If you have been following gaming or movie news in the past month, you may have come across a man called Hugo Strange
. Not only has the psychologist been revealed as a major character in Batman: Arkham City
, he keeps being mentioned in the swirling gyre of rumors surrounding Christopher Nolan
's The Dark Knight Rises
. (Probably because Tom Hardy
has been confirmed to play a role in the movie, but nobody knows who he will be, and so the gears of fan speculation are grinding. Our hopes are pinned sky-high on Tommy Elliot).
We know first hand that there are all kinds of geeks in the world, and not all of their interests overlap, and so fans of The Dark Knight
and Batman: Arkham Asylum
might be wondering who the heck this obscure Batman villain is, what gives him any appeal, and what his role as antagonist may mean for a plot.
Allow us to explain.