Monolith Games: Batman Previews
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„Batman cannot be separated from the city he haunts, Gotham City. Even if he occasionally ventures outside the city to save the world (including in the ranks of the Justice League), his first mission is to eradicate crime from the streets of Gotham. Not an easy task when you know about the psychopaths lurking in the gigantic city. And the Court of Owls is a very particular threat to Batman as it affects him on a personal level.
The secret circle is manipulating the city since its origins, building and modeling the city Batman is trying to protect to achieve their evil schemes!
The Court of Owls is composed of Gotham’s jet set and rich heirs, hiding their faces behind a white mask like multiple evil reflections of Bruce Wayne. They represent what Batman alter-ego could have become without his high moral sense.
Finally, the Court of Owls carries their plans on the field through an army of henchmen, the Talons, highly trained assassins brought back to life on demand; beating them to a pulp is not enough to kill them.
Even if they mainly work for the Court of Owls, they have been seen teaming up with other Villains like Two-Face. Some even flipped to the Heroes side like Calvin Rose or Mary Turner, and turned to fight their former masters.
„The Ace Chemical Plant is a crucial setting in Batman mythology because, to cut a long story short, it is where the Joker came into being. For years, the Joker remained a mysterious character without the slightest hint concerning his origins. His white complexion and green hair were obviously not cosmetic. They did not fade in the wash and could not be wiped off in prison. But no reason had ever been given, until Detective Comics # 168 (1951), the episode in which Bill Finger, the co-creator of the „crime clown“ decided to fill in the gap by explaining that the existence of the Joker was (at least indirectly) the fault of … Batman himself!
In this episode the vigilante pursues a gang leader known as the Red Hood through the Ace Chemical Plant. During his escape, the masked gangster falls into a tank filled with chemical waste. Not only does this accidental bath disfigure him (turning his skin white and his hair green) but it also drives him totally insane. The Red Hood so becomes the Joker! Hence a „private joke“ as the plant is named after a playing card (the Ace) and the Joker refers to another … In the graphic novel, “The Killing Joke,” Alan Moore enters into even more detail about the origin of the Red Hood before his transformation into the Joker, explaining that he was not at all a criminal leader but rather a kind of diversion. A „false leader“ in order to better deflect suspicion from the gang.“
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