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The 28 hidden characters in Batman: Arkham Asylum

First comic appearance: Showcase #73 (March 1968)

Arkham Asylum appearance: Intensive Treatment (Utility Corridor); Penitentiary; Final Boss Fight

The connection: Jack Ryder is a news reporter on Gotham radio and television. During the investigation of an experimental scientist, he is injected with a serum that gives him unnatural strength, speed and agility. In this wild animal-like form, he is known as the Creeper. In some versions of the character, Jack Ryder and the Creeper are unaware of their shared body; in the most recent version, for example, Ryder hosts a TV show offering rewards for the capture of his alter ego.

In Arkham Asylum, you’ll only encounter Jack Ryder. He has two radio appearances, including a report about Batman’s rumored death on the island. At the end of the game, Jack Ryder is the journalist covering Joker’s rooftop theatrics.

BizarroFun Fact: In 1968, the Creeper starred in his own comic book series. It was cancelled after six issues.

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