Batman: Arkham City’s Mockery Of Lost Is Funny

Batman: Arkham City’s Mockery Of Lost Is Funny

I first realised that Batman: Arkham City had Lost jokes in it when I overheard one of the game’s thugs complaining about how the show explained the famous TV show’s mysterious island.

A reader pointed me to a better joke, one tweeted about by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, who noted: “Crud. Now I’ve gone and pissed off the Joker. … (touche, ARKHAM CITY)”.

Someone else says they heard numbers being repeated and they thought it was a reference to Call of Duty: Black Ops. Lost fans will probably see different inspiration there.

The references aren’t random, nor do they necessarily come from a mere fan. Arkham City was written by Paul Dini. The man’s credits also include the role of story editor, early on for a TV show called Lost.

Now, someone let me know if Arkham City reconciles the fact that Desmond was crap at making predictions, so crap that one of the other characters, believing Desmond knew what he was talking about, sacrificed himself to enable a future event that never happened! Stupid Demons, your poor prognostication made a mockery of the emotional hook of Season 3. You dope.

For the record, I thought the Lost series finale was superb. Most of the season leading up to that… not so superb.

Batman: Arkham CityLost reference [YouTube, via Twitter]


  • I’ve still haven’t watched LOST beyond the first two episodes… was just too busy while it was airing and never went back to try and catch up. Too many other things I find more interesting.

    And *yet* I noticed all the LOST referances in Arkham City because they were pretty blatant and not in any way subtle. So why did Totilo, who apparently actually watched the show through the very end of the finale, not catch the referances and have to have them pointed out to him?

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