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Electrocutioner Added to List of Villains in Batman: Arkham Origins

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Posted on October 14, 2013 AT 10:24am

During their Saturday night panel at NYCC 2013, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed the Electrocutioner, the sixth in the group of eight assassins hunting Batman in Batman: Arkham Origins.

Electrocutioner joins the likes of Deadshot, Deathstroke, Bane, Copperhead, and Firefly. It’s unlikely the other two assassins will be revealed before the game’s launch.

For those of you who don’t know, the Electrocutioner first appeared in Batman #331 in January of 1981, but three different men have worn this mantle. Batman: Arkham Origins’ Electrocutioner looks to model itself after the third and most recent one, Lester Buchinsky, who was brother to the original Electrocutioner and first appeared in Dectective Comics #644 in May of 1992.

The Electrouctioner’s only real ability is that his suit can generate enough electricity to kill a man, but he can dial it down to simply stun his target if he so chooses. It’s safe to assume this is the boss battle where Batman will get the previously revealed Shock Gauntlets, and this fight will more than likely take place early on in the story.

No one who has been the Electrocutioner has even risen above C-list status in Batman’s Rogues Gallery. The villain has pestered Batman, Robin, and Nightwing on various occasions with no success due to his numerous shortcomings. In this new rendition, it looks like Buchinsky is just as stupid as ever, evident by his badly burned face (which probably comes from playing with electricity a tad too much).

Buchinsky’s addition has this Bat-fan worried in regards to how much Origins has scraped the bottom of the barrel to flesh out their cast of assassins, and then seemingly added Black Mask, Penguin, Mad Hatter, and Joker on top of it all just to try to balance the villainous catalog with some A-listers. While I wouldn’t be surprised if another strong assassin like Lady Shiva were one of the remaining two—it would help balance the male to female ratio and could introduce Ra’s Al Ghul and the League of Assassins (might be good to have a whole league in there if the game revolves around assassins)—I still don’t know if it’s enough to warrant the addition of weaklings like Electrocutioner. I suppose one positive note about his inclusion is that Steve Blum will voice him.

Batman: Arkham Origins launches October 25 worldwide on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, and PC.

Ray Carsillo, Reviews Editor
Ray Carsillo has extensive roots in geek culture, as he’s written about videogames, comics, and movies for such outlets as Newsday.com, ESPNNewYork.com, Classic Game Room on YouTube, Collider.com, and Comicvine.com before finally settling into his role as EGM’s reviews editor. His main goal in life? To become king of all geek media, of course! Follow Ray’s exploits on Twitter: @RayCarsillo. Meet the rest of the crew.

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