A new trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins has revealed the games fourth assassin, the serpent inspired Copperhead. The character seems to move in a similar fashion to Catwoman, using acrobatics and contortion to sneak her way through environments and battle her enemies. However, the most interesting thing done with the character is her seeming sex change, as the comic-book version of Copperhead is actually male, while Arkhams adaptation appears to be some sort of transsexual (though many claim shes simply female, which may be more likely). On the other hand, even though the interpretation seems original, her appearance looks strikingly like an emo version of Tony S. Daniels Catgirl. Its a pretty staple bad girl look, not doing anything particularly outstanding in terms of costume or body shape, but that doesnt mean she doesnt look good. In truth shes a pretty neat character, with her snake like movements and use of poison giving her the sinister air of a cross between Catwoman and The Joker, making her seem just as dangerous as the physically imposing Bane. While she isnt an obvious choice for the title, it does fit in with developers intentions to introduce some largely unknown villains into the franchise, such as the already revealed Anarky. Obviously they were left little choice after Arkham City used all Batmans major bad-guys, but its nice to see some new blood all the same. Copperheads inclusion into the eight assassins also blows the remaining four places wide open, as it means the games main antagonists wont necessarily be well known rogues as wed previously thought. Personally I think Talia al Ghul being on the list is a pretty safe bet, yet apart from her (or maybe her dad) the other three could be almost any villain from DC. Who do you think will be on the assassin party list? Are you pleased Copperhead is in the game, or had you never even heard of the character before now? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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