|“||My lawyer will have me out on bail before the sun's up. And you know what I'm going to do when I get out? I'm gonna dedicate every waking minute to tracking you down and taking you out!||„|
|~ Black Mask to Batman at the Church in Arkham Origins|
Following the suspicious deaths of his multi-millionaire parents in a fire, Roman Sionis inherited their fortune and then went on to bankrupt their company. Saved by a buy out from 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, becoming the Black Mask. Sionis was a feared gang leader and one of the most powerful mob bosses in Gotham City, with a burning hatred of Batman.
He served as the tertiary antagonist in Batman Arkham Origins, a minor antagonist in Batman Arkham City, and the main antagonist of the Red Hood Story Pack DLC in Batman Arkham Knight.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-A, higher with guns
Name: Roman Sionis, Black Mask
Origin: Batman: Arkham
Age: Likely in his 40s in Batman: Arkham Origins, probably in his early 50s in Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight
Classification: Crime lord, criminal
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Expert Hand-To-Hand Combatant, Weapon Mastery, Expert manager (Has successfully managed many legal businesses to hide his criminal operations for years in Gotham), Torture Expert, Master of disguise, Expert in escapism, Pain Tolerance, Vast resources
Attack Potency: Small Building level (Fought against Batman during the second year of his career as a vigilante and later Robin and was able to cause them difficulties. Fought against Red Hood for a while before being defeated although it was possible that it was a double and not the real Black Mask)
Speed: At least Supersonic+ (Fought evenly with Batman and Robin)
Lifting Strength: Small Building Class (Capable of hurting Batman and Robin)
Striking Strength: At least Class 5 (Roughly comparable to Batman)
Durability: Small Building level (Endured many hits from Batman, Robin, and Red Hood)
Range: Standard melee range normally, hundreds of meters with guns
Standard Equipment: Guns, various torture instruments, his mask
Intelligence: High. Before the Joker's arrival, Black Mask was feared by most everyone in the city and was one of the most powerful crime lords, who was known for his sadistic, brutal, and unconventional methods of torture. He kept virtually everyone who had influence in Gotham in his pocket, with either fear or blackmail, and controlled policemen, politicians, and judges. He is also paranoid and has the habit of using doubles in case he is targeted which has allowed him to stay in power for years in addition to his intelligence and tactical abilities. Even after the events of Origins, he managed to keep a position of power among the criminals of Gotham although he could never become as powerful as before. Sionis is known for being the only person ever to escape Arkham City.
Weaknesses: Normal human weaknesses. Was forced to have a pacemaker installed for Prolonged Q-T Syndrome.