, whilst she and Alfred flee. With help from Selina, Bruce is able to defeat Joker and Harley, leaving her to fight the latter whilst he chases Joker to another part of the carnival. After a grueling fight, Bruce defeats Joker and severely beats him, to the point where his heart goes erratic. Using a Bat-Stunner smuggled in by Alfred as a defibrillator, he is able to save the criminal's life. After sharing some memories about their time together, Bruce is stabbed in the side by Joker, who tells him to either remember their time together from the scar or promises to be Bruce's worst enemy.
After being found by the GCPD or Agency, Bruce is brought to paramedics and has his injuries treated. After regaining consciousness, he finds Waller by his side, who promises not to reveal his identity and have the Agency leave Gotham. Talking about the events that have transpired, Bruce can make arrangements for Selina, Gordon and Avesta's futures. As Waller leaves, she tells him that she is planning to arrest Tiffany for Riddler's murder, though asks him whether he wishes to confront her himself. Regardless of the choice, she leaves Bruce alone to recover.
Depending on whether Tiffany was told about Bruce's activities as Batman, the following possibilities will happen. However, if he confronted the villain Joker and asked Waller to arrest her, neither of these scenarios will happen.
Some time after the meeting with Waller, Batman arrives at City Hall, where Tiffany is due to be picked up. As he reviews an image of Riddler's murder, he enhances the photo to find that it was indeed Tiffany. Noticing an approaching helicopter, Batman sees her approach it and confronts her. Condemning her actions, he sees that she sees the murder as justified and that she knows he worked with Lucius. As Tiffany leaves, Batman leaves some final words for her and contacts Alfred, who asks him to return to Wayne Manor.
Some time after the meeting with Waller, Batman arrives at City Hall to confront her. As he reviews an image of Riddler's murder, he enhances the photo to find that it was indeed Tiffany. Noticing Tiffany's drone, Batman finds her on the edge of the building and confronts her. Condemning her actions, Bruce learns about how badly her family has been affected by Lucius' death. With Tiffany wondering about her future, Batman has the option of either deciding to hand her over to the authorities or give her a second chance.
If Batman decides to hand her over to the GCPD, Tiffany jumps off the roof, but uses her drone to hover in mid air. After some final words, he watches as she flies off and decides to return to Wayne Manor.
If Batman decides to take her under his wing, he offers Tiffany a second chance, despite his rules against killing. After Tiffany accepts, the two fly off to fight crime as partners.
Returning to Wayne Manor some time later, Bruce found Alfred in the parlor with a packed suitcase. Revealing that he had decided to leave their life as vigilantism behind, Alfred told Bruce that he was leaving his employ permanently, citing that their use of "John" and involvement in the creation of the Joker had been a step too far. The subsequent argument was heated, during which Bruce learnt that Alfred's PTSD was in remission after making the decision and how his crusade would only lead to his father's fate. As Alfred left for the airport, Bruce is forced to either let him leave to return home or give up vigilantism to convince him to stay. Depending on what is chosen, the following will happen.
If Bruce decides to give up Alfred and continue to operate as Batman or doesn't answer in time, Alfred gives him some information about the homestead before he leaves. After he is gone, Bruce returns to the Batcave to suit up as Batman and answer a call from the GCPD. If Bruce he had created the vigilante Joker and chose to regard him as his friend, he is later seen visiting him in Arkham Asylum, much to Joker's delight. However, if he chose not to, Batman later appears outside Arkham Asylum, checking to make sure he has not escaped.
If Bruce decides to give up Batman, he tells Alfred his intentions to do so and asks him to stay. After he agrees to do stay, Bruce hugs him whilst the Batsignal, which has been shining behind him, is turned off. If Bruce created the vigilante Joker and chose to regard him as a friend, he is later seen visiting him in Arkham Asylum, much to Joker's delight.
Batman's character is up to the player. Depending on decisions made by the player, he can be pleasant, friendly, affable, humorous, and a much more traditional and inspiring hero as Batman compared to the other versions of the Dark Knight or a much more aggressive, ruder, colder, crueller, and unempathetic character than how he's usually portrayed. Decisions made, such as saving Catwoman or Dent, can affect others and his reputation as Bruce Wayne or Batman.
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- It can be assumed that, at the beginning of The Telltale Series, Bruce was in his second year of operation as Batman, having already acquired some of his basic techs and recruited allies like James Gordon and Lucius Fox. This also leads to the assumption that he is in his third year during the events of The Enemy Within.
- Since Bruce was nine years old when his parents were murdered, and Alfred mentions that it's been twenty years since Thomas and Martha Wayne were murdered, it can be assumed he was twenty-nine at the time of the first season. Since Bruce was probably in his second year of being Batman at the being of the series, this would mean Bruce first became the vigilante at the age of twenty-seven or twenty-eight.