Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

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Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby Red_Robin » Feb 11th, 2012, 7:59 pm

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Real Name - Roman Sionis
Occupation - Professional Criminal
Based in - Gotham City
Eye Colour - Brown
Hair Colour - Brown
Height - 6 ft 1 in
Weight - 195 lbs
First Appearance - Batman #386 (August 1985)
Attributes
- Obsessed with masks
- Harbours a hatred of Batman and Bruce Wayne
- Face resembles a black skull
- Feared and powerful mob boss
- Skilled marksman, known for double handguns

Arkham City Bio
Following the suspicious deaths of his wealthy parents in a fire, Roman Sionis inherited their fortune and went on to bankrupt their company. Saved with a buyout by Bruce Wayne, Sionis came to resent and hate his rescuer.
Fixated on the concept of masks, Sionis carved one from his father's black coffin and sought revenge on Wayne; his ensuing battle with the Dark Knight caused his mask to be burnt onto his skin, remaking him as the Black Mask.
Sionis is now a feared gang leader and one of the most powerful mob bosses in Gotham, with a burning hatred of the Batman.

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Additional Information
Roman Sionis became fixated on masks at an early age. His parents would wear one “mask” in public and a very different “mask” in private and Roman came to resent them for it. Eventually, he killed them and formed his identity from the mask that he carved from his father’s coffin. He became one of the most powerful and feared crime lords in Gotham and formed a gang know as the False Face Society. Black Mask may not be the most physically dominant person, but instead uses fear and intimidation as his primary weapons as well as his ability to recruit new members to his gang. Known to use torture methods, specifically on the face, to get information out of people; he often uses inside informants or friends and family to get close to his targets before striking. Thanks to Skare_Krow_.

Possible role in Arkham 3
With Joker dead and Penguin imprisoned, only Two-Face stands in the way of Sionis and total control of Gotham. In Arkham 3, Black Mask will likely be involved in a turf war with Two-Face to take back what was his. Since Black Mask was humiliated by Robin, Sionis may be trying to hunt down and kill the boy wonder. Could Black Mask have a partnership with the Riddler will he be able to bring down the Dark Knight and take over the whole city? Only time will tell.Thanks to riddlerrulz15.

Essential reading
Under the Red Hood, War Games, War Crimes Thanks to Andy3395., Batman 484-485, Catwoman v3 50-52

Chances of appearing in Arkham3
8/10
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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby ChaosThe15th » Feb 24th, 2012, 1:08 pm

I hope he appears in A3 he looked quite badass in arkham city even if he was getting the crap beat out of him
Also he could work well as a gang leader if there's a gang war in A3
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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby Andy » Feb 24th, 2012, 1:56 pm

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Under the Red Hood
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War Crimes
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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby joker360 » Feb 24th, 2012, 3:38 pm

I hope he's in Arkham 3. I don't get one thing,Black mask is supposed to be the only villian to escape Arkham City (riddler trophy of the hole he blew in the wall) and eventually the tyger guards recaptured him forcing Strange to put up those guns on the top of the prision but in the digital comics written by paul Dini, the Riddler also escapes the prision as well so it makes no sense.
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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby gary2692 » Feb 24th, 2012, 3:56 pm

8/10 Black mask must come in Arkham 3 with his own Henchmen (which wear Black masks and maybe suits) and his boss battle should like be in a Hotel or maybe his own building it'll be like Penguins he'll have plenty of Guns...
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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby LEVITIKUZ » Feb 24th, 2012, 3:57 pm

10/10 chance of him being in arkham 3
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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby arkhamcitydood » Feb 24th, 2012, 4:22 pm

Possible Role: I hope hes a gang leader or something. Black Mask would be great for A3.

Chances of Appearing: 9/10
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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby AW8 » Feb 24th, 2012, 4:56 pm

Chances of appearing in Arkham 3: At least 5/10

"No one arrests the Black Mask, NO ONE!" :blackmask:

Seeing as they built his model and that he was featured in AC (with his own lines as well), he's already eligible to appear in A3.

I don't think there was a single villain from AA that didn't appear in AC (minus Scarecrow), so... yeah. He's definitely eligible.
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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby Skare_Krow_ » Feb 24th, 2012, 5:10 pm

Additional Info: Roman Sionis became fixated on masks at an early age. His parents would wear one “mask” in public and a very different “mask” in private and Roman came to resent them for it. Eventually, he killed them and formed his identity from the mask that he carved from his father’s coffin. He became one of the most powerful and feared crime lords in Gotham and formed a gang know as the False Face Society. Black Mask may not be the most physically dominant person, but instead uses fear and intimidation as his primary weapons as well as his ability to recruit new members to his gang. Known to use torture methods, specifically on the face, to get information out of people; he often uses inside informants or friends and family to get close to his targets before striking.

Possible Role: Black Mask is a huge crime lord in Gotham and with the game possibly going to be set in the whole of Gotham, this provides the perfect opportunity for Black Mask to make an appearance. Whether it's gang wars with other gang leaders or kidnapping and killing celebrities, Black Mask and the False Face Society could, and probably should, have an impact on the next game. Mask is also known to have hired Mr. Freeze as a hitman in the (non-Arkhamverse) past and even though the Arkhamverse Freeze doesn't really seem like the hitman type, who knows? Maybe Mask will find an inside edge on him.

Chances of Appearing: 9/10
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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby Peel » Feb 24th, 2012, 6:59 pm

Possible Role in A3: With the fall of the penguin and the death of the joker, there is a large gap in the gangworld of Gotham. Two Face has risen at the end of the game and looks set to return in the next game, but with the possible alliance with the riddler, Black Mask looks set to also rise as a mob boss, and try to claim the streets of Gotham, and wage a war against Two Face and anyone else who gets in his way, with the help of his new friend.

Essential Reading: Can't remember the name of the story, but it was based on the death of spoiler, and I think it was along the lines of 'Batman: Streets of Gotham' or 'Wargames'

Chances of appearing in A3: 7.5/10
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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby KILLER CROC 3012 » Feb 24th, 2012, 7:30 pm

I am sure will 10/10
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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby gothamknight » Feb 24th, 2012, 7:54 pm

10/10 chance of appearing in A3. He's too big a role player in the Batman mythos and it seemed like RS went to great lengths to built a pretty solid foundation for the character in AC with his cameo; Sionis steelmill; his appearance on the Robin DLC; backstory with his breakout, etc. He is a shoe in for A3.
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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby JokerAA30 » Feb 24th, 2012, 8:34 pm

Chances of Appearing---10/10

Next Gang War here we come!!!!!

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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby CRUZ » Feb 24th, 2012, 10:23 pm

I think black mask is a real mob boss like in the red hood movie in the arkhamverse !
1)He owns a steel mill and a slaughterhouse under hes legal name: SIONIS, thats to make it look
legitimate to the outside and GCPD...
2)Hes real dealings are weapons and drugs traffic !
3)He had an industrial gang war with carmine falcone wich ended with both mob bosses and
there lawyers in court !
4)Hes gang in daylight should be normal guys in suits with permissions to protect
the black mask with gunspower...
Maybe RS could make a showdown in court with bruce wayne and black mask.
At night they all put on a false face mask to do crime so they dont see who they are...
5)They need to give him a nice penthouse !
Chances of appearing: 8/10
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Re: Arkhamverse Villains #8: Black Mask

Postby Hush__ » Feb 24th, 2012, 11:30 pm

Possible Role: With Joker gone, there is room for another crime lord to rise in Gotham. Black Mask will most likely fill the role and go to war with Two-Face and Penguin for control of Gotham's underworld. Rumors have circulated about Black Mask teaming up with the Riddler which could make for a very interesting, and dark, twist on the Riddler Challenges next game. His personal vendetta against Bruce Wayne could also make for an interesting plot point, as Hush is masquarading as Bruce at the moment. Do I sense a Black Mask/Hush showdown in A3? Or perhaps a team-up is in order, to bring down Bruce Wayne once and for all!
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