The Arkham Guards, also called the Arkham Security Guards, were the security staff at Arkham Asylum during the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Unlike other security personnel on the series like TYGER or the Arkham Knight's Militia, the Arkham guards weren't private security forces nor military forces. Most of them were trainees hired by Warden Quincy Sharp and seemed to dislike working at the Asylum.


During the apprehension of The Joker by Batman after an atack to the Mayor of Gotham, Quincy Sharp informed the guards to get ready at the entrance of the Intensive Treatment Center to escort Joker to his cell, he also told an Arkham Officer that he would not tolerate more incompetence amongst the guards since an escape would make impossible his campaign as Mayor of Gotham. They also received Commisoner James Gordon at the Intensive Treatment Center moments before Batman arrived.

When The Joker arrived with Batman, Quincy Sharp ordered a guard names Frank Boles to escort the Joker with other 2 guards. Even though he was escorted by 3 guards and guarded by even more guards waiting for him at other places on the Intensive Treatment Center, Batman had a bad feeling about The Joker surrendering so easily so he decided to escort hi with the guards.

While they were passing from a metal detector, the guards found something on the chamber. Arkham Officer Aaron Cash told the guards to check Joker, but the guards revealed that he wasn't the one with red lights, and that it was Batman. Joker mocked batman by telling him that what he was trying to smuggle.

While passing through safe transit, some Blackgate Prisoners saw Joker and welcomed him, seconds later an Arkham Medic tried to examine Joker but he scared him away.

When passing through the safe transit with the Joker, Killer Croc appeared and all guards prepared weapons if he tried to escape. Even though Croc threatened Batman the guards activated an electric collar that was on Croc to contain him and Croc decided to go away.

While going down Frank Boles complains about Batman following them saying "How come they let Batman past security", after these the lights go off and Batman quickly grabs The Joker by the neck to avoid him escaping.

After that Batman meets Commisoner James Gordon and tells him that he has a bad feeling about Joker surrendering without no resistance. After this an Arkham Officer tells Batman that he can't pass because he would unsettle the most violent prisoners.

After this The Joker begins his plan and kills both the Officer and the medic with him. Then he escapes and kills a bunch of guards.

After this Victor Zsasz escapes, kills a guard and takes another guard as hostage. Batman defeats him and Zsazs gets secured by guards.


Inmediately after, at a room full of Blackgate Prisoners who had been figthing with the guards, Joker activates the Laughing gas and kills both Arkham Guards and Blackgate prisoners, only 2 guards survive this event.

After Batman defeats a Titan Henchman and Joker escapes of the scene. Joker reveals that Frank Boles has kidnapped Comissoner James Gordon and that Harley Quinn has taken him as a hostage. Revealing that Frank was "an old friend", reason why he dislikes batman escorting Joker. Then Batman goes back to where Frank kidnapped Gordon to follow the trail that Boles left due to him dropping his whisky canteen.

When trying to get to safe transit, Barbara Gordon reveals Batman that the Blackgate Prisoners have acquired weapons and then she puts an audio recording of some guards that are shooting at some Blackgate Prisoners when The Joker comes in with Frank Boles and Harley Quinn, after this the recording goes off. Supposedly the guards are killed after the recording ends. And then Batman gets to the hallway of secure transit and we see that the Blackgate Prisoners kill 2 guards with some rifles.

At the elevators at safe transit, a guard complains about an elevator not working and after Harley Queen sabotaging the upwards elevator, the guard tells Batman that Joke should be fried.

When Batman was manually climbing safe transit, Joker puts on a recordings of what's happening in the entrance of the Intensive Treatment Center where there is a lot of guards protecting the entrance, at the beggining Frank Boles comesin and tells the guards that The Joker's army is coming from the outside of Arkham North and tells them to prepare. While the guards turn their backs Frank kills a guard, then the guards turn their backs to question him about why he had done that when he kills all the guards one by one during the confussion,then Harley Quinn coes in and they escape the Intensive Treatment Center.

When he gets to the upper floor of the facility, we see that 6 Blackgate Prisoners have beaten a guard to death.

When batman gets to the entrance of the facility we see that the inmates have stormed the position and killed the remaining guards at the entrance. Only the officer William North manages to hide succesfully. Even though the guards lost, they managed to kill some Inmates before going down.


After Batman defeats 2 hordes of armed inmates, discovering that Frank Boles has been killed by The Joker due to him noticing that Batman was following Boles trail and solving a riddle proposed by The Riddler, William North opens the gate he was hiding in and tells Batman what happened. After this Batman escapes to Arkham East through an alternate exit.

At first, the guards seem to control Arkham East totally and some guards are confident that the Blackgate Prisoners will never take the place, even though they controll this, Arkham North and Arkham West are in total control of the Inmates and that most guards in the inmate territory had been killed. The Inmates are also attacking from the North since the pass from the West is blocked, during this attack a guard named Jackson is killed.

After Batman defeating the Inmates trying to invade the East and passing to the West through the North and defending the Batmobile and picking some Explosive Gel, he gets to the West, where only 1 guard is still alive because most of them were killed by the Blackgate Prisoners and 3 of them by Victor Zsasz.

After Batman gets to the Medical Facility and liberates the Medics, it is discovered that the only guard still alive is the Arkham Officer Aaron Cash who was imprisoned, Batman sends the medics to hide where Cash was imprisoned and sends Cash and Dr. Young to the Arkham Mansion to find her notes.

After Batman getting to the second floor of the facility, some medics, even more guards and an Arkham Lunatic die because of the fear toxin, therefore killing the remaining guards in the facility besides Aaron Cash.

After defeating Harley Quinn and Bane and rescuing Comissoner James Gordon, an Arkham Guard travels with Gordon to Gotham.

After Batman gets to the cave systems in the underground it seems that the few guards that were in the caves were easily killed by the Blackgate Prisoners.

After batman decides to go to the East to find Dr. Young in the Arkham Mansion where he sent Aaron Cash and her to get her notes. We discover that the East has fallen to the inmates, meaning that the last stronghold of the guards in Arkham has been lost, there would be no more significant resistance of the guards and that the remaining guards and personell are scattered through the island. The Botanical Gardens and the Arkham Mansion are also at the inmates territory. Some guards are hung by the inmates to "decorate" the place. The Inmates take the raincoats and use them.They have also gained controll to sniper rifles, who their inmates guarding the outside will use.


When exploring the Arkham Mansion, we see that the guards that were protecting the mansion where also killed by the Inmates.

After getting into the libary, we save a Medic and a guard who where beaten by the inmates. The guard named Bill tells Batman that the Dr. Young came running to hide because the inmates were following her. Then the medic tells batman that she hid succesfully and that they gave a beating to him and the guard.

Batman goes to the Western part of the Mansion to find Aaron Cash to ask him where did Dr Young went. He rescues a guard and a medic from an armed inmate, this is where he discovers the suicide collars. The guard tells that Cash and another officer are beign beaten by the Blackgate Prisoners in the other room.

After defeating the inmates there and rescuing Aaron cash and the officer, he tells us where to find Dr Young. Then the guard and medic we just rescued reunite with Cash while Cash tries to contact other guards. The guard and medic at the library stay there forever.

After Batman fnds Dr. Young notes and burns them Joker tells him that Victor Zsasz has someway escaped his captors (Probablly killing them) and found The Joker in the Botanical Gardens, he sent Zsazs to torture Dr Young to ask her for the formula, they are at the Warden's Office.

After rescuing her and defeating Zsasz, Dr Young dies and Harley Quinn appears whit Quincy Sharp as a hostage.

Batman follows Sharp's blood to the Penitentiary in the West where we find more dead guards. One of them was recently killed by the Blackgate Prisoners, claiming that they shot him. In the outside we see an unconscious guard in the edge of the building and a medic beign beaten by a group of inmates, Batman tells them to go to the medical building because it is safe there.

After getting to the Lunatic's cells we find an unconscious guard in the floor and more dead guards upstairs.

After Harley Quinn duels batman and turns on the electric floor at the lunatic's cells, the unconscious guard wakes up seconds after the floor goes on, gets electrocuted and goes unconscious again, he never wakes up for the rest of the game.

After the retreat of Harley Quinn and her chase we find more dead guards on the way.

On another room we have to rescue Arkham Officer Louie Green and an Arkham Guard before the timer runs out.

When we get to the max security control room where we defeat Harley Quinn, we find more dead guards.

When we get out of the Penitentiary we find that both the medic and guard we rescued before going into the building where killed, it could have been both the Blackgate Prisoners or the recently freed Arkham Lunatics.

When we go to the Botanical Gardens, we will see 3 dead guards in a pose of reading, killed by Victor Zsasz.

When we go to the big room we find more dead guards.

The Joker will kill a guard at the flooded room by electrocuting the water and throwing the guard into it. We also find dead guards at the side where the joker was and some dead Blackgate Prisoners on the side where Batman came from.

In the secret room where we fight 2 Titan Henchmen we can find dead guards wich are thrown by the titan henchmen.

When we go to the Arkham Mansion after Poison Ivy mutates her plants, we find out that the Aaron Cash, the officer and the medic fled to the main hallway, one of the guards with them got taken by a plat and killed.

We won't find more dead guards in the Intensive Treatment Center, but one in the safe transit, the guard who was complaining about the elevator not working.

In the cave system we won't find more dead guards.

When we go back to the Botanical Gardens we will find the 3 dead guards exactly the same, even though there are mutated plants everywhere, we will find out that some plants have killed most Blackgate Prisoners and tried to eat them since we'll find plants with thooths trying to eat inmates, curiously the dead guards won't appear like the inmates and will simply stay on the ground normally.

When going to poison ivy boss fight we'll fight 2 controlled arkham guards, one of them beign officer William North.

During the Poison Ivy's boss battle, wonce we explode the giant plant shell one time, Ivy will bring controlled guards to aid Poison Ivy.

Arkahm titan

When we go to The Joker's base we face 2 Titan Henchmen, but they are not based on the Blackgate Prisoners model, but the Arkham Guard's model, they have a blue torn pant and a torn body armor which the guards use.

Incident Reports

Arkham Asylum Incident

The Arkham security staff escorts Joker to his cell, when the joker escapes and makes a giant riot on the whole Arkham Island using the transferred Blackgate prisoners due to a "mysterious" fire that destroyed Blackgate Prison.

They fail to contain the escaped Blackgate Inmates due to the inmate's numerical supperiority over the guards.

They also fail to contain the escaped Arkham Inmates, which were lunatics.

After Batman defeats a Titan affected Joker, the GCPD storms the Island with the remaining Arkham guards, taking the Island back, returning all the Arkham inmates to their cells and treating the wounded.

After Arkham Asylum Incident

The Asylum is closed due to the recent events and the Arkham security staff is disbanded.

In an Arkham City trailer we see a few of them, but as we can se in Batman: Arkham City, the Arkham original staff isn't in the game, so it's safe to assume they were disbanded and replaced with the better and most experienced TYGER private company.


The Arkham Asylum security staff had ranks, which only consisted of 2 groups and a minor sub group.

Masked Guard: Lower ranking security guards, it is the average Arkham Asylum guard and the most numerous, they are easily identified by their blue anti-riot gear, blue pants, black sneakers and black gloves , they also have visored helmets with metal grilles, although most guards have the grilles put on, some have the grilles pulled up. They are trainees, so they are less experienced and younger than the Officers, they take orders directly from the officers. Like all guards, they have a radio. They patroll the insides of the Asylum facilities.

Officer Guard: Higher ranking security guards, it is a less common Arkham Asylum guard and they are few of them. They are easily identified by their uniform which consists on a blue long sleeve office shirt, a black tie, a black pant and black shoes, they don't wear helms or anti-riot gear like the masked guards, making them more vulnerable. They have been working in Arkham for years so they are more experienced and older than masked guards, they give orders to the masked guards. They take orders from the Warden. Like all guards, they have a radio. They patroll both the insides and the outsides of the Asylum facilities

Raincoat Guard: They are both masked guards and some officer guards, they can be differientated from each other by looking at their faces, masked guards have a helm, officers don't. They have a black long coat with a hood and yellow stripes, they also wear black pants and blue shoes or sneakers depending on the type. They receive or give orders depending on the type. They guard outside the Asylum facilities.


The Arkham Asylum Security Staff had a good equipment, but got weak compared to the TYGER and Arkham Knight's Militia's equipment. And not as good melee equipment as Blackgate Prisoners or Henchmens of posterior games.

The most common gun used in Arkham Asylum from both the Blackgate Prisoners and the Arkham Guards. Shoots at bursts with damage depending on the distance, can shoot at relatively long range in rooms.

The least used gun in Arkham Asylum from both inmates and guards. Shoots once with a high damage if it is close and low damage is long. Low range

Even though not used by guards in the game, they had possesion of them. A long range weapon with a very high damage.

  • Radio

An electronic device used to communicate with other guards.

  • Electrified baton

Melee weapon used to inmobilize inmates. The shock impairs vision of the player.

  • Throwables

Resources that can be thrown.


  • The controlled Guards batman fights will reappear if you visit the botanical gardens again, but will be resting and no longer will be hostile. They would say quotes like "I dreamed I fought you"
  • Even though only a few guards survive the night, at the end of the game we see more of them.
  • Some Raincoat guards will appear hanging with their clothes, even though inmates took the raincoats.
  • In the "Play as the Joker" Challenge Maps, Joker fights the Arkham guards both in melee and stealth.

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