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The following is a list of Game Over lines in Batman: Arkham Knight.


  • "Prepare yourself, Batman. My reign of terror starts now." (If Batman fails to stop the driver on Bleake Island)
  • ( Unused ) I'm sorry Batman didn't mean to frighten you. 
  • ( Unused ) And so ends the nightmare.
  • "Didn't you know, Dark Knight? You can't fight fear."
  • "Die, knowing that I will make them suffer- every one."
  • "You have failed to stop me, Batman. Now Gotham will fall."
  • ( Unused ) To bad Batman the nightmare was just beginning.
  • "This is the end, Dark Knight. You've nothing to be afraid of anymore."
  • "You die here, and your legend dies with you."
  • "I wanted more than your death and Gotham's destruction, but you forced my hand." (If Batman leaves a bomb to detonate in Campaign for Disarmament)

Arkham Knight

  • "I own the sky now."
  • "You're finished, and Gotham's finished too."
  • "Look at me while you die, Batman. LOOK. AT. ME."
  • "You're old, you're predictable, and you never stood a chance."
  • "It's over, hero. Goodbye."
  • "I didn't want it to end like this, Batman. I kinda hoped you'd put more of a fight."
  • "You never stood a chance, Batman. Not against this army. And not against me."
  • "You failed Oracle, Batman. And I'll make sure she knows it." (If Batman fails to stop the driver after clearing the tunnel)
  • "That's what happens when you take on my men. You lose."
  • "Ivy should have known better than to count on you."
  • "THIS is justice. THIS is what you deserve." (final boss only)
  • "This makes us even, Bruce." (final boss only)

Harley Quinn

  • "When you see my Puddin', tell him Harley sent you...and she says hi!" (Batman's death)
  • "I did it Mistah J. I did it for you!" (Batman's death)
  • Bye bye, birdie!" (Robin's death)
  • "Ha! Joker told me robins die easy!" (Robin's death)


  • *flips his coin* "Can't argue with the coin, Batman."
  • "You're better off dead, Bat! Just look what happened to us!"
  • "It's fate, Batman. Don't try and fight it."
  • "Harvey might feel bad about this, Batman. But we'll bring him round!"

Robin DLC

  • "Face it, Robin. You're half the man he was."
  • "Sorry kid. You shoulda stuck to the little leagues."


  • "I don't care that he's dead, Batman. But you do." (Bomb victim's death cut from the game)
  • "Such a senseless waste of life. I'm glad you put an end to it." (Bomb victim's death cut from the game)
  • "I did it! I actually did it! I mean, of course I did! Good. As expected." (Batman's death)
  • "I don't think you'll be solving this one." (Batman's death)
  • "Riddle me this: What's dead? You!" (Batman's death)
  • "Your death was inevitable, I'm afraid. A statistical certainty." (Batman's death)
  • "My apologies, Catwoman. But you see, I had a point to prove." (Catwoman's death)
  • "Now to be fair, Catwoman, in cat years you had a very good run." (Catwoman's death)

Catwoman DLC

  • "Farewell, my feline foe."
  • "Revenge is a dish best served by an expert consummate in its ideal preparation methods, my dear."


  • "Well would you look at that? A new stuffed head for my cigar room. Someone get me a hacksaw." (Batman's death)
  • "Aw, don't be so sad Batman. Gotham's in good hands now. I'll take real good care of it." (Batman's death)
  • "Take comfort from the fact I never got hold of ya. Would've been real messy." *chuckles* (Nightwing's death)
  • "Tut tut tut! Coming here thinking you could take me. You were outta your depth boy and you just paid the price." (Nightwing's death)
  • "You and Batman were friends, right? Now, I hate your guts, but that's harsh." (Nightwing's death)

Harley Quinn DLC

  • "Look at you! Just as useless as the Joker. My only regret is I didn't kill 'em myself."
  • *chuckles* "I told Scarecrow sending you was a bad idea. Guess I'm gonna have to send one of my men to finish the job." *laughs*
  • "Shoulda known better, yeah? You never send a harlot to do a man's job!" *laughs*

Nightwing DLC

  • "Not so cocky now, are ya?" *laughs and kicks him*
  • *laughs* "You had it coming, pretty boy. Give Batman my regards."


  • "Downside you're dead. But the upside? We've got each other, Bruce. Forever!"
  • "This is how it happened. This is how the Batman died." *chuckles*
  • "Bats? Bats?! BAAATS!!!!"
  • this is the end Bruce and now we're going to be together FOREVER!!!!
  • "Oops. You're dead! Wait, does that mean I'm dead?! GET UP, BRUCE, GET UP!"
  • *sighs* "Well that's what I get for betting it all on black."
  • "Now, if I was in charge this never would have happened!"
  • "Aw, off to see Mom and Pop at that big country club in the sky."
  • "Oh, Bats, you big kidder. You don't fool me. Bats? Bats?"
  • "Don't head towards the light, Bruce. It's not fair, they'll never let me in!"
  • "Who's going to fight crime now? Robin?" *laughs*
  • "You should take better care of yourself, Batsy. There's two of us in there!"
  • "What? You survive everything I ever threw at you only to die now, like this?"
  • "What the? Why is everything gone dark? Are we dying? We better not be dying, Bruce."
  • "Come on, Bruce. You can't die! I didn't kill you!"
  • "That's it, Bats, play dead. We've got' em right where we-oh dear."
  • "I've sat through my own funeral already, now I have to go through the whole thing again?! Thanks for nothing!"
  • "Well, that's one less Gordon to worry about. At least now you won't have to tell him the truth about Babs."
  • "There goes your only lead to finding Barbara. Well, it was fun while it lasted."

Batgirl DLC

  • "Everything is in a smile."
  • "It's a little known fact that there's a bit of Joker inside us all. Come on, kiddo. Let your Joker out."
  • "Hey sad clown... ..turn that frown around."

Professor Pyg

  • "Pyg happy, Pyg glad, Pyg gets to play with flesh, make it look pretty after death!"

Black Mask (Red Hood DLC)

  • "Bring me the hood. The whatcha want. Just don't make a mess."
  • "Do me a favor and die already. I got a business to run!"
  • "Is this some kind of joke? Trying to run me outta Gotham? Get this schmuck outta here!"


  • "Everything you are, everything you have. It's mine, Bruce. All mine." (Shoots Batman)
  • (Standing over Lucius Fox's body) "Too bad, Lucius. I could've used a man of your talents." (Shoots Lucius)


  • "What happened, Batman? You used to put up a fight."
  • "It's been a long rivalry, Bat. But THIS, is the only way it could end."
  • "Shame about the car, I would've kept it after I was finished with you." (If the Batmobile is destroyed)


  • "They will remember you, Master Bruce. I promise. Your sacrifice will not be in vain."
  • "Master Bruce. I hoped it would never end like this. Rest in peace."


  • "I won't let you down Bruce. I'll keep fighting. Always."

Deacon Blackfire

  • "Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! The wicked demon has been slain! Join me children and let us rejoice in his eternal damnation!"


  • "Not so scary now, huh Batman?"
  • "I think he's dead. Hey, who wants to buy a Batsuit?"
  • "Sorry Batman, It's OUR city now."
  • *chuckles* "I thought he was supposed to be tough."

Robin DLC

  • "There ain't no Batman to save you now, Robin."
  • "Hey, look guys! I winged me a bird. Let's put him out of misery." *punches him*

Season of Infamy

  • "You got lucky,freak. Better off dead than eaten alive."

Catwoman DLC

  • "Hey guys! How many ways are there to skin a cat? "


  • "There'll be nothing but a charred stump when I'm finished with you, Batman."

Poison Ivy

  • "They destroyed my plant, Batman. I can't stop them now."

Killer Croc

  • "I hope you suffer, Batman. Like I've suffered."
  • You will suffer as well like me little man. ( nightwing's death )

Nyssa Raatko

  • "I gave you a chance, Bruce. A mistake."

Loyalist Assassin

  • "The Dark Knight has fallen, and The Demon's Head will rise again."
  • "You fought bravely. But the true League cannot be defeated."

Rebel Assassin

  • "You stood in our way. And you payed the price."

Militia Commander

  • "It's over, Batman. Your friends will be next."
  • "You're not a hero to me, Dark Knight."

Mad Hatter

  • "Oh, Alice, dear, you cannot perish! There´s so much more for us to cherish."
  • "You're dead? Oh no, this will not do, I had such frabjous plans for you."
  • "(Officer Hutch:Batman ... why?)Hee-hee, you found him, victim three! You're homicidal, just like me. Look back on this and you will find how madness lurks in every mind."

Mr. Freeze

  • "Your death won't be for nothing, Batman."
  • "I will avenge you, Batman. You would do the same for me."


  • Joker’s game over line: “Bats? Bats? BATS!!!” is a reference to Metal Gear.
  • If the player fails a mission in the game that is important, instead of the screen saying “Mission Failed” like the rest of the Arkham games, it will show the loading screen with hints located at the top right corner of the screen as the game reloads the last checkpoint.

Causes of Special Game Over Lines

  • After surrendering to Scarecrow, If Batman loses the fight against the hallucinations of Joker, the “Downside, your dead, but the upside, we got each other Bruce. Forever” or this is the end Bruce and now we're going to be together FOREVER!!!! and the “This is how it happened. This, is how to Batman died” game over lines will occur by the Joker.
  • If Batman loses the signal of Gordon’s car while trying to protect him, the Militia will capture him and bring him to the Arkham Knight, thus triggering the game over line “Well. That’s one less Gordon to worry about. At least now you won’t have to tell him the truth about Babs” by the Joker.
  • If Batman loses while trying to shut down a checkpoint, the “That’s what happens when you take on my men. You lose” game over line by the Arkham Knight will occur.
  • If Batman loses while trying to destroy a watchtower, the “I own the sky now” game over line by Arkham Knight will occur.
  • If Batman leaves Ivy’s plant to be destroyed, either The Arkham Knight’s game over line: “Ivy should’ve known better than to count on you” or Ivy’s game over line: “They destroyed my plant, Batman. I can’t stop them now” will occur.
  • If Batman loses Penguin’s men while trying to locate Penguin (side mission not included), Joker’s game over line: “There goes your only lead to finding Barbara. Well it was fun while it lasted” will occur.
  • If Batman fails to Duel Team Takedown Penguin after he has taken Nightwing hostage in the final part of the side mission “Gunrunner”, he will shoot Nightwing in the head, thus triggering a normal death scene as it’s like the player is playing as Nightwing and die while trying to destroy a weapons cache.
  • If Catwoman chooses the wrong key while trying to unlock her explosive collar in the orphanage, the collar prepares to explode with Riddler complementing in the background as the collar explodes off-screen as it would may have depicted blood and some decapitation. There is no death scene but will take the the player to the loading screen instead.
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