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Two-Face's Handguns in the Solomon Wayne Courthouse in Batman: Arkham City.

The handgun, or pistol, is a firearm featured in Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Batman: Arkham Knight.

Incident Reports

Arkham Origins Incident

During Batman's fight with Deathstroke on the Final Offer, if the player non-canonically failed, one game-over screen ended with Deathstroke unholestering his handgun (which appeared to be a Desert Eagle) and executing Batman with it. Deathstroke also used a laser sighted pistol that shot sniper-like shots if the player put a large amount of distance between him and Batman.

The Joker used one to execute two of his own henchmen, and proceeded to point it toward his own head, only to be stopped by Batman. Later in the game, Joker also planned on shooting Warden Joseph with the gun, but Captain Gordon blocked the bullet with his bulletproof vest.

Arkham Origins Multiplayer

While handguns weren't usable by Elite gang members, Joker again used his Ace of Spades and his King of Hearts. While the former shot a single instantly-killing bullet, the latter shot multiple explosive bullets in a rapid succession.

Arkham Origins Blackgate Incident

Black Mask used one to execute an technician. Black Mask also used two handguns during his boss fight with Batman. The guns in his boss fight however, had a very fast rate of fire, and were capable of killing Batman in mere seconds.

Arkham Asylum Incident

The handgun had one in-game appearance during the third Scarecrow Nightmare. It was used by the Joker in a non-combat situation. He used it to shoot a restrained and "insane" Batman in the head.

Arkham City Incident

The Handgun returned in Arkham City, but was used in a combat situation by Two-Face. It did medium damage. It made another appearance in a cutscene, and was wielded by the Joker. It was the least used firearm.

Arkham Knight Incident

Handguns make several appearances through the game, but weren't wielded by enemies. Several guns that belonged to super-villains could be seen at the GCPD Lockup Evidence Room. During the time Joker briefly took over Batman on Stagg's Airships, he hallucinated executing Scarecrow with a revolver. Soon afterwards, under the influence of Scarecrow's Fear Toxin, Batman believed that he saw Oracle commit suicide with one. Henry Adams murdered the other three mutated Jokers using one, and later shot himself. Scarecrow used one to threaten both Robin and Batman near the end of the game.

Jason Todd dual wielded two modified handguns, which could be merged to create a sniper rifle. He also uses the same guns in the Red Hood Story Pack DLC, but their rifle form wasn't usable by the player.


Arkham Asylum

If the player has a PS3 or Batman: Return To Arkham: Arkham Asylum, they can play as the Joker and use his handgun in combat and predator challenges. It's always an instant kill and acts like Batman's Batarangs, as it's a projectile that can be aimed manually or can quickly be unholstered and shot/thrown by the tap of a button. However, the player can only fire the firearm once a round, which means that the Joker only carries a single bullet with him. The bullet can, however, travel through multiple guards.

Arkham Knight

While playing as Red Hood, the player can freely use his dual handguns. As his primary quickfire gadget, they can be used to stop charging enemies. Unless the enemy is using a Riot Shield or is bulletproof, they are always an instant kill, and can be used for an unlimited amount of times. They are also utilized in finishers and takedowns.

There are a few drawbacks however, as he shoots multiple rounds to the targeted enemy, and is vulnerable to other enemies while doing so. They also produce a lot of noise, so using them in Predator can lead to detection. When aimed, they always go into first person view. The model of Red Hood disappears while aiming.

Combining them with the Flashbang, Jason can perform an unique version of a Beatdown. After throwing a Flashbang, if the enemy is far enough, each press of the attack button shoots a round at the enemy.