As the Batman Arkham series of games goes back to explore the Origins of the character, we have perhaps the most twisted and frightful villain in the Batman lore joining the cast as the main antagonist. Roman Sionis is the Black Mask, the man behind Janus Cosmetics with undeniable wealth and power. Sionis is reported as the biggest player in gangs in Gotham and for the sake of story in Batman: Arkham Origins, Sionis hires a myriad of killers to take down Batman on Christmas Eve.
According to narrative director Dooma Wendschuh, “it’s basically Batman’s worst nightmare.” Sionis originally showed up in the comics in 1985 and his twisted rage stems from his parents, whom he eventually murders. Sionis crafts the Black Mask from his father’s casket, which eventually becomes fused permanently to his face after Batman attempts to save him from a fire.
Creative director Eric Holmes weighs in on the villain’s background:
“His thing is torture. That is what gets his rocks off. And he’s really good at it.”
Batman: Arkham Origins will be available October 25th on Wii U.
[via Game Informer]