"Arkham Asylum" opened the gate and ushered in a serious comic book game that accurately portrayed the feeling of Batman and his psychotic relationship with the Joker.
Now, "Batman: Arkham Origins" explores the early career of the Caped Crusader and showcases the first meetings between him and his deadliest enemies. When eight deadly assassins descend onto Gotham on Christmas Eve to take out Batman, the Dark Knight must overcome his greatest challenge yet. Now, we take a look at the eight deadliest assassin's in the D.C. Universe to see who may make an appearance in the game.
A former U.S. Army soldier, Slade Wilson was a part of an experimental supersoldier project that enhanced his strength and intelligence. Leaving his patriotism behind and choosing to follow the path of a mercenary, Deathstroke became one of the most sought-after assassins in the D. C. Universe. He has worked for everyone from Lex Luthor to Black Manta to Vandal Savage. His contracts have brought him into conflict with Superman and Green Arrow, yet he seems to come into consistent strife with the Teen Titans.
Deathstroke has already been confirmed to be in the game. He also a recurring character in the CW show "Arrow" based on the "Green Arrow" character. It will be interesting to see how he crosses Batman's path early on in his career. Will Robin have a role in bringing these two titans together or will it simply be another contract for the Terminator to fulfill?
Chances: 100 percent
Why: Already confirmed.
One of the more unrecognizable names on this list, KGBeast is a trained assassin from the former Soviet Union's secret police and intelligence agency. He is a master of the martial arts, has cybernetic strength and is said to be an expert with every deadly weapon known to man. With a gun for a hand, KGBeast made his debut in comics in the 1980s and has been attempting to take out Batman ever since.
KGBeast has been known to rival Batman's fighting skills and has beaten Batman in combat before. He has even gone so far as to severe his own hand rather than be caught by Batman. KGBeast's resolve is sadistic and the assassin has gone as far as to poison a room of more than 100 people just to reach his target. "Arkham Origins" would be a great venue to introduce The Beast into the Arkham canon.
Chances: 35 percent
Why: While the character has a rich history with Batman, he may be too unknown and obscure.
Sometimes, the line between good and evil is painted gray. No one embraces this ideology more than the assassin Lady Shiva. As a former member of the League of Assassins, and the mother of Cassandra Cain, Lady Shiva is one of Batman's greatest enemies. She was even chosen by Ra's al Ghul, the leader of the League of Assassins, to birth the perfect of assassin. After battling heroes like Green Lantern, Black Canary and Batgirl, she joined the hero team Birds of Prey and even mentored The Question.
Lady Shiva is an iconic member of the Bat Family and not including her in this game would be a disservice to her character's history. Early in her career, she was a thrillseeker, living off of the rush of combat and near-death experiences. Could this be what brings her into the path of the Dark Knight early in his career? Could the League of Assassins play a part in her debut in the game? Also, will we see the father of her child make an appearance as well?
Chances: 75 percent
Why: Lady Shiva would be great to fill the Catwoman role in "Arkham Origins" and has ties to the League of Assasins.