Jeremiah Arkham is a male comic character that features in DC Comics.
Following the Flashpoint, a new version of reality was created with a different history of events. At some point, he met Ingrid Karlsson who was a general care physician that was known for her caring nature and treated many people at Arkham Asylum. The two fell in love where she helped push Jeremiah into being a doctor of the mind and worked together in treating their patients. At first, he was worried for her in interacting with some of the people in the asylum but these were allayed when he saw them react differently to her kindness. Eventually, Jeremiah proposed and married Ingrid where she became pregnant with him asking her to stop working during this time. However, Ingrid wanted to still continue her duties at the asylum and on one such day a riot broke out among the prisoners. Jeremiah had lost track of Ingrid who gave birth to his daughter in the prison with the insane inmates of Arkham Asylum actually caring for her and helping the child come to term. During that moment, a stray Batarang thrown by a new patient struck Ingrid and severed her jugular vein which killed her. The inmates returned to their cells whilst Jeremiah grieved for the death of his wife and welcomed his daughter Astrid Arkham into the world. Jeremiah kept his daughter close to him whilst he worked in Arkham Asylum with him not telling Astrid about the circumstances of her mothers death. During this time, her curiosity led to Astrid finding the various secret tunnels within the asylum and she made friends with many of the in-mates. (Detective Comics v1 #1004)
Personality and attributes
He was once married to Ingrid Karlsson who was the love of his life and she bore him a daughter named Astrid Arkham. After the death of Ingrid, Jeremiah looked after their daughter with Astrid being a curious child. This led to her exploring Arkham Asylum by herself and finding its various secret tunnels. Astrid also came to become friends with the in-mates of the asylum and she came to resent the Batman for harming them. Her hatred of Batman only grew after learning that a Batarang was responsible for her mothers death. This saw her vision herself as a knight that was determined to wrest Gotham from the Batman as she thought this would bring a new age of enlightenment. (Detective Comics v1 #1004)
Powers and abilities
- Jeremiah Arkham was created by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle where he made his first appearance in Batman: Shadow of the Bat v1 #1 (June, 1992).
In other media
- In Batman: Dark Tomorrow, Jeremiah Arkham featured in the setting of the video game where he was voiced by actor Ralph Byers.
- In DC Universe Online, Jeremiah Arkham appeared in the setting of the MMORPG video game where he voiced by actor David Jennison.
- Batman: Shadow of the Bat v1: