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Good evening, residents of Joker Asylum. Some of our...crazier guests crashed the party early. And when I say crazy, I mean real psycho. Word of warning. If anyone sees a dribbling fool barking at the moon or maybe just purring like a kitten, do your civic duty. Walk up to them. Put your arm around them. Show them that you care before you wring their necks.
~ Joker

The Lunatics are supporting antagonists in Batman: Arkham Asylum and and mentioned antagonists in Batman: Arkham City. They are a group of the most disturbed patients at Arkham Asylum. During the events of Joker's plans at the Asylum he released the Arkham Lunatics to wreak havoc and hinder Batman.


Batman: Arkham Asylum

They were completely insane inmates at Arkham Asylum who were imprisoned at the Penitentiary Island. While not evil, they are lost souls who they attack anyone or anything they see, making them the most insane and dangerous inmates at the Island. The only way to defeat them is either by knocking them out or killing them.

During Joker's take over on Arkham Asylum, Harley Quinn release the Lunatics in an attempt to stop Batman from progressing, though the Dark Knight managed to take them all down easily. Joker later ordered his men to kill the Lunatics on sight because they were unable to be controlled and too dangerous to be kept alive.

Batman: Arkham City

It is later revealed that the Lunatics were actually failed test subjects of Hugo Strange in his attempts to perfect brainwashing, using technology he stole from the Mad Hatter. However, the experiments had failed, and the Lunatics' minds were severely damaged beyond repair. To cover up his experiments and silence the Lunatics, he had them lobotomized and hidden in the Asylum as patients. Several Lunatics who had survived the Joker's assault were given to the Penguin, who used them for target practice.


Victims killed by Lunatics
  • Multiple Arkham Asylum staff
  • Multiple Blackgate inmates
  • Multiple Arkham Asylum inmates
  • Multiple Joker thugs


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Main Antagonists
Joker | Hugo Strange | Ra's al Ghul | Scarecrow

Secondary Antagonists
Harley Quinn | Poison Ivy | Killer Croc | Riddler | Clayface | Penguin | Mr. Freeze | Two-Face | Bane | Firefly | Black Mask | Ferris Boyle | Deathstroke | Simon Stagg | Arkham Knight

Other Antagonists
Quincy Sharp | Victor Zsasz | Frank Boles | Razor | Dr. Penelope Young | Catwoman | Mister Hammer | Sickle | Solomon Grundy | Talia al Ghul | Azrael | Deadshot | Hush | Mad Hatter | Calendar Man | Electrocutioner | Copperhead | Lady Shiva | Commissioner Loeb | Howard Branden | Ricky "Loose Lips" LeBlanc | Tracey Buxton | Candy | Alberto Falcone | Anarky | Bird | Henry Adams | Christina Bell | Johnny Charisma | Albert King | Professor Pyg | Man-Bat | Deacon Blackfire | JT Wicker | Warden Ranken | Nyssa Raatko

Groups and Gangs
Joker's Gang | Thugs | Lunatic Inmates | TYGER | League of Assassins | Penguin's Gang | Two-Face's Gang | Riddler Thugs | Harley's Gang | Black Mask's Gang | Falcone Crime Family | Bane's Militia | Anarky's Gang | Arkham Knight's Militia