Anyone who loves video games and comics is excited for the highly anticipated sequel Batman: Arkham City. Following up a successful video game is tough as it is, but reinventing the setting and upping everything about the game is a feat rarely executed perfectly. With Batman: Arkham City we’re getting a wider gameplay map, new brutal moves to take down multiple enemies, awesome tech upgrades for your suit and cowl, and even some new villains. In the spirit of the new game, we uncovered a disc that appears to be mix CD made by some of Batman’s most dangerous villains. Check out the playlist below.
Mr. Freeze – Cold As Ice by Foreigner
Freeze is one of those villains who’s complicated and tragic accident not only solidified his physical features, but his mental instability. While Mr. Freeze robs banks and is known for dropping Gotham’s temperature sometimes, he’s also a scientist who was attempting to save his dying wife. Mr. Freeze is obsessed with the cold, so naturally, he’s a big fan of Foreigner. Known for some power ballads like I Want To Know What Love Is and Jukebox Hero, their song Cold As Ice is a nice change of pace, a colder change of pace if you will.
The Penguin – Umbrella by Rihanna
Like anyone who’s ever heard the song Umbrella by Rihanna knows it’s about making sure you stay dry when it’s raining outside. Oswald Cobblepot is a deformed man who uses unique and deadly umbrellas to take on the heroes of Gotham City. He gets points for an interesting weapon choice, but he could have probably picked a less obvious song.
The Joker – Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
He’s crazy. It’s that simple.
Mr. Zsasz – The First Cut Is The Deepest by Sheryl Crow
Mr. Zsasz is a serial killer, like most of the criminals in Gotham, but he takes pleasure in killing them. He’s not a criminal mastermind, he’s a murderer. Adding to his craziness, he carves a tally mark in his body for each of his victims. His body is covered with cuts from his knife, each representing one of the men, women and children he’s killed. Adding to his insanity, he’s a fan of Sheryl Crow fan.
Catwoman – Take The Money And Run by Steve Miller Band
The occasional love interest to Batman, Selina Kyle isn’t an evil murdering psychopath like many of the enemies of the Bat running around Gotham City. She’s a thief, a cat burglar who relies on getting in and out with her loot without raising too much fuss. Much like the song she chose, she breaks in, get’s what she wants, and hits the road. She might have to take someone down and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty, but she knows when to fight and when to flee.
The Riddler – What Is Love? by Haddaway
The Riddler often loves posing questions and riddles that make himself and Batman think. What is a better riddle than the definition of love?
Poison Ivy – Kiss From A Rose by Seal
Poison Ivy is deadly and seductive, not just with her looks, but with the plants she controls. An extreme environmentalist, she has a connection with plant life that can poison and kill with little effort. Much like songs by Seal, even a small exposure to her is enough to kill a person, even Batman.
Onomatopoeia – Boom by P.O.D.
Onomatopoeia is a word that sounds or imitates the source it comes from, like buzz or quack. Onomatopoeia is a supervillain created by Kevin Smith who has faced both Batman and Green Arrow. He’s known to only speak onomatopoeia words, and his sounds amplify the mystery of who he really is. So, of course he’d pick a song with an onomatopoeia for the title.
Can you think of any good Batman villain song ideas?